Jeep Grand Cherokee (ZJ; 1996-1998) fuses and relays


In this article, we consider the first-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee (ZJ) after a facelift, produced from 1996 to 1998. Here you will find fuse box diagrams of Jeep Grand Cherokee 1996, 1997 and 1998, get information about the location of the fuse panels inside the car, and learn about the assignment of each fuse (fuse layout) and relay.

Fuse Layout Jeep Grand Cherokee 1996-1998


Cigar lighter (power outlet) fuses in the Jeep Grand Cherokee are the fuses #2, #14 and #21 in the Passenger Compartment Fuse Box.

Passenger Compartment Fuse Box


Fuse Box Location

It is located behind the lid under the glove compartment.Jeep-Grand-Cherokee-ZJ-1996-1998_in_loc-fuse-box-location

Fuse Box Diagram


Assignment of the fuses and relay under the dashboard

Amp Rating Description
1 10 Radio
2 15 Cigar Lighter Relay
3 10 Rear Wiper/Washer Switch, Body Control Module
4 10 Airbag Control Module
5 10 Instrument Cluster, Shift Interlock (Gasoline), Lamp Outage Module
6 15 Back-Up Lamp Switch (Diesel), Vehicle Information Center, Graphic Display Module (Mini Overhead Console), Park/Neutral Position Switch, Speed Proportional Steering Module, Headlamp Leveling Switch, Combination Flasher, Automatic Day/Night Mirror, Overhead Console
7 20 Data Link Connector, Body Control Module, Automatic Headlamp Light Sensor/VTSS LED, Instrument Cluster, Power Amplifier
8 20 Rear Wiper Motor, Liftglass Limit Switch, Trailer Tow Connector, Trailer Tow Circuit Breaker
9 15 Stop Lamp Switch
10 10 Rear Window Defogger Switch
11 10 ABS
12 10 A/C Heater Control (MTC), Blend Door Actuator (MTC), Automatic Temperature Control Module (ATC), Recirculation Door Actuator (ATC), Driver/Passenger Seat Heater Control Module, Switch POD
13 15 Combination Flasher, Powe Antenna Relay
14 15 Cigar Lighter, Cigar Lighter Relay
15 10 Rear Fog Lamp Relay
16 10 Dome/Reading Lamp, Overhead Console, Underhood Lamp, Cargo Lamp, Glove Box Lamp, Courtesy Lamp, Key-In Switch/Halo Lamp, Visor/Vanity Lamp, Courtesy Lamp Relay
17 15 Headlamp Switch, Park Lamp Relay (Front Park Lamp, Body Control Module, Headlamp Switch, Lamp Outage Module, Radio, Vehicle Information Center)
18 15 or 20 1998:  Headlamp Dimmer Switch (gasoline – 15A, Diesel – 20A)
19 15 1996-1997:  Headlamp Dimmer Switch
20 15 Automatic Temperature Control Module (ATC), Radio, Vehicle Information Center, Graphic Display Module (Mini Overhead Console)
21 15 Power Outlet
22 10 Airbag Control Module
Circuit Breakers
CB1 20 Intermittent Wiper Switch, Intermittent Wiper Relay, Wiper Motor, Sunroof Control Module, Sunroof Switch
CB2 30 Driver/Passenger Door Module
CB3 20 Power Seat, Seat Heater, Memory Seat Module
R1 Power Antenna
R2 Combination Flasher
R3 Courtesy Lamp
R4 Rear Fog Lamp
R5 Auto Headlamp
R6 Park Lamp
R7 Cigar Lighter
R8 Front Fog Lamp
R9 Rear Window Defogger
Engine Compartment Fuse Box


Fuse Box Location


Fuse Box Diagram


Assignment of the fuses and relay in the engine compartment

Amp Rating Description
1 175 Generator
2 60 1998 (Max Cooling): Radiator Fan (High Speed) Relay, Radiator Fan (Low Speed) Relay, Diagnostic Connector
3 40 Rear Window Defogger Relay, Fuse (Engine Compartment): “21”
4 30 Diesel:  Fuel Heater Relay
5 40 or 50 ABS (1996-1997 – 50A; 1998 – 40A)
6 20 Horn Relay
7 40 Blower Motor (MTC, ATC), High Speed Blower Motor Relay (ATC), Blower Motor Module (ATC), Automatic Temperature Control Module
8 40 Starter Relay, Ignition Switch (Starter Relay, Clutch Interlock Switch (M/T), Fuse (Passenger Compartment): “1”, “2”, “3”, “4”, “5”, “6”, “11”, “12”, “22”, “CB1”; Fuse (Engine Compartment): “18”)
9 Not Used
10 20 Fuse (Passenger Compartment): “14”, “15”
11 50 Fuse (Passenger Compartment): “7”, “8”, “9”, “CB2”
12 Not Used
13 30 Headlamp Switch, Automatic Headlamp Relay, Daytime Running Lamp Module, Fuse (Passenger Compartment): “13”
14 20 ABS
15 40 Fuse (Passenger Compartment): “13”, “16”, “19”, “20”, “21”, “CB3”
16 15 or 20 Gasoline:  Fuel Pump Relay (20A);
Diesel: Powertrain Control Module (15A)
17 15 Transmission Control Relay
18 15 Gasoline:  Automatic Shut Down Relay, Powertrain Control Module, Body Control Module, Air Conditioner Compressor Clutch Relay, Fuel Pump Relay, Duty Cycle EVAP/Purge Solenoid, Evaporative System Leak Detection Pump;

Diesel: Fuel Heater Relay, Powertrain Control Module, MSA Controller, Body Control Module

19 20 Front Fog Lamp Relay
20 20 or 25 Gasoline: Automatic Shut Down Relay (Fuel Injectors, Ignition Coils, Oxygen Sensors), Powertrain Control Module (20A);

Diesel:  Automatic Shut Down Relay (Powertrain Control Module, Glow Plug Relay, EGR Solenoid, Generator, Mass Air Flow Module, Fuel Pump Module, MSA Controller) (25A)

21 15 Air Conditioner Compressor Clutch
R1 Transmission Control
R2 Horn
R3 Air Conditioner Compressor Clutch
R4 ABS Main
R5 Not Used
R6 Automatic Shut Down
R7 Intermittent Wiper
R8 Starter
R9 Not Used
R10 Fuel Pump
R11 Fuel Heater (Diesel)
R12 ABS Pump

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