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Unread 12-23-2013, 09:45 PM   #1
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headlight problems..... not the switch....

So my headlights started flickering as I was driving then went out.... I pulled over a hit the center of the grill..boom lights on made it home... next night no lights.. hit the grill got amber and brake lights.. replaced switch, nothing. Grounds by headlights are kinda weak... but good... fuses are good too. Need to solve this!

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Unread 12-23-2013, 09:46 PM   #2
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No sign of bad wires behind grill....
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Unread 12-23-2013, 09:58 PM   #3
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Use your multimeter and verify you have power at the low beam/high beam wires at the lights themselves. If you do, read this:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/h...rence-1399040/

I suggest rewiring them for better lighting and to ensure they work when needed.
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Unread 12-23-2013, 10:02 PM   #4
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Test light says no... tomorrow I will put the meter on it... don't it will change
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Unread 12-23-2013, 10:06 PM   #5
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Test light says no... tomorrow I will put the meter on it... don't it will change
SO no power at the bulbs from the factory wires. Trace them back and/or check continuity of the wirse from the end point to the switch.

Hitting the grill and they came back on tells me to look at the wiring at the grill. The wire could look fine, but have a break in it or corrosion from a pin hole.
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Unread 12-23-2013, 11:09 PM   #6
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Check the connectors female pins are making contact and not loose.

The ground is the screw holding the eyelid. Remove screw and eyelid and scratch some paint for the eyelid to ground to reinstall.

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Unread 12-24-2013, 02:38 PM   #7
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Grounds are good at light the connectors are good and tight.. no power at conector
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Unread 12-24-2013, 03:16 PM   #8
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What color wire at the light is low beam??? just going to hard wire it for the night
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Unread 12-24-2013, 05:07 PM   #9
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If I were you I would just do the headlight mod. Your problems are over period. Plus you will have much brighter lights.
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Unread 12-24-2013, 07:52 PM   #10
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If I were you I would just do the headlight mod. Your problems are over period. Plus you will have much brighter lights.
Not exactly. The standard headlight mo still uses the hi and low beam wires to activate the relays to the lights. If he has no power to them, the mod won't do him any good. He could rewrite the switch to the relays and that would fix it.

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Unread 12-25-2013, 01:02 PM   #11
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Head light mod?
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Unread 12-25-2013, 01:40 PM   #12
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Head light mod?
The link in my first post. How to require and set up your headlights for more reliability and brightness.

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Unread 12-26-2013, 02:52 PM   #13
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Had the same problem my friend. The factory headlight harness runs along the driverside, above the fender well to the bottom center of the grill. At this location, jeep spliced "Y" the wires to run to each headlight. Your splices, like mine, have finally reached their life. It's a pain in the *** to get to, but you need to reach between the radiator and back of the grill, pull down the harness and rebuild the splices.
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Unread 12-27-2013, 12:20 AM   #14
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Had the same problem my friend. The factory headlight harness runs along the driverside, above the fender well to the bottom center of the grill. At this location, jeep spliced "Y" the wires to run to each headlight. Your splices, like mine, have finally reached their life. It's a pain in the *** to get to, but you need to reach between the radiator and back of the grill, pull down the harness and rebuild the splices.
Wouldn't drivers light turn on???,
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Unread 12-27-2013, 12:24 AM   #15
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Power comes from fuse to switch to driver side then pass... so the Y would allow one light right??
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