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Unread 09-29-2010, 06:57 AM   #1
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Only high beams work!

I tried new headlights and now i need to replace the switch in the dash. I went to advanced and they didnt have anything called a multifunction switch only a blinker hazard wiper switch but the brights are on the same switch right? this is what it looks like

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is that the right part that i need to fix it?

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Unread 09-29-2010, 04:26 PM   #2
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I tried new headlights and now i need to replace the switch in the dash. I went to advanced and they didnt have anything called a multifunction switch only a blinker hazard wiper switch but the brights are on the same switch right? this is what it looks like

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is that the right part that i need to fix it?
This is the one you want I beleive;It may be a dealer item also #5600 3119

Original Replacement Parts 56003119 - Headlight On/Off Switch for 87-95 Jeep® Wrangler YJ - Quadratec
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Unread 09-29-2010, 04:33 PM   #3
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This is the one you want I beleive;It may be a dealer item also #5600 3119

Original Replacement Parts 56003119 - Headlight On/Off Switch for 87-95 Jeep® Wrangler YJ - Quadratec
I believe the OP is inquiring about the Hi/Low switch on the column, not the headlamp switch itself. One other question for clarification... Is this a Canada built model with DRL?
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Unread 09-29-2010, 04:37 PM   #4
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No, they are not on the same switch.

I had this problem for a bit and I can only explain it for now but I will get some pictures for you sometime tonight.

There is a rod that runs along the left side of the steering column that controls your brights. It is actuated when you pull the "multi function switch" lever toward you. Unfortunately, this rod is not positively engaged by the multi function switch; There is a plastic piece that goes between the rod and the switch and if it isn't placed exactly right, it won't work.

I had the exact same problem on mine.

The temporary solution is to remove the plastic cover that is just down the column from the multi function switch lever (it is a complete PITA to remove) and find the rod that I am referring to. push that rod along the axis of the column and let it return. Your brights should turn off.

Like I said, I will get some pictures of what I am talking about tonight and update this post with those.
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Unread 09-29-2010, 06:39 PM   #5
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I tried new headlights and now i need to replace the switch in the dash. I went to advanced and they didnt have anything called a multifunction switch only a blinker hazard wiper switch but the brights are on the same switch right? this is what it looks like

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is that the right part that i need to fix it?
That is for your turn signals. For the headlamp dimmer switch the part # is 5600 3406
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Unread 09-29-2010, 08:16 PM   #6
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Ok, not to steal this post, however I have the opposite problem. I pull back on the multi function switch and there is no click, nothing. It pulls back and nothing happens. So I am stuck with low beams. Am I in the same boat as far as the rod not being activated. The PO has already pulled the side of the column off for me and looks like they installed an after market switch on it. Thanks.
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Unread 09-29-2010, 09:06 PM   #7
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If i switch the multifunction switch it clicks and goes to the low beam setting but my lights just turn off and the parking lights and tail lights stay on if i switch it again my high beams come on. so i think the rod is good but im not sure? could it be the head light dimmer switch or the headlight on off switch?
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Unread 09-30-2010, 09:44 AM   #8
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If i switch the multifunction switch it clicks and goes to the low beam setting but my lights just turn off and the parking lights and tail lights stay on if i switch it again my high beams come on. so i think the rod is good but im not sure? could it be the head light dimmer switch or the headlight on off switch?
Ok, it sounds like you have an electrical issue. Your brights can't turn on without the dash switch being good as far as I know. Time to break out the multi-meter and start checking wires

Here's a pic of the rod just because I had already taken it. It is the rod with two bends that you can see just behind the wires.

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@Tigger87, if this is what yours looks like then just push that rod down along the axis of the column and it should turn your brights on. If you don't have this....

I was only able to get this one last night because I was crunched for time. If anyone still wants a pic of the little plastic piece that I referred to earlier, I will get that today.

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its the dimmer switch for sure. my brother just had to replace his on his 90 yj. He only had his brights no low beams
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Unread 09-30-2010, 01:14 PM   #10
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@Tigger87, if this is what yours looks like then just push that rod down along the axis of the column and it should turn your brights on. If you don't have this....
HTH
Ok, I checked it last night and got it working. I have to push on the metal rod but they at least work. There does not seem to be a way to mount the rod to the switch for it to work. I am guessing I am missing a mount. I am thinking of just relocating the switch to a floor button like Ford uses anyway. Unless there is an easy fix for this. Thanks.... glad to have the high beams.
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Ok, I checked it last night and got it working. I have to push on the metal rod but they at least work. There does not seem to be a way to mount the rod to the switch for it to work. I am guessing I am missing a mount. I am thinking of just relocating the switch to a floor button like Ford uses anyway. Unless there is an easy fix for this. Thanks.... glad to have the high beams.
Isn't the switch adjustable? You can loosen the screws holding it to the column and slide it up and down can't you?
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In case you need to tear into your steering column to work this out, you will find these 2 links helpful.

Tilt Column Fix - Dale's Jeep Junk

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/088020.html

Many good photos, and step by step. Some of the tools can be "rented" from car parts places for a returnable deposit, like the lockplate spring compressor, or you can make one easily enough.
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Unread 09-30-2010, 03:23 PM   #13
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In case you need to tear into your steering column to work this out, you will find these 2 links helpful.

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/088020.html
This one shows the "High Beam Follower". The little plastic dealy that I was referring to. You can see by comparing my photo to his that I don't have mine installed at the moment

It kept falling out when I was putting the column back together and it P'ed me off enough that I just left it out. I guess I'll have to fix it before I go for my safety inspection later on in the year...
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I'm not sure what you used before for a lockplate spring compressor, but I made my own........

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/l...ressor-508587/
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I tried new headlights and now i need to replace the switch in the dash. I went to advanced and they didnt have anything called a multifunction switch only a blinker hazard wiper switch but the brights are on the same switch right? this is what it looks like

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I wonder if you might be missing a part from the column. I had the same issue you had one night, but it disappeared the next night. If you've ever read my post when I took my column apart, I am missing an essential part, it is pictured in Dale's writeup though. It's a small clip behind the lockplate.
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