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post #1 of 7 Old 05-02-2013, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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Dash keeps dimming.

My dash keeps on dimming as I'm driving, its almost as if someone was playing with the switch and going up and down on it. Could this be the battery? or even worse the alternator? If its none of these, what could the problem be? and how can i fix it. Thanks!


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post #2 of 7 Old 05-02-2013, 12:51 AM
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it's almost always going to be the headlight switch itself.... dimmer can be cleaned or a new switch installed
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post #3 of 7 Old 05-02-2013, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
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How would I go on about cleaning the dimmer ?

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post #4 of 7 Old 05-02-2013, 12:58 AM
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Or you could repair it for a lot less than purchasing a new switch.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/r...-heavy-702703/

Worked on both of my ZJ's.

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post #5 of 7 Old 05-02-2013, 01:10 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Ken, that's very helpful !

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post #6 of 7 Old 05-02-2013, 11:03 AM
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Or you could repair it for a lot less than purchasing a new switch.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/r...-heavy-702703/

Worked on both of my ZJ's.

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x2, did that on my last one
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post #7 of 7 Old 05-02-2013, 11:17 AM
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Just be careful if you have fog lights. It's easy to melt the plastic switch when resoldering it's terminals, then you have to replace the switch
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