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Unread 04-11-2009, 10:55 AM   #1
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Electrical problems with headlights/radio. Help

Here is my problem.

I turn on my headlights. My high beam light is on. If I switch the high beams to off, nothing happens. You can see a very slight dim in the high beam light, but you have to really watch to see this. As for the headlights, the passenger light is on, but I don't think it is as bright as it should be. The driver side is not working. I played with the fuse box last night and I fixed the problem, but it did not last long and I can not duplicate what I did. In addition to this problem, my radio works fine until I turn on the ignition. When I turn on the ignition I get nothing but static. So I don't know if I have a problem with the light switch, the low/high beam switch, the ignition switch, a ground? I have been messing with this for a few hours and haven't gotten anywhere.

Suggestions please!

Oh, it is a 1989 Cherokee XJ.


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Unread 04-11-2009, 11:41 AM   #2
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you probably are looking at a bad connection. I'd start testing wires, especially around the fuse box where you said that you got it working briefly. That's probably where the malfunction is.
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