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Unread 01-09-2012, 06:42 PM   #1
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Headlight issues..

I recently had gauge cluster issues, and a dead battery. The lights worked, and so did the brights. I guess I pulled too hard on the light switch and boop, out came the switch into my hand I cant seem to get it in to where it catches. and yes i pushed the little button on the top of the switch.

I just replaced the battery, and now even the brights don't work... I don't have a clue to what happened... thank you for helping.

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Unread 01-11-2012, 03:33 PM   #2
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Need more info to help.....
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Unread 01-11-2012, 09:25 PM   #3
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Unread 01-11-2012, 10:33 PM   #4
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It's a 97 jeep wrangler.. What else do you need?
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Unread 01-12-2012, 05:30 AM   #5
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Start by checking all your fuses and relays.
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Unread 01-12-2012, 10:05 AM   #6
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I checked my fuses and the ones under the hood. Can a relay go out? How can you tell? And does anyone have a link to show which relay and fuse is for under the hood?
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Unread 01-12-2012, 11:12 AM   #7
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I checked my fuses and the ones under the hood. Can a relay go out? How can you tell? And does anyone have a link to show which relay and fuse is for under the hood?
Most likely a bad relay will make a buzzing noise. You may want to ask for help in the TJ tech forum to find which relays, should be two, one for high beam, one for low beam. Is there a diagram on the underside of the fuse box lid?
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Unread 01-12-2012, 04:46 PM   #8
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Yes, but nothing that says headlights. Lol
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Unread 01-12-2012, 04:49 PM   #9
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I've got the fuel pump, one that says IOD one that says store, an abs sys, for some reason, missing the horn relay, got the ac and asd. Then te big ones, and pump(don't have) aux fan, starter.
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Unread 01-12-2012, 05:05 PM   #10
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I'm starting to think it has something to do with me accidentally pulling the headlight switch out of the switch itself..
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Unread 01-13-2012, 05:02 AM   #11
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I'm starting to think it has something to do with me accidentally pulling the headlight switch out of the switch itself..
That could be it for sure, did you find the headlight relays?
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Unread 01-13-2012, 06:06 AM   #12
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No. I don't think there are any
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Unread 01-13-2012, 07:59 AM   #13
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No. I don't think there are any
There has to be relays, it's the way the headlights fire.
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Unread 01-13-2012, 11:32 AM   #14
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I'm going to replace the switch. Because I was poking around with it, and if I got it in the right spot, the lights would turn on, and I could turn the brights on from there. But when I pulled the brights "switch" for the quick brights feature, the lights went out... But if I pushed it into the lock position, they would come on
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Unread 01-13-2012, 03:59 PM   #15
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That's good that you found the problem, just remember, there are relays for the headlights, it's the only way that they operate....next time, be more gentle...lol
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