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Unread 12-20-2011, 02:09 PM   #1
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Headlight Issues... PLEASE HELP

Hey guyz.. new to forum but though you may be able to help.

I have a 1993 Cherokee and my headlights are acting funny.

They will NOT turn on when running (running and dash lights are fine). Although i can still flash brights.

If key off with light switch on than no headlights. If i flash my brights than headlights start to work fine and stay on. But, as soon as i turn the ignition key on they go off leaving just the running lights on. Weird huh?

NOTE: i also have a Auto Page remote start installed (been in for about 2 years with no issues). If my headlights are on than I start with remote start the headlights TURN OFF. Soooo.. that kinda rules out the ignition switch as it's not physically moved.

The first time I noticed this I was able to get headlights on by switching headlight switch off and on a few times... no luck now. I'm leaning towards switch failure or just needs to be torn out and cleaned up.

Any suggestions?? my head hurts

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Unread 12-20-2011, 04:50 PM   #2
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Head light switch failure is not uncommon. Inspect the headlight plugs, wires, and relays for damage or corrosion. Inspect the steering column wire harness for signs of short circuits.

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Unread 12-27-2011, 10:09 AM   #3
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yup.. swapped out switch and all fixed... thanks guyz
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