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Unread 03-20-2012, 09:19 PM   #1
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Headlights

Parking lights come on but head lights do not? Any idea?

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Unread 03-20-2012, 09:25 PM   #2
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Jiggle the floor switch. May need replacing if that doesn't work. Try a search here, this comes up about once a week, for other ideas
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Unread 03-20-2012, 09:53 PM   #3
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Jiggle the floor switch. May need replacing if that doesn't work. Try a search here, this comes up about once a week, for other ideas
Like walderhoundvm said.....cycle the high beam switch, if the lights come on you may have a bad switch, very common. If the headlights do not function, check the fuses, if the fuse is good, pull a headlight and check for voltage.

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Unread 03-20-2012, 10:45 PM   #4
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have you rewired or replaced your headlight switch? if you have this could be the issue. other than that its most likely the floor switch or the fuses as already stated.
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Unread 03-21-2012, 02:51 AM   #5
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No fuse for the headlight, just a circuit breaker in the headlight switch.
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Unread 03-21-2012, 02:58 AM   #6
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Get a test light and get down on the floor. Pull that 3 pin plug and test for voltage. If you have then it i sprobably the switch, if not then it is maybe the main switch on the dash.

John Strenk is right, as the fuse box schematic shows the headlights are not run through the fuse box, for safety reasons you do not want a 5c fuse in there waiting to pop at 60mph on a dark night:
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Unread 03-21-2012, 03:06 PM   #7
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It was the floor switch
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Unread 03-21-2012, 04:01 PM   #8
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Glad you found the problem.......
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Unread 10-02-2012, 11:09 PM   #9
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No headlights

I'm the same issue.

Driving lights, brake lights and dash lights are on. No headlight (low or high).

The test light on the high bean switch and head light connector was negative.

I checked the fuses and they are good.

My hazards and blinkers do not work but I believe that is the switch on the column.

Ideas?
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Unread 10-03-2012, 09:40 AM   #10
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I'm the same issue.

Driving lights, brake lights and dash lights are on. No headlight (low or high).

The test light on the high bean switch and head light connector was negative.

I checked the fuses and they are good.

My hazards and blinkers do not work but I believe that is the switch on the column.

Ideas?
Were on the high bean switch did you test?
Did you test the wire going to the high bean switch from the head light switch.
Was there power there?

If no power to the High Bean switch then it could be the circuit breaker inside the switch or a poor/loose connection on the head light switch plug.

IF there is power to the high bean switch then it's probably a bad high bean switch.
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Unread 10-03-2012, 11:39 AM   #11
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I removed the high beam switch on the floor from the connector and inserted the check light in each of the three slits on the connector. I had the battery charger connected to the battery terminals on the jeep for power and key turned on.
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Unread 03-05-2013, 07:47 AM   #12
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I'm having the same issue, I replaced the switch which helped, but the real problem is the wires going into the switch. They are corroded and need to be replaced. Anyone know the best way ? Should I cut each one and replace the ends or is there a harness I can buy to replace that whole section ?
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Unread 03-05-2013, 08:00 AM   #13
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I think I found the harness, does anyone know where the ends of the wires connect ? And how easy or difficult it is ?

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Unread 03-06-2013, 03:15 AM   #14
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Well the fun part is the CJ has 4 to 5 wires coming off the switch.

1. Power to switch
2. Low Beams
3. High Beams
4. Hi Beam indicator light (Same terminal as Hi Beam)
5. control off Fog light relay. ( Same terminal as Low Beam)

you can use that but you would have to slice two wire into one coming off the plug.

The only important one is the center one as that has power coming in, the other two can be reversed and not make any difference on operation.
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