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Unread 07-09-2011, 11:43 PM   #1
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97 TJ headlight switch

i recently purchased my tj and the head light switch is going out. i found a replacement at o'reilly auto for about 20 bucks, how easy of a replacement is it?

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Unread 07-10-2011, 06:52 AM   #2
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From the 1997 FSM...

HEADLAMP SWITCH
WARNING: ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AIRBAGS,
REFER TO GROUP 8M - PASSIVE RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
BEFORE ATTEMPTING STEERING WHEEL,
STEERING COLUMN, OR INSTRUMENT PANEL COMPONENT
DIAGNOSIS OR SERVICE. FAILURE TO TAKE
THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS COULD RESULT IN
ACCIDENTAL AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT AND POSSIBLE
PERSONAL INJURY
(1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative
cable.
(2) Remove the steering column cover and knee
blocker as described in this group.
NOTE: The headlamp switch knob and shaft must
be removed from the headlamp switch after the
steering column cover is removed, and reinstalled
after the steering column cover is installed .
(3) Place the headlamp switch control knob in the
On position.
(4) Depress the headlamp switch knob and shaft
release button on the top of the switch and pull the
switch knob and shaft out of the switch (Fig. 4).
VIEWED FROM UNDERSIDE OF DASH J898L-13
Fig. 4 Headlamp Switch Knob and Shaft Remove/
Install - Typical
(5) Remove the headlamp switch spanner nut from
the front of the instrument panel switch mounting
bracket.
(6) Unplug the two wire harness connectors from
the headlamp switch.
(7) Remove the headlamp switch from the instrument
panel.

(8) Reverse the removal procedures to install .

Figure...
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Unread 07-10-2011, 12:35 PM   #3
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Damn that blue text is hard to read.

Follow the link to the online FSMs in my sig, and have a look at the 98 TJ FSM, there's a better picture of the switch in the 98 FSM. Headlamp switch is in the instrument panel systems section. Looks like an easy job.
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