I just got back from a 7 day training for the USNSCC and I go to take my jeep out to the gym and my flood lights won't turn off! I'll play with the turn signal lever and it will shut off if I hold it in a certain place but as soon as I let go the lights turn back on. How can I fix this? Do I really need to spend $200 on a new lever (Im going to hunt the local junk yards first )?
I would buy a manufacturer wiring kit and re wire the lights, much cheaper then buying a new multifunction switch. That is of course if it is the switch, it could be the relay. It's probably the relay because it the switch was broken, it would most likely cause other problems, but you never know.
Problem is in the turn signal lever switch itself . The 'correct' way to fix it is to replace the turnsignal lever but its very expensive and will go bad again. They go bad with stock foglights too and make them turn on. Easy way to fix it which i did is you cut one of the wires and wire in a regular switch and put it in the dash somewhere.
By the sounds of it it is the switch in the stalk, not the relay. You can get them to turn off by playing witht eh lever. As the old Marine aircraft electricians used to say, "When it's at is where it's at." You mess with the swich and things change, gotta be a clue.
A suggestion, if you want to keep a factory look to your Jeep. Go to a JY and find a newer Cherokee with fog lights. The fog light switch that they use is the same one that the first year or two of the TJ used and it will fit directly into your switch panel. Just make sure that you use the switch to control a relay that powers the lights, not to run power directly to the lights.
Originally Posted by liredneck
I know your rite I seid the dealer seid the same thing as you and that I don't want them there , but I was asking another qeustin as in what do I do about the slots in the brackets couse if I just put a bolt in there it will slide back and fourth but again thank you all knowing and powerfull jeep god sorry us lesser jeep peeons might have some more qeustins in the future , so please if there to much for you sit back relax go to the next post
And how expensive is this going to be? Is there a certain one I need? Or will any relay for example fit?
Relay shouldn't be more than $10 at the most. Just make sure you try it before you leave the shop, the schematics on the side can look very similar to ones in the store, but work differently. The KC part number will not match the stores part numbers for relay.
When mine went out I went to three auto parts stores before I found the correct one. (mostly because I think the workers were useless). I found the correct one at NAPA.
As for the switch, it would be less than $5 and can be tested by pulling the switch and completing the circuit.
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