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Unread 07-21-2010, 02:04 PM   #1
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My KC flood lights won't shut off?

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 )?

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Unread 07-21-2010, 02:52 PM   #2
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After market installed lights with different relay...etc? Or the factory installed running lights? If it's factory then it's the multifunction switch.
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Its most likely the relay, or the switch. Replacements for both can be found at most auto parts stores.
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Unread 07-21-2010, 04:13 PM   #4
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Its most likely the relay, or the switch. Replacements for both can be found at most auto parts stores.
And how expensive is this going to be? Is there a certain one I need? Or will any relay for example fit?
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Unread 07-21-2010, 04:26 PM   #5
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How are the lights wired? Are they wired into the factory fog light harness, or were they wired with the manufacturer kit?
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Unread 07-21-2010, 04:56 PM   #6
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How are the lights wired? Are they wired into the factory fog light harness, or were they wired with the manufacturer kit?
its on the factory harness
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its on the factory harness
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.
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Unread 07-21-2010, 05:06 PM   #8
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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.

Follow this link it will tell you what to do.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/fo...s-beep-778913/
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Unread 07-21-2010, 05:16 PM   #9
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So Im being told its either the relay, multifunction switch, turn signal lever switch, or that I should just rewire...What should I do first?
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So Im being told its either the relay, multifunction switch, turn signal lever switch, or that I should just rewire...What should I do first?
The multifunction switch and the turn signal lever are the same things. Don't the newer tjs have all the lights and blinker on the stalk?

First try replacing the relay because it's cheaper. If that doesn't work you have to decide if you want to spend the money on a new switch or just rewire.
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Unread 07-21-2010, 05:51 PM   #11
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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.
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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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Unread 07-24-2010, 06:10 AM   #13
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rockauto.com has the multifunction/headlight switches in stock. ranging from $45 to $76. not hard to change.
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Unread 07-24-2010, 08:18 AM   #14
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alright thanks guys! and for some reason I made two threads with the same question in the same forum...wtf
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As for the switch, it would be less than $5 and can be tested by pulling the switch and completing the circuit.
That's for a rocker switch. The OP all ready said it is wired into the factory harness so the multifunction switch is controlling the lights. Just clearing that up so the OP doesn't get confused.
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