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Unread 04-16-2013, 04:44 PM   #1
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Need Electrical Mechanic Portland, ME 04102!

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Headlights flashing simultaneously. Replaced dimmer switch. Replaced headlight Switch. Headlights still flashing. Probed headlight switch. Multiple wires reading 13.2-13.7. Replaced Pigtail Connectors to the headlights. Cut and stripped corroded wire back two inches to fresh wire. Connected everything. Headlights Still Flashing!!! So far have spent $145 in parts. Text me: two zero 9-4 two 3-five two 7 one

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Unread 04-16-2013, 04:47 PM   #2
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This sounds like spam...
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Unread 04-16-2013, 04:58 PM   #3
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If you don't get any help. Then PM Rubi4MyMrs or Jonny Jeep. They are the resident electrical experts here.
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You sound like spam.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 05:03 PM   #5
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If you don't get any help. Then PM Rubi4MyMrs or Jonny Jeep. They are the resident electrical experts here.
Will do.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 05:05 PM   #6
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This sounds like spam...
First off, Learn your lexemes and lexicon.
Spam; Send the same message indiscriminately to (large numbers of recipients) on the Internet.

I'm doing the exact opposite so take your snide remarks elsewhere.
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Unread 04-17-2013, 02:31 PM   #7
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First, spend a little time filling in your vehicle profile. There are many differences between the years and if we know what you have it's easier to help you. Then we don't have to search past posts or ask and wait for an answer.

When you say flashing, is it more of a flicker or full on off type of flash. Is it a steady flashing or is it a more random flash rate? Do all the other lights work completely as normal, and with headlights on/off? What position is headlamp switch in when flashing occurs?
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Unread 04-18-2013, 12:22 PM   #8
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First, spend a little time filling in your vehicle profile. There are many differences between the years and if we know what you have it's easier to help you. Then we don't have to search past posts or ask and wait for an answer.

When you say flashing, is it more of a flicker or full on off type of flash. Is it a steady flashing or is it a more random flash rate? Do all the other lights work completely as normal, and with headlights on/off? What position is headlamp switch in when flashing occurs?
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Not to be rude but if it was flickering I would say flickering... Simotaneous Implies at the same time and I guess you could say a random flash rate. I found this video obviously not a jeep but this is very similar to my problem.


The only difference is my dash hi beam icon doesnt illuminate when the headlights flash.
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Unread 04-18-2013, 01:18 PM   #9
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Unread 04-18-2013, 01:54 PM   #10
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alarm system?
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First off, Learn your lexemes and lexicon.
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I'm doing the exact opposite so take your snide remarks elsewhere.
English is my second language so school me, please.
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Unread 04-18-2013, 02:51 PM   #12
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Regards flickering flashing it's just about how quick it's happening. It's just that sometimes the devil is in the detail and a little more detail can make a difference. I will admit though, I must have missed the world simultaneously when first reading your original post.

There are no relays in the TJ lighting system, unless the wiring has been added. Do you hear any clicking as the lights flash on and off? This may point to an alarm system playing up, or at least give us some direction to look in. Since the high beam indicator lamp does not illuminate it must be the low beam flashing which you'd probably be able to tell from the beam pattern.

The only circuits that share common connections to the headlamps are the turn signals, wipers (washer pump) and horn which only share ground points so it's difficult to see where the issue could be coming from. Especially as you've changed the headlamp and dimmer switch. By dimmer switch I presume you mean the turn signal multifunction switch as it's known.
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