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post #1 of 3 Old 03-11-2014, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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my lights arent working

I have a 2001 Cherokee that is having problems with lights. At first it started with the headlights not turning on. When I tried turning them on, only the common lights came on but no headlights. My high beams also wouldn't come on unless I pulled the turn signal back and held it. If I pushed it forward for them to stay on I got nothing. I'm not sure what could be causing this problem. Any ideas??? Also I had some aftermarket stuff connected from the dash cluster and the headlight switch that allowed me to change the color of the dash lights. I've removed all of that and now all of my lights are not working except the brake lights. Please help

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post #2 of 3 Old 03-11-2014, 11:24 AM
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Suspect the headlight switch and the headlight wire harness that was modified. At the minimum confirm that all the wires have continuity, and you may want to consider a good used wire harness from the junkyard and maybe a new headlight switch.

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post #3 of 3 Old 03-14-2014, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the help. It was a combination of the headlight switch and the connector plug was fried. Had to replace both. Unfortunately the plugs aren't sold anymore. Had to find one at the junk yard
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