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1998 Jeep Wrangler TJ Headlights working intermittently

I have a 1998 Jeep Wrangler TJ and am experiencing the cluster issue as well as my headlights not coming on at times. When I pull the switch I get parking lights, but no headlights. After 15-30 minutes they usually come on, however this is getting to be a serious issue. I do not believe it is the switch as the parking lights come on with no problem. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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It happened to me on my 1997 Jeep Wrangler. When I pulled on the light switch, all the lights come on except for the headlights themselves (high beam arrows near the speedo came on too). I threw a couple of parts at it and that didn't solve the problem. Come to find out it was a short on the front grille of the Jeep. There's two small grounding wires that are screwed near the headlights on the front grille. Anyway, I figured the Engineer expected the front grille bolts and those two little grounding wires to take care of front light(s) grounding. Well, overtime they rust and stop doing their job. I ran a 16 awg wire from one of the grounding wires on the grille to the back firewall and my headlights came on and stayed on. Haven't had a headlight problem since.

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I have a 97 TJ and the headlights wouldn't come on but the parking lights would. Funny thing was that if I pulled the brights to flash someone, the brights would work. I took out the old headlight switch ($26 at Checker) and they work again. When I pulled the switch there was one connector that seemed to be corroded. Hope this helps

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i think you ment IP cluster backlights dead not warning ligts
that is real the huge parking light structures.
a blown fuse. it is, why not test them ? first.

either cab fuse or the engine bay fuse box.
12vdc on both sides of fuse, is a good fuse, key on.
100% accurate test. no guessing. ever with voltmeter.
(rare exceptions a car with a ground fuse, very rare)
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but hark the fsm is free. why not just look at the road map er, schematic, (wiring diagrams)
lets do HL , they are hot all the time, keys lost .

your car is a TJ so having a TJ book is spiffy , no? KEEN?
lets do that. TJ wiring
click TJ
http://www.jeep4x4center.com/knowledge-base/index.htm?utm_source=cj#service

now click wiring, following me?
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my guess is parks are dead High beams good, right, ?????
yes then go to JUMP 1.
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PDC is engine bay box.
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page 134 makes all this childs play with a meter.
volt meter.

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