Question about 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
In auto mode, the headlights and dash lights would flash so i couldn't use auto. then last night, i was driving and the dash lights and the heater lights started flashing and stopped working completely. the a few minutes later the taillights stopped working. i have headlights, reverse lights, hazards and brake lights, but no tail lights. i have the instrument panel and stereo lights, cigarette lighter and the tempature gauge that work, just not the dash lights or the heater lights. could you please help me.
From what you are describing it sounds as if the headlight switch has gone bad. That switch controls not only the headlights but the tail lights and all dash lights. Everything that IS working is connected to other switches not related to the headlight switch. You can either buy a new one or get a used one from a junk yard or ebay. Pay particular attention when getting a replacement as there are 3 different models which vary depending on options such as Auto mode and Foglights. Replacement is easy. Using a flat screwdriver carefully pry off the trim cover around the switch. The switch is held in with some screws. Be careful disconnecting the wires so as not to break the locking tabs. The trim just pushes firmly back into place.
Posted on Dec 14, 2008
I had the same exact problem, I tried this and bought a new $140 switch. It made no difference. Any other suggestions?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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