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All interior and exterior lights work except headlights...

When i pull the headlight switch knob to on, the parking lights will come on but the headlights will not. also, the high beams only work when i pull the high beam temporary arm. any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    headlights don't come on

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    Smelled it before it the switch burned out. Lost the headlights. all other electricals worked. Installed new switch, but the same problem occurred.

  • marcgebhart9 Jan 11, 2009

    I also had a headlight switch go bad. After replacing the switch and the melted socket they now work but the switch is getting very hot if they are on or not????

  • moose727 Jan 31, 2009

    replace head light switch and headlights still will not stay on

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    Headlights, hi and low beam, going on and off randomly until lost all headlights. All other lights, radio, etc work fine. 93 wrangler with rocker style switches.

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BAD HEADLIGHT CONTROL SWITCH,REPLACE IT BEFORE IT MELTS YOUR DASH,THEY GET VERY HOT WHEN THEY FAIL

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