Question about 1995 Jeep Cherokee

1 Answer

I have a 95 Cherokee sport and the headlight do not come on. We have checked the fuses and they appear to be good. Is there a circuit breaker for the headlight system?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 15,935 Answers

Late one night on the way home from a night at a friends cabin on a lake, my headlights stopped working. So I stopped, after driving to a safe spot holding in the headlight high beam selector for emergency lights for about 15 mins. I checked all the fuses, with a tester, as well as a visual check, and they were all good, so I checked the relays by switching in some spares I have, and nothing. So I drove the last 20 minutes home holding the signal switch towards me, and went to bed cursing my luck. The next morning, bright and early on a Sunday morning, I tore into the dash, with 2 suspected broken switches in mind, and with brand new replacements next to me.

Now I am a novice mechanic, I can do almost any simple task- u joints, driveshafts ect, but this was a major-league pain in the ****. You have to take the whole dash out, and take the instrument cluster out, after taking the steering wheel off, in order to even see the back of the headlight switch. So I changed it, after cursing the Chrysler gods for putting such a simple part in such a stupid location. And on a good hunch, I also changed the signal light switch, at the same time.

Long story short, mopar/jeep/Chrysler uses very craptacular switches, so go aftermarket, unless you want to spend about 4 hours of your quality time changing switches ever year.

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to find fuse boxs


FUSE PANEL LOCATION
The fuse panel is located in the engine compartment. A label on the inside of the cover lists the fuse amperage and circuits protected.
volvo 850 fuses fuse panel layout service repair manual
FUSE PANEL IDENTIFICATION
Fig. 1: Fuse Panel Identification
Courtesy of Volvo Cars of North America.
WARNING: Always disconnect battery ground cable before servicing "high-current fuses. It is recommended that "high-current" fuses be replaced by a qualified technician.
* 1 - 15 Amp
Fuel Injection, Distributor Ignition, Automatic Gearbox
* 2 - 15 Amp
Fuel Pump, Alarm System
* 3 - 10 Amp
Courtesy Lights, Oil Level Sensor
* 4 - Not Used (1993-95)
* 4 - 10 Amp (1996)
Electronic Start Inhibitor (Immobilizer)
* 5 - 30 Amp
ECC Blower (Speed 4)
* 6 - 25 Amp
Central Locking System, Alarm
* 7 - 15 Amp
Audio System (Amplifier)
* 8 - 25 Amp (1993-95)
Power Antenna, Trailer Connector
* 8 - 40 Amp (1996)
Electronic Start Inhibitor (Immobilizer)
* 9 - 30 Amp
ABS, Traction Control System
* 10 - Not Used (1993-95)
* 10 - 15 Amp (1996)
Heated Rear Seat (If Equipped)
* 11 - 30 Amp
Heated Rear Window & Side Mirrors
* 12 - 10 Amp
Brake Lights
* 13 - 15 Amp
Hazard Flashers, Headlight Flashers, Alarm
* 14 - 30 Amp
ABS, Traction Control System
* 15 - 10 Amp (1993-95)
Audio System, Courtesy Lights, Door Open Light, Trunk Light, Glove Box Light, Remote Control Central Locking System,
Oil Level Sensor, Seat Belt Reminder
* 15 - 10 Amp (1996)
Audio System, Courtesy Lights, Door Open Light, Trunk Light, Glove Box Light, Remote Control Central Locking System,
Oil Level Sensor, Seat Belt Reminder, Data Link Connector
* 16 - 30 Amp (1993-95) Accessories
* 16 - 30 Amp (1996)
Power Antenna, Trailer Connector, Accessories
* 17 - 10 Amp
Key Reminder
* 18 - 25 Amp (1993-95)
Heated Front Seats, Power Mirrors
* 18 - 15 Amp (1996) Front Fog Lamps
* 19 - 15 Amp
Left High Beam Headlight
* 20 - 15 Amp
Right High Beam Headlight, High Beam Indicator
* 21 - 15 Amp
Left Low Beam Headlight
* 22 - 15 Amp
Right Low Beam Headlight
* 23 - 10 Amp
Left Parking Light, License Light
* 24 - 10 Amp
Right Parking Light, Bulb Failure Warning Sensor
* 25 - 10 Amp
Rear Fog Lamps, Fog Lamp Indicator
* 26 - Not Used (1993-95)
* 26 - 25 Amp (1996)
Heated Front Seats, Power Mirrors
* 27 - 15 Amp
Back-Up Lights, Turn Signals
* 28 - 10 Amp
Cruise Control, Heated Rear Window, Seat Belt Reminder Light, Shiftlock, Bulb Failure Warning Sensor, Heated Rear Seat
* 29 - 15 Amp
ABS, Traction Control System
* 30 - 10 Amp
Cigarette Lighter
* 31 - 25 Amp
ECC, ECC Blower (Speeds 1-3)
* 32 - 10 Amp
Audio System, Remote Controlled Central Locking System
* 33 - 15 Amp (1993-95)
Power Seats, OBD Test Socket, Tailgate Washer/Wipe (Wagon)
* 33 - 15 Amp (1996)
Power Seats, Tailgate Washer/Wipe (Wagon)
* 34 - 25 Amp
Windshield Wiper/Washer, Horn, Headlight Washer/Wiper
* 35 - 10 Amp
Instrument Lights, Sun Roof, Traction Control System
* 36 - Not Used
* 37 - Circuit Breaker
Power Windows, Power Sun Roof
* 38 - Not Used
* 39 - Circuit Breaker
Drivers Power Seat
* 40 - Circuit Breaker
Passengers Power Seat
RELAY PANEL LOCATION
The relay panel is located at the left corner of the instrument panel.
i copied this off a volvo site Hope this helps

Oct 10, 2016 | Volvo 850 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Headlight shut off and on for no reason. Where do I start?


Hello Olma, Most Ford headlight switches have a built in circuit breaker. I think you need a new headlight switch. My '95 Mercury has a circuit breaker installed in the fuse box to the left of the steering column.

Mar 17, 2015 | 2001 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

Headlights not working


check drl unit if not found integrated in fusebox check connections at battery and all fuses if ok if no test light is available take each fuse out 1 at a time and check if not burnt then you have relays for headlights and parking try the 4 way hazards to see if the parking lights function then if all is good play with the multifunction switch to see if not burnt

Jan 27, 2014 | Jeep Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My 1996 jeep cherokee headlamps turn off and on on 5 second intervals. what could be the solution


I'm going to post this in the clarification section. I don't have a wiring diagram for a 96 Grand Cherokee headlight circuit.
The 95 models used a circuit breaker built-into the headlight switch. The 97 models used a fuse in the fuse box. If your model uses the headlight circuit breaker, a short in one of the headlights or the wiring harness would trip the circuit breaker in the switch. You could unplug one headlight at a time to see if it continues to go on and off.

Sep 19, 2012 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Headlights on high beam for extended period of time. begin to flash headlights on and off. Eventually staying off.


if you look in the relay box in the engine compartment ,their should be a relay for headlamps ,most of the relays in there are the same number try swap.or the headlamp switch which might have a circuit breaker in it which will reset after the lights go out.

Dec 21, 2010 | 1992 Jeep Cherokee Sport

1 Answer

The ac. wipers signals radio ligter went off in my 1988 jeep cherokee the fuses are ok. relays too.


Lets Look at the fuses once more the # 2 threw 5 i have seen the fuse be good but it had loss contact in the fuse box, remove the fuse and install them to see if this helps
Also at the battery there is a fuse link check here to see if this has blown or loss contact,, a new one can be spliced in if needs replacemint

CIRCUIT INFORMATION
(What the fuse is for.) 1 25 Amp Rear washer / wiper - Located just right of top center in fuse bank. 2 15 Amp Radio, Cigarette lighter 3 25 Amp Heater blower motor - (* - if this keeps blowing or you only have heat on one speed check your blower motor resistor pack.) 4 20 Amp Turn signal, Back-up lights, Rear window defogger relay 5 10 Amp Dome light, Courtesy lights, Glove box light, Cargo light, Radio memory, Power mirrors, Teltak connector (For old analog "bag" cell phones, I think.) 6 15 Amp Hazard warning lights, Brake / Stop lights 7 10 Amp Parking lights, Headlight Warning Chime/Buzzer, Instrument panel light dimmer 8 7.5 Amp Gauges, Instrument cluster, Seat belt warning, Headlight delay, Chime module, Overhead console 9 5 Amp Instrument panel illumination 10 25 Amp Rear window defogger 11 30 Amp
Circuit Breaker Power door locks, Power seats, Trailer towing wiring harness 12 10 Amp ETR (Delco OEM) radio, Power antenna 13
(1984 - 1987) - - - Spare Fuse (GM automatics and manual transmissions.) 13
(1988) 7.5 Amp Transmission control unit (For AW4 automatic transmissions) 14 25 Amp Headlight delay, Horns, Security alarm 15 5.5 Amp
Circuit Breaker Front windshield wipers 16 30 Amp
Circuit Breaker Power Windows 17 10 Amp Clock, Security alarm (Ignition)

Jul 15, 2010 | 1988 Jeep Cherokee

1 Answer

Instrument cluster lights don't work. Fuses and bulbs are good.


feed wire for the lights may have failed or the circuit on the board may have gone. if you remove the cluster you can put a supply to the bulb circuit (carefully) and check if it is the circuit. If it's ok you can run a new feed to the cluster from your lights. Job done.

Feb 16, 2010 | 1995 Jeep Cherokee

1 Answer

My headlights won't work on my 1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport. I replaced the switch under the dash, checked the lamps and fuses and they appear to be OK... what am I missing?


with a test light or voltage meter you would check fuses - if good check power at switch and thru switch when turned on - then relay for headlights - then power at lights - you can use battery post as ground first - then use body metal as ground - this will tell you if the problem is on the positive side or negative/ground side

Sep 25, 2009 | 1997 Jeep Cherokee Country

1 Answer

96 Jeep Cherokee headlights go on and off after being on a while.


It sounds like the relay switch is weak or going bad. It gets power and then stays closed giving 12V to the lights. Try replacing the relay.

Dec 17, 2008 | 1996 Jeep Cherokee Sport

Not finding what you are looking for?
1995 Jeep Cherokee Logo

244 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Jeep Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60867 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

Are you a Jeep Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...