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One headlight works while the other head light does not- with the exception of the high beam on the left side. I think it's a relay issue, yet cannot find the relays. what do you think! it's a 1997 jeep cherokee sport ......................... where are those dang relays!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Phil Goncalves May 11, 2010

    Have you tried changing the bulb? If you have and it's not the problem the headlight fuses or realys are under the hood on the drivers side beside the battery.

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Hi, my name is adam and i would be glad to assist you. In your inquiry you stated that 1 of your headlights are not working properly? My suggestion to this is to look at the fuse panel for lighting and see if any fusesare blown. You can find out where the fuse panel is by looking in the owners manual.
I hope my suggestion helps you find a solution.

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