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Someone tried to steal my 2008 Jeep patriot and now my headlights don't work and my heat doesn't seem to be as hot. There wasn't any wires or noticeable damage from the steering column except for a wooden air freshner jammed into it. I haven't contacted my insurance company as I haven't noticed anything else. Can these 2 problems be a result of someone trying to steal it?

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I'd say so! THey probably tried to start it by pulling wires under the dashboard like on television. Check the wires coming out of the headlight switch to see if one or more isn't pulled off. Also check around the stearing post for the wire that connects the high beam/low beam switch. The heater is another problem. Is the heater fan working? If so the problem mis the thermostat control...check that it still opens/closes the valve on the hot water hose that goes into the dashboard core.

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You'll need a new ignition switch. After installation, the dealer can either reprogram your old keys or you can buy a new key and have it programmed.

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If you can find a match in a local scrapyard it should be a bolt it-plug in item...get a manual so you can deal safely with the airbag. if you have one.

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Open the power distribution center box near the battery and remove the asd relay that should shut it down. as for the problem itself, it could be a bad relay, a bad ignition switch or some odd ball thing that needs testing to find.
Good luck!

Posted on Mar 09, 2010

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