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Headlites go off and on on a 88 cherokee

It starts about 5 min after engine is on, the headlites start then going off and on like its on a timer. ????

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Sounds like you have a bad relay. The headlight relay is located by the fuse block. You will hear it click on and off as this problem occurs. When you think you have found the correct relay it will more than likely be hot to the touch indication it is bad.

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