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Low beam headlights go out when switched from high beam

1996 Jeep Cherokee Sport

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  • baplhp Feb 12, 2009

    Headlights worked, went into the store, when we tried to leave the headlights would not work. Parking lights work, back lights work, high beams work but only when you hold back the switch. Overhead light and dash lights work. Fuses and power distribution center are fine. Any ideas?

  • baplhp May 11, 2010

    replaced the switch, made no difference. Checked both fuse boxes, everything OK. Still no headlights. Can't be the bulbs because the headlights work when I hold back the high beam/blinker switch. But that's the ONLY time the lights work.

  • Tha Jeeper May 11, 2010

    Bad switch or short? Loose wire or fuse, relay? Make sure the headlights are fully seated and not loose and how old are bulbs - maybe replace?

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Check the fuse. There is a fuse block under the hood as well as on on the passenger side forward of the door jam, close to the loorboards. If thats not the problem try pulling the switch and make sure that it is not warn out. The switches inside are not what you may think and if you remove it you will see how easy it could fail. Try replacing the switch.

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