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Jeep Cherokee Country - Front parking lights are out

My daughters 1996 Jeep Country front parking lights are out.
Rear parking lights are on.
All turn signals and head lamps work.
Any ideas on the problem and how to rack down the issue?

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  • jclemns Mar 05, 2009

    The socket is the same for all 4 of the front running lights.

    Left and right side markers and 2 under the headlamps.

  • jclemns Mar 05, 2009

    I have not checked out if there are two fuses.

    There may be, but wouldn't the rear and front running/parking lights all go out if it a fuse.

    I was wondering where the front and rear harnesses would meet.

  • jclemns Mar 05, 2009

    Yes the turn signals and running lights are the same bulb and sockets.

  • jclemns Mar 05, 2009

    Hey thanks for the help.

    If you have ideas on the lights let me know.

    I need somewhere to start my search.

  • jclemns Mar 05, 2009

    Thanks for the help.

    I'll save this link and see what I can find out.

    If I hit a dead end I'll come back to you in a few days.

  • jclemns Mar 06, 2009

    Thanks for the idea. I did take out the bulbs and check sockets.

    The thing is, it's all of the front marker lights and the same bulbs are the turn signals and they work. It's got to be a wire coming from a main power source that supplies all 4 of the lights in front.

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2009

    front turn signals work, headlamps work, but the parking lights do not turn on

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Motor guy is right could be the obvious...both elements burned out (while everyone scrambles for exotic solutions). Does this car have a lighting module (I'm beginning to develop really bad thoughts about these things) Once there was a working, normal system now....

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Check bulb sockets for power and ground.

  • Rob
    Rob May 11, 2010

    "There may be, but wouldn't the rear and front running/parking lights all go out if it a fuse."

    Not necessarily... Get your owner's guide and have a look.

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Sorry, I must have explained wrong. Is the same bulb & Location used for signals, also the parking lights (front)

  • Rob
    Rob May 11, 2010

    Is there a separate fuse for these lights?

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Is this parking light same socket as used for signals?



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I guess it would have been easier if I just mentioned the possibility of an element being burnt out, on a dual element bulb, and yes, it could happen on both.

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  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Mar 06, 2009

    At the socket, (one of the markers that aren't working) take a test light & probe Dark blue/w redstripe wire for power, with headlight switch on.. Make sure you have good fuses in following locations in fuse panel. # 15 should be a 15 amp., #4 should be 20 amp. #8 should be 20 amp. If not same, let us know. You did check all fuses in power distribution box under hood near battery too right?



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