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Headlights and dashboard lights going on and off

I have a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee and suddenly all of the lights, including the headlights, dashboard & everything went off. After a few seconds they came back on & went off and on whenever it felt like it, not constantly. Thanks in advance for your advice.The odd part is the fact that all of the lights went on & off, not just the headlights.

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Easy with head lights, the work even KEY in pocket.
the battery terminal lugs never cleaned ever.
a loose main fuse. in PDC.
you losing 12vdc main power.
trouble shoot the headlight path or parking lights (1 click)
parking lamps are brutal simple. and for sure on any old 96

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SOURCE: How to replace headlights on 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee

One long bolt at the top - requires a 7mm socket to remove the bolt. The light housing will pry out with a screw driver. There are three ball and socket type connectors that hold the housing in and I just pryed off the plastic housing carefully and "balls" pop out of the sockets. Finally, I was replacing the faded plastic housing and it came with a new wiring harness. It's impossible to reach the connector to use the new wiring harness that comes with the new plastic light housing. So just use the existing wiring harness with the new light assembly.

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SOURCE: 2001 jeep grand cherokee lights

The problem is with the connection from the light bulb holder to the socket that the bulb and holder go into. I believe on my 01 JGC it was the top light that was going out when i applied the brakes with the lights on. If you remove the light bulb holder in the tail light assembly and look at the area that the bulb and holder came from either the metal that makes contact with the holder for the bulb is depressed, or in my case it was cracked. You can use a small flat scewdriver to lift the metal in the tail light assembly, or as i did, i just put some tin foil on top of the metal, then reinstalled the bulb and holder ontop of the tin foil (this makes the elec. connection). seems like a rigged up solution, but made sense to me, and worked!

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SOURCE: 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee - problem with power windows/locks

This seems to be the affects of a bad dinamo charging your battery . If you take a appart the dinamo you should fine a part called in mechanic terms "the bones" they look like 2 black magnets with a wire coming out of them . They are not expencive and you should not change your dinamo untill you try this first a car dinamo is very expencive .

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SOURCE: Jeep Headlights not working. High beam works

had the same problem on my 92....check under the hood on the drivers side,towards the front,there is a "junction box" with all of the lighting wires connecting from the switches to the lights.My wires were all corroded inside,so I cleaned the ends and bought a new box from the local electronic supply store.The problem has not come back.

Cheers

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