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I only have dim light beams and when I switch to hi beam all lights go out. Do you think it is the switch assembly or the beams or what? How to get to the switch to change it if it is the problem. It is a 1994. model. thank you luciano

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  • luciano gonzalez Sep 11, 2010

    this is not a different problem one was for the jeep another for the refrigerator.

  • luciano gonzalez Sep 12, 2010

    Thank you for advise. I will try this.
    luciano

  • luciano gonzalez Sep 13, 2010

    THANK YOU FOR THE ADVISE, LOOKS LIKE THE BULBS ARE BAD I DIDN'T THINK BOTH HI BEAMS WOULD GO OUT AT THE SAME TIME. NOW CAN YOU ADVISE HOW I GET TO THEM AND DO THEY JUST PULL OUT?
    THANK YOU
    LUCIANO

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Remove the bulbs and check them with a jumper to make sure both high and low work.If the high beam is not working even with jumper connections then the bulb needs to be replaced.In most cases this is bulb problem. But if bulbs checked out ok then the two possibilities,Either the dimmer switch or the head light switch. Changing dimmer switch in your Jeep involves replacing the combination switch that includes the turn signals and emergency flashers. The switch is located inside the steering column trim and does require removal of some trim pieces in the Jeep. The switch is mounted to the left side of the column, and along with the switch, you will need to remove the water shield that protects the switch. The shield will be reused on the new switch.
To remove the dimmer switch:---Locate the three screws that secure the water shield and combination switch to the steering column. Remove the screws with a Phillips head screwdriver and lift the switch and water shield, as a unit, high enough to access the electrical connectors under it. There are two plugs that need to be released from the switch before it can come out of the Jeep.Depress the locking tab on the connector and pull it out of the switch. Repeat this for the second connector and then lift the switch out of the steering column. Carefully slide the water shield off the switch arm and install the shield on the new switch. To remove the head light switch:-- Jeep Cherokee uses a pull/push style headlight switch mounted in the dash, to the left of the steering wheel.
Remove the two mounting screws on the knee blocker or lower trim panel below the steering wheel.
Reach up under the dash and locate the headlight switch. Depress the small button on the inboard side of the switch body, then pull the knob and shaft on the front of the headlight switch out of the switch body.Remove the spanner nut on the front of the dash where the rod and knob attach, using a flat screwdriver. Pull the headlight switch out of the dash from the rear and disconnect the two wiring harness connectors from the switch. If the bulbs checked out ok then mostly its the faulty dimmer switch because the high beam is not working but low bem functioning.But if replacing the dimmer switch does not helps then only replace the headlight switch. Thanks. Keep updated for any more query. You can rate this solution and show your appreciation

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