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Old 09-22-2006, 09:17 AM
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No lights on dim

Help? 1996 Jeep wagon, sport, straight six, auto, 4x4.
headlights will not burn on dim, work find on bright. bulbs check good on battery test on both sides( brite and dim. Checked every fuse we could find in the hold veh., all good. changed the head light switch, no help. I might insert that the front park lights don't work either, turn signals work great.
could this be the switch on the steering column that switches from bright to dim. I tried to check a wiring digram, but didn't understand what it was telling me. i would think the power would come from bat. to switch (in the dash) to dimmer switch which would select bright or dim to bulbs. i think the dim should stay on all the time the headlight switch is on and when switched to bright, the high beams would come on.
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Old 09-22-2006, 06:10 PM
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Doc here,

That schematic is about as bad as a Rover...

A million "Could be's" if you "have".... I couldn't find one on mine , but I couldn't imagine they would wire the high / lows without one from a stalk stick..Look for a head light relay ..

If , in fact, it has one, have someone cycle the high / lows and see if it clicks..the mater the socket base for 12 volts..

If no relay can be found..Think DRL module... ...since most of my schematics lighting disappear in there..

Last resort call and ask the dealer if a relay exists for high / lows..

Hope that helps.

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I've had this type of problem on a couple of different vehicles, and it turned out to be the dimmer switch in the column. In one case it was a loose plug where the wiring connected to the switch, and on the other vehicle it was just a stubborn set of switch contacts that didn't quite make the connection.

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no lights on dim

Thanks guys, I don't have acc to the veh. all the time, so I have to check it when its available.
Doc I haven't found a relay yet for the lights. Like I said afor, the low beams stay on all the time ( I think) when the switch (light switch on the dash) is on. they don't go off when the high beams are turned on, so the dimmer switch would only turn the bright light off and on ( and the indicator on the dash showing the high were on or off.
have to wait till the weekends over to find a dealer to ask. Last time I tried asking, they told me they didn't know, but if I'd bring it in, for $60.00 and hour they'd try to find out the problem. Thanks again guys
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Found it, In line fuse to light switch, to turn signal to low or hight beams. Bad turn signal switch. DRL started in 97, Thanks guys
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Doc here,

Glad to hear it's fixed..

Thanks for posting back the fix..It may help someone else in the future!

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