Low beams dont work high beams do - Jeep Cherokee Forum

Stock XJ Cherokee Tech. All XJ Non-modified/stock questions go here XJ (84-01)
All OEM related XJ specific tech. Examples, no start, general maintenance or anything that's stock.

Low beams dont work high beams do

Reply

 
 
 
Old 07-13-2018, 11:15 AM
  #1  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 22
Model: Cherokee
Default Low beams dont work high beams do

My sonís 1996 Jeep Cherokee now has a problem with the low beams not working but the high beams do. I have replaced the dimmer switch less than a year ago so I do not think it is that. There is Voltage to the high beam contacts but not the low beams. The multifunction switch on the steering column does not ďclickĒ to keep the high beams on when it used to keep them on before. My assumption is that the multifunction switch powers both lights so this could be the reason why both low beams donít work but both high beams do. I do not want to through new parts at the old Jeep so I am trying to see if anyone else had this problem and what resolved it. Thanks in advance for the info.
bagelluvr is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 06:53 AM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
BillyBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 919
Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

Have u changed out a lightbulb yet to eliminate that?
BillyBoy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 08:32 AM
  #3  
Seasoned Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: orrville ohio
Posts: 357
Year: 1994
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

Check bulbs first this happened to me , one blows out then the other gets a surge of power and it too blows out , I kno it sounds crazy but pull the bulbs and power them up to verify if they are still good or have blown out
tinytrax78 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2018, 11:42 AM
  #4  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 22
Model: Cherokee
Default

Bulbs are good no voltage at the left headlight connector. I am going to check the connector under the airbox for current and corrosion and possibly replace the mulltifunction switch (turn signal) and hope for the best.
bagelluvr is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2018, 06:26 PM
  #5  
Junior Member
 
robinz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 60
Model: Cherokee
Default

I had a similiar problem many years ago with my Canadian 1990 RENIX. It was the day-time running light module. I think the US introduced that around the same time as your model year.
robinz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
xman2yman
Stock XJ Cherokee Tech. All XJ Non-modified/stock questions go here
6
05-15-2012 06:34 PM
shooting sticks
Stock Grand Cherokee Tech. All ZJ/WJ/WK Non-modified/stock questions go here!
4
12-13-2011 01:28 PM
94XJCherokee
Stock XJ Cherokee Tech. All XJ Non-modified/stock questions go here
3
09-08-2010 12:54 PM
peternaputi
Stock XJ Cherokee Tech. All XJ Non-modified/stock questions go here
1
02-21-2010 10:43 PM
peternaputi
Stock XJ Cherokee Tech. All XJ Non-modified/stock questions go here
0
02-21-2010 10:32 PM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description: