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Headlights flash on automatic!

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Default Headlights flash on automatic!

I have a 1998 Grand Cherokee 5.9, with all the good stuff, including automatic headlights. Recently when they come on, they've started flashing, alternating with the dashboard lights. That is, the headlights go off, and the dash lights go on, then the headlights go on while the dash lights go off. It happens rapidly, at a pace similar to police flashers. I can only wonder what passing motorists think.

When you flip the switch to "On" all the time, it quits. Last night I experimented while driving around. Sometimes when I switched it to automatic, it would behave, but only for a little while.

I vaguely recall chancing out the headlight switch once, but it's been a couple of years ago, at least. Still, I'm a little puzzled that it would go bad…again?

Suggestions? Time for another switch, or should be looking elsewhere?

Thomas

P.S. I'm only 400 miles from 200k! Wish me luck!
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