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Old 12-30-2013, 11:30 AM   #1
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Issue with the lights

I'm thinking this could be a wiring issue, I'm not too sure. It's -40 all week, so I'm not about to go and take stuff apart lol.

I have a 2000 Wrangler Sport.

When I pull out the knob for the lights once, my dash lights turn on, and the amber lights on the outside of the jeep turn on as well.

When I pull it out twice (all the way), all those same lights are on, but my high beams come on. If I am not mistaken, all the lights should be on, but instead of high beams, it should be the low beams. Is that correct?

I should be able to switch the stick on my dash back and forth, to turn my high beams on and off, but that does not work.

Does anyone have any idea why I do not have low beams?

When driving at night, I usually pull the knob once, then use my "fog" lights that came on the sport models. This probably isn't too nice for on-coming traffic. I would like to get this sorted out asap.

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Old 12-30-2013, 12:04 PM   #2
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Sounds like a bad multifunction switch.

Mine was acting up & high beams would randomly come on until I wiggled the switch then they would go back to low beam.

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Old 12-31-2013, 11:19 AM   #3
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So the actual knob that gets pulled to turn on the lights could be acting up? I'll take a look at a yard today or after the new year, and see if I can find one on a wrecked Jeep. Shouldn't be too hard around here lol
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:20 AM   #4
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If I got pictures of what exactly the lights were doing, do you think it would be easier to diagnose what was going on?
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Old 01-01-2014, 11:22 PM   #5
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I had to wiggle mine around quite a bit, but it eventually switched back to low beams. Thanks. I'll switch that switch out when the weather warms up a bit so I don't have to worry about it.
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He was talking of multifunction switch the one with the turn signal lever

On early TJ the lower mounted knob pulls out one click for park tail and another click for headlights it has nothing to do with high vs low beam. It also rotates for amount of inst light brightness and at full turn it turns on dome lights

The high low is via the turn signal lever

Pushed full forward and if headlights are on they are high beam. Pulled to middle position and if headlights are on they are low beams

Pulled closet to you against spring flash headlights to pass so for only as long as you pull against spring lights headlights even if not turned on but as soon as you let go of the lever it pops back to normal low beam middle position

Newer TJ all controlled via switch on steering column no lower mounted knob at all
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I'll switch that switch out when the weather warms up a bit so I don't have to worry about it.
Good idea, the headlight switch commonly goes out because it carries all of the current drawn by the headlights. There is no relay in the headlight circuit which would reduce how much current the switch has to carry.
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:48 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info Jerry, and Digger.

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