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Old 03-10-2010, 07:46 PM   #1
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one headlight is dim

2004 rubicon. All of a sudden my passenger side headlight is dim. Not sure when it actually started. Also the fog lights won't come back on when you switch from hi beam back to low beam. They will come come back on after you switch the lights completely off then back on. I replaced the headlight and still only get a dim light. The drivers side headlight works fine. I looked for a relay but didn't see one for the headlights. I'm confused as to what it may be.

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Old 03-10-2010, 07:47 PM   #2
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Sounds like a bad ground, but I can't tell you where to begin to look.

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Odds are it's just a dirty/corroded plug or ground connection at the headlight itself. Unplug the wiring plug attached to the rear of the headlight & then reseat it which will likely cure it. If that doesn't do it, find the black wire from the headlight plug attached to a screw going into the body. That is the ground wire. Loosen the screw that holds it to the tub, clean, & then retighten it.
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Would you suggest cleaning the plug connections or using dilectric grease when reassembling, Jerry?
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Would you suggest cleaning the plug connections or using dilectric grease when reassembling, Jerry?
I would do both
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