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Old 06-09-2013, 04:35 PM   #1
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Unhappy High Beams don't work!

I live out in the country and my Bright's don't work! High Beams are a must for me and I can't figure out why it doesn't work? When I pull the handle towards me, I have to hold it to work. I'm not afraid to take the steering wheel off I just want to know what I'm looking for ahead of time. Well any help I can get would be amazing! Thanks!

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Old 06-09-2013, 06:53 PM   #2
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Most likely the cam in the stalk is broken. With the headlights on when you pull back the stalk you should hear a "click" and your high beams should stay on until you pull the stalk back again to cancel the high beams. You can also slightly pull it back for "flash to pass" or to acknowledge another Jeep.

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I thought forward was high beams and all the way back was flash to pass????
Jeep's gone now so can't check. Check out your relays...
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:28 PM   #4
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I think my relays are fine but I'll check to make sure. The lights work and all it's just the high beams will not stay on :/
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:31 PM   #5
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Most likely the cam in the stalk is broken. With the headlights on when you pull back the stalk you should hear a "click" and your high beams should stay on until you pull the stalk back again to cancel the high beams. You can also slightly pull it back for "flash to pass" or to acknowledge another Jeep.
Do you know where I can find one of those? Like a link or the name of the product. Thanks!
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No the part is integrated into the wiper switch there is a plastic piece that your turn signal level pushes on when you pull it back making an actuator rod running down your steering column push to make the brights turn on if you can get the cover off of your column and see if the rod is being pushed down or not its probably in the wiper switch mine had a piece broken off of it and the brights didn't work when I pulled it apart a fist full of plastic pieces fell out
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I thought forward was high beams and all the way back was flash to pass????
Jeep's gone now so can't check. Check out your relays...
That's the way it is on our JK's. YJ's you just pull back.
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No the part is integrated into the wiper switch there is a plastic piece that your turn signal level pushes on when you pull it back making an actuator rod running down your steering column push to make the brights turn on if you can get the cover off of your column and see if the rod is being pushed down or not its probably in the wiper switch mine had a piece broken off of it and the brights didn't work when I pulled it apart a fist full of plastic pieces fell out
I might have to just open it up and see. I'll take some pictures of it. Thanks a bunch!
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No. You can get one from Quadratec. There's a plastic piece in there that's most likely broken.
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That's the way it is on our JK's. YJ's you just pull back.
Yeah, now I remember...didn't like that, always waited for it to break
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high beams cut off

my high beams come on fine but after a while they cut off all my head lights.. any help please
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Old 01-18-2014, 04:18 PM   #13
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my high beams come on fine but after a while they cut off all my head lights.. any help please
Bad headlight switch it has a circuit breaker in it so if there is a problem it cuts off the lights. They do stupid things when they get old.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:39 AM   #14
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just amuse me, do what i say and report back.... ok the high beam switch on the base of the column is out of adjustment or bad. you do not have to take any part of the column apart to do this, simply loosen the switch and slide forward or back accordingly. if you have a tilt column make sure you are tilted all the way up before finalize your adjustments.

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