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Old 09-10-2012, 07:11 PM   #1
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YJ Dash Light Problem

I have a 1992 Jeep YJ and whenever I turn the headlights on my dash lights shut off. The dash lights are on when the headlights are off. I ordered a brand new headlight switch and installed it today. The new switch does nothing. I push the switch up and the headlights do not turn on, however the dash lights still work. I reinstalled the old switch and am again stuck with no dash lights when the headlights are on. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-10-2012, 07:41 PM   #2
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Also, I do not know if it is the headlight switch that is the problem. That was my first guess and I tried it

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Did you check grounds? Also check tour dimmer switch I know in my jeep if its not in the right spot the dash lights wont work.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:22 PM   #4
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I think I'm going to replace the dimmer switch. My switch only clicks when I spin it to the very top. In other words, it only clicks once. Does your's click more than once?
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My dimmer only clicks at the top but has a few spots as I dim it that the dash lights flicker. I've been meaning to pull it out and take the air compressor to it. Could just be dirty contacts.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:32 PM   #6
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Yeah mine doesn't dim at all. Tomorrow I'll take that out and try cleaning it because it's to dark to work tonight. Thanks for the quick replies
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In behind the "wheel" is a reostat, that dims the lights. Sometimes its just dirty, and others the contacts are burnt.

If its not letting the new headlight switch work, its most likely a dead short in the dimmer. But it puzzles me why the old switch works the headlights with no dash lights.

There should only be a click at the top of the wheel, that is where it would turn on your interior light.

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