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vettefever5 01-12-2009 05:35 PM

are my high beams wired wrong?
this is probably a stupid question, but i figured i'd ask it anyway.

in every car i've owned, by pulling the left column lever toward me (blinker lever) it has either flashed the high beams or it has turned them on or off.

in the jeep, when i pull that lever the low beams turn off... i have fogs, so when i flash the blinker lever the fogs stay on but the brights flash on/off. pushing the lever forward turns them on fine.

my question: is this a jeep quirk that i just haven't read about before, or is my wiring most likely bubba'd up?

4point 01-12-2009 05:40 PM

Push forward? Mine is push back for Hi and push back again for low.

vettefever5 01-13-2009 02:03 PM

yes... when the lever is in the middle the regular lights are on. when i push it toward the dash the high beams turn on, and when i pull it toward me the lights turn off instead of flashing the high beams.

Jerry Bransford 01-13-2009 02:17 PM

Something's not right, pulling the lever towards you should flash the high beams. If the headlights are on, the low beams should remain on when you pull the lever back to flash the high beams.

It's only when you push the lever all the way forward and the headlights are on that the low beams shut off and the high beams turn on.

4point 01-13-2009 02:28 PM

Is light the switch in yours different than mine?
Mine is a one position with a momentary (pull) position to alternate between hi and lo beam. I have no push (forward) position.

Jerry Bransford 01-13-2009 02:37 PM

My '97 TJ's high-beam control lever pushes forward and stays there to select the high beams. It sounds like Jeep changed how it works in newer Jeeps.

4.0l sahara 01-13-2009 03:02 PM

Ya jeep changed the head light stalk when they did away with the pullout switch.;)

Atthehop 01-13-2009 03:07 PM

My 04 only as the pull on and pull off for the highbeam. No push position.

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