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Hoffman 05-14-2010 08:09 AM

Dimmer/Interior light switch not functional
 
I've tried searching for this and I'm coming up with zero.

In my 2004 TJ, the dimmer and interior light switch are completely nonfunctional; the rest of the indicator stalk works fine. Interior lights work fine--they come on when the door is opened or ignition is turned off (just not when the switch is used).

I don't know where to begin to troubleshoot this, any tips?

drivebytruckerz 05-14-2010 09:39 AM

If I'm not mistaken.. this technology has been basically the same since the CJ. I think the knob assembly is relatively cheap and easy to find. I replaced one once in an 80 CJ and it was easy. Maybe it's just defective, or burned out, but someone else might have a better answer.

mrcarcrazy 05-14-2010 10:01 AM

multifunction switch failure I do believe. most people have the foglight issues associated with this switch.

I'm not 100% that this is the cause of your woes, but if it is, I'd live with it, until another function of the multifunction switch stalk fails.

canadianwizard 05-14-2010 11:05 AM

It is the multi function switch. I had to replace mine a couple days ago... My fog lights stayed on... my dimmer did not work... and i could not turn on my interier lights..

It is very easy to replace... there is a how-to on here to do it.. i seen it 2 days ago, but if u want a hand let me know and i can walk u through it... U will need tork bits if u dont already have them...

It had costed me 125.00 for the switch... other people have payed 90.00 depending where u live...

Drew

Hoffman 05-14-2010 12:48 PM

Thanks for the responses guys :wavey:

I think I'll follow mrcarcrazy's advice here and just live with it for now. I'd rather take that $100 and use it to drop in a CB!

TJeepman 05-14-2010 01:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hoffman (Post 624270)
Thanks for the responses guys :wavey:

I think I'll follow mrcarcrazy's advice here and just live with it for now. I'd rather take that $100 and use it to drop in a CB!

If you decide to replace the switch, here's a "how to" based on a 2003.

HyperBuzzin 05-14-2010 03:57 PM

Mine is the same way.... can't turn on dome lights or dim the dash lights, but everything else works fine.
I found a very small wire in the unit that broke. It's damned near impossible to get to the wire enought to splice or even solder it.

I just got a couple of those small "Tap Lights" and mounted them to the roof.
A used switch (w/fogs) on eBay is around $90. The tap lights were 3 for $10.


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