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Jason Goldsack

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« on: January 10, 2011, 02:42:47 PM »

My wife went to bring our 1992 Jeep Cherokee home tonight and the following happened.

The headlight won't work, the turn signals don't work but and they are lit up on the dashboard.

The high beam light is on on the dash ..

I'm thinking maybe the dimmer switch on the column went for a crap.

I did notice the other day that the wiper didn't work right away but came on when I went down the road.

Does this sound like a dimmer switch problem?




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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2011, 03:01:29 PM »

I just talked to my step-father. he thinks it's right in the headlight switch. If no headlights come on there must not be any contact happening.. that would be in the headlight switch.

Good thing I'm off tomorrow so I can make a wreckers run.

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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2011, 04:06:47 PM »

Nope
 
Sounds more like a wiring problem.  Check the harness at the bottom of the column.  Turn signals and headlights are two different things.  The fact it lights up on the dash is a clue.  It could also be the harness going forward. 
 
Does that have a bulk head connector?
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2011, 05:14:20 PM »

Multi-function switch??

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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2011, 05:24:15 PM »

Yeah it's multi function, but the dash lights are working.  That's my point.  I could be wrong
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2011, 03:11:32 AM »

Ya.. I have been searching the net for anyone that had the same type of problem and some say multi switch on the column and some say the headlight switch.

I will start with the headlight switch since it is the easiest and should be cheap at the wreckers.






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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2011, 11:09:08 AM »

I was thinking the headlights were on the column too.  Sorry bout that.  My Bad.  Time to open mouth and insert feet.  I'll shut up now. . . .
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2011, 11:50:01 AM »

Well something is really screwed. I also thought it could be the daytime running light so I unplugged it and it makes no difference.

I get the headlight switch almost out and everything starts to work, then it quits, and on and on..

I think this jeep has wiring issues..and I'm not getting into it. I'm looking for another vehicle.

It really sucks ass trying to get that switch out and half the dash has to come apart to get it out... Jeep dashes suck!!!!


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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2011, 03:46:24 AM »

On the look out for a newer vehicle now.. Leaning towards a Ram truck Quad cab or Dakota Quad cab... something that can tow but fit the brats in the back...

Off to the bank...


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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2011, 07:38:33 AM »

 My wifes old '95 Neon did the same thing - turned out to be the multi-function switch, but that switch worked the headlights too (no separate switch on the dash).
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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2011, 10:04:16 AM »

I had this problem before..  Turned out to be a loose ground wire under the dash.
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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2011, 11:17:28 AM »

I would go Full sized Ram Jase.  The cost difference isn't that much.  The 11 Ram looks nicer too.  Resale is real good on them.  That is along as Momma will drive it.  Elaine is scared to death with my bus.  It leaps way faster than her Hemi R/T
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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2011, 04:32:25 PM »

Well I found something in my price range today.

1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Club Cab 6 foot box. Red with Grey and Mint shape. Only has 138 000 km (86 000 for our US friends) which is pretty low for it's age. It has a class 3 hitch on it. Not quite my old 1st Gen Cummins but should do the trick and my wife loves it ( she will be the driver of this).

I will stop by the car lot on Monday to talk more about it. It has the 318 and from what I have read gets about 17 mpg highway. But a friend of mine drove his down to the Nationals with us a few years ago and got close to 27mpg with his 318 Ram... WTF?




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« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2011, 04:54:59 PM »

If your friend had a 2WD, 27 is a maybe.  You can't go by that lie-o-meter on the overhead.  Hand calced is the only way
 
Word of advice.  Squirt some oil inside the bottoms of the doors.  They are prone to rust.
 
There is only two things I know about the 5.2 Magnum.  The belly pans on the intakes will leak oil into the intake plenum.  You can abuse thge crap out of them and they'll keep delivering
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« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2011, 05:11:10 PM »

It took me two tanks to go to the Nationals and back and the Windsor averaged 16mpg... He drove there and back on one tank....

But my other buddy with the 360 in his ram stopped the same time I did he got barely 16mpg on the highway with his Ram..


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