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    Posted: 21 July 2021 at 11:23am
Night had fallen and I went to turn the jeep lights on, but only the tail lights came on, neither headlight? All the connections look good and it was just sudden, but sure why. Anyone else experience this?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mbullism Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 July 2021 at 12:13pm
When I had the same issue it was the switch... just needed a good take apart and contact cleaning
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You just can't catch a break lately, can you?

A multimeter is your friend here.  Basics, check switch, grounds, plugs...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TERRY Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 July 2021 at 1:49pm
Check the dimmer switch for proper lead placement and continuity.
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Don't forget to check the fuse on the light switch. 
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punch the hi-low switch 2 or 3 times..
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Originally posted by JohnB JohnB wrote:

Don't forget to check the fuse on the light switch. 

  There is no fuse, there‚Äôs a self-resetting circuit breaker. If it was open, he would not have parking lights or tail lights, either. 
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Thanks all for the help, I'll give it a looksy in the AM, my guess is a connection loose, headlights are fine and both worked wiring is all new
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I looked at it tonight, and one of the connections was dirty or loose or both, lights are back! When I get home I'll give it a good cleaning and dielectric grease it to keep it safe for the future

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