HEADLIGHTS

  • Tiny
  • floordude
  • 1995 Jeep Cherokee
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD

My headlights don't work on a 95 jeep cherokee sport.I relaced the fuse, headlight switch and headlights. What could it be?

Saturday, November 27th, 2010 AT 5:55 PM

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  • Tiny
  • JDL
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Any applicable fuses, did you use a voltage tester to check for voltage at the fuse circuit?

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Saturday, November 27th, 2010 AT 6:43 PM
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  • floordude
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Yes. It's OK. Is their anyway to run a jumper wire to the headlights to see if the work? Or is their even anything else I can do?

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Saturday, November 27th, 2010 AT 9:40 PM
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All I can do is track the voltage circuit and check ground. Did you check for voltage and ground at the headlamp assembly?

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Saturday, November 27th, 2010 AT 10:11 PM
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  • floordude
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Yes. With the headlight switch on, I have no voltage at the headlight plug.

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Saturday, November 27th, 2010 AT 10:22 PM
  • Tiny
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At the headlamp switch, do you have voltage at the red wire with orange tracer? Then, with headlamp switch on, the tan wire with black tracer should be hot, is it?

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Sunday, November 28th, 2010 AT 5:23 PM
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  • floordude
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Yes I have voltage, but it is a red wire and blue tracer. Yes the brown and black wire is hot.

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Sunday, November 28th, 2010 AT 8:45 PM
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Check the wiring at the dimmer switch. Tan wire with black tracer hot with the headlamp switch on. Violet wire with white tracer, also hot, carries voltage to headlamps.

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Monday, November 29th, 2010 AT 2:00 PM
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It is a red wire with a white tracer. Yes it is hot with the switch on.

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Monday, November 29th, 2010 AT 3:24 PM
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If the voltage circuits are all ok, check the ground at the headlamp connector, black wire. One way to check ground, is to use a testlite connected to battery voltage, touch to black wire terminal, with connector loose, if the lite comes on, the ground is good.

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Monday, November 29th, 2010 AT 4:00 PM
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I checked the ground wire and the light came on

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Monday, November 29th, 2010 AT 4:51 PM

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