1978 Jeep CJ7 headlights

Tiny
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Electrical problem
1978 Jeep CJ7 V8 Four Wheel Drive Manual

I also have a problem with my lights flashing at night when turned on. I have changed the headlight switch, and checked the wires. When I turn on the lights they work for about 5 seconds and then flash, there is a clicking sound inside the switch. Also, there is an orange wire hanging from the switch but I cant seem to figure out where it goes. My Chit manual isnt clear as to what wire is what. Any additional help?
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Monday, November 2nd, 2009 AT 4:48 PM

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Tiny
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Until now, I used to write personal, fun, but always accurate, correct answers. Mainly because I am still recliner bound, for almost a year, due to a severe injury to my foot at work. This is/was my way to cope and I get paid absolutely nothing to do it. Without further extensive testing, which I can and will talk you thru, if need-be to prove or disprove this. My gut feeling is you need to CHECK dimmer switch connector for pushed back or bad connectors at connection to actual dimmer switch/ connector replacment may fix
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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 AT 6:59 PM
Tiny
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-1. I might.0. Mr. Jeep is active and accounted for.1. Im brave go ahead.2. I have never used a voltmeter but I am confident that the instructions in my Chit is clear and precise.3. Will acquire this weekend (along with the voltmeter.4. See 3.5. Not wanting to set my girl on fire, I vow to follow directions (doing good so far).6. NO I do not play well with others (Stupid people piss me off).7. OK heres where you laugh out loud - Im the mechanically inclined in the family, Love to get down and dirty. Besides if I cant fix her while shes in the driveway Im so screwed when we hit the mountains. (We figured it out when the Harley made hubby threw tools across the garage.I fixed it and made him pick them up.
VERN
THIS IS PASTED FOR EASIER CORRESPONDENCE. JUST FOR YOU TURDDOG. LOL I apologize for not responding turddog. I wanted to exhaust your advice before replying that I hit a wall. I went through all my grounds that were visable (each headlight, light switch which I replaced, dimmer switch which I replaced due to corrosion (sp) and rusted and applied lubricant on the male terminals.) Yes I am still in the dark. As inexperienced as I am I really appreciate your help. I dont want to wear out my "welcome" so to say but would appreciate any other ideas. It has been suggested that maybe my charging system is not right. Last month I replaced the alternator and battery. (She really is a work of art in progress) Would the voltage regulator have that kind of impact?
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Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 AT 10:08 AM
Tiny
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I AM SO SORRY!

I JUST RAN ACROSS YOUR POST WHILE SURFING IN HERE---CJs BREAK SELDOM---SO I WAS JUST MESSIN' AROUND.......KINDA LIKE THE "MAYTAG MAN"

I MUSTA NEVER GOT A NOTIFICATION?????

IT HAS BEEN A WHILE---THE BIG GUYS FROWNED ON OLD USERNAME AND INSISTED I CHANGE IT

I NEVER ABANDON A CJ IN DISTRESS!----REALLY.......GO LOOK AT THE CJ 5 AND 7 FORUMS ON 2CARPROS......HERE'S A LINK TO THE '7s (THEY BREAK MORE THAN 5s) .....SOME HAVE WELL OVER 100 RESPONSES

http://www.2carpros.com/makes/jeep/cj7

PLEASE ASK MORE QUESTIONS---JUST TO MAKE UP FOR THIS GLITCH!

NO NEED TO START A NEW THREAD---JUST KEEP ADDING TO THIS ONE

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

THE MEDIC
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