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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-04-2002, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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New problem, surprise surprise. Now the headlights don't work at all, but the parking lights and tail lights do work. The reverse lights never worked, so I'm still trying to figure that out. I still can't find the brights switch. The body on it is fiberglass and I'm thinkin the guy who put it on didn't put in the button for the brights. Let me know what you think is the problem.
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Re: Headlights

If it's a stock wiring harness, the wires for the dimmer switch will be under the instrument panel somewhere. You'll just have to root around until you find them.

If it's not a factory harness you will have to start at the headlights and follow the wires through the loom and see where they go.

Can't you get help from the guy who sold it to you? He must know where the switches are, whether the tail lights work, or where their problems are.
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Re: Headlights

Ok, I know FarmJeep is a CJ, but I can't recall what year. What year is it?

The dimmer switch is supposed to be on the floor on the drivers side top left, sorta behind the e-brake pedal.

First a question: The headlights did work, but now don't? What did you work on in the electrical system between when they did work and didn't?

The problem is most likely in one of three places: the dimmer switch (if you have one....), the light switch on the dash, or the ground. 'Glass bodies can have grounding issues.

I agree, start at the lights and chase the wires back and see what is in the loom.
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