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Answered 2015-07-14 15:05:33

Bad connection to low beam circuit.

I had a similar problem on my '95 Cherokee. I traced the short to the wiring harness connector that is directly under the air box. The years and miles of Michigan winter driving had caused a salty crud to infiltrate the harness and short out the low beams. I repaired the damage, and replaced the airbox with a K&N cone filter and air tube. I noticed that my 2001 Cherokee has the wire connection in a different location to avoid this problem.

AnswerThis might sound simple, however my 93 did the same thing. The previous owner (my brother in law) change out the light switch behind the dash 6 months earlier. So when i had this problem I spent alot of time checking the wiring. However I notice the light switch box behind the dash was getting really hot. I purchased a new one around 20 bucks and swapped it out and have never had another problem. Note make sure you are very careful when you reattach the plug back into the new switch box. I think the my brother in law may have bent and loosend one on the copper plugs and that was causing a short when the lights were turned on. also make sure you reattach the ground wire, it is normally separate from the factory plug. .
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