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FloridaJeep11
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:55 pm    Post subject: Head Lights Reply with quote

I need some help with this one......here we go
As you know we're all here to try to save a buck, sio this time is my turn.
The headlights switch on my 1998TJ just took a dump and decided to stop working. The dealership was asking for $80+ and Autozone $40+, so i was wondering if I could just get rid of the whole switch thing and install them directly to a rocker switch to control my lights.
has anyone done this before?
any write ups? with pictures would be even better!, Not much of an electrician here you know.

Thanks...C.
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ehirner
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably not. At least not easily. The headlight switch on your Jeep controls the parking lights, headlights, interior lights, and dash lighting. Get the aftermarket one from AZ and install that. You'll save yourself a lot of headaches compared to trying to rig up something that you don't know how to do in the first place.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seconded

You've got to deal with Headlights, Parking Lights and the Dimmer (reostat) for the Dash, and interior lights. $40 is gonna save a lot of "why did I start this"
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quadna71
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just fyi...if you want to go with an OEM part, jeepsareus.com has it for $63.98


Description Qty Your Price Core Price Total Cost
Mechanical Catalog - 1998 - Jeep - Wrangler
Electrical, Chassis electrical, Switches, Headlamp switch, HEADLAMP SWITCH, All $63.98 $0.00 $63.98
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FloridaJeep11
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just wanted to say thanks for the advise, I went ahead and took a trip down to Autozone $$47.99 and fortunately they had the headlight switch. One of the simplest fixing I have done lately. It took longer to take the panel off than to change the switch.......Just wanted to say thanks for the advise.

Cesar.
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