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Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee Lights

1997 Jeep GC i replaced the bulb bacause it melted to the hole where the bulb goes in. i need to take out the lens to get the melted bulb off. how do i get the lens off?


  • HELP!!! I just spent every penny I had to purchase this 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. After a week of owning it I noticed when I signaled a left turn, the flasher was "FAST", just a left turn, not a right. I finally got around to checking all the lights and noticed that almost all of the front bulbs were burned-out. Yesterday I replaced them and thought I was "good to go". Then I had someone apply the brakes and noticed that the "third" brake light (located on the top of the window) wasn't working. I took everything apart and there weren't any bulbs. I bought new bulbs and when I installed them, they all were lit; this is with the truck NOT running, no lights on. I also noticed that the information center is now telling me that the rear bulbs have failed. When I turn on the lights the "regular" brake lights come on but when I step on the breaks they are suppose to get "brighter". I replaced the bulbs and no luck. I checked all the fuses and everything seems fine. There was a U-Haul light system hooked-up and I assumed that was causing the problem so I removed it, still the 3 rd brake light is constantly on and brake lights only work in the "normal" mode, not the "brighter" mood when I step on the brake pedal. I was guessing it was a brake light switch problem but why wouldn't the brake lights be on "brighter" rather than "normal" ; also why would the 3rd brake light continue to light when the truck is shut-off. I've spent close to $30 on replacement bulbs and honestly don't have the money to have this looked at. ANY help would be greatly appreciated!!! Thank you, Mar
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    Please stick with your original posting: mmeyer1, "Jeep Grand Cherokee Electrical Problems" #245, 21 Oct 2007 3:34 pm

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  • 1999 Grand Cherokee both head light lens develope premanent fogging in the plastic.

    has anyone replaced or cleaned the lens
  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
    One of these techniques may tide you over:

    Healing Hazy Headlamps
  • My driver side headlight in my 97 JGC is brighter than the other. I just put new bulbs in and then tried replacing the side not as bright but same thing. Any ideas why one side is brighter than the other?
  • tuggajbtuggajb Posts: 646
    check around head light body have loose ground or dirtyconecton to body of jeep
  • I have a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 214,000+ miles and I've had some problems with it, but overall it has been a good vehicle. The one big problem I have now that is affecting my ability to get it registered is the license plate light will not come on. Auto Zone tested and said there is no power going to the light.

    Has anyone experienced problems with this particular light and have any solutions on where to go to find the problem in the wiring?
  • Im guessing you have to take the headlight cover off right, since the fogging is on the inside of the headlight....or is it on the outside? My '00 JGC has that too, not too bad, but i never really got a close look to see if the fogging up was occurring on the inside or the outside of the headlight cover.

  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
    Most of the fogging I've read about happens on the outside of the headlight (just talking in general terms here, not specifically about Jeeps). The outside fogging would include the lens cover for cars that have them.

    If you have fogging on the inside, I'd suspect moisture.
  • The lights on my GC used to go on during a sunny day and stay on then go on/off regardless of the lighting conditions in daytime. They worked fine at night and came on when dark.
    The dealer just changed the ignition switch to solve that, so far has been working.
    Anyone had a similar experience?
  • I have a 00 JGC Laredo. I was changing my reverse lightbuld and also doing some wiring and the wires touch and now each time i go reverse my reverse lights dont turn on and also my turn signals dosent work either, but my lights turn on, my brake lights turn on, my hazards turns on and also my ac/heater dont work either. If anybody can help, please do.
  • the0the0 Posts: 1
    It sounds like you shorted out the circuit. it could be as simple as checking your fuse box and i'd check all your fuses in case more then one has tripped.

    Good luck,
  • Hey i got a 00 jgc laredo and was planning on getting some halo foglights. Anybody have these installed on their jgc or if professional installation is needed? I dont know too much but if its not too advanced i can manage it. Thanks

    planning on also getting smoked halo headlights and taillights if i find a smoked one i accepted

  • demoordemoor Posts: 1
    i have a '92 cherokee and the high beems stay on all the time even when the truck is turned off. all the other lights work just fine. any ideas?
  • barbara20barbara20 Posts: 1
    I have a 2002 GJC Larado and the left brake light doesn't work, the lower lights blink off and on and the light above the window doesn't work at all. Replacement bulbs seem to work over night then all the issues return. Dealership replaced the bulb and said it was good to go even though I told them there was more to it then a bulb replacement.

    Anyone else having these issues?
  • tuggajbtuggajb Posts: 646
    have them replace the bulb holder fixed mine just the bulb holder not the entire light assembly holder cost about 10 bucks
  • luckeeluckee Posts: 1
    Hello! Can anyone tell me exactly how to replace the headlight bulbs on a 1996 Grand Cherokee Limited? Guy at the auto store said to go in under the hood and replace from behind. I've looked at it but I'm not sure if I am supposed to pull out the connector that holds the old bulb -- because it doesn't budge and I can't see an easy way to do that and don't want to break anything -- or take off the entire headlight assembly and do it that way. And on the passenger side, does the battery have to be removed?

    Thanks much for any help.

  • tuggajbtuggajb Posts: 646
    need to remove entire head lamp assmbley has one screw on the top that you remove and then have to grab the assembly and pull like h$ll to get it off
  • quartaquarta Posts: 1
    My 2002 jeep Grand Cheokee failed inspection in NJ. When the lights are on and you press on the brakes the left taillite goes out when the center light on top goes on. The desription from the inspestion station is Wig Wag.
    Does anybody know what part needs to be replaced and location?

    I appreciate your help.

    Thank You
  • tuggajbtuggajb Posts: 646
    need to replace bulb holders in tail light assmb cost bout 12 bucks each change both sides
  • fgdiazfgdiaz Posts: 2
    The tails and signal lights from the rear left side,don't work properly, if any body have the schematics of the circuit please send me. I try changing the light bulb but still doesn't work.

    I appreciate your help

    thank you
  • fgdiazfgdiaz Posts: 2
    Grand Cherokee 1999

    The tails and signal lights from the rear left side,don't work properly, if any body have the schematics of the circuit please send me. I try changing the light bulb but still doesn't work.
  • tuggajbtuggajb Posts: 646
    if you have not cut or added a trailer light conector then the first thing i would is get new bulb holder also make sure that you have put in the right bulb 3157 not any other
  • Not sure when/how it happened, but one headlight is busted. I figured I'd replace both on my 1995 Orvis. However, the adjuster pivots were broken a while back b/c they were a little dry and cracked. So, now I need to replace the pivots, as well. Anyone know where/how to get these? Better yet, how to replace?

  • I have a problem with my headlights on a 2006 cherokee. They random flash on and off while the only the parking lights are on, and also when using the headlights at night. Along with this the dash lights flash. I don't think its the switch, it doesn't seem sensitive. If anyone has any ideas it would be great. thanks.
  • My Jeep Recently failed inspection due to the FRONT SIDE MARKER BULBS being burned out how do I get to them? the whole front light assembly seems very difficult to get to do I need to take a bunch of stuff off to replace the SIDE MARKER BULB? :confuse:
  • Have had this Jeep (my 2nd) for almost 7 years with no real problems beyond general maintenance and a bad butt warmer (replaced for less than $150, and by the dealer no less).

    Want to keep it for a couple more years, since it's paid for and running great still, so have replaced a few things (rusted window trim, failed hood and trunk pistons, minor stuff to keep it in good shape).

    Problems we can't find fixes for:
    * memory settings (door button or remotes) don't hold the side mirror positions anymore and set both side mirrors to some apparently random setting
    * automatic headlights come on by themselves in the middle of the night (full dark, engine off, no key in ignition). also hear relay clicking randomly when driving during the day in full sun
    * brakes pulse badly, assuming warped rotors (again). after reading here, will try vented rotors and ceramic pads next. also read about torque settings on lug nuts, will keep in mind

    Any help with these problems would be greatly appreciated. Always loved Jeeps, want to love this one again ;-)
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    You may want to give Jeep Grand Cherokee Electrical Problems a try.

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  • I have 97 Jeep Grand. I think it should be the same. I just replaced mine. First, open the hood, then take a look at the top front and point conner, just under the body. There is a screw there. you have to unscrew that. It should be very easy.

    Second, Look at the bottom, between the marker light and the front signal light. there should be another screw there. you have to un screw this one too. It's about 2 inches long. You can see that the side light start become loose. Don't pull it. You don't want to cut the wire. Just slow pull it to the side when the screw became loose.

    Now, you can twist the light socket out, and change the bulb. Put everything back in the reverse order. Then you are all set.

    Hope this help you in any way. It should take about 20 - 30 mins top. good luck !!!! :)
  • Thanks for your help. I knew I had found some useful suggestions on electrical problems but couldn't find them again. I'll add to that thread if any of the fixes work.
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