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How to replace a 1997 Jeep Cherokee headlight switch

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How to replace a 1997 Jeep Cherokee headlight switch?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  quickcar replied 7 years ago.

heres the instructions on how to do it. hope this helps.

 

 

HEADLAMP SWITCH

WARNING: ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AIRBAGS, Refer to PASSIVE RESTRAINT SYSTEMS BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANY STEERING WHEEL, STEERING COLUMN, OR INSTRUMENT PANEL COMPONENT DIAGNOSIS OR SERVICE. FAILURE TO TAKE THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS COULD RESULT IN ACCIDENTAL AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT AND POSSIBLE PERSONAL INJURY.

WARNING: IF THE HEADLAMP SWITCH WAS ON, WAIT FIVE MINUTES TO ALLOW THE CERAMIC DIMMER RESISTOR TO COOL. IF THE CERAMIC DIMMER RESISTOR IS NOT ALLOWED TO COOL, IT CAN BURN YOUR FINGERS.

  1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
  2. Remove the knee blocker as described in this group.
  3. Pull the headlamp switch control knob out to the On position stop

    WARNING: IF THE HEADLAMP SWITCH WAS ON, WAIT FIVE MINUTES TO ALLOW THE CERAMIC DIMMER RESISTOR TO COOL. IF THE CERAMIC DIMMER RESISTOR IS NOT ALLOWED TO COOL, IT CAN BURN YOUR FINGERS.

  4. Reach up through the outboard side of the steering column opening and depress the headlamp switch knob and shaft release button on the inboard side of the switch Headlamp Switch Knob and Shaft Remove/Install - Typical
  5. Pull the switch knob and shaft out of the headlamp switch.
  6. Remove the spanner nut that secures the headlamp switch to the instrument panel Headlamp Switch Remove/Install
  7. Move the headlamp switch into the steering column opening far enough to access the wire harness connectors.
  8. Unplug the two wire harness connectors from the headlamp switch.
  9. Remove the headlamp switch from the instrument panel.
  10. Reverse the removal procedures to install. Tighten the spanner nut to 2.7 N·m (24 in. lbs.)

 

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