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I am having problems with my headlights on a 1999 jeep

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I am having problems with my headlights on a 1999 jeep cherokee classic. They flicker on and off after about 5-10 minutes of use. I have replaced the headlight switch (the old one had visible heat damage). This worked for about a week and now it is doing it again. From what I have read, it sounds like it may be a grounding issue.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  bill replied 1 year ago.

its possible BUT what does the headlamp switch connector look like?

heat damaged headlamp switches almost always damage the connector as well

Expert:  bill replied 1 year ago.

not common to see grounds fail on the Cherokee if there was a ground issue you would lose the parking lights turn signals and headlamps, are you losing BOTH front and rear lights?