Jeep Cherokee Dimmer Switch
Common Troubles and Quick Fixes for Your Jeep Cherokee Dimmer Switch
Can too much light be too much for you? When on a night adventure with your Jeep Cherokee, lights-inside on your instrument panel and outside with your headlights-are very important. Sometimes, however, they're actually too bright that they can blind you and the drivers around you to the dangers on the road. The dimmer switch is the simple remedy for that situation as it allows you control over the luminosity or brightness of the lights on your panel as well as your headlights. With the dimmer switch working properly, you don't have to rely on one single level of brightness the whole time. There are few things that can go wrong with your dimmer switch. Here they are with the best quick fixes you can apply:
The very first clear sign that your dimmer switch is starting to mess up is when the lights on your dash and your headlights don't dim at all. You can flick the switch all you want but nothing at all seems to get those lights dimming. This is one of the tougher symptoms because the culprit to blame is likely a fault somewhere in the wiring of the dimmer switch-which is inconveniently located within the steering wheel column. Sometimes, shutting off the lights completely and turning them on again remedies the situation-if it's simply a shortage of electricity delivered to the lights and switch. If that doesn't work, it's best to get the wiring replaced before a major short occurs that could bring down the lights along with it.
Wonky, loose switch
The second-and far less common-dimmer switch fault lies with actual physical switch itself. The great thing about a dimmer switch in full function is that it gives satisfying feedback whenever it is used-a tactile and audible "click" sound. Over time, and with advancing age, this mechanism starts loosening up and may even fail entirely-providing no stopping point for the switch when engaged. The best solution is to have it replaced immediately. You could, however, push the switch in tight while twisting it to allow it to function-at least long enough to get a replacement.