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15' Overland Headlights Turn On & Off, Weak Output

Hey guys ,

I have a 15 overland with HID lights. The headlights keep turning on & off randomly. When they are on they put out a very weak output. I've changed the bulbs, same issue.

Anybody know what it can be ?

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Old 01-22-2016, 08:12 PM
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Re: 15' Overland Headlights Turn On & Off, Weak Output

You changed the bulbs on a '15 yourself? You should be taking it to your dealer, sounds more like an electrical problem.
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Re: 15' Overland Headlights Turn On & Off, Weak Output

Sounds like it could be a loose ground. Check the two grounds on the passenger side frame rail in the engine compartment (below the fuse box).

These were finger tight on my '15 Overland....
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You changed the bulbs on a '15 yourself? You should be taking it to your dealer, sounds more like an electrical problem.

No, I had a shop do it. I hope it's nothing major.
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Sounds like it could be a loose ground. Check the two grounds on the passenger side frame rail in the engine compartment (below the fuse box).

These were finger tight on my '15 Overland....

Thanks I'm gna try that now.
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Re: 15' Overland Headlights Turn On & Off, Weak Output

Grounds are tight. Does anyone know where the headlight ground wire is ?
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Re: 15' Overland Headlights Turn On & Off, Weak Output

Is there a reason you want to be a DIYer on this instead of taking it in under warranty?
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Re: 15' Overland Headlights Turn On & Off, Weak Output

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No, I had a shop do it. I hope it's nothing major.
Why oh Why ?
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Is there a reason you want to be a DIYer on this instead of taking it in under warranty?
I live in Brooklyn NY. We have the worst service center ever. My jeep has condensation in the headlights(had it since the first week). It's much worse than the "allowed" condensation. I brought the car to the dealer 3 times. They didn't even bother looking at the problem. They just kept giving me the run around. Still no fix by the way. i try to fix any problem myself. Going to them is the last option.
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I live in Brooklyn NY. We have the worst service center ever. My jeep has condensation in the headlights(had it since the first week). It's much worse than the "allowed" condensation. I brought the car to the dealer 3 times. They didn't even bother looking at the problem. They just kept giving me the run around. Still no fix by the way. i try to fix any problem myself. Going to them is the last option.
Take it to another dealer, sorry but its crazy not to have a dealer fix this. Try Jeep Cares on this website if you can not find a dealer.
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Re: 15' Overland Headlights Turn On & Off, Weak Output

Definitely an electrical issue going on. Weird though about dim output. I would have thought that if the ballasts aren't getting the proper voltage they would simply turn the bulb off. Never heard of an HID bulb putting out say half output.
Just out of curiousity are both sides doing the exact same thing? If so then that leads me to believe the problem isn't the bulbs or ballasts.
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Definitely an electrical issue going on. Weird though about dim output. I would have thought that if the ballasts aren't getting the proper voltage they would simply turn the bulb off. Never heard of an HID bulb putting out say half output.
Just out of curiousity are both sides doing the exact same thing? If so then that leads me to believe the problem isn't the bulbs or ballasts.

Yup. They take turns on which one decides to turn on & off, but they are both very weak.
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