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Dash/Interior Light issue

Hi all. Newbie to the forum here...so be gentle

IN all seriousness, glad I found this forum. Trying to squeeze every bit of life I can from my 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee (6cyl, 220k miles) because I dont want/need another car payment.

Just this morning, I noticed when I hit unlock, the interior lights did not come on. Also, the dash and other interior lights (i.e. gauge panel, AC/radio, gear shift) were out when I cranked it up and turned on the headlights. The overhead light worked when I pressed it. Gauges work, AC and radio all work. Just when headlights turned on, nothing lights up.

Could this be a fuse issue? Wiring issue? Combination of both?

Thanks all! Any insight would greatly help!

(For what it's worth, I am fairly handy...I've replaced window actuator, power steering hose, etc. before).

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Re: Dash/Interior Light issue

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Hi all. Newbie to the forum here...so be gentle

IN all seriousness, glad I found this forum. Trying to squeeze every bit of life I can from my 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee (6cyl, 220k miles) because I dont want/need another car payment.

Just this morning, I noticed when I hit unlock, the interior lights did not come on. Also, the dash and other interior lights (i.e. gauge panel, AC/radio, gear shift) were out when I cranked it up and turned on the headlights. The overhead light worked when I pressed it. Gauges work, AC and radio all work. Just when headlights turned on, nothing lights up.

Could this be a fuse issue? Wiring issue? Combination of both?

Thanks all! Any insight would greatly help!

(For what it's worth, I am fairly handy...I've replaced window actuator, power steering hose, etc. before).
UPDATE
Talked to my dad...he is thinking it could be the actual headlight switch, or at a minimum a loose/faulty wire in that area.

The dash/console/radio/etc lights go 'out' when I turn the headlights on (headlights still work).
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Re: Dash/Interior Light issue

I can´t check the wiring manual now for fuse numbers, but the body control module (BCM) is mostly in control of the lights. I would try a battery disconnect for some minutes and try again. The BCM can sometimes freeze up and stop doing its thing.
If that doesn´t help, then have a look in the drivers door rubber boot for broken wire(s).
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