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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 7/29/2005 9:33:04 PM EDT
Hey all,

In my 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee, *all* the interior convenience lights (dash, gearshift, climate control backlight, etc) flicker. They seem to flicker when driving on anything but the smoothest pavement. If I flick/double-tap the interior light dimmer, they seem to respond, so I'm guessing that the dimmer switch is the problem. The circuits classes I took in college, left me with the opinion that these kinds of switches rarely "go bad", so I'm wondering what y'all think? Have people had this happen before? What's consensus on the problem? Switch? Connection?

Thanks,
BoB
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 4:49:07 AM EDT
A bad gound wire is prolly the culprit. I had a '88 VW jetta with a similar problem (the dash lights and all dash instrumentation) would flicker/be inoperative. Dealer diagnosed a bad ground and fixed it.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 4:53:58 AM EDT
check the ground and check the switch. junk yard for replacement switch if local new is cost prohibitive.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 6:03:14 PM EDT
H/L dimmer switches go bad all the time... Just replace it...
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 6:05:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2005 6:06:27 PM EDT by blackta6]

Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:
H/L dimmer switches go bad all the time... Just replace it...



I second that.

Damn It what a waste on post 223!
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 6:49:46 PM EDT

If I flick/double-tap the interior light dimmer, they seem to respond,


Looks like you figured it out. Replace the dimmer.
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