2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Tail Light I...

2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Tail Light Issue/Problem

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Hunter

Waxhaw, NC

#1 Jan 10, 2012
I have a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Recently i was informed that my tail lights were not coming on while I was driving, including my center light. The bulbs are good as I checked and switched them around. The parking lights, turn signals and reverse lights are operating fine. I have replaced one of the tail light assemblies last year but both tail lights are not coming on when I step on the brake and my center light is not working either. Any body have an idea what is going on or how to fix it? Thanks for any comments!
Hunter

Indian Trail, NC

#2 Jan 16, 2012
I actually solved my own problem. The tail lights were not working so I figured the signal was not getting to the tail lights. I got a new brake light switch. It attaches about 8" above the brake pedal. It is white and a plastic L shaped box. I paid $13.99 at an auto parts store and relaced it myself. Probably saved myself a couple hundred bucks by not taking it to the dealer!
Roy LaFollette

Colorado Springs, CO

#3 Oct 2, 2012
This post still holds true. I have a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited with both brake lights out. Fuse good, bulbs good. Read this post, followed the instructions and back on the road. Spend around $11.00 replacing bulbls and bulb holder. Both lights show high temperature damage. One Light melted the plastic around the metal.

Good Luck and Thank you.
RICH Novacek

Mckees Rocks, PA

#4 Oct 3, 2012
I have a 1997. I allso have changed the break switch for the second time. The harness that attached to the switch has apperant dammage. the plastic is melted and is darkend due to heat. after changing the switch the break lights work,however there must be another short causing these switches to go bad.
justin

United States

#5 Feb 18, 2013
I have a 99 jeep grand cherokee limited and my brake and parking and reverse lights all work but my tail lights do not. I checked the bulbs and fuse are fine. Any ideas on how to fix it.
Von

Dothan, AL

#6 Apr 7, 2013
I have a 2000 jeep cherokee you can turn the head lights on and you have no brake lights or tail lights,Now when you turn the headlights off you then have brake lights but still no tail lights, sometimes you have tail light and one brake light this thing is alive,please help me someone,Thanks

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Dave

Pittsburgh, PA

#7 Apr 11, 2013
I have a 2000 jeep grand Cherokee. My tail lights work but when I push the brake pedal the lights do not get brighter.any suggestions
Andrew

Hillsboro, OR

#8 Jun 19, 2013
Did you ever get this issue figured out? My 2000 cherokee is doing the same thing.
Von wrote:
I have a 2000 jeep cherokee you can turn the head lights on and you have no brake lights or tail lights,Now when you turn the headlights off you then have brake lights but still no tail lights, sometimes you have tail light and one brake light this thing is alive,please help me someone,Thanks
David S

Miami, FL

#9 Aug 16, 2013
Hunter wrote:
I actually solved my own problem. The tail lights were not working so I figured the signal was not getting to the tail lights. I got a new brake light switch. It attaches about 8" above the brake pedal. It is white and a plastic L shaped box. I paid $13.99 at an auto parts store and relaced it myself. Probably saved myself a couple hundred bucks by not taking it to the dealer!
You mean BRAKE light. Tail lights come on with the head lights, brake lights come on when you step on the brake pedal and activate the stop lamp switch.
Quasimodo

Miami, FL

#10 Aug 16, 2013
Andrew wrote:
Did you ever get this issue figured out? My 2000 cherokee is doing the same thing.
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Usually the cause for this is the circuit board in the tail lamp assembly. A lot of modern vehicles with tail lamp assemblies made like this vehicle,(a lot of them are), and that use "regular" bulbs,(incandescent), have this problem because those bulbs get hot when they are on, especially the brake light bulb. It causes the circuit board to melt and then the contact between the circuit board and the socket that the bulb goes into is broken, or at the very least, it has high resistance. Changing the tail lamp assemblies should cure the problem, but you may want to remove them first, unscrew the bulb socket about a quarter turn, pull them straight out, and look at the contacts on the circuit board of the tail lamp first to see if I am correct. If the area around the contacts is melted, then that is your cause.
jordan

Lucas, OH

#11 Sep 13, 2013
Changed my entire tail light circut board and all all lights work but my tail lights any ideas the brake lights work fine so ik its not the bulbs thanks
NAloha

Kihei, HI

#12 Sep 19, 2013
My taillights wont come on when i turn the lights on, brake light works, which is the same bulb as the brake light. Weird. The plastic is melted around the top socket so I'm ordering new taillights on amazon.
NAloha

Kihei, HI

#13 Sep 19, 2013
My taillights wont come on when i turn the lights on, brake light works, which is the same bulb as the tail light. Weird. The plastic is melted around the top socket so I'm ordering new taillights on amazon.
CharlieB

Humble, TX

#14 Oct 24, 2013
I have had trouble with a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee's tail, Brake lights from the start. Changed sockets at least 18 times, Changed bulbs twice as many. Changed Break switch 2 times . After filing for divorce from my wife I gave her the piece of shit Jeep with the poor electrical system. Never more will I need to swap bulbs, sockets and install a new break switch!
But one fix that lasted for almost a year I bought both L&R complete lights for around 300 bucks and this idea worked the longest! Boy am I going to miss that Jeep
ashes

South Yarmouth, MA

#15 Nov 12, 2013
Quasimodo wrote:
<quoted text>
Usually the cause for this is the circuit board in the tail lamp assembly. A lot of modern vehicles with tail lamp assemblies made like this vehicle,(a lot of them are), and that use "regular" bulbs,(incandescent), have this problem because those bulbs get hot when they are on, especially the brake light bulb. It causes the circuit board to melt and then the contact between the circuit board and the socket that the bulb goes into is broken, or at the very least, it has high resistance. Changing the tail lamp assemblies should cure the problem, but you may want to remove them first, unscrew the bulb socket about a quarter turn, pull them straight out, and look at the contacts on the circuit board of the tail lamp first to see if I am correct. If the area around the contacts is melted, then that is your cause.
i replaced the bulbs the sockets and the ciruit board because my tail light/break light/blinker dont work and they were burnt and a little melted...they still dont work???
ashes

South Yarmouth, MA

#16 Nov 12, 2013
this is all on my drivers side...but when i plug the passenger side light into te driver side it works so im asuming its not wiring i dont know though
eric

Johnstown, PA

#17 Dec 7, 2013
look closely when you remove the bulbs. the hole has 3 positions for the bulb, 2 smaller one larger. look at the bulb, same set up. but they are different for the single filament tail light and the double filament brake light. im not 100% positive on this since its been a while since i had to do this, but be careful when replacing the bulb that the notches are in the correct places and dont over tighten or they break! look for the placement of the larger lug on the bulb and the larger slot in the housing. they are in a different position for each hole.... mine, 2000 grand.. sometimes, ebay or a junk yard is the only answer for replacement....
good luck!!
eric

Johnstown, PA

#18 Dec 7, 2013
CharlieB wrote:
I have had trouble with a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee's tail, Brake lights from the start. Changed sockets at least 18 times, Changed bulbs twice as many. Changed Break switch 2 times . After filing for divorce from my wife I gave her the piece of shit Jeep with the poor electrical system. Never more will I need to swap bulbs, sockets and install a new break switch!
But one fix that lasted for almost a year I bought both L&R complete lights for around 300 bucks and this idea worked the longest! Boy am I going to miss that Jeep
HAHAHAHAHA!! you got the better deal!!!
Danielle

Oklahoma City, OK

#19 Dec 12, 2013
Andrew wrote:
Did you ever get this issue figured out? My 2000 cherokee is doing the same thing.
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Same here I have a 2000 Grand Cherokee and i'm having same issues.
Tiwana

Felton, DE

#20 Jan 9, 2014
My 99 cherokee reverse lights won't work , I've replaced all bulbs and got the brake switch that goes above pedal cuz I was told that it sent a signal to reverse lights but it didn't work. I need some opinions

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