2002 Jeep Liberty Headlight off/on

2002 Jeep Liberty Headlight off/on

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Jim Leesburg Fl

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#1 Jan 23, 2011
My 2002 liberty Sport 3.7 V-6 4x4 with 133K miles started flashing the headlights. I hear a clicking sound in the column. It recovers too fast to try anything. I had the interior lights go on/off before while driving. The dealer says no TSB for this problem. Any ideas?
Brendan MCGorrin CA

Sacramento, CA

#2 Jan 27, 2011
My wife had this problem with her 2003 Liberty and no one could figure it out. I finally spent a day tracking down the problem. I suspected a relay but the manual kept pointing me to the relays under the hood but the low beam relay is not there. If I remember correctly it is located above the drivers side kick panel. You will see 2 or 3 relays there. Turn on the headlights and feel which one that clicks. That is the low beam relay. Replace it and it should fix the problem. You can also switch it with the high beam relay, located on the panel on the left side of the dash, behind a panel. When you open the drivers door you will see a panel on the end of the dash, visible only when the door is open. You can swap these two relays, the buy a new one for the high beams since it is easier to access. Good luck
Jim Leesburg Fl

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#3 Jan 31, 2011
Brendan MCGorrin CA wrote:
My wife had this problem with her 2003 Liberty and no one could figure it out. I finally spent a day tracking down the problem. I suspected a relay but the manual kept pointing me to the relays under the hood but the low beam relay is not there. If I remember correctly it is located above the drivers side kick panel. You will see 2 or 3 relays there. Turn on the headlights and feel which one that clicks. That is the low beam relay. Replace it and it should fix the problem. You can also switch it with the high beam relay, located on the panel on the left side of the dash, behind a panel. When you open the drivers door you will see a panel on the end of the dash, visible only when the door is open. You can swap these two relays, the buy a new one for the high beams since it is easier to access. Good luck
Thanks Brendon for taking the time to suggest a fix to my problem. It sure sounds like that could be the problem. Will look for the relay tomorrow. Jim
Jim Leesburg Fl

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#4 Feb 17, 2011
Hey Brendan
I got a print out from a Jeep dealer as to the location of the low beam relay. I switch it with the high beam and so far it has not shut off. I run with my lights on during the day because my night driving is limited. I have not heard anything of a relay clicking. Fingers crossed. Thanks again for your help. Jim Leesburg, Fl
Holly Orlando FL

Orlando, FL

#5 Jun 22, 2011
My 2003 Jeep Liberty is doing the same thing as Jim and Brendan's with the flashing headlights. I will try to figure out what a relay looks like, where to find it, and do the same thing...switching the high and low beam relays. I sure hope that solves the problem!
Holly Orlando FL

Orlando, FL

#6 Jun 23, 2011
Brendan- You have no idea how much I appreciate your online help! You have just saved me probably hundreds of buckaroos and hours of wait time at a dealership or mechanic! I took the Jeep to a Discount Auto Parts store, told them what the problem was, my diagnosis, and they were able to switch the two relays, no charge to me, and they wouldn't accept a tip! All this in under 30 minutes, too! So far the problem seems to be fixed! Thanks a million!
John

Kirkland, WA

#7 Jul 1, 2011
Jim Leesburg Fl wrote:
My 2002 liberty Sport 3.7 V-6 4x4 with 133K miles started flashing the headlights. I hear a clicking sound in the column. It recovers too fast to try anything. I had the interior lights go on/off before while driving. The dealer says no TSB for this problem. Any ideas?
Wow, same thing on mine, just starts flashing on/off (when the headlights are turned on), periods of no flashing then periods of flashing. Wouldn't seem to be such a big deal since it happens so fast except people think you're purposely doing it and have been flipped the bird a few times (plus could happen while on the road and I could, I don't know, die).

Besides that, hmmm...let's see..ball joint BROKE, thankfully in a parking garage (oh, and the parking garage submitted a claim to my insurance for a 'scratched floor').

Heated seat on driver's side stopped working.

Key has gotten stuck in ignition or won't turn to start the car and had to use a rubber mallet to tap on it.

Other than that, pretty reliable and safe vehicle.

THANKS JEEP. Will remember all this when I buy a new vehicle to replace this 'American made' POS.

John
jpaul

Holly Springs, NC

#8 Jan 20, 2012
Thanks Brendan for the info it helped me alot.
Bob

Vista, CA

#9 Jan 26, 2012
I had this problem on my 2002 Liberty Sport for years! Had my mechanic check entire electrical system, replaced fuses, relays, re-set diagnostic unit, etc., etc., etc.but without success.....VERY frustrating.
However, I believe I've found the cause. While cleaning my Liberty I noticed the coiled wires that lead to the rear defroster were ever so loose....probably loosened from continued opening of door/window. Sooooooooo, I simply gave both connecters a deliberate push, they snapped-on, and I've yet to have the problem reoccur!
Perry

Fairhope, AL

#10 Feb 26, 2012
My problem is similar but different in that the high beams don't work.....the right headlight (passaenger) went out and I replaced but neither high beam works and the 10 amp fuses in the fuse box are good but don't show good when amp metering.....the book and diagram shows a high beam fuses or relay at the top of the box????...but nothing (fuse or relay) is there....Is that missing???...my daughters Jeep so I have no idea if this was there are not previously
joe

United States

#11 Sep 20, 2012
my 2003 jeep liberty headlights were doing the same now they dont work could it be the multifunctional switch?????
Michelle

Houston, TX

#12 Oct 24, 2012
I have a somewhat opposite problem. My low beams work great, but my passenger high beam does not work. I replaced the light bulb thinking that would fix it but it didn't. I'm checking the high beam relay, but wouldn't that affect BOTH high beams, and not just the passenger side? I'm new in the automotive field, so I'm going through the easier fixes before attempting the electrical stuff (that's next semester). Any help would be appreciated! Thx
Jay Liberty 2002

Ashburn, VA

#13 Jun 10, 2013
I have inherited my Dads 2002 Jeep Liberty sport after he passed away in February and have put 300 to 400 dollars worth of work and up keep from this past year that my Father was unable to do because of his cancer. I just had it in for an oil change, belt check, and front brake pad replacements. Now three weeks later and my overhead interior lights will come on at random times. Like when I'm driving down the road or when I turn my blinked on and if I'm lucky they will shut off once I shut my blinked off but not always. I have tried slamming the trunk and all the doors,/ pulling over parking the car turning it off letting it sit for 5 tax 10 mint. But I end up driving all the way home at night with them glaring in eyes. I thought I found the fuse today, however one of the two is now off, but so are my head lights. What am I doing wrong? Please I wasn't given an peers manual to go by or compare with the fuse box. I don't have the money right now to start replacing the working in it. I need suggestion for simple in expensive easy fix for now so I can save up money for more repaired.6
vliberty2002

North Aurora, IL

#14 Jun 16, 2013
story of my life jay liberty!(sorry about your loss) if anyone knows of a solution to this problem please inform us! i lost my radio light years ago(thankfully the system itself still works!) i've been "electronically" frustrated w/this jeep for many years! btw- when my overhead lights start freaking out i adjust the dimmer switch (on the left side of the steering wheel) or more recently i discoverd if i turn a blinker on they turn off. the wiring is way off on these jeeps however mine has caused me little dissatifaction over the years so good luck! i would think a dealership could help you locate a manual!
charlie

Louisville, KY

#15 Jan 15, 2014
My problem is my 2002 Liberty blew a driver headlight, ot a pairof replacements, put the in and now passenger ight is dim and foglights aren't working, gonna check relays, but they control both lights right ?
Drivers side is working great, help
Bob

United States

#16 Jul 18, 2014
I have a 2002 jeep liberty, that the low beam headlamp does not stay on. I bought a new bulb and it worked for around 5 minutes and went out. High beam and day lights still work. I checked fuses that did not work. Any suggestions?

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