At Dusk/Dawn Automatic Lights Constant Flicker?

Asked by Mar 04, 2008 at 03:58 PM about the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Recently purchased used 1997 Jeep GC.  Have lights set at Auto (headlights/dashboard/etc.)  At dusk / dawn the lights (ALL - Headlights/dashboard lights/interior lights) flicker on/off/on/off.  This can last 10 seconds or length of trip.  Sometimes will stop & then start again.  If I switch over setting to Headlights ON - issue stops.  If I switch back to Auto, same pattern begins.  Never happens during the day - Only in day/night or night/day transition and night time.  Took it to Jeep dealer and they had no ideas.  Hoping to find quick/cheap resolution.  (Note:  Yes, I could use the on/off light switch however I have a tendancy to forget to shut them off - spoiled by other cars.)

6 Answers

6,495

I am surprised to hear that the dealer couldnt find the issue, as seeing it was the dealer that fixed my (exact same issue) Cherokee (99). The light density sensor is in need of replacement (that fixed mine). It senses the light and shuts the lights off, they it see that it is night and kicks the lights on. I had mine replaced and it was fine, mind you I lost the truck for two days (it was under warranty). Best of luck

40,315

Your dusk/dawn sensor is the problem.

6,495

That was the name... I forgot the name,,,, brain fart... my bad

20

I've same problem at Dusk/Dawn.I still can't understand what to do....

215

it sounds to me like your photo cell is going bad, thats the light sensor that turns the lights on auto.. you can either get a new sensor(not worth tearing up dash to replace) or just switch it manually. The car dings if u leave them on. ( or atleast it should, my 97 zj does. )

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
20

I have solve my problem. [url=http://www.bluetonguecampers.com.au/]camper trailers for sale[/url]

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Grand Cherokee

Looking for a Used Grand Cherokee in your area?

CarGurus has 70,014 nationwide Grand Cherokee listings starting at $495.

ZIP:

Search Jeep Grand Cherokee Questions

Jeep Grand Cherokee Experts

#1 inuevafreak
inuevafreak
Reputation 1,850
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,630
#3 thejeepdoctor
thejeepdoctor
Reputation 1,490
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Cherokee
346 Great Deals out of 53,825 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ford Explorer
1,490 Great Deals out of 72,971 listings starting at $985
Used Jeep Wrangler
504 Great Deals out of 17,416 listings starting at $2,990
Used Toyota 4Runner
391 Great Deals out of 20,275 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
1,091 Great Deals out of 31,950 listings starting at $1,495
Used Dodge Durango
485 Great Deals out of 23,221 listings starting at $1,100
Used Ford F-150
3,395 Great Deals out of 205,576 listings starting at $1,273
Used Chevrolet Camaro
665 Great Deals out of 39,408 listings starting at $3,495

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
4,920 listings starting at $26,474
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 2,528 listings starting at $23,874
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 714 listings starting at $18,977
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 1,115 listings starting at $12,995
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
31 Great Deals out of 698 listings starting at $12,500