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What will it cost in parts to get my 1990 jeep cherokee back on the road?

(1990 Jeep Cherokee)
in Niagara Falls, NY on October 01, 2017
The highbeams in my 1990 Jeep Cherokee Laredo turned on while I was driving and wouldn't turn off even after I turned the car off. I didn't have time to pull a fuse so I figured the battery would die and itd be no big deal. Eventually it overheated and caught on fire. I had noticed smoke so I had an extinguisher in hand when it caught fire so the fire damage is almost non existent. How much rewiring would have to be done to make sure this doesnt happen again? Is it a job I could do on my own? What parts would need to be replaced?
Tags: headlights, highbeams, electrical, short, short circuit, 1990, laredo, diy, jeep, jeep, cherokee, cherokee
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on October 07, 2017
Hello,
With any wiring issue of the caliber, there is always a chance of extended damage beyond what is noticed.
I doubt the relay or switch was the issue because there should be no way a relay would get hot enough to flash into a fire.
Replacing burned sections of wires, especially on an analog system like headlights, is cheap and easy, but you may still have a problem existing.
Start by repairing the wires with new sections, crimp fittings, and heatshrink tubing. Afterwards, replace bad fuses and relays, and diagnose the problem.
That is the only way you'll know how to quote the job.
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