Jeep Cherokee (KL): Fog Lights. Turn Signals. Front Map/Reading Lights

Fog Lights - If Equipped

The front fog light switch is built into the headlight switch.

Fog Light Switch
Fog Light Switch

To activate the front fog lights, turn on the parking lights or the low beam headlights and push the headlight switch. To turn off the front fog lights, either push the headlight switch a second time or turn off the headlight switch.

An indicator light in the instrument cluster illuminates when the fog lights are turned on.

NOTE: The fog lights will operate with the low beam headlights or parking lights on. However, selecting the high beam headlights will turn off the fog lights.

Multifunction Lever

The multifunction lever controls the operation of the turn signals, headlight beam selection and passing lights. The multifunction lever is located on the left side of the steering column.

Multifunction Lever
Multifunction Lever

Turn Signals

Move the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows on each side of the instrument cluster flash to show proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights.


  • If either light remains on and does not flash, or there is a very fast flash rate, check for a defective outside light bulb. If an indicator fails to light when the lever is moved, it would suggest that the indicator bulb is defective.
  • A "Turn Signal On" message will appear in the EVIC/ DID and a continuous chime will sound if the vehicle is driven more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either turn signal on.
  • When the Daytime Running Lights are on and a turn signal is activated, the Daytime Running Lamp will turn off on the side of the vehicle in which the turn signal is flashing. The Daytime Running Lamp will turn back on when the turn signal is turned off.

Lane Change Assist

Tap the lever up or down once, without moving beyond the detent, and the turn signal (right or left) will flash three times then automatically turn off.

High/Low Beam Switch

Push the multifunction lever away from you to switch the headlights to high beam. Pull the multifunction lever toward you to switch the headlights back to low beam.


You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward you. This will turn on the high beams headlights until the lever is released.

Front Map/Reading Lights

The front map/reading lights are mounted in the overhead console. Each light can be turned on by pushing a switch on either side of the console. To turn the lights off, push the switch a second time. These lights also turn on when a door is opened, or when the UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is pushed, or when the dimmer control is turned completely upward to the second detent.

Front Map/Reading Light Switches
Front Map/Reading Light Switches

There are courtesy lights located above the front seats.

The courtesy lights can be turned on by pushing the lens.

To turn the lights off, push the lens a second time.

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