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Are there any wranglers where the dash lights work


 
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mattj
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:26 pm    Post subject: Are there any wranglers where the dash lights work Reply with quote

Had a friend get a ticket for his dash lights not working. Mine have not worked for 10 years. Got me thinking: Are there any wranglers where the dash lights work? If so, how do I fix mine so that I do not get pulled over for something and charged with not having properly working equipment?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check the fuses!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:58 pm    Post subject: Did that last month when I had radio issues Reply with quote

No blown fuses, just have never had dash lights. Honestly have never worried about it. I usually don't drive at night and when I do, I usually just do road speed.

Kind of found it funny someone getting ticketed for it and then thought, HMMM I reckon I would get one too. rofl
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure on the Jeep products, but with some manufacturers no dash lights = no tail lights (when the headlamps are on). And if all you did was visually check the fuses, recheck them with an ohm meter at least (if I may suggest). Also check the fuse box under the hood (if applicable).

I've not heard of any real problems with any of the YJ or TJ Wranglers. My TJ has never missed a beat with the lighting systems, nor had my CJ or the wife's XJ.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't encountered any TJ's without dash lights.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wifes xj had a bunch of blown bulbs in the dash 1988 xj. they come up about 60 cents each at piston ring if i recall. i just bought the whole box cuz i knew she needed more than she asked me for. still need to light up the speedo on one side yet.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have either a bad light switch or a grounding problem. Make sure and check the little black wire that runs from the negative side of the battery to the body is connected and also that is has not broken in side the wire cover.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried the dash light dimmer? Maybe they're dimmed all the way down.
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