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post #1 of 8 Old 05-10-2007, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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87 dash indicator lights

My 87's dash indicators do not work. Well actauly only the right blinker works.

I took the dash apart and swapped the working bulb into some of the other sockets and nothing, and the bulb I swapped into the right one still works which should indicate the bulb was good. New to jeeps and need to know if there are any other obvious places I should start. Briefly looked over the fuse panel and it looks as though some slots where missing a fuse and the ones that had fuses looked good. What fuse would run these sets of lights. Is it most likely not a fuse problem since the right blinker indicator lights up? As far as I can tell only the lights on the dash are out and not the actual function that it indicates. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

So far nothing I have set out to accomplish has worked out. Might have bought my first and last one if I dont get some of these pesky things worked out. Trying to learn as I go and do it myself without having to pay someone a small fortune to fix this thing.

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post #2 of 8 Old 05-11-2007, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Nobody else has had issues similar to this?
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post #3 of 8 Old 05-11-2007, 07:15 PM
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Is the problem the dash indicator for the left blinker does't work BUT the front and rear left blinkers do work
is it that rear and front left blinkers don't work AND the dash indicator doesn't work?
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Actualy all the exterior turn signals work. The problem is that the only light in my indicator cluster that works is the right arrow. I swapped the bulbs around and still the same thing.

Not finding anything about this in my hanes manual. Looked at the fuse box diagram in the owners manual and of course it slightly varies from what is actualy under my dash. Pulled the plugs apart the plug into the dash itself and all looked clean. This thing might get put back together and be for sale before the weekend is over. Thought it was just a fuse or a bulb or two when I bought it, guess I bit off more than I can chew because I am not re-wiring this thing after just buying it. I know last year when it was parked for a good while that every thing worked. Not sure what happened between then and now , but it is getting the best of me!
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can always try to clean the contacts where the bulbs attach with some fine grit sand paper....

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post #6 of 8 Old 05-12-2007, 07:19 AM
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If the front turn indicators are both working then there is not fuze or turn signal switch problem. The dash indicators are driven off the same wire that the front indicators are wired to. The left dash indicator is powered by the Gray/Black wire.

As previously mentioned try cleaning the contacts for the bulb socket.
Also check where the wire harness connects to the dash panel. Possibly a dirty or corroded connector contact there.


Click on Figure 4 for the wiring diagram.

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Take a look at the Haynes repair manual. They have that kind of stuff in there

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Used the test light and have all power atleast coming into the 2 sets of plugs that go the contacts to power the lights.

Somewhere in the middle of all of this I managed to blow the fuse that works my gauges. Replaced it and they work again, but now I have no brake lights. I have turn signals, hazards,running lights but no brake lights. Have checked all the fuses at least 3 times and they all look good. Anyone got any advice on the brake lights atleast? This is getting out og hand, now I cant even drive the god for saken thing! Please give me some good ideas on the brake lights or anyother fuses that might be related to them!!!
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