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Unread 12-29-2009, 01:16 PM   #1
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Dash indicator lights

The PO of my Jeep removed a bunch of the dash indicator lights (the lights above the steering column- turn signals, hazard, shift, high beam, etc..). I'm trying to replace them all and get everything working the way it should, but all I can find at local auto parts stores are the bulbs. I'm having a problem locating the small gray holders for the bulbs that twist lock into the panel- those are what I'm missing.

If anyone can lend me some advice on where to go to find them that would be great. I'm trying to avoid the dealership (it's a 25 min. drive from the house and they're expensive to say the least). I'm not wanting to switch to LED's or anything (I know some manufacturers make the LED replacements); I want to stay with the incandescent bulbs for now.

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Unread 12-29-2009, 03:13 PM   #2
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You should be able to find something here.
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Unread 12-29-2009, 03:14 PM   #3
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i got mine from a junk yard
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i got mine from a junk yard
I've been checking online and I've found some of the gauge support/bezels on Craigslist and eBay. I may end up going that route and just taking the bulb holders out of the bezel. I'll call some junkyards tomorrow, but every YJ I've ever seen at a yard is always stripped down to the body and frame.


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You should be able to find something here.
Thanks for the help, but I'm trying to stay away from LED's right now. I like the low glow that the incandescent bulbs give off. I may end up switching to the LED's later on down the road though. I would just rather do them all at once, so all the lights look the same.
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Dorman Motormite 85835 Electrical, Electrical - Sockets - Lighting - 1 Wire (2 Pack) at OutdoorPros.com

Dorman part # 85835
PC194 comes to mind also. I found mine at an autozone but I have seen them at carquests and napa also
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I've been checking online and I've found some of the gauge support/bezels on Craigslist and eBay. I may end up going that route and just taking the bulb holders out of the bezel. I'll call some junkyards tomorrow, but every YJ I've ever seen at a yard is always stripped down to the body and frame.




Thanks for the help, but I'm trying to stay away from LED's right now. I like the low glow that the incandescent bulbs give off. I may end up switching to the LED's later on down the road though. I would just rather do them all at once, so all the lights look the same.
Around here, NAPA has the incandescent variety with and without the plastic ends - if all else fails, you could buy them from a dealership. I don't think you'd save a bunch getting them from a junkyard - I prefer knowing that the lightbulbs work, so I get new ones. LEDs will outlive the jeep if you're interested in longevity.
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Dorman Motormite 85835 Electrical, Electrical - Sockets - Lighting - 1 Wire (2 Pack) at OutdoorPros.com

Dorman part # 85835
PC194 comes to mind also. I found mine at an autozone but I have seen them at carquests and napa also
Thanks for the help,

Were the bulbs with the plastic bases at Autozone on the isle? I checked Autozone and Pep Boys yesterday, and neither had them in the light bulb section. They had the bulbs, but not the bases.

Did you have to order them or get them from the parts area behind the counter?

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Around here, NAPA has the incandescent variety with and without the plastic ends - if all else fails, you could buy them from a dealership. I don't think you'd save a bunch getting them from a junkyard - I prefer knowing that the lightbulbs work, so I get new ones. LEDs will outlive the jeep if you're interested in longevity.
I'll check NAPA tomorrow. It's a bit of a drive, but if they have them it will be worth it.

And I understand the longevity and brightness that LED's offer, but I want to stick with the incandescent bulbs for now.
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Thanks for the help,

Were the bulbs with the plastic bases at Autozone on the isle? I checked Autozone and Pep Boys yesterday, and neither had them in the light bulb section. They had the bulbs, but not the bases.

Did you have to order them or get them from the parts area behind the counter?

The ones at autozone were out in the asile out front with the "help" items.

They were also available to order online from their site after I had the dorman part number.
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The ones at autozone were out in the asile out front with the "help" items.

They were also available to order online from their site after I had the dorman part number.

Thanks for the help, but I went ahead and got a whole indicator light bezel assembly off of eBay. It has six bulbs, so I'll have enough for now.
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same problem on my 95 wrangler and my brother stopped by to help. He had several of the grey twist in light holders and bulbs but they were from a 78 ford f-150 dash. They fit and work great. He got them from pull-a-part.
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