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Unread 05-05-2013, 12:55 PM   #1
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Dashboard lights are real dim

The dashboard lights on my 87 YJ work but are very dim. I have the dimmer switch at its brightest point. Any suggestions?

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Unread 10-17-2013, 05:49 PM   #2
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Any help?
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Unread 10-17-2013, 06:12 PM   #3
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adjust the dimmer switch?

check grounds. or the dimmer itself could be bad.
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Unread 10-17-2013, 10:12 PM   #4
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Take it apart and clean the bulbs. Mine were covered with so much crap you could hardly tell they were on.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/r...er-how-991307/
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Unread 10-18-2013, 12:14 AM   #5
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[QUOTE="dancytron;16932913"]Take it apart and clean the bulbs. Mine were covered with so much crap you could.......

Yes def check those bulbs. Mine were covered with a tinted rubber. Almost like a condom. Ripped the rubber off and instantly brighter.
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Unread 10-18-2013, 12:24 AM   #6
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Replace with leds. You wont regret it.
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Unread 10-18-2013, 08:08 AM   #7
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Take it apart and clean the bulbs. Mine were covered with so much crap you could.......

Yes def check those bulbs. Mine were covered with a tinted rubber. Almost like a condom. Ripped the rubber off and instantly brighter.
When I replaced mine with LEDs, I found that the some sort of smurf orgy took place in my Jeep. All my lights were covered with blue condoms.

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Replace with leds. You wont regret it.
X2... cheap easy mod! Amazon seller "Jtech" sells em.
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Unread 10-18-2013, 09:02 AM   #8
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I left the blue condoms on mine. It was the 20 years of dirt that I cleaned off.
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