OK guys, here is a complete list of dash lights for a 1994 Wrangler. The number of each will vary depending on what equipment you have installed, and the colors can change too. There has been a lot of questions regarding how many bulbs, and which ones to use. From what I have read, the earlier YJ's with the older style gauges DO require more bulbs, so if someone with an 80's or early 90's YJ can give me a bulb count, I would appreciate it.
#194 bulbs: (These bulbs can be any color, to change the look of your gauges)
- Speedometer - 2
- Tachometer - 2
- Battery & Oil gauges - 1
- Fuel & Temp gauges - 1
- HVAC - 1
- 4x4 Light - 1
#74 bulbs: (These bulbs NEED to be white)
- Left Turn Signal
- Right Turn Signal
- Brake Light
- Check Engine
- Seat Belt *
- Maintenance Required *
- Upshift Indicator *
- Running Lights **
- Hazard **
- ABS **
If your YJ came with a hard top with wiper and/or defrost, you will need 1 more #74 bulb to light up that section of the dash.
- These lights are standard equipment, but are not vital. When I upgrade my lights I will be leaving these bulbs out.
- These bulbs are used with optional equipment. If your YJ has running lights or ABS, then make sure you upgrade these bulbs as well. If you don't want the running light indicator to be on all the time, you can omit that bulb. I have never seen any YJ use the red Hazard light. If anyone does have this light, please let me know so I can update this post.
As a reference, I'll be using the Super Bright LED website, since that is where I will be buying my LED's, and others have been successful in getting a good light distribution using their LED's.
Super Bright LEDs - Miniature Wedge Base Bulbs
For all the #194 bulbs, except the HVAC: WLED-x5
For the HVAC and 4x4 #194 bulbs, I highly recommend the WLED-xHP5 bulb. It is VERY bright, compact, and gives a very nice 360* spread of light. I had the WLED-x6 in the 4x4 light, and it was very bright on the right side and quickly faded to dim on the left.
For the #74 bulbs, I will be trying the 74-WHP bulb, and will update this post with pictures and a review of their performance. A forum member also reported using the 74-xHP3 (360* bulb) for their hard top switch area, although it was hard to get even distribution even with this bulb around the whole area.
***Edited to add:***
Many thanks to Mistic for adding information for early dash YJ's. You can see his section of the writeup on page 5, or post #68 here: