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Unread 01-19-2014, 09:36 AM   #151
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Did you check your fuse panel to see if one blew?
No, I haven't I don't know which fuse to look for, but the radio and the turn signals work but the tech speed and the instrument cluster gauges don't light up. Tried flipping the bulbs and twisting them counter clockwise and still they won't light up.

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Unread 01-19-2014, 12:42 PM   #152
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No, I haven't I don't know which fuse to look for, but the radio and the turn signals work but the tech speed and the instrument cluster gauges don't light up. Tried flipping the bulbs and twisting them counter clockwise and still they won't light up.
When you turn your headlights on do all of the outside marker lights, light up? If not you have a 20 amp fuse that's blown.. Well that was my problem... Just hop under there And find the fuse that's blown and replace em

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Unread 01-19-2014, 01:19 PM   #153
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Yea they light up, I'm not sure why those light won't light up when I turn them on. I cleaned the sockets and flipped the bulbs and still it won't turn on. Do they have a fuse just for those lights. And if u can tell me where and which fuse I'd really appreciate it.
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Unread 01-19-2014, 05:45 PM   #154
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It was the fuse too bad the nfc championship game is on or I would have changed it, I'll keep you posted tomorrow when I change it.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 05:00 PM   #155
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Column Gear Selector bulb

how do I go about replacing the bulb in the Column Gear Selector area to look like the previous post on this?
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Unread 06-13-2014, 08:36 AM   #156
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OK, I just ordered all of the new LED dash bulbs from Jtech. After reading through this thread I have definitely made a great decision to replace the bulbs. I also have just gotten the white face overlay kit. Now here is the question. As I read through this I read " I did this last night' or "Got it done yesterday afternoon". I haven't taken apart a dash in a Jeep before but have done so on other vehicles. Is it really that simple to do that it can be done in a few hours?
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Unread 06-13-2014, 11:31 AM   #157
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Is it really that simple to do that it can be done in a few hours?
Well.... I have only done older ones, (helped a PO of my 89 do it) but depending on rust levels, it can be a pain. I would start oiling the hinges a few days before starting the job because the windshield has to fold forward to get at the top bolts holding the dash on. Those hinges bend Real easy! The top bars have a set screw that loosens for when you need to adjust the rake or fold the windshield. Sometimes the gasket under the windshield tears or has been glued down by a PO. Up here in the rust belt, we run into unexpected hidden rot also.

Not sure how the YJ gauge power works, but if you have the dash ungrounded and put power to everything, you can cook the fuel and temp on a CJ. I use a booster cable to go from the dash to the battery neg for testing.
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Unread 06-13-2014, 11:47 AM   #158
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OK, I just ordered all of the new LED dash bulbs from Jtech. After reading through this thread I have definitely made a great decision to replace the bulbs. I also have just gotten the white face overlay kit. Now here is the question. As I read through this I read " I did this last night' or "Got it done yesterday afternoon". I haven't taken apart a dash in a Jeep before but have done so on other vehicles. Is it really that simple to do that it can be done in a few hours?
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Well.... I have only done older ones, (helped a PO of my 89 do it) but depending on rust levels, it can be a pain. I would start oiling the hinges a few days before starting the job because the windshield has to fold forward to get at the top bolts holding the dash on. Those hinges bend Real easy! The top bars have a set screw that loosens for when you need to adjust the rake or fold the windshield. Sometimes the gasket under the windshield tears or has been glued down by a PO. Up here in the rust belt, we run into unexpected hidden rot also.

Not sure how the YJ gauge power works, but if you have the dash ungrounded and put power to everything, you can cook the fuel and temp on a CJ. I use a booster cable to go from the dash to the battery neg for testing.
If you're just replacing the bulbs that illuminate the gauges and/or indicator lights, you don't need to go through all the trouble of pulling the whole dash panel as one unit.

To access the gauges, indicator light panel, HVAC control panel, or anything that lights up, the outer plastic trim pieces can be removed quickly and easily with only a phillips-head screwdriver, which exposes the bolts holding the individual devices in place underneath. These screws are all in plain sight, which makes it especially easy. Removing the individual components underneath to get at their bulbs is fairly self-explanatory once the plastic trim covers are removed. If you've disassembled the dash on other vehicles before, the YJ will probably be easier.
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Unread 06-13-2014, 12:01 PM   #159
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X2 on what tshark said. I have a 87 yj and did it in about 3 hrs tops. That was with some surprises behind there and cleaning everything. You don't have to drop the windshield but disconnect the battery.
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Unread 06-13-2014, 01:55 PM   #160
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Nice, and thx for the helpful hints!!
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Unread 06-13-2014, 01:57 PM   #161
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Nice, and thx for the helpful hints!!
Yes, good to know for future, I would have been tearing the whole thing out...
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