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post #1 of 7 Old 04-17-2013, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
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Squashing electrical demons spawned new ones.

II had a problem with my blinkers, so I diagnosed the problem to the ts switch. Replaced that. Sorted out my horn. That's good now. I swapped in a 'roadrunner' horn for dramatic effect. Also put some quality speakers I had laying around in the dash and did my best at cleaning up the hack job of a stereo install done by someone who didn't love their jeep (not a scrap of black tape...there was duct and medical) now my big fat gremlin is my gauges. Speed and clock both work. The tach needle just, sort of, vibrates around 0 rpm, the voltage, temp, oil pressure, and fuel gauges stay at the lowest point, and do not move with the ignition on, or the engine running. The light bulbs in the dash do work as they should. Follow up question. When I tear my dash back apart to look for the problem, what kind of bulbs should I instal in order to be able to see the gauges better at night? Led's, plain clear bulbs instead of the blue? What have you used and how are you liking it?

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post #2 of 7 Old 04-17-2013, 03:19 AM
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for your gauges make sure you fuses are tight some might look good ant tight but on mine the tabs inside the block would spread too far and wouldnt make a good connection. good luck
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Which fuses should I pay special attention to for the gauges?
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post #4 of 7 Old 04-17-2013, 10:55 AM
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post #5 of 7 Old 04-18-2013, 01:12 AM
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panel under dash

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dome and acc's are the ones that did it for me but just do a wiggle test on all your fuses while the car is running and see if something happens. after i found the problem with one i pinched all my tabs toether.... do this with the battery disconnected so you dont short anything out.... ask how i know lol..
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post #6 of 7 Old 04-18-2013, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you guys, I have all my gauges functioning now. Squeezing the contacts is all it needed. With no sparks and only a little blood. Can anyone help steer me in the right direction to make my dash lights brighter?
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post #7 of 7 Old 04-18-2013, 11:42 AM
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Thank you guys, I have all my gauges functioning now. Squeezing the contacts is all it needed. With no sparks and only a little blood. Can anyone help steer me in the right direction to make my dash lights brighter?
Check these out for brighter lights in your dash.
https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...-base/197/848/

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