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post #1 of 13 Old 11-05-2015, 06:24 AM Thread Starter
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97 zj under hood bulb and socket

I dont know what happend to it. it was there yesterday but to day when i went out to the jeep to check vacuum lines and seal the antenna (ive got a leak in the jeep still) there wasnt a light on the hood anymore. it was dark out still when i got up. and everything is gone but the connector for the light. anyone know the part # or a replacment idea i can use. i have other lights to help see by but i like having everything thats supposed to be there. I thought about switching to an LED replacement.

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post #2 of 13 Old 11-05-2015, 06:56 AM
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We just had a discussion on the underhood lights and hope this helps.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/u.../#post32576610
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post #3 of 13 Old 11-05-2015, 10:02 AM
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Grab one from a JY from any similar era Chrysler product. I pulled mine out and gave it to my cousin to use on his Dakota.
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Can someone post a picture of what the factory light set-up looks like?

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post #5 of 13 Old 11-05-2015, 10:43 AM
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Sounds like the cheapest route to go XJ93 but easier said than done. The junkyards have been removing the underhood/trunk lights for the past 8-10 years due to the policy of properly disposing of mercury switches.

Most states have this in place and here's the policy of removing/disposing of them in NC where the OP is located.

http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/wm/hw/p.../mercuryswitch

A little different than when I was a kid and our dentist gave us little bottles of mercury to take home to play with!
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Can someone post a picture of what the factory light set-up looks like?
Here's a photo of what my underhood light looks like on my 96 ZJ.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/u.../#post11476450

I remember the one on my wife's 2000 TJ was a square box on the bottom of the hood with a lens on it.
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I did not know that. Here in Michigan you can find those lights under the hood of almost every car in the junkyard, including the green certified ones.
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Interesting and here's part of Michigan's policy.

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/d...e_383962_7.pdf

Wonder if they could be removing just the mercury switches or 'pill' from the lights? But you would think It would be a whole lot easier to just pull off the wire connector and pop the whole light assemble off.
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That's an interesting read Uni. I wonder if they are just pulling the "pill". It does seem like it would just be easier to take the whole fixture but maybe the people who pick up the mercury switches are telling them to separate them. Either way, if jrobeson finds someone parting a mid 90's Chrysler on CL that fixture would be easy enough to grab and shouldn't have any issue plugging it right in.
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Yeah, that would good to find a part out. Think i could find one with the mercury switch on ebay or anywhere else?
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post #11 of 13 Old 11-05-2015, 03:40 PM
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With the way shipping regulations are it's hard to say. It'd be easier to find a Chrysler that someone is parting out or go to the dealer for one.
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Probably, is there a light i can splice in with out the mercury switch? I'm not familiar with those type of things.
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post #13 of 13 Old 11-06-2015, 10:32 AM
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Interesting and here's part of Michigan's policy.

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/de...e_383962_7.pdf.
Well that is very upsetting. They show a 68 Charger rear end yet a 69 Charger front end. What is the world coming to?

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