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post #1 of 8 Old 09-07-2009, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
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Instrument Cluster "Master Illum" light

When I was putting white face gauges on my instrument cluster the other day I came across this light position on my instrument cluster that wasn't being used, does anyone know what this light is for?

Heres a picture of it with me shining a light into it.



And this is the position on the back of the instrument cluster.



I have a 98 Laredo, is "Master Illum" something used in the Limited models?


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post #2 of 8 Old 09-07-2009, 01:00 PM
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I think on the WJ that light means your headlights are on.

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post #3 of 8 Old 09-07-2009, 01:07 PM
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I think on the WJ that light means your headlights are on.
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Of topic SORRY but was that white face install hard. Do you have to heat up the plastic cover and take it off and then reglue it. I want to do mine really bad but dont want to take the whole dash apart. thanks yours looks awsome.

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post #5 of 8 Old 09-07-2009, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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I think on the WJ that light means your headlights are on.
Are you implying High beams or regular headlights? There is already an indicator for high beams and it seems kinda silly to have a headlight indicator when the whole instrument cluster lights up when you turn your headlights on. It must have meant something benign as its green, normally you don't make a warning light green. Maybe its an indicator used on an overseas model, I did also find a spot for "water in diesel" indicator, which would definitely be something used in the overseas version as they have diesel ZJs.


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Of topic SORRY but was that white face install hard. Do you have to heat up the plastic cover and take it off and then reglue it. I want to do mine really bad but dont want to take the whole dash apart. thanks yours looks awsome.
I'm not going to go into detail but the instrument cluster is pretty easy to take out, search the forums for someone whos posted the instructions.

Once its out, its even easier to disasemble as its all held together with plastic clips, the clear plastic cover and and surround are just held on with tabs, so just pop it off and you'll have access to the gauge faces.

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post #6 of 8 Old 09-15-2009, 11:53 AM
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my zj orvis is from canada and it has that ugly light. if you dont like it pull the bulb.
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Are you implying High beams or regular headlights? There is already an indicator for high beams and it seems kinda silly to have a headlight indicator when the whole instrument cluster lights up when you turn your headlights on. It must have meant something benign as its green, normally you don't make a warning light green. Maybe its an indicator used on an overseas model, I did also find a spot for "water in diesel" indicator, which would definitely be something used in the overseas version as they have diesel ZJs.
Nope not the high beams. It just indicates normal headlights on the WJ. I thought it was pretty worthless too when I first got my dub and noticed that. Just a waste of a light bulb since the whole thing lights up when the headlights are on.

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I found this thread looking for something else, and I know it's LONG dead, but on the off chance someone else stumbles across it looking for this information, that is the Daytime Running Light indicator. I have a Canadien spec 98 ZJ and since DRL's are required on all vehicles in Canada it has them. Or I should say "had". The sensor no longer works, but the bulb in the indicator does and still turns on when the headlights are turned on. I agree, it is very ugly, but along with the metric Temp and Oil gauges, Block Heater and French warning labels, I'm leaving it because it makes my ZJ just a little bit different.

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