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Unread 05-20-2015, 09:28 PM   #1
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LED lights rundown for 1996 ZJ 2WD with manual climate control

There are other threads about this, but I found them tough to interpret, especially since size numbers and names have changed a lot. So, I thought I'd make a fresh post for anyone else looking to change all their lights in this model. I spent way too much in shipping separate (and incorrect) orders, so hopefully this helps people who have the same model as me.

This is a (nearly) complete set for a 1996 ZJ Laredo L6 2WD with manual climate control. For other models, search the threads.

Helpful threads with installation photos:
These don't necessarily pertain directly to a 1996 ZJ 2WD manual climate control, but still helpful.
"How to change dash light on 93-98 ZJ"
"Manual heater control led conversion"

WHAT YOU NEED:
Get 360-degree light coverage whenever possible.

(9) size 194 wedge base bulbs:


(7) size 74 wedge base bulbs:


(2) size 4mm twist-in NEO bulbs:


(3) size 3mm twist-in NEO bulbs:


(5) size 578 bulbs:


(2) size BA15S bulbs:


(3) size 3mm solder component bulbs:


WHERE THEY GO:

Behind dash:
(7) size 194 bulbs for gauges and turn signals

Shifter:
(1) size 194 bulb

Manual Climate Control:
(2) size 74 wedge base bulbs behind gauges
(1) size 4mm twist-in Neo bulb behind AC button
Note 1: There is another 3mm solder component bulb behind the AC button, but it is inaccessible without desoldering some connectors)
Note 2: Some years have a different configuration. See this thread.

Lights/Fog-Lights Panel:
(1) size 3mm twist-in Neo bulb
(1) size 4mm twist-in Neo bulb
(1) size 3mm solder component bulb for Fog-Light indicator

Overdrive/Defrost Panel:
(2) size 3mm twist-in Neo bulbs
(2) size 3mm solder component bulbs for OD and Defrost indicators

Key Light:
(1) size 74 wedge base bulb

Glove Box:
(1) size 194 bulb

Floor Lights:
(2) size BA15S bulbs

Map Lights:
(5) size 578 bulbs (4 in overhead console and 1 in rear door)

Overhead Trip Computer (step and mph/km):
(2) size 74 wedge base bulb
Note: The twist housings will break when removing them. After inserting new bulbs, just solder the connector back in place.

Cigarette Lighter:
(1) size 74 wedge base bulb

Ashtray:
(1) size 74 wedge base bulb

Door Panel Lights (power window switches):
Unknown! I remember finding a post with a photo though - I'll search around.

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Awesome post! I'm in the process of doing this and this will save me a ton of headache of going back and forth finding which bulb I need for which socket. Wish you'd have posted it earlier lol.

Does anyone have any before and after pics of LED replacement bulbs? Will it make a difference for the in-dash lights? I.E. CEL, highbeams, blinker signals etc?
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Cigar lighter: bulb 53. (see #24, p.8A-114, 94-96 ZJ parts list)
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This isa good write up with pictures: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...-98-zj-767865/
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Will it make a difference for the in-dash lights? I.E. CEL, highbeams, blinker signals etc?
Makes a big difference. Brighter, more even, doesn't have the flicker-ish characteristic of incandescent bulbs. Blinkers use 194 also, and are included in this list. For CEL and high beams, they take smaller bulbs - I don't know which kind, but you can see them here in Cache's photo from his thread (they're the smaller twist-in wedges across the bottom):



If I had to guess, they're size 74, but don't take my word for it.
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Updated:

Cigarette lighter takes a size 74 bulb.
Ashtray takes size 74 bulb.
Overhead Trip Computer takes two size 74 bulbs.
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