Did some more work on the Jeep this weekend. My wife being a newer YJ owner is still used to all these fancy modern day amenities, like interior lights, and she felt her Jeep was lacking in this area. I had bought and installed a Rampage dome light
a few months ago, and it basically sucked. It was better than nothing, but just barely.
So fast forward to last week. I picked up a small LED license tag light
from the local parts store to install in place of the battery powered light we had in there. I've been running this same light under the dash in my Jeep for years so I knew what to expect from this one.
While I was at it, I decided to install the switch for the new lights in the spot where the factory radio went, which has been an open hole in the dash ever since we moved her radio to the console. This meant I finally had to build something to cover that hole. This is what I came up with to fill it. If she didn't have AC it would have been much easier, but I had to install and secure the plate all from the front w/ no access to the back of the plate.
The plate was a shim for a spring perch and already had the 3 holes. I can use the others in the future if we install other accessories.
So that side tracked me for Saturday. I also found some original interior floor lighting was in her Jeep (which didn't work), so I removed those and modded them to hold some old single round LEDs
I had laying around. I wired all 3 lights to the switch I installed in the dash plate. It lights up the Jeep very well, and most importantly my wife approves.
Here's the dash plate installed.
Here is the modified original light that was under the dash on each side.
and the tag light mounted. It actually fit perfectly in the strap that came with the Rampage light.