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Unread 03-23-2010, 09:46 AM   #1
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Gauge cluster light types?

I just finished a LED conversion with my TJ and the fiancee loves it and wants her KJ (2006 limited) to be fitted with LEDs.

I found the manual online but it's telling me:

Interior Lights Bulb Type
A/C Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Not Serviceable
Ashtray Receiver Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Climate Control (Manual A/C). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Front Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Rear Cargo Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214–2
Lighted Vanity Mirror *. . . . . . . . . . . . . . P/N 6501966
Underpanel Courtesy Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 906
Instrument Cluster (General Illumination) . . . . . . . 103
Telltale/Hazard Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74


I cant find any 103's for the life of me.

Do any of you happen to know which size bulbs the instrument panel uses?

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Unread 03-26-2010, 08:02 AM   #2
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The panel has 9..I think...small bulb assemblies plugged in at the rear of the cluster. I think they are specific Jeep only bulbs. The Sticky above, "Liberty Service Manual", has section 8, wiring diagrams (about 42MB). This gives you the circuit diagrams and also describes how to take the panel apart and remove the bulbs...this download is for 2002 models, gas or diesel, LHD RHD etc. but should be valid for later year models.
How are you going to dim the panel lights if you use LEDs? Fit a complete seperate circuit?
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Unread 10-14-2014, 03:04 PM   #3
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Any luck on finding those 103's? Mine has the temperature side of the cluster blown and it's driving me nuts! I have a 2006 Jeep Liberty Limited
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Unread 10-15-2014, 08:36 AM   #4
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Any luck on finding those 103's? Mine has the temperature side of the cluster blown and it's driving me nuts! I have a 2006 Jeep Liberty Limited
PC74 may work for you.

What I did, so that I didn't have to go back in there again, was buy 9 "PC74" led bulbs. Their sockets were not compatible, so I pulled the led housing out of each of the bulbs (you will know what I mean if you go this route) and also carefully pulled out the bulbs from the OEM bulb sockets. Then I put the led bulbs into the OEM bulb sockets and soldered them to the contacts. Took some trial and error due to their polarity (you can turn the bulb 180deg in the socket, so no need to worry about soldering them wrong) but ended up fixing them permanently.

You will need a needle point soldering iron (not one of those big Weller guns unless you have a special tip) and some patience if you are to do this. I would recommend, if you can, getting a soldering station with a variable temperature adjuster and setting it to around 800F. That way the work can heat up quickly so you can solder, and it will be quick enough that you wont melt the plastic socket.

Good luck!

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Unread 10-15-2014, 04:57 PM   #5
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As they say, pictures are worth a thousand words. Nice
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Unread 10-19-2014, 09:46 AM   #6
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Amazing! Thanks a lot bro, I'll let you know when I'm done with these thingies!
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Unread 10-19-2014, 05:32 PM   #7
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Ok so my patience ain't good as yours and I ended up shorting the cluster. I couldn't manage to get the pins to solder to the exposed metals on the twist connectors. So I ordered these http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=111462217772
I think they will easier to handle. Will keep you on the know how well these worked for me.
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