1978 CJ7 Dash Lights Quandry
long time listener, first time caller here...
Just got a 1978 CJ7 that I love, but as I'm slowly working out her kinks, the wiring has got me.... lost.
Spent the last 4 hours or so backtracking, deleting back wiring done for the sound system, etc. As of right now, I still cannot figure out why the dash lights do not work.
A few bulbs do work, though the rest were left absent from the PO. I have not replaced the light switch, though I 'jumped' from the hot to the dash lights in the light switch block and nothing happened. Just for fun I tried the headlights via the same method, and they work. So it's something dedicated to the dash lights.
edit: I tried replacing the fuse (used a 5amp instead of 3, but it should be a-ok). No help there.
I have tried backtracking the ground, I hear this is the most common solution. All of the dash lights are single orange wires, and I cannot figure where on earth the ground comes from.
In wiring diagrams, I do see that the ground links up to a degree with the lights for the a/c, etc. but no place that it directly links up with the dash lights themsleves. What am I missing here??
I know a lot of people have just "added" ground, but where on earth in the chain would I do this??
TL;DR - dash lights won't work. Can't find ground.