Can't see my gauges at night!! Headlight Switch?
All the gauges work in my CJ which is awesome, but it would be nice if I could see them at night...It seems like the dimmer part of the headlight switch is what controls this because when I mess with it they flicker even more and sometimes get bright. Do I just need to replace the headlight switch in order to end the flickering??
sounds like the rheostat in the switch is dying. mine does the same thing, its just not bad enough yet for me to move up my list...
1985 CJ7 Project
Phase One : 5.3L Vortec/4L60E, Moser axles for AMC20, Twin Stick'd Dana300 - Completed
Phase Two: Bedliner, Rollcage, Seats, BESRK Rear Bumper w/ tire swing, Soft Top, and a few other goodies - Mostly Complete
Phase Three: Waggy 44 front, Scout D44 Rear, 4.56's, ARB's (F/R) SOA with YJ Springs, 35x12.50x15 BFG MT - Not Even Close to beginning
Also a mostly rust-free 1970 Scout 800A That I'll get to start working on someday...
Just replace the switch, only takes a few minutes. YOu can buy it here for $16.99. Original Replacement Parts 5751098 - Headlight On/Off Switch for 79-86 Jeep® CJ Jeep® CJ-5, CJ-7 & CJ-8 - Quadratec
Originally Posted by MoC View Post
This one: 73 to 79 CJ headlight switch
The rheostat is a coiled spring looking thing towards the front of the switch (behind the dash). Turning the knob moves a copper contact to a different position on the rheostat. These can be lightly sanded to work well again.
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