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post #1 of 10 Old 04-20-2017, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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CJ7 Speedometer

Is there any way of removing the green plastic inside the speedometer so I lights up better at night? I replaced all the bulbs and it is still very dim at night...


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post #2 of 10 Old 04-21-2017, 04:46 AM
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Do you know they dim by rotating the headlight switch?
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post #3 of 10 Old 04-21-2017, 06:37 AM
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which is a good thing as long as its not already rotated to the max.

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post #4 of 10 Old 04-21-2017, 06:52 AM
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Is it an aftermarket speedometer? I don't think the factory ones have a tint, but I have seen an aftermarket that did. Also, that speedometer only had 2 bulbs for lighting, while my factory one has 3.

edit:I swapped my bulbs out for LEDs last year and all my gauges are much brighter and easier to read

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When I rewired last year I also ran dedicated grounds to everything. You'd be surprised how much brighter all the gauges are.

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post #6 of 10 Old 04-21-2017, 10:44 AM
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edit:I swapped my bulbs out for LEDs last year and all my gauges are much brighter and easier to read

so we can get LEDs that will fit in our speedo & guages?

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post #7 of 10 Old 04-21-2017, 02:24 PM
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Yep, most (maybe all?) the factory style bulbs (with the round metal stem) are a BA9S bulb. I had couple aftermarket gauges that have a 194 bulb. I got the LEDs from amazon, but places like superbrightleds.com have them too. The only possible issue is that the end of the "bulb" that goes into the gauge is a little bigger with the LEDs. I had to clearance one of my aftermarket gauges for it to fit.
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thx, will be looking for them.

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post #9 of 10 Old 04-27-2017, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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Do you know they dim by rotating the headlight switch?
I do, switch is brand new and turned all the way up and bulbs are new as well.

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post #10 of 10 Old 04-28-2017, 05:54 PM
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Yep those superbrights are the ticket, check out this Link;
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/le...ights-3193121/

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