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post #1 of 5 Old 09-18-2011, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Correct dash ground/possitive?

I may have my grounds and power reversed on my dash lights any one have a pic of the correct orientation?
Only light that comes on is the oil pressure.
Here are mine:


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post #2 of 5 Old 09-18-2011, 10:39 PM
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I had the same exact problem and it is gone. Problem is I have no idea how it was fixed.
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post #3 of 5 Old 09-18-2011, 11:41 PM
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I don't believe it matters, incandescent bulbs illuminate regardless of electrical polarity.
Your dash looks super clean... like it might have recently been painted...
Make sure things are well grounded. It is easy with our CJ's to get insufficient grounding. Bad grounds can fry your fuel level sender in a big hurry too.

Here is a great write up that talks about grounds and all our gauges.

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post #4 of 5 Old 09-19-2011, 02:20 AM
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Rocksquash is right, it doesn't matter the polarity. Just make sure you have a good ground for the rest.

Are you trying to test the dash while it's off the tub?
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post #5 of 5 Old 09-19-2011, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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I got the dash in the Jeep now. Ill check some stuff today
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