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post #1 of 35 Old 11-12-2009, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
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Dome/Courtesy/Under Dash Lights.

well Ive started dilivering pizza in my jeep last night, and all went pretty good except! No Interior Lights!!!!!!!!!
I have the door switches, and the under dash factory courtesy lights, I just have to install, and wire them, but Im running a softtop, and dont have a dome light. I have a full cage to weld into the jeep in the future. When that goes into i will make a above console with buit in leds, But for now!
I was wondering what some of you guy have done for over head courtesy light in your CJ'S? (pics are great!!)
Of even pics of over head consoles would be nice for the future, I wonder if a TJ console would fit my cage.....hmmmmmm

Thanks for any pics everyone!

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post #2 of 35 Old 11-12-2009, 08:41 AM
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Midwest Specialties RB-1 - Roll Bar Dome Light - Quadratec
This is the most common that I have seen however some people have retrofitted rear view mirrors, that have interior light, from other vehicles into the CJ

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You can get it at 4wd.com or others for like $20 Sport Bar Dome Light and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware


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Ha just realized that was the same light..... oh well ....

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post #5 of 35 Old 11-12-2009, 10:03 AM
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That's the one I have and it works great.
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post #7 of 35 Old 12-25-2012, 10:19 PM
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I just got the map light mirror and was wondering how you have the wiring from the mirror to the fuse box. Any pics would be great.

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post #8 of 35 Old 12-25-2012, 10:42 PM
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I picked up a mirror from the junkyard just last week and installed it. The mirror I got has map lights, ir only has three wires: Ground, power from battery and power from door switches. As I don't yet have any door switches, I have mine wired just for the two on/off switches on the mirror itself.

Don't remember what I pulled it from- but I was in the Chevy section of the junkyard. Cost me $2.99 at the U-Pull it yard.

As I don't have any door switches or any under dash lighting at all in my CJ it is a vast improvement. I am planning on wiring up the door switch and "dome" light function of the mirror- I ran a wire for it when I put it in but it is currently just coiled up under the dash and not connected ot anything.

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post #9 of 35 Old 12-25-2012, 10:46 PM
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The only mirrors that fit between the visors are the 8 inch versions and aren't those lighted ones wider? More like 10". So are you just not using visors?

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Swapped left to right the sun visors clear the lighted mirror just fine. :-)

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post #11 of 35 Old 12-26-2012, 07:11 AM
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Just get a 5 dollar push button battery powered led light (walmart). They have a sticker on the back, or put a magnet on it and stick it wherever you like. Cheap,no wiring, and you have a small flashlight if you need one.
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I occasionally use my Jeep to deliver when it snows (although I normally use my F-250 because it's warmer.) I agree the lack of a overhead light is annoying, especially since whatever light you improvise with you have to turn on and off.
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Just get a 5 dollar push button battery powered led light (walmart). They have a sticker on the back, or put a magnet on it and stick it wherever you like. Cheap,no wiring, and you have a small flashlight if you need one.
I bought the above item, removed the spring and "magnet" side of the clip, filed off the ears and screwed it to the windshield top. The plastic of the CA (California Acc.) brand is soft plastic, and won't crack when screwed. It is bright, swivels, and best of all, follows the K.I.S.S. logic.
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post #14 of 35 Old 12-29-2012, 08:54 AM
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i have a 1984 model cj7 base model, i do not think my jeep ever had anythinglike those lights you are talking about.

the hardtop does have an imprint of a dome light that was attached at sometime in the past.

why not just buy a stick on light with batterys and use it. you just touchthe light and it comes on/off

quick and easy, use it when needed and not worry with your jeep wiringsystem which is limited at best.

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My only issue with the battery powered lights is winter time - the cold and AAA batteries (or even AA size) don't get along, so I quit using them. I like the idea of the rear view mirror. I know Sebring convertibles had them, used LED lights on the bottom of the mirror. I'd wire the door switch circuit to the headlight switch's dome light ckt, and then if you need the light, just turn on the switch. This way no hassle of door switches (CJ's even have door switches??) for when you remove the doors.

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