My fuse keeps blowing for my dash lights and after looking around on the forums and talking to a few of you I think it may be a bad ground for my speedo. All my other lights work and I know hte dash lights work because they come on for a quick second before the fuse blows.
It looks like I can unscrew one of the nuts on the speedo and run a dedicated ground from the back of the speedo to a good ground point.
1. Will this work to override the short?
2. If so, What size wire shoud I use for this ground?
I don't know the difficulty of your situation/Jeep but the best way would be to remove the dash screws and put in 2 longer smooth shouldered 3 1/2 or 4" bolts (5/16" I think) at each top corner so you can slide the dash out for access. Then examine what you got hiding and look for loose or chaffed wires. Your speedo lights just pop out of the housing so no need to remove the whole unit. And if I remember correctly all the dash lights are on one circuit daisy chaining around between your 3 gauges and 4 hvac lights.
The downside is if you have a dash pad then you also have to lower the windshield to remove it, in order to pull the dash out. Otherwise you have to contort yourself to get behind the dash.
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