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post #1 of 11 Old 10-12-2013, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
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I need to bolt down my headlight dimmer switch. It currently is jut hanging above the parking break. Does anyone have any pictures of the exact location of where the switch goes on a 76 CJ5 before I drill? I'd like to get it as close to where it's supposed to be as possible. Thanks!

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post #2 of 11 Old 10-12-2013, 07:37 AM
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Just sit in your jeep,rest your left foot in the floor,pretend like you are stepping on the dimmer, just up and to the left,wherever your foot lands is where it goes. That is what I did with mine. Then you have a Custom fit dimmer switch.

All it takes is time and money
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Just sit in your jeep,rest your left foot in the floor,pretend like you are stepping on the dimmer, just up and to the left,wherever your foot lands is where it goes. That is what I did with mine. Then you have a Custom fit dimmer switch.
When you buy the carpet kits, are the holes for the dimmer pre-cut (I think I read the were)? See I want to carpet the floor and if the holes are precut I want it to line up and not have to do more cutting to the carpet (or drilling). That's my main reason for asking about the location.
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Mine didn't come pre cut. When you do the carpet, flip it over and cut the padding off about 1" around the switch or it can get caught in the switch
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Mine didn't come pre cut. When you do the carpet, flip it over and cut the padding off about 1" around the switch or it can get caught in the switch
Great, thank you.
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post #6 of 11 Old 10-12-2013, 09:53 AM
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I don't care for the factory location. My doors stay off all summer, and when it rans, water collects around the switch, and eventually it fails. I always keep a spare, and they only cost a couple bucks.

I've planned for years to move the switch to the dash. But then the thought of rewiring anything gives me a headache, and I look for an excuse to do anything else.
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post #7 of 11 Old 10-12-2013, 09:55 AM
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I have those exact measurements but am currently away from computer with the photo and measurements that shows where it needs to go. The factory holes are actually square so plastic inserts, like those used for attaching a license plate, can be installed. I think they are 1/2" square holes.

If you can wait, I'll have the info later on in the day.

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I have those exact measurements but am currently away from computer with the photo and measurements that shows where it needs to go. The factory holes are actually square so plastic inserts, like those used for attaching a license plate, can be installed. I think they are 1/2" square holes. If you can wait, I'll have the info later on in the day. Sent from my iPhone using JeepForum
That would be great! Thanks
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post #9 of 11 Old 10-12-2013, 05:21 PM
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Here's what I have for a photo. The holes are located 1" and 2-5/8" from the inside of the side panel and 4-3/4" from the base of the firewall.
As you can see, they are square holes for plastic inserts for screws.




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post #10 of 11 Old 10-12-2013, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks so much for that. Exactly what I was look for.
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post #11 of 11 Old 10-12-2013, 06:27 PM
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Thanks so much for that. Exactly what I was look for.
Since my glass tub didn't have holes, I mounted mine much further up near the firewall to keep it dry and out of the way.

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