The plastic housing is part of the assembly that clips the courtesy lights to the dash, broke... The plastic lense comes off to replace the bulb but the rest seems to be one piece, and i don't see any way to replace the light without clipping the wires, ordering a new one and creating connectors to reattach the wiring.
Is this right? Or am I missing something simple?
Yeah, i know the actual bulb is replaceable, you twist the little lense covering and it comes off for access. But somehow I guess the assembly is one piece made into the wiring, which just doesn't make sense.
Familiar with how the electrical part works. The lights have a constant 12 volts positive. When the headlight switch is turned so the lights come on, the switch sends 12 volts negitive to the bulb. I wanted to mention this to insure proper connections if you need to wire in a new light.
1957 WILLYS pickup,
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ.
Try J&W Auto Wreckers in CA. 800 924-9732 or firstname.lastname@example.org. I've bought several hard to find parts from them including what you're looking for. Their prices are fair and they have just about everything. Happy hunting.
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