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Unread 11-11-2013, 07:16 PM   #1
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laredo courtesy light bracket broken!

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?

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Unread 11-11-2013, 09:26 PM   #2
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I would check some junk yards, CJ's wernt the only Jeeps these lights were used on, My '84 Grand Wagoneer has the same lights. And if the GW did, J trucks probably had the same. ( upgraded models)

Thanks for this thread, I'm stripping the GW before it goes to the scrap yard, didnt even think about the lights.
Are you famiar with how the lights operate.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 11:09 PM   #3
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Familiar how? I know you turn the headlight switch to activate them. Other than that i can't see how they come apart or can be replaced without cutting them from the harness
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Unread 11-12-2013, 05:10 AM   #4
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I thought the bulb should be replaceable like a normal bulb but the harness is one long piece. I'll have to look at mine again.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 06:23 AM   #5
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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.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 06:47 AM   #6
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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.

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Unread 11-12-2013, 06:49 AM   #7
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It's one long piece as long as the dash with two plugs on one end.



I've separated the harness from behind the dash before.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 12:38 PM   #8
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Try J&W Auto Wreckers in CA. 800 924-9732 or sales@jwjeep.com. 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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