Hello, I just bought my jeep a little over a week ago. I have been trying to fix the little stuff so it's good to drive on the street with no issues. I am not sure where to start on these two things.
The first issue is the reverse lights. From what I've read I should check the grounds (the reverse lights just don't come on) Where is the reverse switch? I think I have a SR4 transmission. From pictures on line I am guessing its on the driver side, but where is the ground for it? Everything under there is quite dirty so I wouldn't be surprised if its a ground.
The second is the right turn signal. The signal doesn't work but the hazards do, front and back lights. This makes me think that it isn't a ground. I tried to look through the wiring diagram in my Hanes manual, but it wasn't that clear to me.
I just got it registered and a plate. Now i am looking forward to getting the top off and driving it.
The grounds on these are notoriously bad. I'm sure if you haven't already done so, it would be a great idea to look into a dedicated ground system. It is really easy to do, and you will see improvement in your headlights, wipers, etc etc. Newer vehicles new this was a good idea, because the ground method used by these older cj's was pretty much meant to do things in the most cost effective, inexpensive manner.