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post #1 of 45 Old 01-26-2008, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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what is this dash cutout for?

Anyone have any idea what goes here? There is also a small light hanging behind the dash that clips into a connector near this cutout, but it doesn't light up ever.

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post #2 of 45 Old 01-26-2008, 11:12 PM
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Someone had an aftermarket switch there at some point.


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That's no switch, its a hole for a light. I have it on my YJ. Its got a little light up there (the one you found behind the dash) that lights up the switches for my hardtop that go in the blank area on your YJ.

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That's no switch, its a hole for a light. I have it on my YJ. Its got a little light up there (the one you found behind the dash) that lights up the switches for my hardtop that go in the blank area on your YJ.

WOAHHH.... Ya learn somethin new everyday. That I did not see coming. I have the hard top and defroster switch but no light in a hole like that. BUT, years and models could be different with features like this.


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Yeah its a light. I put a winch switch in that panel and was pleased to find out it lights up at night.


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Mine is a cool blue color, is it the same with you Paul?

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Yeah mine has the same cutout, however the factory bulb is just clear, on mine it appears that the small lense that is mounted to the bulb holder is tinted the same green color as the factory dash lights.

I was suprised to learn that my Heater controls have a light that will illuminate them at night. I was cleaning up all the accumulated dirt and such behind the dash board one day and found the bulb for it was burned out.

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I have a light in that spot for the hard top controls as well (defrost and wiper). It's definitely stock. It isn't blue though, and the bulb has since burned out. I don't have much use for it anyways since I don't use the switches now that I've had to replace the broken rear window.

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Mine is a cool blue color, is it the same with you Paul?
Mine is sort of a greenish color.


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I dont have a light or the cut there. My YJ is odd.


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Well I guess I leaned something new today too Rusty, not everyone has blue.

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light?

Soooooooooo......if it is an opening for a light, should there be a plastic lens?
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I got a light there for my factory fog light switch to light it at night. It's greenish. Wish I had a light for my headlight switch. If I am not mistaken, there is a small green plastic piece as a cover.

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Heres mine, its for the rear wiper and defroster
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The PO put that red switch in for lights on the light bar

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That hole is for a light that illuminates the switches that can go there.

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