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post #1 of 8 Old 02-25-2019, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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1974 CJ5 Dash lights and switches?

I just recently inherited a 1974 CJ5 with an in-line 6 (232).

The dash is pretty much toast. I need some assistance in learning what all the indicators and switches are supposed to do.

1 - Unknown - it pulls out but doesn't seem to do anything
2 - Some sort of an indicator. I think it has something to do with #3
3 - Unknown
4 - Unknown
5 - I think it says "BRAKE" on it, but I don't know what it is supposed to be. A button, an indicator light?
6 - Unknown

I just purchased a Haynes Repair Manual for the 1949 through 1986 CJ hoping it would provide me some additional information on my particular dash, but it did not.

I am brand new to this site, so if there is somewhere I can go on here or another site to assist in my learning about my jeep and what these lights and switches are supposed to do, I would greatly appreciate the assistance.

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post #2 of 8 Old 02-25-2019, 01:34 PM
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Of them, only #2 and $3 are factory switches/indicators, with 3 being the wipers and 2 the label/indicator for the wiper switch.

The Choke is buried in the indicator spot for the hazards. Whatever that is in #6 is sitting where the hazard light switch is supposed to be.
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Thanks, CSP I appreciate the quick response.

#6 may still be the hazards. When I pulled on that "handle" it just came off. Guess I will be getting out the pliers to see if I can get any of these to pull out or turn. If not, at least I know what should be in a few of these. The others are probably to things that got stripped off before my father got it 10 years ago.

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Here's something WAY more useful and accurate than your Haynes manual: http://oljeep.com/edge_74_tsm.html

This one too: http://oljeep.com/edge_74_parts_manual.html
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Thanks for the links to those manuals CSP. Bookmarked them already and will certainly reference them frequently. Could have saved myself $20 or so dollars on that Haynes Repair Manual had I known about this site and those links last week. Oh well, live and learn.

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Thanks for the links to those manuals CSP. Bookmarked them already and will certainly reference them frequently. Could have saved myself $20 or so dollars on that Haynes Repair Manual had I known about this site and those links last week. Oh well, live and learn.
Two of few things I've learned in my life are one old Jeeps tend to break frequently, and two web sites tend to not be there when I need info from them. I have more times than I can count needed help found in the 74 TSM.

Download the entire TSM and have it ready for use. A few years back my wife gave me a Nook--an electronic reader. I downloaded the TSM and copied it to the reader. I recently got a new Nook which cost me $50. I keep the old one charged and take it with me when I go work on the Jeep.

However you choose to use it this TSM in PDF will be a tool you use often.

Good luck!
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Two of few things I've learned in my life are one old Jeeps tend to break frequently, and two web sites tend to not be there when I need info from them. I have more times than I can count needed help found in the 74 TSM.

Download the entire TSM and have it ready for use. A few years back my wife gave me a Nook--an electronic reader. I downloaded the TSM and copied it to the reader. I recently got a new Nook which cost me $50. I keep the old one charged and take it with me when I go work on the Jeep.

However you choose to use it this TSM in PDF will be a tool you use often.

Good luck!
Excellent advice. Some great online resources have recently been lost (like Mr. N's and Jeephammer's sites). I have also downloaded a couple TSM's on my laptop and am in the process of saving backup copies off all that I can I find in a couple different places. They are that good and that valuable. I also have a tablet I sometimes use in the shop and will be downloading a TSM on it too, or I'll print out a page or 2 that I need from the manual sometimes if I know my hands will be greasy or I need an easy reference.
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Thanks for the additional advice. I had printed off a few pages, but saving them to a device locally hadn't even crossed my mind. I'll be doing that very soon.

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