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post #1 of 25 Old 01-02-2007, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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'86 CJ-7 Dash Light Bulb Specs

I know I saw it on this board a few months ago; but can't find it now. Most of the bulbs in my dash/gauges are burned out. I figured I'd replace them all while I am at it.

So my question: Does anyone know of or where I might find out the specs for all the different bulbs?

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post #2 of 25 Old 01-02-2007, 09:04 PM
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According to my manual, The instrument cluster (speedo) lamps are type 51, and the remaining instruments are tye 55.

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Take a bulb out and the number should be stamped on the base.

My parts list for an 84 shows Fuel and temp and Speedometer illumination is the same bulb #53. 3 places

I'll have to check on the rest but I'm pretty sure the TS and 4wd and brake light are also #53 but I'll have to double check.

the #1445

seems to draw a little more power .12 amps vs .135 amps but last twice as long as a #53 bulb.

Click here for more than you want to find out about light bulbs

update #1893

is used in the 4wd light on the speedo and for the brake light in the speedo. I'm suprized but that what the parts manual lists. Don't put these bulbs in the illumination plugs as there is a filter over these bulbs and you will melt it with the longer bulb.

I assume that the HI beam and TS indicators are #53 but I can't see why you could not use either bulb. The parts manual shows this bulb used in single wire sockets on the speedo but there is no filter like used on the general illumination sockets.
The tach and oil and volt meter list

#53
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#158


and #1816
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I guess you will have to see what socket you have. There were two different depth gauges used, 1" and 2" deep. That may explain the difference in the length of the bulb but I never saw anything but a bayonet socket.

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According to my manual, The instrument cluster (speedo) lamps are type 51, and the remaining instruments are type 55.
I can't find a listing for a #51 and a #55 bulb is a 6 volt lamp drawing 5 times the current. That could melt something putting it in a 14 volt system. Maybe that's a MOPAR number or 1986 jeeps were different but if you buy this bulb any place else you will get a 6 volt bulb. .


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Thanks folks.......can always get good info here......

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Just fixing some broken links...


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https://www.superbrightleds.com/vehi...=553&year=1980 their site shows the original bulbs including location
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Thanks. !!

I was going to put a cross reference in to LED replacement also.


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post #8 of 25 Old 03-23-2016, 10:46 PM
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Good info here guys, very helpful for me as well!
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I'm interested in adding LED bulbs to my CJ dash. This will be the only modification to the Jeep, but an easy convert back if someone wanted to. The question is quantity. I check out the superbrightleds.com and I can't find quantity required for each bulb type. Any advice? I know I can take the dash apart and count each one, but I'd prefer to have them on hand so I don't have to wait. Thanks.

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Hey guys. I had my entire dash apart to do a couple small fixes, so I thought I would take note of all the original bulb locations and each part number should someone need to reference. Though there are several different types of bulbs in all the instruments, if you decide to convert to LED (like I am doing) then they can all be cross-referenced and replaced with the BA9S LED. I'm choosing to go with LEDs because (1) they're way brighter, (2) they will pretty much last forever, and (3) they're much cheaper! I can replace all my bulbs with LEDs for about $15 shipped.

I have a Laredo, so with my clock and tachometer, I have a grand total of 12 lights. (7) of them are GE53X, (3) of them are GE1893, (1) is EW91895, and (1) is A53 1895. I'm also going to replace the courtesy lights. The original PN for those is GE631, but they cross reference to BA155 for LED.








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I just wanted to post a quick update as I'm reinstalling my dash right now. The backlight LEDs for the oil pressure, volt gauge, and speedo cluster that I originally purchased are too deep. All the other LEDs seem like they will fit in just fine. So, instead of regular LEDs, I suggest buying all of your LEDs that do not have a "globe" bulb. Rather, a flat face would be better. Check out the link to the LEDs that would work best below.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/10x-WHITE-BA...FWe5K0&vxp=mtr

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Are you sure these are the way to go? bc when I lock vehicle in they come back as saying they are not a fit for a 1984 CJ
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More info from the common Jeep CJ Owners manual:
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On the schematic, what are those 2 indictators to the left of the clock. I have never seen those before

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On the schematic, what are those 2 indictators to the left of the clock. I have never seen those before

Check Engine and I believe a Diesel Glow Plug indicator. Both weren't common unless late California and European version CJ's.

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