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post #1 of 20 Old 11-23-2011, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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Dash lights

After thinking about it for a year I got dash lights working. Won't have to have flashlight handy for night rides. AWESOME !!!!!

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post #2 of 20 Old 11-23-2011, 03:38 PM
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pic's at night??

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post #3 of 20 Old 11-23-2011, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Typical dim cj lights
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post #4 of 20 Old 11-23-2011, 05:34 PM
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Put LED bulbs in to brighten it up.

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post #5 of 20 Old 11-23-2011, 05:54 PM
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Make sure you have a clean ground. Weak ground = dim lights. Also replace the bulbs with new, they do dim with age. I don't know what the p/n is for the OEM bulbs, but try 194 bulbs. They are the marker light bulbs, which may be brighter.

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post #6 of 20 Old 11-23-2011, 06:03 PM
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the number for the replacement bulb is 53

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That's it! I couldn't remember the number for dash lights.. Ok, well I guess the 194 won't work, wrong design... I'm used to the newer vehicles with the flat 'blade' style base...

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post #8 of 20 Old 11-24-2011, 06:08 PM
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What was wrong with your lights and how did you get them to work?
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Grounding issue. Replaced all ground wires on jeep including battery cables. Bulbs and headlight switch. Pretty much all of it
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Here's what my dash looks like with LED bulbs.
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post #11 of 20 Old 11-24-2011, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Was there a specific led u used ?
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post #12 of 20 Old 11-24-2011, 08:48 PM
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Gojeepin - looks great, but you need to put them in the wiper / heater / etc indicator assemblies!

X2 on what ones...

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Here's a link to a previous post on the subject.

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/cj.../#post10137708

I list the LED bulbs in it.

BTW. I didn't get the brightest bulbs so the gauges can be even brighter.

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post #14 of 20 Old 11-24-2011, 08:56 PM
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On the LED lights, any issues with the lighter electrical load? Did you have to add new sleeves on the instrument cluster?


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post #15 of 20 Old 11-25-2011, 05:33 AM
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Here's a link to a previous post on the subject.

I didn't get the brightest bulbs so the gauges can be even brighter.
Got a pic of your dash lit up at night?

I'm interested in this conversion as well, my eyes are not like they use to be and the factory #53 bulbs just don't light up the gauge cluster enough at night. Plus, avoid using the #194 bulbs as they are a little longer and will melt the non-replaceable blue colored plastic domes in the instrument cluster.... ask me how I know.

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