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post #1 of 8 Old 07-26-2021, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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First year for under dash courtesy lights?

I don't find any suitable connector for under dash courtesy lights on my 1980 harness. Could it be they were first offered in a later year?

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post #2 of 8 Old 07-26-2021, 01:27 PM
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I have the factory under dash courtesy lights on my ‘79 CJ5 - manufactured in October 1978. Window sticker indicates the “Convenience Group” was a $29.00 option.

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I have a 1978 CJ-7 Renegade model and it came with factory installed under dash courtesy lights that run off of the headlight switch. Turn the headlight switch clock wise and the courtesy lights come on, the more you turn the headlight switch clock wise the brighter it gets.
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post #4 of 8 Old 07-26-2021, 02:03 PM
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1976 Schematics also so a Courtesy Light connection.
1975 schematic does not show a Courtesy Light connection.

1980 schematic shows it to be a black wire coming off the headlight switch.

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My 1980 cj7 Laredo had the courtesy lights.
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1976 was the first year for them, with the introduction of the new CJ-7. Part of the Convenience Group package that was standard on Renegade models but could get as an option on any trim level.


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If you don't have them stock, installing a set is relatively simple.

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post #8 of 8 Old 07-27-2021, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, thx folks. I know there is no connector on a black wire down there but i got to look at the headlight switch which was hacked by some po in order to change the park lights to turn indicators.

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