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    Hey guys.

    I'm getting into wiring my new instrument panel.



    I've got the wires for the gauges themselves traced out and ready to jump over to the harness but I don't have the illumination bulbs worked out yet.

    The CJ7 (?) gauges have these big ol' holes in the back.

    http://www.jeeptech.com/electrical/gauges/SpeedoPic.jpg

    what kind of bulbs/sockets do I need to put in here?
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    I don't have the bulb number off the top of my head, but they are small 'twist in' type bulbs. And the sockets they go into, snap into the instruments.

    You don't have the sockets, I assume? I have a wiring harness for under the dash for a CJ7 (sold the front clip harness to Ghoost)

    Let me know if you're interested. Pretty sure all the light sockets are on it.


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    yeah! I don't have the sockets. I dont even know where I would get them.


    Check to see what you have and let me know. Maybe we can work something out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandbagger View Post
    yeah! I don't have the sockets. I dont even know where I would get them.


    Check to see what you have and let me know. Maybe we can work something out.
    Found the harness, sent ya a PM.

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    Got the harness! Thanks!

    It also came with four 25 amp, two 7.5 amp, a 10 amp and a 15 amp fuses!

    I count 8 useable sockets:

    2 sockets are 2 wired (lead and ground) without the panel ground. My best estimation is that these are left and right turn signals because I encountered a gremlin where the turn signals will not work when the interior idiot lamps are disconnected. I think they are on the same circuit somehow.

    2 sockets have single green leads (one white striped). I guess that these are for the battery voltage and oil pressure gauges.

    4 of the sockets have a single orange leads. I assume these are the lume bulbs for the speedometer/odometer/fuel gauge/engine temp/highbeam... blah blah giant gauge cluster thing... There's only one problem in that I dont have enough sockets to fill all the holes in the back so I'll end up leaving a couple of them disconnected.

    I'll probably leave the 4wd indicator and the parking brake indicator off.
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    I know the orange ones are for the 'dash lights', so you're right there.

    The battery/amp wire is really heavy, I believe yellow, and has a round 'tube' end that pushes on a stud on the guage. Same with the oil pressure.

    I think you're right on the signals, The other two (green/green w/white stripe) should be parking brake and 4WD indicator.

    I'll see if I can find my wiring schematic. Some CJ's had 'idiot lights' for the oil, rather than a guage. If it's an 'idiot light' then it would be a bulb socket.

    Almost positive that one is from my '80, and it had all guages.


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    Sandbagger, here's an electrical schematic. It's almost 12MB, but worth having!

    http://www.civilianjeep.info/84-86FS...Schematics.pdf

    You'll want to get down to pages 60-78 for the dash wiring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HillBillE View Post
    I know the orange ones are for the 'dash lights', so you're right there.

    The battery/amp wire is really heavy, I believe yellow, and has a round 'tube' end that pushes on a stud on the guage. Same with the oil pressure.

    I think you're right on the signals, The other two (green/green w/white stripe) should be parking brake and 4WD indicator.

    I'll see if I can find my wiring schematic. Some CJ's had 'idiot lights' for the oil, rather than a guage. If it's an 'idiot light' then it would be a bulb socket.

    Almost positive that one is from my '80, and it had all guages.
    Quote Originally Posted by HillBillE View Post
    Sandbagger, here's an electrical schematic. It's almost 12MB, but worth having!

    http://www.civilianjeep.info/84-86FS...Schematics.pdf

    You'll want to get down to pages 60-78 for the dash wiring.
    Thanks! It's going to take a little creativity since I'm working off a YJ harness (I have a printed copy of the wiring schematic for that which helps). I'll have to check that out though.

    right now the "tube" terminals I have the wires just wrapped on the terminals and electrical taped.
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