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    Just bought a new stereo head unit and it came with an illumination wire. Should I just cover this wire or should I hook this up to my head lights? I own a 1981 CJ-8 Scrambler.

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    I would use the head light or the dash light circuits. The headlight will just come on with your lights, the dash light will give you dimmer control. Without it you probably won't be able too see your deck controls at night.
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    Yeah, there should be a mess of orange wires running to your gauges (illum bulbs) that you can jump off of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandbagger View Post
    Yeah, there should be a mess of orange wires running to your gauges (illum bulbs) that you can jump off of.
    Yep^^^ I tied mine in to the dash lights. Had it wired to be on when running, but the radio light was to bright, so bright I couldn't see the speedo and guages at night. Wired into the dash lights allowed me to dim it a bit. And even though the dash lights dimmed a bit also, the radio dimmed more or quicker, enough to see the speedo anyway.

    Now I have the stereo in the center console, so the light doesn't bother me anyway.


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