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Old 08-24-2010, 06:34 PM   #1
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Speedometer light

I recently got a 95 wrangler, and the light behind the speedometer is broken. Easy fix? How would I get back there to replace it out? Sorry I'm anything but a mechanic! Thanks for your help!

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Old 08-24-2010, 06:45 PM   #2
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i think its a real pain to get behind the dash of any vehicle but im no expert.

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Old 08-24-2010, 09:01 PM   #3
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git one of them hats with a light on the bill
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Old 08-25-2010, 03:07 AM   #4
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NAVYCHIEF, has a legit answer if you hang around a while. He really knows his stuff. Check back on this thread later.
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:07 AM   #5
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This is about a 30 min fix if it is just the bulb blown.
You have 4 screws across the top of the bezel and 2 at the bottom.(phillips head)
The middle bezel above the steering wheel is clipped into the main bezel,once you have all the screws out then pull the top towards the wheel then push down on the center bezel and it should pop loose.
You have 3 screws holding the headlight/dimmer sw. and 3 screws holding the blank/aux. switch plate(bottom right) in place.
2 screws between speedo and tach once these are removed the cluster should pull out enough to reach the connection at the back of the tach. Becareful disconnecting it as to not break the clip holding them together. Cluster will come all the way out then.
At the back of the tach and speedo are 2 twist in bulbs, 1 top and 1 bottom. Check and replace as necc.

This is ofcourse if it is just a bad bulb.
I suggest while the cluster is out to CAREFULLY remove the circuitry card and check/clean any corrosion that hasd built up from years of moisture..
Also look along the ground strip for any holes in it going to the speedo bulb to make sure that isnt the cause of the light not working if all other lights are..
I know this was long but I thought the more descriptive the more helpful it would be..
good luck
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:49 AM   #6
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UABYJ94s description is what you need.

I would add:

1. If you are already there - check the wire clusters for breaks, tears, wear, might save you some hunting for electrical shorts later.
2. Be careful when putting the wire clusters back, so not to put them in a place where they will rub against something and cause electrical shorts.
3. You might want to disconnect your negative battery wire when messing with plugs, clusters, etc. (of course put it back on when checking if it works )
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:11 AM   #7
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Thanks a bunch guys I really appreciate it!
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:25 PM   #8
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Easy fix, not a bad job, just have the time. Worth it to change all the lights when you get back there so you dont have to get back there again. I bought my bulbs at Wal-Mart and got the Sylvanya long life/ brighter ones and it made a diff. Changed the bulbs in the dash and not the gauges and you can see the diff, dash much whiter and brighter.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:20 PM   #9
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91 Jeep Wrangler

I am having the same bulb issue with my 91 Jeep Wrangler. Is the instrument cluster the same on the 91 as the 95? Can I replace the bulbs using the instruments in the earlier message?
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:50 PM   #10
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Yes, the dash and instructions are the same. Just put 12 new bulbs in my dash. Cleaned the plastic lenses while everything was apart. PO put in bulbs with blue tint. Also found there is a bulb in the back of the heater controls, that was a surprise. Read that some have lights in glove box and ash tray but mine does not. Also found tiny bulb above rear wiper toggle switch. Looks much better at night now.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:27 AM   #11
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I'm doing dash bulbs soon, great thread!
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:58 AM   #12
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Thanks for the information. I'm going to work on it this weekend.

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