So my dome light stopped working a while ago. The fuse is good and all of the other interior lights work. The only thing is that the wires that connect are kind of beat up and they lost their sealing cap thing for where they are twisted together. I was going to cut and strip the wires and try twisting them together with a new cap. Would that be a good thing to do?
Hahaha ya, that'd be a ton of work for nothing.
A while ago when I was putting speakers in, the dome light dropped out and hung from the wires, and it hasn't worked since then. Plus it has two bulbs, so it would be a weird coincidence if they both burnt out at the same time haha.
The fuse would be a good one to check too, in case it shorted out when the wires were exposed. I'v done a similar repair to the one you are taking about on other vehicles, and it worked fine. As long as ther is no positive grounding out, it should work since a dome light is such a basic circuit. I think you are on the right track. let us know if you fix it!
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Don't use wire nuts for splicing stranded wire. They are designed only for solid wire. Do an inline twist, then solder, and cover with shrink tubing. You'll never worry about that connection again.
x2. Crimping barrels if you're feeling lazy, solder and heat shrink if you feel like doing it right.
I pull fuse 4 when my doors are off, but that will still allow you to turn the dome lights on with the switch on the dash or on the blinker arm (depending on what year your jeep is). So if you can still turn the lights on with the switch, that rules out fuse 4. Just my .02. Good luck!
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Fuse is fine. Stripped and retwisted the wires together with new crimping connectors. Still nothing. Took and ohm meter to the wires and there isn't any power to the wires themselves. So something inbetween the fuse and the light got messed up :/
Everything possible works. Both speakers, all other interior lights, radio, switches, everything. I was messing with it today and one of the fuses in fuse #18 is blown. It's 2 10 amp fuses put together on an adapter to make a 20 amp fuse. I checked my Chilton and it said that it is a spare fuse spot. Also, on the fuse panel it says "Alt. Battery" I don't have an alternate battery, and the wire looks like it's running up to my climate control. Is this a crazy rigging from the P.O.?
Also, I want to replace my climate control. That's what I was looking at, and it looks like the plastic has gotten very brittle over the years. The slider won't go to full cool or full heat without the tab inside snapping out of place since it has been misshapen from use. Anyone know a good place to get the OE slider climate control for my 98?? Sorry for that being off-topic.