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Old 10-17-2010, 02:07 PM   #1
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Two Questions...

So I took the dash apart to try and see why my speedometer is not working...and this is what I found

1. can anyone tell me what this connection if two and what it does?


2. Is this the way the back of my speedometer should look, with no wires or anything in the back...

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Old 10-17-2010, 04:22 PM   #2
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anybody?

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Old 10-17-2010, 05:10 PM   #3
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It looks like one of the light sockets. Depending on the year I would think you should have two. On my 89 I believe the bulbs are 194's. They also have a blue plastic cover on them to give the dash lights a different color other than a yellow light.
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Old 10-17-2010, 05:20 PM   #4
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it does not go into the dash. its a light that would illuminate where the driving light switch would go. mine has the same thing but theres a bulb in it and it illuminated a blank area till i put a switch there for a set of lights.

i could be wrong though<---my disclaimer if im not right.
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Old 10-17-2010, 05:23 PM   #5
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thanks for the input...anybody have anything to note about the back of the speedo...
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:17 PM   #6
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I have a 95 yj. The instrument cluster has one connector left side and 2 ribbon cables that run from connector to tach spedo and lights. My spedo wasn't working. Turned out to be 3 broken copper wires in the cable. Only way to tell was a continuity tester. Soldered jumpers and everything now works.
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:18 PM   #7
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cool do you have any write-ups to help me through it?
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:45 AM   #8
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Really not much to write up. Just unscrew the cables and test. If your curcuit is dead then there is a break and you'll need a jumper wire. One note I was just in a junkyard looking for parts. I took a dash apart on a yj and found the wiring to be different then mine. Do there are a couple diff styles out there.
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:20 PM   #9
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ok thanks
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:04 PM   #10
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There is no wire to the back of the speedo. If it's not working and the tach is, you have a broken connection on the ribbon. Take your ribbon out and find the break, clean it and use a conductive paint to remake the connection. That's how I fixed mine.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:38 PM   #11
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thanks do you have the brand make for the conductive paint.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:50 PM   #12
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I went to the local car quest and got a tiny bottle of rear window defroster fixer. It's meant to reconnect broken defroster lines, but any conductive liquid that you can paint on should work as long as it can carry the voltage.
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awesome that just saved me some cash

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