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Old 04-13-2015, 05:52 PM
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What does this cable go to?

After checking on some LED bulbs I put in last summer on my 92 YJ I noticed a cable hanging and have no idea where it goes. But while I logged in to the forum I was thinking maybe it came from the cigarette lighter?
Does this cable look familiar to anyone?
It was hanging under the MPH gauge.
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Old 04-13-2015, 06:01 PM   #2
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That looks like the bulb plug for the heater controls.

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Old 04-13-2015, 06:33 PM   #3
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It's a lamp wiring of some sort. Could be the heater as ArticJeep stated or maybe one of the under dash lamps. I think it may very well be for the under dash lamp on the driver side. I took mine out so long ago that I can't refer to my YJ
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I will check when i get home. Maybe an hour. Unless someone else knows for sure in the mean time.
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Awesome.. Thank you!! It may very well be the heater control lights... It's definitely NOT the cigarette lighter. I just checked it.
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I have a 91 YJ. And upon closer examination, without removing any of my dash, it looks like it goes to the bottom of the speedometer.
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OK.. thanks... I checked all around there and couldn't find anything. I'll have another go of it tomorrow. Thanks for checking!
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No prob, good luck. Let us know what you find.
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I took my dash apart the other day and found the same wire. I think it went attached to the back of the plastic bezel that goes around the tach and speedo at the bottom. If I recall the plug that it went into had nothing inside, it was more like a holder for the wire. Could be a bulb socket for accessory switches that were added as options such as fog lights from the factory. I will take a pic when I get a chance to be sure. I too want to know where it goes.
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:35 PM   #10
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That looks identical to my glovebox light wire... Although yours looks like it's either pulled towards the instrument cluster or maybe it's for a floor flood light or lighting around the ash tray/ lighter... Mine does not have a light there though
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:17 PM   #11
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As Jeer42 said it is the light socket the bulb that illuminates the heater controls. It pushed into a location on the back side of the plastic facing that covers the speedo and tach gauges and shines down to light up the controls.
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Anyone know which bulb goes on tbis socket? No wonder my climate controls are so dim!
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It's a #74

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Can you post a pic of where it goes, I found mine dangling down also...
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If you dig under the dash you might find a few of those sockets. They go to things you may not have such as the hardtop wiper switch. Put bulbs in them and you have nice lighting for the footwells at night. BTW, the heater light uses a 194 bulb at least it does in my 87.
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Mine has that too. It's like a blue light thing that mounts in the dash panel where you'd put rear defrost and rear wiper controls at if that makes sense
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That looks identical to my glovebox light wire... Although yours looks like it's either pulled towards the instrument cluster or maybe it's for a floor flood light or lighting around the ash tray/ lighter... Mine does not have a light there though
Theres a light in the glovebox?!
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Old 04-17-2015, 11:48 PM   #18
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I have a light wire that went to my glove box, but no bulb in it

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