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Hello guys, my speedo back light burnout last night, how do I replace it? how difficult is to get to it? any LED options?
 

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The PO on my recently acquired YJ has LED lights in all the gauges. I really want to dig into it to see what was done to it. It looks killer and is bright and easy to see even aat twilight.
 

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What year here's a post for earlier models
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$15 sounds like some cheap chinese ones off of feeBay. You need 194 style wedge base bulbs, 10 of them for the first gen 1987-1990 YJ dash.
 

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ok bought the bulbs, Part number WLED-RHP5 (Red). I now need to figure out how to replace!
 

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Very easy to do, just pull off the plastic dash bezel (6 screws, or at least there was 6 from the factory) then you just unscrew the 2 screws holding the speedo in. Pull it out carefully, as it has the cable connected to it and may be hard to pull on.

Pop the cable out and you will have access to the 2 bulbs in the rear. They are 194 style bulbs.
 

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no problem replacing.....just remove the gauge cover (about 6 screws hold it to dash) then remove the gauge cluster....remove old lights and install new ones...reassemble in reverse...
 

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no problem replacing.....just remove the gauge cover (about 6 screws hold it to dash) then remove the gauge cluster....remove old lights and install new ones...reassemble in reverse...
This. Easy to do on an 89. Just move the speedo out a bit, leave the cable attached, and replace the bulbs. The original bulbs will have a blue tinted rubber type cover on them. You can put that back on the replacement bulb or leave it off like I did. It makes the speedo a little brighter without it. It seemed with it on, even though there are 2 bulbs in it, it was more difficult to see.
 

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Replaced all the bulbs in all the gauges with blue LEDs. Bought them on Superbrightleds.com. They have several choices as far as brightness and colors. Very easy to change.
 
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