Dash lights questions

PetesCj-8

CJ-8 Member
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City
slatington
State
pa
#1
I have a Cj-7 that's nowhere near a restoration and bought the Crown dash lights. Hopefully they last a little but they give off a blueish light. I have to get the tach , speedo ,volt and oil pressure gauge lit up yet as well. Have any of you had any experience with bulbs for the above mentioned gauges that give a blueish hue instead of the stock lights?

Thanks in advance 😊
 
City
Halifax
State
UK
#2
The blueish light is correct, you will find everything else is blueish too even though the lamps are standard white.
One thing i would suggest is you buy LEDs for the rest whilst you are doing this. They are brighter, more vibration proof and give off far less heat.
There are threads on this possibly even with part numbers for them if you do a search, its a cheap upgrade especially if you use the Jeep at night!.

I asked near enough the same question when i started my blue cj8s build as i thought they must of been blue to match the Montana blue paint but appears they are blue whether you have green,red or tartan paint! :o
 

PetesCj-8

CJ-8 Member
CJ-8.com Member
City
slatington
State
pa
#3
Thanks Dave I appreciate it. I'll have to do a search and look for LED's. Appreciate the input. 👍
 

Choeppner

New member
City
Boerne
State
TX
#4
Might be a dumb question, but how hard is it to change out the lights, or do you have to change out the gauge? On my 82, the only one that lights up is my Pressure Gauge and it's blue. Need to get all the rest lit up. Thanks!
 

walkerhoundvm

Just trying to stay upright
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Cave Creek
State
AZ
#5
The lights are pretty simple to replace, but often are easier to replace by removing the whole gauge just because it's like trying to thread a needle with your eyes closed.

I bet if you tried a search you could find the bulb size. Lots of people upgrade to LEDs, and typically you can find a deal on a 6-pack or something on Amazon. They're usually made overseas and the quality is hit or miss.

It may not even be bad bulbs, you might just have to sand up the contacts so they can ground through the gauge.
 
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