Question on new Speedometer installation

Daddy Stew

Legacy Registered User
City
Oakdale
State
PA
#1
I have an '81 that I plan to restore the dash to original gauges. After buying a new speedometer, I now realized that no one apparently sells them with lighting elements for the speedometer. Where can one get the lights for clusters, Hi-Beam, Brake, 4-Wheel Drive and Turn Indicators?

My Jeep has an aftermarket gauge and dash set, with butchered wiring, so no existing lighting exists for this purpose.

I was told by one website that "Chevy-style' lights will work, but not sure exactly what year or type I am asking for. Has anyone already been down this road and solved this yet?
 

walkerhoundvm

Just trying to stay upright
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Cave Creek
State
AZ
#2
I saved this thread off of JeepForum, it may have the information you need:JF Speedo lights thead

My honest opinion would've been to try to find a used speedo and gauges, most of the aftermarket gauges are made or distributed by Crown, and they are for the most part junk.
 

rustycrawler

Scrambler Junkie
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Reston
State
VA
#3
Are you missing the housing for the bulbs that are part of the factory wire harness? The light bulbs are still available.
 
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