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1979 cj7 dsh lights wont work

I cant get my dash lights to work at all i havent really torn into it to figure whats going on but i do know all the fuses under the dash are good please help im losing my mind over this and im only home for another 3 days!!

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  • richardelsdo Jan 30, 2009

    1985 cj7 4.2

    My dash lights don't work. I checked the fuse and changed the light switch.

    Is there something I can do with a fusible link and if so where is it located?

    The headlights, running lights, signal lights and brake lights work.

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    My dash lights are not working. Fuses are good and changed light switch.

    Other lights work fine.



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If all the fuses are good, try turning the dimmer and see if the lights come on dim. If the lights still do not work, it could be a bad switch.
I would check the headlamp switch with a test light.

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