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Upgrading '84 CJ7 Headlight Switch with newer Wrangler Dash Switc

Does anyone know if the older ugly headlight switch can be replaced with a nicer newer jeep wrangler headlight dash switch?

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They work on the same principal, so as long as the amps and volts match up on the switch they should.however you will have to "eyeball" the size to see if the newer one will adapt right.

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