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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-03-2002, 03:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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CJ simple electrical question

My tail lights went out a while ago on my 79, and before I start to tear into the wiring I thought I would consult you all.
The brake lights and turn signals both work just no tail lights. I have checked the fuses, but could have missed one. Where is the location of the tail light fuse? Is it the same fuse for the tail lights? Anything else I should check out first?

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First I would check to see if the front amber running lights work. If not I would check the headlight switch and fuse socket if the fuse is good. IF they are working then I would check the connector found near the drivers door that goes to all the rear lights and fuel guage.
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My dimmer switch broke a few months ago, so i took it out and directly wired the low beams, but I dont see how that could have anything to do with it because it is the same as if the low beams were just left on the entire time.

I dont think the ambers in front work, but they also have some damage to them, and I am not sure if they even have bulbs. What fuse controls the tail lights?

Anything else to check
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Re: CJ simple electrical question

Get a tester and see if you have current going to the front ambers. If not, its probably the switch. I had one go out on one of my older cjs and did the cheapie fix, just put in two toggle switches, one for the running lights and another for the headlights. not sure about the fuse, check chilton's. also check that rear wire harness for any frayed wires.

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In a 23-year old Jeep, I'd suspect rusty sockets and bad grounds.
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