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« on: June 09, 2018, 03:34:39 PM »

My reverse lights have never worked in my CJ5. I went to replace the reverse switch assuming that was the problem and discovered that all the wires are missing.  I see the plug in the engine compartment.  Should I just hard wire it in?  I'm struggling to find any kind of replacement online. 

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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2018, 06:38:39 AM »

 As long as you know which pins in the plug go to the reverse lights, you should be able to run the wires to the plug.

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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2018, 09:26:48 PM »

Follow up. It was a short term success.  In testing the new switch, I got the reverse lights to work.  While installing the new switch, I lost power to the wire all together.  I'm having trouble tracking down the problem. Coincidentally, the parking brake indicator stopped working as well.  Are they on the same circuit?

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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2018, 07:31:02 AM »

Get yourself a Haynes CJ manual. The electrical schematics are factory quality.

Did you check the wire polarity before you hooked into the under the hood plug? Also did you check the fuses after it stopped working?

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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2018, 08:43:15 PM »

Got it!  Thanks for the pointers.  I was able to hard wiring it in after locating the blown fuse.  Now to try and see if she'll pass inspection!

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