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JK HI-Beam Indicator

Wow ! How do you all like that hi-beam indicator ? If driving around with the low beams and fog lights on just so I can see isn't bad enough, switching to the HB's can pert near blind a guy ! Does anybody have a redneck fix for this? Or any ideas ?
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what is your issue? Is it too bright?

In my rig the indicator is blocked by the steering wheel


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Yes, too bright. My wife drives this vehicle more than I and she complains of this also. I'm kinda wondering if the dash lighting is fiber-optic or LED ? ? Would be nice if it were old school and could just swap out a lower wattage bulb. Sounds way to easy, I know
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Go to a tint shop and ask them for a small piece of dark tint. Pull the cluster apart and insert the tint behind the high beam indicator symbol.


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Yes, too bright. My wife drives this vehicle more than I and she complains of this also. I'm kinda wondering if the dash lighting is fiber-optic or LED ? ? Would be nice if it were old school and could just swap out a lower wattage bulb. Sounds way to easy, I know
It's all led illumination.

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Go to a tint shop and ask them for a small piece of dark tint. Pull the cluster apart and insert the tint behind the high beam indicator symbol.
Great solution, good thinking.

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Read somewhere that you could splice in a resistor to lower the juice going to the bulb. Sorry, can't find the thread..

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I just got my new Rubi. The same night I picked it up I noticed this.

A small piece of electrical tape will block the blinding indicator, and it's black so you don't see it during the day.
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Was kinda lookin for a bit "cleaner look" than black tape. Your right tho, it would cure it !
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Not be be pushy, but just try it. You can't even see it's there with the black background in the dash.
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Yes, it is way too bright. Keep up the ideas. I kinda like the black tape solution!

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to the feller witht the idea of putting a piece of tint in to reduce the brightnes, how much of a pain is it to pull the cluster apart to do this?
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to the feller witht the idea of putting a piece of tint in to reduce the brightnes, how much of a pain is it to pull the cluster apart to do this?
The cluster is easy to get out, all you need is a 7mm socket and a little time. I pulled my cluster out and apart on the trail one time, I had to perform a dinger-ectomy


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there is a high beam indicator light?

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Was kinda lookin for a bit "cleaner look" than black tape. Your right tho, it would cure it !


You did ask for a redneck fix LOl

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You guys laugh at my redneck fix, but I swear you can't see the tape. And at night it blocks the blinding ray but still allows a little blue glow around it to let me know the high beams are on. I'm going to take some photos...
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You guys laugh at my redneck fix, but I swear you can't see the tape. And at night it blocks the blinding ray but still allows a little blue glow around it to let me know the high beams are on. I'm going to take some photos...
I think its a good idea. All I was saying is by asking for a redneck fix you cant be to picky LOL

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I've had my Jeep for a short time and don't drive much at night. I read this thread and thought how bad can it be? Last night I had to drive about 100 miles in pretty heavy rain. Took me a while to figure out how to dim the instrument cluster. Much mo better. Then I hit the high beams. HOLY CRAP! You've got to be friggin kidding me! Forgive me but this is the sort of thing that has gotten the U.S. auto industry into trouble. The lack of attention to detail. It may seem simple but the U.S. auto industry is getting their asses handed to them and this little issue pretty much sums up why. A Toyota or Honda would never make it into production with such an oversight. I know it's a jeep and it isn't supposed to be a highly refined vehicle but this is inexcusable. How much work does it take to make something like this right? In an age where my Jeep thinks it can control a skid better than I can with this ESP and Traction Control BS, I have to put a piece of electrical tape on my instrument cluster to keep from being blinded but it. WTFO!
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You did ask for a redneck fix LOl
If you punch a circle out of electrical tape and apply it over the blinding blue dot, you don't even see the tape during the day unless you look for it. It looks fine. Price is right. Was my first mod.

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If you punch a circle out of electrical tape and apply it over the blinding blue dot, you don't even see the tape during the day unless you look for it. It looks fine. Price is right. Was my first mod.

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