Should the shifter area be a illuminated?


TM2401

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simple question really. I bought my 2017 JK used.... is there supposed to be internal lighting for the shifting area. There is no lighting to see the 4wd shifting and regular shifting levers. Do I have a burned out light or is that just the design?
 

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Our problem was the window buttons. We couldn't see them at night so I added a single LED from Amazon. It lights up the shifters and cup holders too.
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I had wondered the same thing about my used JKU '07. Figured it was a bulb or a short/dirty contact. Smacked straight down on the shift lever with an open palm. Shazam! Got lights now. Love a cheap fix.
 
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It's a 2721 wedge base, 1.2W bulb and it really doesn't have the wattage necessary to light everything up the way most would prefer.
Sylvania makes a 2721LL (long life) that's available in a 2-pack at Advance Auto for about $6.00
 

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How did you add the led?

I'd love a dim purple led, something not so bright. But I don't see anywhere to add it.
Mines a 2016.
I just bought a flush mount 12v LED from Amazon. Removed the bezel and drilled a small hole, then just spliced the led wires in with the other dash light wires.
 
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