Cabin Roof Light 79 Chief?

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Fast79Chief
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Cabin Roof Light 79 Chief?

Postby Fast79Chief » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:04 am

Has anybody taken down their interior roof light? The one that is more forward towards the front of the jeep roof.
I need to take mine apart and refurbish most of it, but don't want to crack the original lens and body parts. Can't get the lens out.

For those that know how to do this ... how does the main white lens remove from the chrome housing? I'm assuming the roof fastening screws will be found under that lens cover?

Thanks for your help.
1979 Cherokee Chief S, 360, MSD Pro Billet Distributor with Factory Ignition Box (Wow), HEI Wires, Edelbrock 1406, Edelbrock Performer manifold, 3.54 gears, Tru-Trac Locker in the rear, Turbo 400, Quadratrac, Dual tanks, new 32 x 11.50's, big winch, Homemade 2.5" full length exhaust ... and a lot of work to do. :)

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Re: Cabin Roof Light 79 Chief?

Postby mx71 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:32 am

You'll have to remove the lens. I use a lens from 69-81 GM cars in my 79 and it fits great. The lens has a front and rear clip that snaps into the base. It has to come off.

Fast79Chief
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Re: Cabin Roof Light 79 Chief?

Postby Fast79Chief » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:58 am

Thanks mix... will give it a try.
1979 Cherokee Chief S, 360, MSD Pro Billet Distributor with Factory Ignition Box (Wow), HEI Wires, Edelbrock 1406, Edelbrock Performer manifold, 3.54 gears, Tru-Trac Locker in the rear, Turbo 400, Quadratrac, Dual tanks, new 32 x 11.50's, big winch, Homemade 2.5" full length exhaust ... and a lot of work to do. :)

1979bettywhite
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Re: Cabin Roof Light 79 Chief?

Postby 1979bettywhite » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:46 pm

Yep, screws underneath that. BJs has the replacement lens as well as the whole units both in chrome and white if you do happen to break it.

Also, consider upgrading to an LED bulb. Makes a world of difference inside the Jeep:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0177 ... UTF8&psc=1

mx71
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Re: Cabin Roof Light 79 Chief?

Postby mx71 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:29 pm

The BJs lens is 80+. The 79 has a one year only lens.

Fast79Chief
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Re: Cabin Roof Light 79 Chief?

Postby Fast79Chief » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:22 pm

Another reason I like to keep as much original as possible. Those re-pop parts usually suck anyway.
1979 Cherokee Chief S, 360, MSD Pro Billet Distributor with Factory Ignition Box (Wow), HEI Wires, Edelbrock 1406, Edelbrock Performer manifold, 3.54 gears, Tru-Trac Locker in the rear, Turbo 400, Quadratrac, Dual tanks, new 32 x 11.50's, big winch, Homemade 2.5" full length exhaust ... and a lot of work to do. :)

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Re: Cabin Roof Light 79 Chief?

Postby Adventure_Wagon88 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:57 am

I have a NOS lens I am looking to sell, should be the right part for your map light. Also have a chrome map light in great condition

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Re: Cabin Roof Light 79 Chief?

Postby Fast79Chief » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:40 am

Would that be a 'one year only' 1979 Lens adventure???
PM sent to Adventure.
1979 Cherokee Chief S, 360, MSD Pro Billet Distributor with Factory Ignition Box (Wow), HEI Wires, Edelbrock 1406, Edelbrock Performer manifold, 3.54 gears, Tru-Trac Locker in the rear, Turbo 400, Quadratrac, Dual tanks, new 32 x 11.50's, big winch, Homemade 2.5" full length exhaust ... and a lot of work to do. :)


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