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If you are doing the Gladiator dash, bear in mind that it is a wider vehicle, so it won't all fit as is and that all the dash gauges have a computer that is mated to the ECM. Tried something like this myself once and scrapped the project. And I pretty god with wiring
 

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a yj? those aren’t newer so that would not make it have a newer look on the inside. i was thinking like a 2020 gladiator or cherokee or grand cherokee cuz the have a new look and are about the same size and are new
 

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As I understand it, the dash has its own chip, which communicates with the ECU. The ECU sends out coded impulses with current to power just about everything in conjunction with various other modules even down to the headlights. It also uses its own ground unlike the XJ which uses the common ground. That is why modern Jeep headlights flicker. It is all a power saving feature to get that last bit of mileage for CAFE standards. So you would have to scrap the instruments if you did use it
 

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Hey I have an opportunity to buy a 96 stock XJ with 203,000 miles on it for $1k. However, the water pump is leaking and the ac doesn't blow. It does have a new alternator and water pump, just the pump is leaking. Should I buy it? It still runs and drives nicely. It's in great shape, it just needs a little work.
 
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