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    Td5 loom

    The power to the ECU is linked to the inertia switch so as to kill the engine in the event of a crash, so yes it does need to be linked.
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    Best horn replacement

    I fitted a pair of horns that I took off a VW Golf scrapper, I had to make a bracket for them to fit in place of the original single horn but well worth it. I also added a relay to switch the power directly from the battery. Just be aware that if you're fitting salvaged or new conventional horns, the back, (mounting screw) of the horn vibrates so they need to be mounted on a flexible strip to work properly, if you mount them onto a rigid surface or bracket, they won't sound at all well.
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    O/T -- Chainsaw Lube Oil

    I wouldn't risk sunflower oil on my Stihl, I doubt that it's lubricating qualities are up to the job. If I had to use a substitute I had to hand temporarily, I'd use a heavy gear oil, EP90 for example. The proper stuff is sticky but also thixotropic, it sticks to the bar and chain without being thrown off by the centrifugal force
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    indicators and hazards flashing too fast

    The indicator relay is designed to flash quickly in response to insufficient current being drawn on the circuit, usually caused by a failed bulb, if you're sure the bulbs are all OK I'd check on the earth returns from the indicator lamps, particularly the rear ones, it could be they're getting a return via the tail lamp filaments which wouldn't allow enough current to operate the relay properly.
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    2.4 tdci dash warning light

    I'm not 100% sure about the Puma models, but on the earlier Defenders that light is also linked to the handbrake switch, it's contact closes to ground when the lever is lifted, it could be that the switch it out of line or damaged or the wire is trapped somewhere and intermittently shorting.
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    Central locking and immobiliser???

    There's only a single supply fuse for the 10AS unit, (fuse 7 under the seat box,) so if the immobiliser is working that suggests it's ok. Immobiliser, interior light control and central locking are all functions provided by the 10AS but it needs to be programmed accordingly, (via the OBD port,) they can lose their configuration or get corrupted, mostly I think due to the battery being disconnected, you'll need to find someone locally with a Nanocom or similar to set it up. I don't believe the spare connector has any bearing on the issue.
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    1988 110 2.5 Turbo Head Lights on/off

    There should be no 12v feed to any of the lights with the switch in the off position, the ground sides of all the lights are permanently connected to chassis ground and rely on a positive feed from the switch to operate. Sounds to me like you may have a faulty dim/dip relay with an internal short circuit, I'd start by disconnecting the dim/dip resistor, on the later cars it's mounted inside the front RH wheel arch, I'm not so sure of the location on the earlier cars. I think most UK car owners have already disabled the dim/dip for reliability reasons as they're not a legal requirement over here, not sure how you stand with that Stateside.
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    200Tdi Overheating when raining

    Badly slipping fan belt when wet, causing poor coolant circulation.
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    What goes here on a TD5 bulkhead?

    Looks to me like the original mounting point for the bonnet release lever bracket.
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    Leaking Fluids Mystery

    I suppose it smells a bit oily but not strong. Looks far too clean to be engine oil.
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    Safari Door Courtesy Light Switch

    Is this any help, factory fitted pin switch with bracket to operate it fitted to bolts on centre hinge.
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    Leaking Fluids Mystery

    Looks like diesel to me, or maybe screenwash, can you smell it?
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    Body work corrison / paint flake

    Looks to me like it could be simple aluminum corrosion, if it's come from a farm environment with acidic animal waste getting splashed about, that could do it. To be honest though if that is the case, I'd be more concerned about the condition of the chassis.
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    Cost of TD5 Defender R380 work

    If you're not too far from Halifax, it's worth giving Michael at Adamson Independent Automotive a call. He fitted my 2004 90 with a new Clutchfix heavy duty clutch, pressure plate and release bearing, (DMF and cylinder not required.) I had to leave it with him for a couple of days but ended up very pleased with a job well done for £385 all in.
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    Wash/wipe wiring advice please

    Ah right, often more than meets the eye when there's "history". Just a case of plod on through then, having said that, there should be no issue with wiring direct and isolating the original wires as you've suggested.

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