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  1. 110 TD5 Rev Counter

    apologies for waking up another old thread, but I'm trying to fit a rev counter into my 2002 TD5 Defender. it is an original gauge. Pin 19 on the black ECU plug has a yellow with pink trace wire fitted (looks like factory fitment) I've connected the rev counter to this pin and it works, my question is - Whereabouts would I find the other end of the cable that is already in pin 19 / what would it be connected too? I cant see it behind the instrument panel. There is a yellow and pink cable in the instrument harness which goes to the speedo, but surely its not the same one as others would have mentioned it... any help appreciated
  2. thank you for responses so far. the "pegging" looks like what the bolt would be for (I couldn't thing of the word) so thanks again I'm guessing that if the pinion isn't driving the crownwheel (as in no drive shaft) that it would behave like this - IIRC - with rear of vehicle on Jack stands, that if I rotate one road wheel the opposite road wheel rotates in opposite direction. Thinking that I'll take the diff head out to ensure its all good for peace of mind as concerned that I "May" have possibly damaged some teeth (also want to check out the ARB locker for any markings as considering adding locker to front diff) I will try an post a picture of the shaft and hub end to confirm if it is RRC style. - definitely thicker stronger looking axles than standard disco ones. I understand may well be interchangeable, but be great to know for sure thanks
  3. Hi there, I recently broke the rear prop shaft / drive shaft on my 95 disco. So I removed the shaft and thought I'd be able to just engage the CDL and drive away using front wheel drive. however the rear wheels were to be fighting against each other and I heard a clunking noise. So I pulled out the right rear half shaft / axle and was able to drive the vehicle home using front wheel drive I haven't got replacement drive shaft yet, but noted that when I removed the half shaft that it was different to "normal Disco rear axles" I have seen, in that the half shaft isn't part of the hub end - the shaft itself is thicker / wider diameter (I suspect heavy duty) and the hub ends / cap on the rear are metal rather than the rubber caps like on the front hubs. The diff looks like a standard rover diff (not Salisbury) anyhow - I want to check out the differential before fitting new drive shaft or replacing axle / half shaft, as I'm concerned over the clunking noise - that I may have damaged the diff too, It does have ARB air locker fitted I have attached a photo - can anyone please tell me what type of diff this is and also what the bolt is for / what does it do? thanks in advance
  4. Voltage drop - battery light on

    HELP - common point in wiring? heater fan, lighter / power plug, radio well the auto electrician replaced brushes & I think regulator. so now all good on the charging front, unfortunately now the heater fan, lighter / power plug, radio and spotlights don't work. I have checked all the fuses and replaced primary candidates just in case, but no faults found. is there a common point in the wiring??? interesting thing tho is that the heater blower works if the webasto is turned on, but this has totally separate wiring loom I know the auto electrician had a LOT of trouble getting the repaired alternator back into place - they asked for an extra day to fit it... I didn't see what they did to get it back in, but the spotlight cables were cut in front of the grill and I now have crimp terminals open to the weather in front of the grill (the cables were sealed all the way up to the relay which is located by the brake reservoir) there was also coolant splattered around the engine bay which to me is really odd. surely they would not have removed the radiator, intercooler, A/C, nose cone??? either way I don't have time to drive back up there for them to sort it, so am again asking for your help The heater fan, lighter and radio are fitted as tho from the factory, the spotlights are aftermarket, so could possibly be excluded from this, I have also traced the spotlight wiring & all looks OK - maybe that relay is dead
  5. Voltage drop - battery light on

    Haven't really been playing, but did install dual battery system a couple of months ago, which I.disconnected on Friday. No wrong connections of jumper leads. Unfortunately the light kept coming on intermittently thruout the weekend. On way home I couldn't get it to go off again so have parked up 3 hours from home. Vehicle is in front of auto electricians as I hoping its just bushes, but I guess I will be here at least one night as this small town is all closed on Sundays... Doubt parts will get here until Tuesday oh the joys of owning landrovers in New Zealand!!!
  6. Voltage drop - battery light on

    Musta been gremlins - I went for drive and over the hump at the local railway crossing and the volts returned to normal... but feel I should still follow-up with possible reasons / causes if anyone has any ideas that is assuming I can replicate it or that it reoccurs thanks in advance
  7. OK odd problem I need help with. battery light is on constantly - showing 11.7V (normally 14.x) with vehicle running TD5 2002 Defender I gave someone a jumpstart yesterday which mayor may not be relevant - it is also pouring down, so possibly water effecting it? is there anywhere/anything obvious that I can check? I need to travel quite a distance in next 3 days and really need to be able to start vehicle with key and be able to drive it several hundred KMs thanks in advance
  8. Headlight switch woes

    replaced indicator/high/low/flash/horn switch and all sorted - bit of holdup removing steering wheel, but got there without using a gear puller in the end
  9. Dip dim relay

    2002 TD5 defender - with the "pink" dim-dip relay. which I have removed. it only had two contacts so have jumped those two contacts - I assume that's correct. lights seem to work OK - no obvious difference in amount of light coming from headlights
  10. Headlight switch woes

    May seems to be the month for odd head light issues... Got my TD5 back from warranty gearbox rebuild and my headlights no go when switching on using the main switch - HOWEVER if I flicked the high/low/flash switch, they would come on. OK - so I didn't look further as had work around. now a few weeks later, on the way home last night, the deadlights don't work at all - EXCEPT when holding the high/low/flash switch in the "flash" position, luckily I have flood lights so was able to make it home without blinding oncoming drivers - But I need to drive home again in the dark and would like to get this sorted during my lunch break. I had the steering column covers off and the switches and connections look OK, fuses check OK - where else should I look / check? sidelights are fine - side/head light switch was replaced last year 2002 TD5 110 S/W
  11. Wolf steel wheels

    did I hear someone saying they were looking for some wolf wheels??? http://whitelabel.globalauctionplatform.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/wca/catalogue-id-witham1-10000/lot-ca1d8167-0026-4e99-bbd3-a46100f690bd
  12. Wolf steel wheels

    what vehicle is this on Lewis? I have 33 12.5 15 Cooper STT fitted on zero offset 8" modular rims (TD5 110) as I didn't think 35's would fit on a Defender without lift and / or cut...
  13. Series 3 lift kit?

    please excuse the totally ignorant question - I have recently acquired an 85 series 3 SWB and have been offered some 35x12.5 tyres fitted on 15 inch 10.5 wide rims and am wondering what I would need to do to the vehicle so they fit OK. the rims are fine - I'm concerned about tyres doing damage to the vehicle - guards, undercarriage etc Q1 - some people mention a "2 inch lift" what exactly is included in "a lift kit" - is that body lift or sping lift or both? also Q2 - would a "2 inch lift kit" address any concerns, would 2 inches be enough or would it be unnecessary at all? at this point I'm just wanting to ensure that the vehicle will fit the wheels without doing any damage. I will do doubt look into the offroad capability / articulation etc later too any advise appreciated
  14. Cubby

    I have installed an eberspacher airtop 2000 heater in the bottom half of mine, yes it included cutting out the majority of the wooden base and of course vent holes. It fits snuggly, but is very effective AND the whole vehicle gets toasty!!! the eberspacher is actually mounted on the centre access plate and the cubby fits over (and around it) I haven't yet got round to fitting a "false bottom" / messine shelf above the heater yet - another one day task! externally the only visible portion is the round vent plate facing the rear seats where the hot air comes out and on closer look a small pipe pointing at drivers feet). The heater controls are currently mounted in gearstick surround mud console. when said one day arrives, I've been thinking could be useful to have dividers (a bit like a deep cutlery tray) in the top half / mini messine floor in the cubby sorry - 2002 TD5 9 seater S/W
  15. apologies for naf question but my wagon is up country. Could please anyone tell me the dimensions of the holes where the heated seat switches would go (if one had heated seats) the holes beneath the electric window rockers? thanks in advance David