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  1. I am putting my 110 CSW together and want to ask where do I connect the towbar wiring loom to the main loom. In the space up in the rear station wagon body or in the wheel well behind where the rubber divider goes? I will post pictures tomorrow when at the barn.
  2. recently bought a landrover discovery (td5) 1999 all serviced up and ready to go, but when i put the flasher relays in the fuse box located under the steering wheel. even if the engine is turned on or off the hazards come on. there is literraly no control from the button or from the stalk. the only way to turn them off was by talking the relays out. all fuses checked had all the plugs behind the passenger split and checked for corrosion, and that have any sort of corrosion I've cut and joined round the plug. any help at all will be appreciated
  3. I am looking to fit an additional "accessory socket" (aka cig-lighter socket or cigar-lighter socket if you are posh) in the rear of my D2. I have a voltage sensing relay and an inline fuse, so the always on bit shouldn't cause issues. Does anyone know of a convenient place where I can find something to tap into within the cabin? I have had a look at the cabin fuse box, but there don't appear to be any spare live fused supplies...
  4. Hi Folks, Defender 1997 300Tdi Looking to do a wiring mod so that the current draw for the headlamps is not routed through the column switch, i.e. the classic headlight upgrade. My intention is to do this in a way that does not cut into or alter the existing wiring loom. The attached image is a proposal. Looking for some feedback. Essentially the idea is to put a pair of relays (one for low and high beams) in each of the wings. Power for the headlights coming directly from the battery through the relay (3mm cable), fused in the battery box. In this way, both sets of lamps
  5. My 1994 defender was a hard top and acquired a county type roof along the way. Full headlining sunroof etc. Interior light has two wires that were tucked into the headlining. Trying to make it work on the door switch. Purple wire I've connected to a supply and the light is earthed by one of the mounting bolts so I can switch the light on manually. How does the plunger switch work with a single wire? Putting a meter probe on the blade on the plunger gives no continuity with body. I thought it may have been switched on return through the body but apparently not. What next plea
  6. Ive studied the various threads and about the above but not seen a similar fault. Every 3-5 years I have to replace my ignition switch/lock . Its a 1990 v8, all the circuit diags show a wire from the ignition to the fuse box then to the heater motor. On all the failed ignition switches its this terminal that appears to melt, the back of the switch gets all loose and wobbly then you have to change it. The wire itself to the fuse box seems pretty thin gauge, though it never blows the fuse the fuse itself is also a touch on the brown singed looking side. Anyone else seen this faul
  7. hello everyone reading this right I have started a bit of a project and I'm after a bit of advice.? under the drivers seat I have a black wabco ecu, after some googling I think this is the abs ecu. on each wheel I have hub speed sensors but I cant seem to find a abs module/pump. my questions are: has someone simply removed the pump ?/ or if this is the normal set up what influence does this have on the car if the spedo head is supplied by the gearbox output sensor? thanks!
  8. Hi all! I know this has been covered, but i can't find anything thats exact. I brought a 200tdi back to the states when i was stationed in the UK, and have since been doing a 13 month re build. Currently i want to install ONLY A SPEEDO form a td5 (not the whole instrument pack). For the life of me, i can't find data on just doing that; everything talks mostly about doing the whole thing. I know that i need the transducer, 3 core wire, and the speedo. I would rather not butcher up a td5 wire harness for this, so what can i do with the items mentioned? Thanks guys! Trying to spread the
  9. Hi all, im sure this has been covered but i cant find the answer im looking for. My 02 td5 90 brake lights have stopped working. The tail light parts work when the lights are turned on but when i press the brake pedal they dont brighten up as the should the just go off altogether. If i dont have the lights on and brake nothing happens. So bulbs look fine, fuse fine. So would it be the brake switch? I cant seem to licate the switch, does anyone have a photo to help me find it? Or is there a relay for the brake lights? Many thanks in advance Joe
  10. I tried starting my Land Rover 90 2.5 NA Ex-MOD after a winter in a cold damp garage. Turned the key to heat the glow plugs for more than 20 seconds, a smell of acrid burning and smoke started to come out behind the instrument panel. The car started but the orange light for the glow plugs does not go out and the burning behind the panel continues. Switched off the engine. Any thoughts before I remove the instrument panel?
  11. Hi, We recently bought a 1999 Freelander 2nd hand from a couple down the road. After the freezing cold night on Sunday, we went to drive to the shops and found that the car wouldn't start. The engine cranked slowly and the injector clicked. Suspecting it was a low battery, we attempted to bump-start the car to no avail (though we probably didn't do it right anyway). Yesterday we called out breakdown and the lad attempted to jump-start the car, which also failed. He suspected a dodgy fuel pump, and (with the jump-starter still connected) after kicking the fuel tank the car started once but
  12. Hi all I know this subject has been done to death before so please don't jump down my throat... I have spent all afternoon looking on forums, looking at vehicle, looking again on forums, looking at - well you get the idea. So the vehicle, a '91 200 TDI went into the barn a few months ago for a quick welding job... Coming back together now and I can't wait to get back out there, but the headlights don't work. I have flash but no hi/lo headlights. The blue wire from the sidelights/headlights switch (short stalk) is permanantly live, ignition on or off, which I think is wrong? The blue wire go
  13. Hi - this problem started out as a simple replacement of a dodgy rear light, a reluctant indicator and a non-working front light. Headlights worked fine. So - the 5 amp blade fuse for the left side running lights kept on just falling out - loose in holder - and it blew each time the circuit powered up. I removed the fuse box and found the problem had gone WAY beyond putting some new lights in, checking bulbs and fuses and cleaning up the earth. See pics. There is a relay on the bottom right of the fuse panel - it's green. The wires to this have burned. I know this isn't the 5 amp running lig
  14. 2007 110 TDCI, no immobiliser alarm fitted, turn key tried to start then cut out, temp gauge to max and battery light on, tried relays, fuses, disconnect battery, fully charged battery. Even the garage is scratching their head, tried all options for 4 days any ideas would help?
  15. Hi I'm new on this forum. I'm from Hungary and i have a '97 Discovery for off road. I woul like to install a meter counter, but i have not find yet any wiring diagram for the instrument panel, so i do not know which one is for the speed sensor. I tried to search the topics, but no luck. Thanks for all of your answers. Regards Csaba
  16. I'm hoping someone with a more reasoned mind will be able to assist me. I'm just gathering up the last few bits to install a pair of aux fuse boxes (1 X 6 Feed & 1 X 12 Feed) and i'm undecided on the benefits and drawbacks of large 100A fuses over a similar rated circuit breaker. Obviously the need to carry spare fuses is not a massive drawback but space is limited when it comes to replacing them. I'm specifically looking at Blue Sea marine circuit breakers which are said to be pretty durable with regards to water ingress and vibration. Now the reason i'm undecided is the fact that I
  17. Good Morning I have recently had the engine out to clean it up and rebuild it. Its a 3.5 V8 in a range rover classic. I have put the engine back in the car and I'm sure I have connected everything back up as I took it apart. However when I turn the ignition on I don't seem to have any power to the dash or anywhere. Is it correct that the positive lead runs from the battery connected to the inner wing then straight to the starter motor. I have connected an earth from starter to chassis and the main cable from alternator also to the starter. There is a small silver box attached to the inner win
  18. The headlights on my landy are the standard issue 1/2 a candle. And the bowls were rusty. So I decided to buy some nice H4 lights with plastic bowls. Decided I may as well add relays too while I am at it. So my question is, do I buy the relays at about £8 a piece from an auto electrical supplier, or the same price for 5 of them from ebay. I know the old saying about buying the best you can afford, but are they likely to be identical units? Anyone bought from ebay and had good/bad experiences with the relays?
  19. Hi, Im new to the forum so sorry if this sound like a dumb question, but I want to be sure before connecting. I currently have a TD5 and want to replace the cigarette lighter () with one of these: However, the USB socket has only + and - terminals, whereas the old cigarette lighter has a black wire, purple/green wire, and red/yellow wire connected to it: I'm guessing that the wires are as follows: black - earth purple/green - 12V red/yellow - to connect the bulb Could someone confirm this please? I cant test them as its a bit difficult to get my hands on a multi-tester at the mo
  20. I have just purchased a Freelander 1 (I think Facelift) 2005 Sport Prem. It includes the Harman Kardon sub in the boot, the amp under passenger seat and extra speakers etc. The problem I have, is some idiot previously removed the "standard" stereo from this model, and replaced it with a Landrover Visteon Single CD Unit and absolutely butchered the loom!! The stereo connector is the Harman Kardon connection: YMQ500220 I've attached pictures of the mess, but I'm wondering if anyone can provide me with a photo of their connector end, or even better provide a wiring diagram / wiring color code
  21. I thought you might be interested to follow my latest project which is to install auxiliary lighting onto my 110CSW. My truck is a general workhorse, nothing fancy: - it is at any time a: -Van for sound and lighting equipment, ladders and scaffolding -Kennel for several dogs -Minibus for work -Event safety vehicle at Easter and in the summer -Surrey 4x4 Response member's vehicle -Tow truck -Occasional off-roader -Camper van It's just had a new Brownchurch roof rack, strong enough to take scaffolding, decking and ladders - or a roof tent. Lighting: It is going to get: Roof spot
  22. Looking for inspiration here as it is all fitted up and I'm very happy with it, pics to follow in my build thread soon. But wiring, now, yes it came with cables that will be long enough to reach both battery trays and will go to the reserve battery tray as we are having a separate battery for all aux and non essential running electricals, but it's the routing and connections I want to see, what about grommets and holes and isolators? So who wants to show off their install to inspire me?
  23. Hi everyone I tried to browse through topics but could not find an existing thread for my question I want to install a roof top light bar on my Defender 110, so I am wondering where to have the wiring pass through the body to get to a dry area behind the dashboard to be connected to its relay. it will be a drip dail mounted bar, with flood and spot lights What I would like to do is to keep the loose wiring as short as possible (especially the outside wiring), this meaning that I believe I should try and let the cables inside as close to the bar as possible On the other hand I would li
  24. Hello all... Long time lurker but new poster. I have a 1993 Land Rover Discovery 1 that currently has 1 set of 100w Narva 175 driving lights mounted on the bull bar in the configuration below: http://www.4wdaction.com.au/_phpBB/download/file.php?id=71540&sid=38ca88dfd0683d5f304fc6025ef55fed&mode=view To compliment my driving lights when offroad I have purchased a new 20 inch light bar which draws a maximum of 5 amps: http://www.4wdsupacentre.com.au/products/4wd-lights/brite-led-tech/brite-led-20-9-32v-32-x-3w-led-light-bar.html My question is this : I will be installing the light
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