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Hi there,

I'm new to this forum although I've been into Land Rovers for many years. I have to say that, in the short time I have been using the forum, I have found some very useful information so thanks to all the contributors and everyone involved.

Right, now to my question.

I have a 1992 Defender 90 200TDi which has the high intensity side lights which work through the headlights when the ignition is on/engine running. One of these has failed and I have been informed that it is not worth repairing them and I may as well disconnect them, which is pretty much what I'd anticipated doing anyway. I was also told that this will not affect the MOT.

Can anyone tell me where the relay that contols these lights is situated, (I'm assuming that is how they work)?

Once I've ound the relay I'm sure it will be easy enought to disconnect it.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.


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if you mean dim dip headlights [normal dip beam on at a reduced output] if one light has failed it's more likely a bulb fault, if the dimdip relay fails it just stops working,

IIRC the relay is a pink coloured item behind the fusebox.

Hi there Western,

Yes I do mean the dim dip headlights, sorry I didn't explain myself very well.

It can't be the bulb as the headlights work fine when they are switched on, again sorry for not giving all the symptoms. It's only on sidelights with the engine running that the offside dim dip headlight doesn't work.

Now I know where the relay is located and which one it is I'll have a look at it and try disconnecting it. Presumably this won't affect the normal headlights?

I'll let you know what happens.

Thanks very much for the info.


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When you remove the relay you will have to connect two of the wires together. There is a post on here somewhere telling you which ones.

I can't remember which wires myself, but did this last year on mine.

Thanks Simon, greatly appreciated.

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