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Post by Pip on Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:33 pm

Well why not... it never looked that difficult.... and it realy wasnt Very Happy couple of thick moments arose when i couldnt even work out how to take the rear lights off (it was dark and they have them "guards" over them) lol. quick look at wiring diagrams and a total cost of under 5 ... Complete Smile

People will no longer have to look down to see where im indicating Very Happy
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Post by freelander-paul on Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:07 am

hi any chance of a quick how to guide ????? and parts needed ????
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Post by Pip on Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:05 pm

yes mate, its impossibly simple.... Will post it up in a bit for you!
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Post by Pip on Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:27 pm

Time taken ... 1hr ISH start to finish. Total cost around 7!
Parts required:
2x Sidelight bulb holders
2x 501 wedge indicator bulbs
Some wire, a small knife, electrical connector (your choice but i soldered mine)
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First, remove the upper rear lights - 3 screws on each one, how hard can it be? Smile

Take a drill to the inside of the lamp units... carefully.. I found that where i put the bulb holders on mine, there was actualy a round marking! spooky!! remember that you can always make the hole bigger but never smaller! Wink

Clear out excess crap from light unit.. and test fit the unit with the new bulb holder in place! (should sit snug as a bug)


Yes it realy IS this easy!!

Next remove the plastic floor panel just inside the boot and the 2 rear cards at either side. Once you've done that, you will see where all the wiring goes down to the rear bumper lights on each side.

Some might disagree with me on how i did this, but...
on the nearside the wire positive indicator wire is GREEN RED GREEN
On the Offside, the wire is GREEN WHITE GREEN (on this side, there's less room as the wire feeds directly off the trailer connector, so be careful)
Simply tap into both of them wires and attatch other end to the new sidelight bulb holders.. The other wire off the sidelight bulb holder, is simply to an earth point Wink Now might be a good idea to TEST it works...


Because its so simple... it will .... Refit the bulbs holders into their respective holes, push back into place and screw back to the car.... Simples!


I forgot to add... if you have decent reverse light bulbs fitted anyway, then in the unlikely event of you indicating while reversing, the indicator bulbs will drown out the light off the indicator making it look perfectly legal. Happy days!
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Post by freelander-paul on Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:20 pm

thanks pip
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Post by Pip on Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:35 pm

no probs, and yes people, before some eagle eyed smart arse spots it... my garage floor IS carpeted! lol (offcuts i just cba to take down the tip - makes it easier to locate any leaks, screws etc!)
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Post by freelander-paul on Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:21 am

hi pip the bulb holders were they land rover specific or just some thing from a motor discount type place ???????
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Re: Indicators in the reverse lights...

Post by Pip on Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:21 am

i got them off ebay.. 3 or summat :S dont need to be owt fantastic.... Could always pop down a scrapard and yoink a pair off any car Wink
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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:18 pm

nice job there Pip Cool

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