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Anyone able to identify this connector? (Behind fuse box)

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by flat, Mar 7, 2018.

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  1. flat

    flat Well-Known Member

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    Guys.

    1991, 90. 2.5na (originally) ex-MOD.

    Was rationalising some wiring today, and hardwiring in some extra bits.

    I found this connector behind the fuse box. It’s a Lucas ‘RISTS’ item so contemporary. It was unplugged when I found it and I have left it that way, but I am unsure what it’s for. I connected the 2 halves together but couldn’t see what it was doing. I haven’t been able to trace it either and I am wondering what it’s for?

    Ideas on a postcard.
    Thanks

    Ed
     

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    Something the military put in I recon.
     
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    Military add on? Doesn't look standard, and it's not there on my 1985 90 N/A.
     
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    flat Well-Known Member

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    have asked on a military landrover page, hopefully its something useful i can use for something :)
     
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    Self destruct plug, just as well it was not live.:)
     
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    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Its a Lucas Rists 3 Way E Series Circular Sealed Electrical Wiring Connector, Available from all good connector suppliers :)

    Includes
    1 x 3 Way Pin Connector Lucas Rists Part no. 51156190
    1 x 3 Way Receptacle Connector Lucas Rists Part no. 51156191
    3 x Pin Terminals Lucas Rists Part no. 51101173
    3 x Receptacle Terminals Lucas Rists Part no. 51101170

    Overall Length of Fully Mated Connector: 58.80mm
    Maximum Diameter of Fully Mated Connector: 24.60mm
    Terminals Suitable For Wire Size 1.30mm2 - 2.00mm2
    21Amp - 25Amp
     
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    flat Well-Known Member

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    thanks :)

    Whats it do in the loom lol
     
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    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    connects wires together and keeps them dry :p.

    its an aftermarket connector fitted by a cowboy - hence using red wires throughout.
     
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    glad we cleared that up :D:D
     
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    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    better off nowadays using an 3 Way AMP Superseal Waterproof Wiring Electrical Multi Connector, pn's 282087-1, 282105-1, 183024-1, 183025-1 & 281934-2.

    you would need specialist tools to the job propper (see me after class)
     
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    will try to follow the wires and see where they go, i am wondering if its anything to do with the NATO light switch and all that ****e?
     
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    Fairly certain it is an OE fitment on MOD 90/110's of that era. My 1986 FFR also has one in the void behind the lower dash above the fusebox, not fitted by a previous owner as I bought my vehicle direct 20-years ago.
    Looking at the MOD wiring diagram there is a connector shown with two red wires but unfortunately no key to say what it serves (it goes to an unused connector containing a blue, 2 x red and a brown wire).
     
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    aah yeah, mine came from the MOD like this, will investigate it further, see if it can be used for anything
     
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    I seem to remember from my foggy past that is something to do with lighting. It may have been that it makes your dipped beam headlight come on when on sidelights or something of that.
     
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    aah okay, i will plug it in and see what happens with the lights :)
     
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    Fzzzzzzzz :eek: BANG :confused:
     
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    And I allways thought that when the smoke escaped that was that,thanks for that Mad Hat Man.;):D
     
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    I need some of that replacement smoke, but I'm sure mine was imperial. Anyone sell it in pints?
     
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    I removed the NATO light switch on my ex-military 110 and fitted a standard light switch. You have to connect a couple of wires and also connect this plug together to get the lights working conventionally.
     
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