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Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by bukko, Apr 18, 2021.

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  1. bukko

    bukko Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Currently stuck on Exmoor in a Defender with a broken headlight switch and no headlights.
    I’d say this never happened in my Freelander, but it actually has happened in my Freelander.
    I must have some powerful EM discharge from my fingers that breaks switches. It’s the only logical conclusion...
     
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    Can you hold the flash on to get you home or at least somewhere comfortable?
     
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    bukko Well-Known Member Full Member

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    A mate is en route to escort me home with side lights :)
     
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    The contacts go all green inside the switch stopping them working and can be cleaned quite easily.
     
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    l've had this happen. l now keep a spare switch in the vehicle, as there is no warning of the switch about to fail.
     
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    bukko Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Are there any better quality after market ones out there?
    All the ones I can see look fairly cheap (for a LR part) so I'm not convinced they'll be top notch.
     
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    Have you looked at the contacts?
    I fitted a Lucas, which was cheap enough ,last year. Looked identical to the old one which I didn't need to replace once I saw it was just greeny but it's a spare now I guess.
     
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    bukko Well-Known Member Full Member

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    No not yet, but whatever happens it would be good to have a spare.
    Was thinking of getting a Lucas one; very slightly more expensive but better reviews.
     
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    I got the Lucas on from Dingoshaft LR. No issues so far.
     
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    bukko Well-Known Member Full Member

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    John Craddock sent a wiper switch. And of course they're only answering the phone until 1pm.
     
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