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Which Switch?

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Rich in Vancouver, Nov 5, 2016.

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  1. Rich in Vancouver

    Rich in Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    Here's a question......
    I have ordered a pair of auxiliary driving lights for my 2004 Facelift Hippo. They come with a generic switch but I am hoping to find a factory switch to do a neat installation.
    All the dash spaces are full but there are a couple of blanks in the console next to the handbrake.
    I am hoping that there is an on-off type switch that will fit there, the same pattern as the sunroof and tailgate switches. Any suggestions?
     
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    Diesel Do Well-Known Member

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    There's an auxiliary switch panel that goes in the little cubby to the side of the steering wheel. I'll try to find a pic. They crop up on eBay occasionally
     
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    It also comes in black and fits either side
     
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    I've got both a spare spot switch (in dark grey) and a black 2 space blank plate which you could take off my hands for a few beer tokens. There's a carrier unit behind the cover which I'm not sure I've got, I'd need to check. However I suspect that postage to Canada would make sending them out to you prohibitive anyway.
     
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    Thanks Guys! I do have a switch panel there but it's hidden away so I didn't think of it. The only switch there now is the cruise control on/off switch with a blank beside it. Nodge, do you think the spot lamp switch you have would fit? If so maybe we can make a deal. Hippo parts here are few and far between.
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    I've got to admit it would be fun to fit one of these panels though! ;)
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    Yes that's the panel.
    Yes the switch I have will fit but it's dark grey, not black. I'll post a picture of it tomorrow ;)
     
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    last time i wanted one of those switches they were still avalable from LR for a reasonable price, it was a few years ago now though
     
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    Nothing from LR is reasonable over here and I don't think the staff in the local LR parts department even know what a Freelander is.
    They make all of their money on collision and warranty on Range Rovers . When a sucker walks in off the street there is no hope of a discount.:rolleyes:
     
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    I'm struggling to post a picture of switch I have. You'll also need a connector for it, but you might be able to use one that's already there, normally used for the PDC.
    I'll try to post a picture tomorrow when I'm near a faster connection.
     
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