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Why don’t my bloody lights work?

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by payydg, May 17, 2019.

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  1. payydg

    payydg Well-Known Member

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    The rear passenger side indicator and break lights don’t work following putting the engine in.

    It’s not the relay or fuses. Just no power getting to them.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    Dippypud Never Knowingly Understood

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    You haven't plugged them in ?

    or the wire is broken trapped etc ...

    Do the hazards work?
     
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    It’ll be an earth, always an earth
     
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    Dippypud Never Knowingly Understood

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    Until you find out why, I'd disconnect the battery just in case ....

    You can re-connect while working on it, it's just in case the bastid catches fire ....
     
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    Have you double checked you've got all the cables connected properly, in the back corner of ya landy?
     
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    Everything looks likes it connected. Is that definitely where it connects?
     
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    Bloody earths! Any starting points on where to check?
     
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    That’s a good idea - I’ve got two isolators for each battery. Which are switched off
     
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    Any black wires :D
     
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    Hazards only work on the front and back left.
     
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    It’s dark! They’re all black
     
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    Waysist.:D
     
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    Double Waysist. Or you are in the coal mine by mistake of having no lights:eek::cool:
     
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    Lucas, Prince of Darkness reminds us of his power ....
     
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    The rear lights connect to the main harness at that bundle of connections at the back of your landy on the offside corner.
     
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    You could check the live feed there with a meter or a bulb with two wires, one to a clean earth ...
     
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    By the brake servo or at rear of vehicle? Must have messed up plugging something in
     
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    Not consecrated used in crypts or near Dracula and his followers. Would a bag of soil or does this need to connect to freshly mown grass area. Able Dimwit:confused:
     
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    At the rear, inside, offside corner. that's where your main harness should emerge. If you've got a multi-meter, do what Dippypud ^^^ suggests.
     
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    I'm drinking red wine with a Hop House 13 chaser, but you sound like you're on a better combo. Come on, share the secret. ;):D
     
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