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xcentric



Member Since: 17 Jan 2016
Location: Midlands
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indicator wiring

so still have problems - having stripped off all the old connections, I now have what appears to be + and -ve connections for all lights, plus another thinker black lead that goes to earth. I don't quite understand why there is this other lead - it appears to be separate (at least, it comes out of the loom separate) to all the other leads - so a bit confused.

I also can't find a route from any positive back to the battery - connecting a circuit test between sidelight/indicator/side repeater + and either their respective - or the black earth one, or both, still shows no connection - which if I'd not turned on lights or indicators would be right, but is certainly odd when they are on.....

any ideas?

Post #604218 23rd Feb 2017 5:11pm
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xcentric



Member Since: 17 Jan 2016
Location: Midlands
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solved: like most things electrical on a Defender, it was a ground problem. Studied the wiring diagram, re-sorted the ground attachments, re-made all the electrical bullet terminations and connectors (bullet connector kit off eBay for about a fiver) and it's all working now. The -ve returns do attach to the earth cables somewheere in the wiring loom, so it has to be well earthed.....

Just got to put it back together again.

Post #604663 25th Feb 2017 12:48am
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xcentric



Member Since: 17 Jan 2016
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back together, only 2 screws and a washer spare Laughing and it all works.

Post #604950 26th Feb 2017 3:03pm
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United Kingdom 1991 Defender 110 200 Tdi USW Arles Blue

Good job sorted well done Thumbs Up Running Restoration Thread http://www.defender2.net/forum/post323197.html#323197

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Post #605237 27th Feb 2017 1:38pm
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