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Buz1500



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Led light bar install
Now that I’ve had my new P400e delivered I’m looking into installing a Lazer Linear-18 light bar into the lower grill using integrated fitting kit by Lazer. One question I have relates to the X-Dynamic badge on the grill, Is it removable? The reason I ask is that the light bar will extend partially over the area of the grill where the badge sits and the grill needs to be cut to fit the light bar.


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Defendit..



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Looks like clipped, don't know if it can be removed from the front whitout breaking.

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Post #986441 22nd Mar 2023 7:58pm
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Buz1500



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Yes, it is clipped in place and quite easy to remove.

Next problem......

I need to feed the light bar cable from the relay to behind the lower grill where the light bar is being installed. According to the Lazer YouTube video, you just route it between the headlight and the radiator but they don’t actually show this in practice. I’ve looked at doing this but there doesn’t appear to be any openings to the space behind the grill.

Anyone else undertaken this? 2019 Range Rover SDV8 Autobiography
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Post #987053 27th Mar 2023 7:04pm
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Buz1500



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Finally managed to route the light bar cable successfully after getting advice from a technician from Lazer.

Just need to confirm that I’ve taken the 12v feed correctly. I’ve currently connected it to a spare stud on what I believe to be the accessory port located next to Red plastic case housing the live stud used for jump starting. 2019 Range Rover SDV8 Autobiography
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1999 P38 4.0 se - gone
199? Classic 3.5 - gone
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Tim in Scotland



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Yesterday I tried searching in the PowerfulUK videos on YouTube and couldn’t find where they mention this connection - in one of their recent videos Simon was installing an accessory and that connection next to the red positive charging post box was where he said what he was connecting should be connected and how kind of LR to add the feature! Pangea Green D250 90 HSE with Air Suspension, Off-road Pack, Towing Pack, Black Contrast roof , rear recovery eyes, Front bash plate, Classic flaps all round, extended wheel arch kit and a few bits from PowerfulUK Expel Clear Gloss PPF to come
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Post #987199 29th Mar 2023 7:47am
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Buz1500



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Hi Tim, thanks for your reply.

Yes, I also saw the Powerful Uk video so I reckon I’m okay.

I’ve now come across another problem. After spending all day fitting and connecting yesterday, and successfully testing whilst on my drive. I took the car out for a run once it was dark but the light bar didn’t activate when I selected high beam. I assumed I’d got a faulty connection so I thought I’d leave until the morning before I investigated.

I’ve now started my car this morning and the light bar came on the first time I selected main beam but now won’t reactivate after selecting dip beam and moving back to main beam.

Thoughts please. 2019 Range Rover SDV8 Autobiography
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Post #987205 29th Mar 2023 8:28am
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Buz1500



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Problem now resolved.

The Earth I was using wasn’t good enough. Using a multimeter whilst the car was running highlighted that the earth wasn’t good enough. Reconnected via the factory earth pole. Light bar is now working as required. 2019 Range Rover SDV8 Autobiography
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2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR - gone
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2011 L322 TDV8 Vogue SE - gone
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1999 P38 4.0 se - gone
199? Classic 3.5 - gone
Post #987211 29th Mar 2023 9:59am
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Is the live feed fused close to the connection point?
Post #987222 29th Mar 2023 12:28pm
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Buz1500



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Thanks for your reply

Yes, as supplied by Lazer Lamps.

Please see my previous post as I’ve now resolved the issue. 2019 Range Rover SDV8 Autobiography
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Post #987225 29th Mar 2023 12:43pm
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walfy



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Do you have matrix lights? Did you have to cut into the loom to fit this kit?
I'm after the same but I only need the loom and mounting brackets from lazer lamps. Just need to find a retailer that will do a decent deal 110 D250 SE HT
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Tim in Scotland



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I have seen some posts on FB groups that people have had to take their cars fitted with matrix headlights into the dealers to get their light bars coded so they will switch off when the matrix activates it’s “dip” pattern which isn’t really a “dip” Pangea Green D250 90 HSE with Air Suspension, Off-road Pack, Towing Pack, Black Contrast roof , rear recovery eyes, Front bash plate, Classic flaps all round, extended wheel arch kit and a few bits from PowerfulUK Expel Clear Gloss PPF to come
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Post #987240 29th Mar 2023 2:46pm
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Buz1500



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I have the Premium LED headlights, not the Matrix lights.

The Premium LED headlights have a 12v high beam trigger wire, which is what I've tapped into for triggering the Light bar relay using a POSI-TAP connector.

These connectors are used widely amongst the off-road driving and adventure motorcyclists as they provide an easy way to add additional lights and accessories without compromising the factory wiring.

https://www.posi-products.com/posiplug.html 2019 Range Rover SDV8 Autobiography
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Post #987243 29th Mar 2023 3:05pm
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Buz1500



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I tested the light bar last night once it went dark. It throws out an impressive amount of light and is a significant improvement over the factory high beam.

The only issue is that it will only come on when you manually select high beam. If you have the lights set to auto with the auto high beam function enabled it does not come on. It would appear that the auto function uses a different wire to the manual high beam wire.

You could view this as a good thing as it allows you choose if the light bar activates. I think I’d actually prefer to have it the other way round so that the auto system controls the light bar as it’s quicker than me in reacting to other traffic.

Anyone know which wire on the headlight loom is fed by the AHBA? Or is it the CAN system? 2019 Range Rover SDV8 Autobiography
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Defendit..



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Can Bus High Beam interface

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Buz1500



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Yes, I'm aware of these devices. The company that supplied the light bar (Lazer Lamps) also supply these.

The question is does the ABHA system use CANBUS? 2019 Range Rover SDV8 Autobiography
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Post #987330 30th Mar 2023 10:02am
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