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Old November 14th, 2008, 09:55 PM
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Maybe a bad bulb or it is not in fully. They should all look identical.
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Old November 15th, 2008, 09:59 PM
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Maybe a bad bulb or it is not in fully. They should all look identical.
Good to hear they should all look identical. Hopefully the bulb is bad and I'll recheck the how it's sitting in there too. Thanks!
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Old November 25th, 2008, 02:42 PM
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Does anyone know which VDO oil temperature sender is needed for the 200TDI to plug in the 50-150C gauge?
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Old August 30th, 2009, 09:16 PM
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Has anyone installed a VDO programmable speedo in an early truck with a direct cable driven speedometer?
I don't run a VSS so I purchased the VDO adapter from E-gauges, but it's not looking like it's going play friendly. The square OEM cable is clipped into the tcase whereas the adapter threads on.

Thoughts?
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Old August 30th, 2009, 09:45 PM
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Has anyone installed a VDO programmable speedo in an early truck with a direct cable driven speedometer?
I don't run a VSS so I purchased the VDO adapter from E-gauges, but it's not looking like it's going play friendly. The square OEM cable is clipped into the tcase whereas the adapter threads on.

Thoughts?
Yes, it is explained somewhere around here. You need a sender from a Disco 1 or a TD5 Defender.

OK, read here: http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ead.php?t=6703

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The two pin Disco 1 sender is YBE100540, around $60 minimum.

The 3 pin TD5 Defender sender is YBE100530, around $35 minimum.
Note, I fitted the Disco sender with the small drive to an early box with the larger driven end and it works fine.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 02:09 AM
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Yes, it is explained somewhere around here. You need a sender from a Disco 1 or a TD5 Defender.

OK, read here: http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ead.php?t=6703



Note, I fitted the Disco sender with the small drive to an early box with the larger driven end and it works fine.
By "sender" you're referring to a VSS for the later LT-230?
I'm not wild about that. VSS die pretty regularly. I was hoping to adapt the VDO hall effect sensor in lieu of adding a component that's fairly unreliable.

Then again, the speedo isn't essential and the VSS won't ruin my day the way it will in an ECU V8.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 10:55 AM
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No, the standard speedo sender that are used on Discovery 1s or the later ones used on TD5 Defenders. They plug into the transfer case. I've never heard of one dying.

The "VSS" as I understand it was a separate box on a cable for use by the ECU only.
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No, the standard speedo sender that are used on Discovery 1s or the later ones used on TD5 Defenders. They plug into the transfer case. I've never heard of one dying.

The "VSS" as I understand it was a separate box on a cable for use by the ECU only.
That's the Vehicle Speed Sensor.
All of the part numbers listed are the VSS.

They do die regularly. Check out discoweb. It just has few consequences on a truck where it's only sending signal to the speedometer. On the ECU V8 trucks the failure of the VSS interrupts engine power.

All said, I think I'll go the VSS route. The hall effect adapter I got from e-gauges looks two tricky to make work.
http://egauges.com/vdo_indS.asp?Send...ble&PN=340-011
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Old August 31st, 2009, 04:39 PM
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Well, I've had mine for quite a while now and it was off an old Disco so has had a long life..... There is nothing to the disco one. A spinning magnet and a proxy sensor in a plastic case. I had a quick look around DW and don't see anything to make me believe they fail any more than anything else.

The TD5 Defender ones are cheaper new and completely different. Find me a story of one failing.
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Old September 4th, 2009, 12:23 PM
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Well, I've had mine for quite a while now and it was off an old Disco so has had a long life..... There is nothing to the disco one. A spinning magnet and a proxy sensor in a plastic case. I had a quick look around DW and don't see anything to make me believe they fail any more than anything else.

The TD5 Defender ones are cheaper new and completely different. Find me a story of one failing.
They newer YBE100530 and YBE100540 enjoy a better reputation.
I had a couple old used ones lying around, but I still don't trust them, so I picked up a new one. Hopefully wire it up today and see what happens.
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Are we sure that the oil pressure sender with 2 connections is four the gauge and the idiot light? Mine is marked with a G which I thought was ground, and the other has 2 letters that escape me at the moment, but that I figured was to the pressure gauge. But then again the warning light is pretty much named after me!
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What model sender did you purchase?
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it looks just like the one in the pic at the beginning of this thread and it is a VDO
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Old September 10th, 2009, 10:10 AM
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Tom,

There isn't a ground wire. I believe it is grounded right to the engine. One wire is for the light, the other is for the gauge. At least, that is my understanding and that is how I have it set up.

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Old September 10th, 2009, 10:34 AM
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it looks just like the one in the pic at the beginning of this thread and it is a VDO
So you don't have a record of what you purchased?

Some senders have ground connections and some don't. VDO makes a huge number of different senders. You need to know what you have.....

http://www.sso-usa.com/performance/A...ure/index.html

Looks like only one has a ground connection. The first one I see referenced in this thread is 360-009 which uses the body for ground. Small connector will be the warning light and large the sender.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 10:44 AM
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So you don't have a record of what you purchased?

Tom is not that organized!
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You got that right!
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Old September 10th, 2009, 12:19 PM
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If I read this correctly... http://www.sso-usa.com/performance/A...ure/index.html

There should be markings on the sender which identify it.....
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One post on my sender labeled G and the other says WK ?
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Old September 20th, 2009, 07:16 AM
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G= gauge

WK = warning klight

It's like "knife", the "k" is silent.
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