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Old July 11th, 2014, 05:43 AM
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Headlights out????

Hi there,
today all headlights and tail lights have stopped working on my 2002 UK Defender.
Main beam works when pulling dimmer switch back (has to be gel to stay on).

i have checked all fuses and all are okay.
I suspect the R9 relay and the F15 fuse but changed both and still no joy.

Where to now?


Also central locking has stopped working a couple of weeks ago. Don't seem to find a fuse for this, so wonder which one this would be.

Thanks in advance.

Regards
Jay
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Old July 11th, 2014, 07:50 AM
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Jay,
Welcome.
Betting its your light switch since the headlights and markers on ea side are fused seperately. You can remove the lower column shroud and with a meter or jumper wire get to the bottom of this quickly. Defenders are famous for eating those switches.
On the central locking, pretty sure there is no relay just a fuse and the 10AS green control box for cl, alarm, and imobilizer.
Not sure if thats any help but let us know what you find.

There is a fuse on the market called a smart fuse and I love them for defenders. When the fuse blows an led lights up. Sourcing your troubles is as simple as removing the fuse cover and there it is gleaming @ you.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/LITTELFUSE-1...c11dc0&vxp=mtr
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Old July 11th, 2014, 08:39 AM
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The fuses we use in the Navy are very similar, and I have used the Smart Glow Fuses before. I have however not seen them for that low price, thanks for the link.
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Old July 11th, 2014, 08:52 AM
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Thanks, Doug. Just ordered a package.
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Thanks, Doug. Just ordered a package.
Sure thing. The best thing one can do for early defenders is replace the glass type fuse box with the later blade type and then install these fuses. A couple hours of your time and about $30 and its a world of difference. Got tired of troubleshooting things and almost always tracing it back to the fuse box and having to "jiggle" the fuse to get conductivity again.
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Old July 17th, 2014, 05:12 AM
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Thanks Doug that was it. I have cut the cables to the switch after checking with a volt meter and have installed male/female connectors to give us lights until a new switch arrives.

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