Help - My 90's headlights don't work - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old May 19th, 2005, 09:51 PM
solihul
Status: Offline
Rover
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Palm Beach
Posts: 43
Help - My 90's headlights don't work

This is an outline of the problem. Here is what happens with the switch that turns on the lights. If you pusth the switch forward to position one (parking lights) it works just fine. Continuing forward to position two (headlights) nothing happens. The stalk high/low switch will ONLY work when pulled all the way back for the temp hi-beam.

The fuses are all good and the switch is working...........any thoughts? The only other thing of note is that the foglight switch also stopped working. I've been through the wiring harness and have had some pretty skilled electrical guys looking at it.

Wondering if anyone else has dealt with this?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old May 19th, 2005, 10:07 PM
JimC's Avatar
JimC
Status: Offline
Jim Cheney
NAS 110 #145
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Posts: 7,154
Registry
The switch is working? This is the exact result I had when my switch melted. The switch has the positions, off, parking, and headlights - all contacts are in a neat little row of 3. The plastic holding the contacts got hot, got soft, and position 3 recessed itself in the plastic far enough that the switch lever did not make contact. I fixed the problem by putting a big blob of solder on postion 3, and later by replacing the swich.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old May 19th, 2005, 10:22 PM
solihul
Status: Offline
Rover
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Palm Beach
Posts: 43
What I mean by the switch working is that there is current with the switch all the way forward but NO difference between high and low (so nothing happens) You would expect a change when going from low to high. Also we did notice some charring or melting as you describe but we thought it was not significant to cause a problem.

I guess the best thing to do is replace the switch. Where did you get yours? Rovers Down South has some for a fairly good price.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THE HELP!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old May 19th, 2005, 11:04 PM
mattdh's Avatar
mattdh
Status: Offline
Matt Hurst
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 627
i agree with jim-they melt just enough to disable the switch but it does not look that bad when you go to look it over
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old May 19th, 2005, 11:57 PM
Trigger's Avatar
Trigger
Status: Offline
Tony Fannin
'94 D-90 #491
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 444
I'll 3rd it. Mine went tits-up last month. I rebuilt the switch with some bits I had about and epoxy. Yeah, I'm poor and cheap.
__________________
A Land Rover would never turn up to collect an Oscar, it'd be far too busy doing something important somewhere for someone - Top Gear
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old May 20th, 2005, 01:27 AM
cgalpin's Avatar
cgalpin
Status: Offline
Charles Galpin
'94 D90 ST, '63 SeriesIIA
Site Team
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: South Riding, VA
Posts: 11,624
Registry
Mine gave trouble with no signs of melting or anything. I sanded the contacts and put it back together - works great. I just keep some sandpaper in the D now just in case

charles
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Tags
90, ht, lights

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best way across the US Mike Hippert Defender Technical Discussions 173 April 29th, 2010 04:56 PM
Employment opportunity Rod Hayward Misc. Chit-Chat 18 December 20th, 2005 10:20 PM
Headlights - switch problem? mgrgpg Defender Technical Discussions 3 December 14th, 2005 03:42 PM
Yaaaaaaaaaaaarg! Frigging headlights solihul Defender Technical Discussions 2 June 23rd, 2005 10:29 PM
body work on aluminum mattdh Defender Technical Discussions 11 July 4th, 2004 02:47 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:16 AM.


Copyright