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GB001
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:05 pm    Post subject: Gear Selector Lights Reply with quote

Has anyone had any experience in changing the bulbs which illuminate the gear selector position?

Mine was recently serviced by a Land Rover dealer who nothiced one of the bulbs had blown. They wanted 49 to change it, so obvioulsy I declined Shocked . Now the other one has gone too!

Good job I saved my fifty quid. However, it looks as though the entire transmission tunnel cover will have to be removed to replace the bulbs.

Cheers,
Rich.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rich,
Yes - I had to replace one of the bulbs a while ago (after one blew, followed by the other a couple of days later!) - it was a bit tricky, but managed to do it without removing the console...
No need to pay for this one!

1. Remove the gear selector surround trim (lever it up & hope it doesn't break - I lost a lug, but it still went back on ok). You will then see the bulb holders through the gap, (1 each side) which will be usefull.
2. Unscrew & remove the cubby box liner (base).
3. Get in the back!
4. Put your arm down through the cubby box apature, and feel your way forward under the console to the bulb holders - get your fingers on them and pull out.
5. I seem to remember the wires to the holders are quite long, so you can pull the holder back to where you can see it, to replace the bulb.

When wiggling the bulb holder out of the gear selector unit, I think you have to push the console up & clear slightly to give you room - you may be able to gently lever it up with a wide blade screwdriver rested on the selector above with you other hand, or push from underneath...

Hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rich

As Ads says, just remove the cubby box tray and you can acsess the bulbs.
Maybe worth buying LED bulbs like i did as they should last longer www.ultraleds.co.uk

Hope GB 001 is doing well.

Best regards

James
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers guys, that'll be a big help.

I'll also see about getting LEDs as I was thinking of changing the dash lights for blue LEDs anyway.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK,

I have now replaced the selector lights, (cheers for the tips) and I bought a Defender LED kit for the instrument lights. However, the LED bulbs only fit two of the instruments, the Temp gauge and the Fuel gauge. The speedo and rev counter require smaller LEDs. Also while I'm at it, I would like to replace the Fan and heater control panel lights.

For those of you who have these replaced, could you tell me the specifications required, so I can order some from Ultra LEDs.

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Rich.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rich,

here is what you need, took me several goes to get all the right bulbs:

Spedo: 2x 509T Twist and fit standard dash bulbs
Temp and fuel gauge: One 501 bulb per gauge, 4 led is good, dont get to bright or look out of place comparded to rev counter
Rev counter: 1x 286 slim wedge bulb
Fan and heater control lights: 2x 286 slim wedge

Hope this helps,

James
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

crist everyones going blue.
i think i've strarted a craze again.
you lot all now buy leds for the job!
i had to manufacture everything including the mounts for the bulbs!!!
as to the panel light on the heater controls u need 4 about 1 inch apart to make the effect realy work.
this mean drilling the backs out and fitting the leds in place then extending the legs to couple them up.
work a treat just dont put the last blub to low other wise the hot red bit on the display looks crap!
see you a bling.
for interest the air ssytems in just got to put in the four airbags and two front pipe!
computer and remote controll also in and wired for sound.
ttfn
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again,

just the response I needed.

As an idea, it might be good to group these kinds of things together as articles in a tips or how to do it section?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not a bad thought!
why not
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GB001 wrote:

As an idea, it might be good to group these kinds of things together as articles in a tips or how to do it section?


i did mean the accessories section to act as it, i think i need to re-word the section title to sey it better.

Hope your LED instalation goes ok.

Are you going to billing Rich with GB 001?

Best regards

James
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad Unfortunately I won't be able to make Billing this year, but certainly hope to attend next year. I also hope to be able to do the Land Rover Gaydon Heritage Run next year.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about Peterbrough and Stoneleigh?
i have already organised a stand for both shows for the Doncaster Defender mob and all you lot are more than welcome to join us.
so get planning.
Sept 10th and 24th if i remember correctly.
and no pathetic excuses!!!
i cant give you plot details yet nor ticket info but for those of you willing im sure i might be able to get you in for nothing if your quick enough or dont mind ticket swapping!
let me know.
best of luck with the LED bulbs etc...i have just finished mine now have the LED side lights at the front and stop tail done at the back.
looks the biz....
had a single 3mm TOS Bright Blue go in the leccy window switch.
only a 5 min job but cant find one to match anywhere.
bugger.
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