If you aren't confident at this point, put the cover back on and order an electronic flasher! On a 300tdi Defender probably all of them , the flasher is located behind the gearstick with the fuses. Once they're all out, push all of the wiring for each of the brake lights down through the grommet inside the back of the wagon and out of the hole that the indicator on each side once filled. Pull the fuse box panel back and push up on the flasher relay base to release it from the metal support. Current flows across fusible link 5 and fuse 7, which are connected in parallel. Perhaps I require a special relay to accomodate this? I think my high beams are also not activating, but will double check this after work. Well this is a strange one. The light is cast upwards to the left and slightly downward to the right so as to not blind oncoming traffic.
It's two screws a piece. Reassemble the unit by pushing the cover back on and put it back it's place to test. No signal on dash either. I know it is not as simple as this, I assume the other components in the flasher relay and Haz switch are there to prevent this. It saved me £15 for a new switch or over £50 for a Land Rover one! I won't go into the wiring as it's really just matching old with new. Today whilst driving my indicators stopped working.
This is an easy installation which does not require any modifications to the existing headlight loom. Unscrew the transfer case knob and shifter boot as a unit. I think my high beams are also not activating, but will double check this after work. Remember which way it goes! There is probably a unit out there that is just plug and play which I'm sure someone has found - I just need to know what it is. Early Defender's were produced without a relay for the headlights. I have read the following article and all works fine.
The flasher relay black is located behind the fuse panel support shown in green above , next to the wiper delay relay red. Check indicator stalk - apparently if high beams high amp are used often the switches in the stalk can malfunction. Jon Sadly not - which has lead to a series of rants. Hold the switch with these pins upwards and prise the back up. Push towards the left of the fitting when looking from the front while also depressing the tab on the right hand side.
Ignore the overspray from a crossmember touch up I wired the lights in through waterproof Narva connectors so the whole lot could be pulled out easily if required. It must have been a bit dirty inside. Mark the opening with a sharpie and file the excess out. There are no extra components inside a hazard switch, apart from the tell-tale bulb. S a very helpful thread. .
Gently do this with a small screwdriver, clean the contacts and then bend back. Black red - indicator supply Black - earth Remove the multiplug, you will then see the two sets of pins, x3 and x4, top and bottom as viewed in the photo, not as mounted in the dash. You should call them on 01274 688 388 and see if they will sell you one. You can also test the vehicle wiring as follows. This is something that I've recently decided to investigate - what did the units cost and where'd you get them from? The indicators work fine when selected but when turned off again the relay continues to click. These are made for Australian vehicles. Over time, the heat generated from these high currents melted the contacts within the switch and caused it to fail, resulting in the loss of headlights.
Check both indicator fuses, fuse box is under steering wheel 2. Follow the instructions and you should soon be able to determine if you have a faulty switch. For those who aren't electronics savvy, you are looking for a little black rectangle with 8 metal legs - it's the only one on the board. Here are the steps needed to get to it: Remove the fuse panel cover. Now you will need your replacement indicator. The flasher should be closest to the passenger side, on the back of the gold fuse box panel.
This actually stopped the hazards working all together. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with this issue. Perhaps I require a special relay to accomodate this? First up, and the easiest, is the side indicator. On the 300tdi this little fitting uses a standard T10 wedge bulb under an opaque brownish orange cover. The trailer warning lamp -8 is earthed on a black wire.