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Re: Rear Fog Light DIY Installation (Methods 1 & 2 and 3)


Just a small addendum to Jalal's extremely good method 3.

Instead of splitting the loom, you can find the relevant wires straight off the headlight/fog switch. If you look for the small white connector on the switch it has 3 wires coming out of it. I just spliced into the correct wires here cause it was easier to do. (Being a lazy sod and all)
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Hi Andrew,

I couldn't find the harness further down as well, so I have done exactly what you did yesterday and also spliced into the 2 wires in question at the small white wiring harness of the fog/head-light steering stalk.

I have to add that RFL indicator light did not come on in my case (series I), but this has been reported to work perfectly with series II and you will get the orange rear fog light dash indicator when you turn on the switch.

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I'm going to check next weekend what is the story at the dash cluster and if there is a bulb at all in that position to make the indicator light-up.

In series I the RFL dash indicator is right next to the 4WD one.

The service manual confirms that a bulb should be there and that there is wire running direct from the fuse position to it to make it light-up.

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Jalal,
 Sorry mate, can't see how this will illuminate the 'rfl' dash indicator without any other mods. All you appear to be doing is tapping into the front fog lights for the switching 12v. Please tell me I'm wrong, as I like the idea of having the 'rfl' indicator light up.
 As you saw, my led switching cluster will be enough warning if it is on, but the instrument indicator looks good also.

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Brett,

This the case with series II where the power of the dash LED is coming from the RR FOG fuse location and once you activate the RFL through the switch the dash LED lights-up.

This is so far not the case with series I, although the wiring diagram I looked at for series I in the CD manual, also suggests that a wire is going directly to the dash from the fuse location and I can see 2 extra wires going from the fuse location (under the bonnet) into the firewall, so am going to look for them at the other end near the cluster to see where they go.

The photo I posted above was of a series II dash with the RFL fitted as per Method #3

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Hi Series I owners,

It is with a bit of disappointment that I have to report that we don't have the RFL LED in the dash emoticon

I have confirmed this today after I dismantled my dash and located the slot on the electronic board where the LED supposed to be.

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Am gonna attempt and solder a factory LED in that position to see if it'll work, but chances are we don't have any sort of connection going there to make it light-up, so it'll have to be wired from scratch from the RFL relay position.

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Drill two holes enough to insert LED legs to hole and make sure the LED
WILL FIT IN TO SLOT UPRIGHT



Ceasar,

I tried to picture the postion of the 2 holes you drilled today when I dismantled my dash and I couldn't work it out emoticon

The LED position is covered by the electronic circuit board.

Did you actually drill the circuit board itself to solder the LED?

I know it's a big ask, but can you please take some photos of the mounted LED in that position if you don't mind? It will help me and all Series I owners doing this mod.

I didn't go a head with the LED mod and thought I'll check with you first.

Also, do you have a part number for the LED?

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Hi ,no need for part number for LED just normal LED but you need the resistor to convert 12V to [sign in to see URL] via [sign in to see URL] what i can do tomorrow work n/s i f i have a chance but i can't promise.
if you see the 3rd slot from left next to 4x4 light drill two holes with [sign in to see URL] hole enough to fit LED leg.
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Thanks Ceasar, still not sure where to drill the 2 holes you keep mentioning.

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Jalal, if you open the dash take off the black cover that has all the indicator logo bottom then you'll see all LED for each indicators,third from left is for the RFL you can see it is just right to fit LED into the hole where you going to drill two holes drill it under,DO NOT DRILL THE CIRCUIT [sign in to see URL] it with [sign in to see URL] [sign in to see URL] send you the photos it is self explanatory anyway,then you can post it to the forum please.


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OK Ceasar, I will wait to see the photos, as when I take the back black cover off, all I see is the circuit board and the LEDs facing downwards. No room to drill anywhere from what I can see, unless you mean to drill the actual black plastic cover and have the LED point into the corresponding indicator hole??

(EDIT) I haven't got your photos yet, but I have worked it out just now emoticon I was looking at the wrong end of the cluster LOL

I know what you now mean by the black cover and it is the front black cover and not the rear one (which will expose the circuit board), to get to the cover, am gonna need to remove the plastic clear cover (in front of the dials) then remove this black cover and the plastic black strip covering each indicator LED. You drilled under the 3rd position of the RFL LED for it to sit there? Correct?

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