Monday, 17 April 2017

Defender indicator fix

The indicators stopped working on Fender.

It took no time at all to discover that this was a common problem. The first thing that came to mind was the flasher relay but it appears to be more common for the problem to be the hazard warning switch.


I found a few useful online guides, some of which show the indicator wiring going through the hazard switch:
http://forums.lr4x4.com/topic/25376-hazard-switch-indicators-fault-diagnosis/
http://www.land-rover-blog.co.uk/how-to-fix-a-land-rover-defender-indicator-fault/

It took longer to unscrew the panel to get to the switch than it did to carry out the test and prove it was the hazard switch. Less than 5 minutes to diagnose and a further 10 to re-fit the old, cosmetically damaged, switch, assemble and test all the lights.

A nice quick job for a change.



The cost of the Britpart switch was refunded very quickly by the supplier and I ordered a genuine Lucas part which arrived and I fitted it within a few days.

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