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  • Ed Snow
    Member Since: 28 Nov 2017
    Location: Norwich
    Posts: 58
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Scotia Grey

    Done. Wired into the back of the towing electrics socket, passed the wires down the rubber hole along side all the other wires and then spliced in.









  • achichon
    Member Since: 30 Nov 2017
    Location: Gibraltar
    Posts: 203
    Gibraltar 
    2018 Discovery Sd4 (240) HSE Loire Blue

    what did you search for on ebay? i'm trying to get my hands on one of them too to try something out..

    Ed Snow wrote:
    just to update you all on my 'upgrade'. Managed to buy a new unwanted towbar cover for £40 off ebay so I could drill holes in it and mess it up and not mess up the car if I got it wrong.

    This is still work in progress with more pics to come once finished, including details of installation and part purchased to do the job, but just to give you a taster;





    18MY All-new Discovery HSE SD4 Loire Blue & Black Pack
  • Ed Snow
    Member Since: 28 Nov 2017
    Location: Norwich
    Posts: 58
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Scotia Grey

    According to the towbar fitting instructions

    http://accessories-instructions.landrover....y/G2011176


    The part is available as four different numbers. LR082880, LR083036, LR083037, LR083038

    As far as I could tell they are different colours. I concluded using the internet and looking at sites like Britpart that LR083037 was for HSE spec 'white silver'


    Last edited by Ed Snow on 3rd Nov 2018 4:24 pm. Edited 1 time in total
  • achichon
    Member Since: 30 Nov 2017
    Location: Gibraltar
    Posts: 203
    Gibraltar 
    2018 Discovery Sd4 (240) HSE Loire Blue

    can't find a cheap one anywhere Sad no rush anyways Smile

    18MY All-new Discovery HSE SD4 Loire Blue & Black Pack
  • Ed Snow
    Member Since: 28 Nov 2017
    Location: Norwich
    Posts: 58
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Scotia Grey

    you should have a PM from Road Runner.
  • Pcheaven
    Member Since: 06 Jun 2017
    Location: Kent
    Posts: 322
    United Kingdom 

    Had to replace the reversing light. It died ( whilst in the dealers ..........it didn’t work when the car was picked up. So I checked the rear reverse dash cam, it was working when I reversed in the dealers car park when dropping the car off.........

    Good job they were very cheap and came in a pair.

    30 minutes job.
  • Big Al
    Member Since: 24 Aug 2017
    Location: Swindon
    Posts: 52
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Corris Grey

    I’ve at last nearly resolved my new upgrade to the reversing lights, and will post further photo this evening showing the light spread.







    I’ve tried reversing late last night in complete darkness in a very lane back lane and the lighting was superb, showing a huge difference on the reverse camera display but even more importantly permits you to use the wing mirrors effectively.
    I have mounted under the rear bumper since it reduces glare on the camera, and others possibly behind, but also Petey light spreads out to the side permitting you to look down the side of the car.

    The light modules I’ve used are 16W 3xLED modules obtained from Response Vehicle Lighting

    http://responsevehiclelighting.co.uk/produ...d-SlimLine™-Grill-%7B47%7D-Directional-LED-Light-%252d-12%7B47%7D24v-%252d-Amber%2C-Blue%2C-White%2C-Red%2C-Green.html

    Presently the electrics are a bodge running from the 13-pin Euro trailer plug, but I wish to use the trailer wiring connector to drive my lights, and as such obtained both male and female C44-N1 & C44-N2 connectors.









    Unfortunately these don’t seem to have come with pins, and so far these seem to be incredibly expensive prewired pins, approx £30 each, and I need 6x Male and 6x Female pins!

    Basically I need the the pins from the following part numbers:





    I’m looking to intercept the cars wiring loam connector so I don’t have to physically mess with either the cars wiring loom, and using a Male and Female connectors straight wired back to back it permits the raider wire harness to be attached too.
    All I need to do then is to intercept one of the wires to power my reversing lights.

    The ground isn’t included within this connector so I still need to find a suitable ground, but hoping that most, if not all car bodywork is grounded and there’s a bolt hole somewhere in the rear I can use.

    If anyone knows how/where I can obtain the relevant pins (not necassiriky prewired) at midnight Nima cost I’d be most grateful.
  • Pcheaven
    Member Since: 06 Jun 2017
    Location: Kent
    Posts: 322
    United Kingdom 

    There is a dedicated ground point inside the boot well on the near side. That’s what I used. Probably a picture earlier on in the thread
  • Big Al
    Member Since: 24 Aug 2017
    Location: Swindon
    Posts: 52
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Corris Grey

    Thanks, I shall take a look.

    It was interesting that your light failed, perhaps down to vibration.
    This is why I had abandoned my previous lighting mock-up, since each of the previous LED worklamps had 6x LEDs but had a lot of weight.

    The current LED modules are small with little weight and guaranteed for 5 years and designed to take into consideration varbration as they’re ECE R65 approved lamps for response vehicles.
    Btw you must connect together both the red and white wires on the lamp else the lamp strobes by default, as these are strobing lights that can also remain permanently on.
  • Big Al
    Member Since: 24 Aug 2017
    Location: Swindon
    Posts: 52
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Corris Grey

    So here’s the before after after photos showing the difference in my driveway.
    I did test last night in pitch black and the results were even more dramatic.

    BEFORE









    AFTER









  • Dodlestonian
    Member Since: 13 Aug 2018
    Location: Cheshire
    Posts: 53
    United Kingdom 

    Very impressive

    2019 D5 Lux on order expected ETA end December
  • harrythespider
    Member Since: 19 Jul 2018
    Location: cumbria
    Posts: 28
    United Kingdom 

    Is the reverse wire 'live' to the 13 pin socket when selected, irrespective of a trailer being attached? if it is live, rather than splice into the vehicles wiring, is it not feasible to connect the auxiliary lights to its own 13 pin plug and simply connect that to the cars installed 13 pin tow socket . or is that too simple?
  • Big Al
    Member Since: 24 Aug 2017
    Location: Swindon
    Posts: 52
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Corris Grey

    Harry,

    The cars wiring loom has a socket to accept the trailer harness, and you not need to wire to one pin and an Earth from within the underfloor section of the boot.

    It’s live whether theres a trailer or not.
  • harrythespider
    Member Since: 19 Jul 2018
    Location: cumbria
    Posts: 28
    United Kingdom 

    Big Al. If the car already has a tow pack, the socket/connector you refer to is already occupied. isn't it
  • Big Al
    Member Since: 24 Aug 2017
    Location: Swindon
    Posts: 52
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Corris Grey

    Look under the rear nearside, under the bumper trim and you will clearly see two sockets that are part of the cars loom. You can see these in the diagram that I previously posted.

    If you’ve a towbar and electrics towpack fitted then both sockets will be occupied.
    You unplug the 6-pin (smaller) trailer harness plug from its socket and instead insert a straight wired male to female adaptor (which I created which has has a cable intercepting the reverse wire) into the now vacant socket. The trailer male plug in then inserted into the female socket of the adaptor.
    This reinstates full trailer electrical connectivity to the 13-pin Euro socket, and also powers my reversing lamps, easy 😁
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