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Turn signal poor connection

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Sproulesxrunner, May 8, 2013.

  1. May 8, 2013 at 9:37 PM
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    Sproulesxrunner

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    This is not for a tacoma. It is a 1996 Range Rover HSE. I am helping my brother fix his Range Rover.

    The problem is that the driver indicator works intermediately. I pulled it apart and have concluded that there is a poor connection between the wire and the plastic unit that goes to the bulb. It looks like the dealership already fixed one of the 3 connectors while it was still on warranty. The problem is I have never dealt with this issue before and don't even know what parts to buy or how to go about fixing it. I would prefer to keep this a DIY. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Here is a picture of what I am talking about. The blue wire is the one that has already been fixed by the dealership.

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    Thanks
     
  2. May 8, 2013 at 9:38 PM
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    Bennett707

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    buy a new connector and re wire it?
     
  3. May 8, 2013 at 9:47 PM
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    Justus

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    Napa should have that connector, or a set just like it male/female so u can save money and steer clear of rover parts.

    Snip, solder, shrink wrap, self vulanizing tape......bulletproof
     
  4. May 8, 2013 at 10:04 PM
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    I would be surprised if you find that at NAPA. Worked there for awhile, maybe if it was a Chevy or Ford, but not likely for a Rover.

    Have you tried Land Rover? Is there a british car parts dealer in your town? If not, NAPA will have some universal sockets with loose wires coming out of them. Push one of those into his light housing, silicone it in place, splice the wires. It's not pretty, but if you put a new bulb in before you silicone it, you're not likely to need to touch it again. It IS a 17 year old Range Rover, afterall.:D

    http://www.autozone.com/autozone/ac...2598?itemIdentifier=600536&_requestid=2432036

    Something like this ^^ All the major auto parts stores should have something similar.
     
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  5. May 9, 2013 at 11:08 PM
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  6. May 9, 2013 at 11:30 PM
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    maxamillion2345

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    buy a "weatherpack" connector kit off ebay, and the crimpers, then crimp, then solder, 60/40 solder

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Weatherpack...Parts_Accessories&hash=item19b0d6e865&vxp=mtr

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/WEATHERPACK...H_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d0081ebb0&vxp=mtr

    you need the RIGHT crimpers for this, don't fuck around, these aren't the nicest but you can get the job done just fine

    you can find videos on youtube of how to crimp them, pretty standard

    if you need to add length into the wires, twist them real tight and then solder and adhesive heat shrink over them

    http://www.d-series.org/forums/diy-forum/101973-diy-how-cleanly-solder-wires-together.html

    don't twist the individual wires before you twist them together though
     
  7. May 9, 2013 at 11:35 PM
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    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    The other option is to remove the pins from those connectors and try to figure out what's wrong, but if they're corroded, better just to cut off and use the weatherpack

    to remove the pin you'll have to figure out where the tab is that holds it into the connector, most are pretty simple, then they're probably simply crimped and MAYBE soldered like you will do with the weatherpack

    some are a bitch and push out the top not pull out through the end but they're rare

    weatherpack is probably a better fix but just saying...
     
  8. May 9, 2013 at 11:36 PM
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    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    oh and I can see some exposed copper on that black wire, yuck, fix that up too
     
  9. May 9, 2013 at 11:54 PM
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    that sir is what I was thinking but couldnt remember the name..........worked at NAPA about 8yrs ago and I remember getting a set for myself for some reason.
     
  10. May 10, 2013 at 12:29 AM
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    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    yeah weatherpacks are the shit, and then you only need the little round straw tool to de-pin them, beautifully easy <3
     
  11. May 11, 2013 at 2:20 AM
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    Just "hot wire" it. It's a 96 Land Rover, parts are hard to find and expensive when you do.

    -Note the color of the connnector wires (Blue and Green/Red) and which headlight terminal they connect to (i.e. power wire/ground wire)
    -Cut the whole connector off with side cuts leaving just the 2 wires.
    -Strip the ends of the 2 wires.
    -Get 2 female "disconnects" (appropriate gauge)
    -Install 1 disconnect to each wire.
    -Plug the individual disconnects onto the terminals of the headlight.

    Connectors:
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