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Dull Headlights on Perentie
« on: May 14, 2018, 09:44:50 PM »
Whilst checking the correct wire to tap for high beam control of my spotties I noticed that the voltage on the high beam line at the headlight was a mere 9.8v whilst the battery voltage was 12.1v.  That's a voltage drop of 2.3v on the high beam feed line. No wonder the headlights are so dull.

Without compromising the Army appearance of the vehicle, what do you suggest to improve the brightness of the stock headlights?
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Re: Dull Headlights on Perentie
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2018, 11:08:52 PM »
The fix is relays and higher cap wiring to permit full power to headlights

well known problem with 110s due to all headlight power going through main switch -  causes switch failure (contacts) eventually

see:  http://www.traxide.com.au/additional-products/headlight-wiring-kits/def-combo-hl--driving-light.html
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Re: Dull Headlights on Perentie
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2018, 11:43:26 PM »
These New Era ones are the same as those used for ome installation of DLs on 110 RFSVs.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Twin-Headlight-Relay-Fused-Genuine-New-Era-Twin-Fused-Made-in-Japan-NLR-132/131839617342?epid=1172867833&hash=item1eb240e93e:g:JAoAAOSwnNBXVP46

I prefer to use them instead of slightly cheaper clones which are also on ebay.

Narva sell a good quality wired replacement headlight plug
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Re: Dull Headlights on Perentie
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2018, 06:30:18 PM »
What did the EMEI on the headlight circuit achieve? Have we got a copy?

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Re: Dull Headlights on Perentie
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2018, 11:06:33 PM »
What did the EMEI on the headlight circuit achieve? Have we got a copy?

Veh G 187-1, Issue 1 - Truck Utility LightWeight MC2 Land Rover 110

I've not seen it - it would be interesting to see how/if it varies from the cure of installing relays.
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Re: Dull Headlights on Perentie
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2018, 07:52:39 AM »
What did the EMEI on the headlight circuit achieve? Have we got a copy?

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It is just replacing the headlight relay (the one that is triggered by ignition so you can't leave your headlights on with the car off) with a link cable. I don't know why you would need to be able to leave the headlights on without the ignition on - particularly in a vehicle that has no keys - but the army obviously thought it was necessary.

This is something I wrote on the subject years ago:

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/90-110-130-defender-county/194527-easy-defender-headlight-relay-upgrade.html

The pictures disappeared when Photobucket held them all to ransom, but I can get more if necessary.

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Re: Dull Headlights on Perentie
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2018, 08:36:07 AM »
Thanks Matt :)
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Re: Dull Headlights on Perentie
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2018, 09:44:35 AM »
What did the EMEI on the headlight circuit achieve? Have we got a copy?

Veh G 187-1, Issue 1 - Truck Utility LightWeight MC2 Land Rover 110

It is just replacing the headlight relay (the one that is triggered by ignition so you can't leave your headlights on with the car off) with a link cable. I don't know why you would need to be able to leave the headlights on without the ignition on - particularly in a vehicle that has no keys - but the army obviously thought it was necessary.

This is something I wrote on the subject years ago:

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/90-110-130-defender-county/194527-easy-defender-headlight-relay-upgrade.html

The pictures disappeared when Photobucket held them all to ransom, but I can get more if necessary.
If you send me the photo's, or a link to them, I can reinstate them in that post.
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Re: Dull Headlights on Perentie
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2018, 10:52:24 AM »
What did the EMEI on the headlight circuit achieve? Have we got a copy?

Veh G 187-1, Issue 1 - Truck Utility LightWeight MC2 Land Rover 110


Also I'd like the MOD number so we could easily check the MOD plate and tell if its been done already.
Didn't we have a list of MODs somewhere?