Today I added a new reversing light to my Land Rover Defender. As any Land Rover owner will tell you, ALL original lights are, at best, feeble and rather useless.
I have already changed the head lights (another post to follow for that). Today H4 bulbs are equivalent to candles on horse-drawn carriages, so I installed some LED aftermarket ones.
I don’t have a Land Rover style connector so I have to adapt. I also want to make it interchangeable new and old reversing light
Threading the wiring down from the inside to the reversing light (a bit fiddly as I didn’t want to remove all the interior cladding.) PS the dust came with the Defender which was first registered in Spain.
This is the new reversing light from Lazer. Normal reversing light is 21W, this is 25W so I’mhoping I don’t need to add a relay.
I looped the new wires through the old ones so it will be easy to swap them. As I pull out the original light , the wires for the new light are pulled out as well.
Obviously the seal for the wiring is not going to work so I will change the plug and attache it directly to the extension wire coming up from the original light.
The wires are now sealable where the exit the roof, but I need to remove the joiners and attach the Deutsch connector directly onto the cable. Luckily we use Deutsch at work so I will be able to do that later this week.
I decided to put the light dead centre, just above the rear screen washer nozzle as I am very keen on clean symmetry and from there is will give a even light spread.