DRIVING LIGHTS OR AUXILIARY LIGHTS
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    FRESHMAN ROVER
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    DRIVING LIGHTS OR AUXILIARY LIGHTS

    Hi from Namibia again.

    My RR lights aint bad but I need more light. Seeing that namibia has a few antelope species roaming our roads at night. I can post a picture of what a kudu bull did to my previous car a jeep wrangler at 60km on a gravel road. '' lucky for me I got a RR a 4x4 I always wanted''

    Our law's state that with driving/spot lights need to work with your high beam.

    The question is with the loom I acquired from LA sport here in windhoek, with relay and switches. I need to draw power from the highbeam in order to swich on the relay from where do I draw this current directly, from the headlight or somewhere else without hurting or damaging the BECM.????

    The relay does get power also directly from battery.

    Thanks again
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    Re: DRIVING LIGHTS OR AUXILIARY LIGHTS

    If wired correctly (did you get the original Land Rover wiring loom?) the relay feeds the lights from the battery and it's only switched by the BECM (small load).

    This is the way it should be done and the original loom works this way, so no risk of BECM damage.

    Sigi
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    Re: DRIVING LIGHTS OR AUXILIARY LIGHTS

    You can hook up a relay to the high beam wire right at the headlight plug.
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    Re: DRIVING LIGHTS OR AUXILIARY LIGHTS

    Hi,

    If you buy the original loom from LR you will see that the system go pick the power from the high beams.

    I use 2 Hella 3000 and until now I didn´t have any problem.



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    Re: DRIVING LIGHTS OR AUXILIARY LIGHTS

    I had my aux lights wired into the fog lights when I was in Nam they only turned on when I turned the fog lights on, didnt have any problems with the police and again no problems with the BECM

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    Re: DRIVING LIGHTS OR AUXILIARY LIGHTS

    Hi
    Did the wiring, everything works ok, with separate switch..

    Do i need to up my alternator, when the engine is running with headlights on and aux lights ref's do drop is that ok or not????
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    Re: DRIVING LIGHTS OR AUXILIARY LIGHTS

    You'll be fine.
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    Re: DRIVING LIGHTS OR AUXILIARY LIGHTS

    For years i wanted auxiliary light because i find the headlights of the Range Rover not effective. I didn't go this way because cooling is a big issue on all Range Rovers so you may not want to block the rad with 2 big lights.

    Then i mounted some H4 Bixenons inside stock headlights. Although it's illegal it works very well.You got 100% more light than with halogen and i didn't receive any complaint from other drivers or cops and even french MOT. Since my headlights are well adjusted and since we have self leveling suspension, those are a good solution.
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    Re: DRIVING LIGHTS OR AUXILIARY LIGHTS

    Hi,

    Well... You are thinking right but, if the 4.6 is like the diesel one, the fan don´t push the air outside/in in the cabin direction but from the inside out. When I mount my spotlights I checked that. So the lights don´t have any effect on the engine temperature, as I already saw on mine.

    The fan push the air around the engine bay throw the radiator and blow out throw the grill so any piece of grass, bugs, mud and so don´t be stucked on the radiator and reduce is cooling capacity clever guys

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    Re: DRIVING LIGHTS OR AUXILIARY LIGHTS

    Quote Originally Posted by SERSAN
    Hi,

    Well... You are thinking right but, if the 4.6 is like the diesel one, the fan don´t push the air outside/in in the cabin direction but from the inside out. When I mount my spotlights I checked that. So the lights don´t have any effect on the engine temperature, as I already saw on mine.

    The fan push the air around the engine bay throw the radiator and blow out throw the grill so any piece of grass, bugs, mud and so don´t be stucked on the radiator and reduce is cooling capacity clever guys

    Regards,
    So you're saying that on your car, the air is pushed forwards and out of the grill at the front of the car?? Not sure that's right.....
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    Re: DRIVING LIGHTS OR AUXILIARY LIGHTS

    Quote Originally Posted by SERSAN
    Hi,

    Well... You are thinking right but, if the 4.6 is like the diesel one, the fan don´t push the air outside/in in the cabin direction but from the inside out. When I mount my spotlights I checked that. So the lights don´t have any effect on the engine temperature, as I already saw on mine.

    The fan push the air around the engine bay throw the radiator and blow out throw the grill so any piece of grass, bugs, mud and so don´t be stucked on the radiator and reduce is cooling capacity clever guys

    Regards,

    That's effing hilarious right there.

    Hey man... did you ever think that maybe fans can draw the air in, instead of just push it?

    Priceless.
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    Re: DRIVING LIGHTS OR AUXILIARY LIGHTS

    Any fans can't beat the wind except this one.

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    Re: DRIVING LIGHTS OR AUXILIARY LIGHTS

    I have 2 HELLA FF200 mounted on the bumper, and wired with the LR harness.
    Works fine for me.
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    Re: DRIVING LIGHTS OR AUXILIARY LIGHTS

    Hi,

    For those that don´t believe, just test... I test mine when I mount the spotlights (original wiring loom buyed in the "stealer", STC8884)

    I will say again, in the BMW diesel model the air is pushed from the engine bay throw the front grill... I tested in mine...

    I don´t know if in the 4.6 is the same but I can assure you that in the 2.5DSE is like that.

    Regards,
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    Re: DRIVING LIGHTS OR AUXILIARY LIGHTS

    If that's true, then your fans are wired up backwards.
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