Fed up of a dodgy interior light / dash light switch I have decided to separate these 2 functions.
One switch will run the standard Land Rover 90 interior light and another switch will run dash lights. The switch that’s currently in place is a Britpart switch that basically failed the 3rd time it was used – both would come on at one time, dash lights toggle would stop working, both would then stops working, after opening the switch up a couple of times to resolve the issues, I just cant be bothered to fix it anymore or pay the £30 for a genuine switch.
With the original 3 position switch connection block cut off its simply a case of providing the switches with the relevant positive, negative and dash light feed before connecting the original dash light output and interior output wires to the switch’s.
The switch to run the dash lights isn’t going to be illuminated as it will be left ON, I just didn’t want to loose the function of turning the dash lights off independently – I see it as one of those cool little things like the Saab half dash illumination feature.
Whilst I was there I decided to replace the broken plastic fascia with a new one, I picked up a brushed stainless switch holder – I wasn’t looking for a brushed one, £2 at a jumble.