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#4590 of 5002 Installation Experience w/ OEM STC53196 Driving Lamp Kit
Aug 31, 2006 (4:59 pm)
This is my 1st post here!
I was wondering if anyone in the forum has any experience installing the L/R OEM STC53196 Driving Lamp Kit???
This is supposed to be a current-production kit from Land Rover for the Discoveries!
My girlfriend had a chance to buy this kit for $280, in a sealed box... So, I presume that all the necessary parts are there...
And, I was looking at putting it onto her 2004 Discovery!
Most of the installation steps according to the installation manual seem pretty straight forward, albeit that one needs to remove lots of stuff in the engine compartment and in the passenger cabin to run all the wirings and switches!
I do not like to remove stuff from the dashboard, etc. - as they tend to cause squeaks & rattles in the long run. However, I figure that if I am careful about disassembling and reassembling the dashboard stuff I can minimize the chance of improper fit!
However, I notice that there is (probably) a relay that need to be mounted at the end of the fuse box (to the passenger-side of the engine compartment). This relay is in a wedge-shaped plastic housing with some connectors and a mounting bracket. According to the manual, the bracket attaches to the end of the fuse box housing using the existing bolts.
Of course, the manual (being written in the UK) shows a drawing that does not match the US left-hand drive Discoveries...
Basically, there are some electronics or emission control components that take up some space where the relay could have resided... Thus, I cannot see how this relay would fit into the space that is available as is - if I was to install it per the instructions in the manual!
1. Am I missing something or some parts?
2. If not, how have any of you who had done the same installation gotten around this issue?
3. Any other thoughts, advices, etc.?
#4591 of 5002 2003 Land Rover
Sep 01, 2006 (7:43 pm)
One day my sunroof, side windows, and delay (only)windshield wipers didn't work. We turned the car off and then the sunroof worked then another time it didn't work along with the previous mentioned...why is this? fuses??
last 2 days everything is fine again but something is funny going on. Any help?
#4592 of 5002 Replacing O2 Sensors
Sep 07, 2006 (8:36 am)
Just got quoted $400 to replace 1 O2 sensor on my 98 Series 1 Disco, $350 of which was for the part, apparently. But, online I can get the part for $109 from Atlantic British. Are these things easy to replace? How is it done?
#4593 of 5002 Re: Replacing O2 Sensors [rirover]
Sep 07, 2006 (9:16 am)
Try checking at the Lan Rover Technical Info web site...
Only 12$ for a full day's accesst o download any number of technical manuals and training material for your Disco.
It's free to sign up to see owner info, and some service bulletins, but it has detail shop manuals on how to do anything with your Disco (for a cheap price). I believe that these are the same set of documents the technicians use to diagnose and repair vehicles with at the dealerships.
Land Rover Global Technical Resource (GTR)
#4594 of 5002 Re: Replacing O2 Sensors [dandrews1]
Sep 07, 2006 (9:54 am)
Thanks, Don. Awesome site! I'm all over it.
#4595 of 5002 Re: Replacing O2 Sensors [rirover]
Sep 07, 2006 (10:33 am)
I've been trying to get the documents for my 2006 LR3 HSE, but the purchasing system seems to not be working for me - I opened a trouble ticket with the LR tech web tech support, so hopefully they will fix it soon.
I think the O2 sensors are part of the engine management system documentation - try reference TT19_2R4 (1), Engine Management Systems, 1998 Discovery Series I.
#4596 of 5002 Re: Tincup HELP!! [expert1]
Sep 13, 2006 (3:39 pm)
save the money and the hassel get a hanging file folder and cut the ends off of one end and you can use that to release the stereo unit they slide in about 2"... By the way what aftermarket cd head unit did you buy?? I am trying to find one for my 03....
#4597 of 5002 Checking in
Sep 15, 2006 (2:03 pm)
Greetings all, I've been away for awhile and wanted to stop in and say hello. I've got a '96 Disco S1 and she's running like a champ... 110k miles and not a lick of trouble. I finally decided to shortstop any problems that might be accumulating so I'm doing the wheel bearings and replacing the swivel seals, for "just in case". Other than that, she drives like new.
Rover on! -Bob
#4598 of 5002 Re: Checking in [nanuq]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 15, 2006 (4:17 pm)
Hey Bob, what happened - did it get dark up there and you can't ride the bike anymore?
Always good to see you pop in!
#4599 of 5002 Re: Checking in [steve_]
Sep 19, 2006 (1:08 pm)
Nope, it IS getting dark and cold (38 degrees for my ride this morning) but that's why God made LED headlamps! So I can see the moose in the trail.
Here (again) is my favorite photo of the Disco up by Byron glacier. Enjoy!