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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:08 pm 
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Yes, they shine sideways to light up the side of the car.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:34 pm 
it must be the least expensive easiest and most pleasing modification i have made to the car this year. its just a really nice touch.
the guide you home lights on modern cars left me cold until i discovered an application for them at the static caravan -when i arrive i park forwards so the lights illuminate my walk to the van and make opening the door easy , then i can put on the outside lights to ease unloading the car. little task but made better by a simple light.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:41 pm 
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I would imagine ideal if you have a track to reverse up with a wall each side, or indeed in a car park


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:27 pm 
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Toe wrote:
I would imagine ideal if you have a track to reverse up with a wall each side, or indeed in a car park

Or your commute consists mainly of single-track roads with Devon banks (stone walls hidden inside hedge), often in the dark, and you routinely meet traffic coming the other way... :evil:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:31 pm 
That sounds just like the somerset we drive around....


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:38 pm 
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saabski wrote:
That sounds just like the somerset we drive around....

It's not a lot different. Just that the roads get narrower as you go farther south...

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:43 pm 
I can barely believe they could get smaller! The land rover mirrors ends are testament to the width of the roads.......it's fun though isn't it


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:47 pm 
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You don't get the walls so much in Somerset, but the ditches are bigger :shock: Especially the rhynes on the levels, you'd definitely want to see those!

I'll hopefully get a chance to try the lights out soon. I'll report back! :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:10 pm 
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Couldn't someone do a write up on fitting reversing sensors on a 9000, complete with photos.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:14 pm 
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Nice job, I'll see if my 92 has the wiring..I presume these are lit all the time ? to avoid some of the confusion above it might be more appropriate to call them kerb lights? I had them on an old Cadilllac many years ago, very useful for dark roads..


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:45 pm 
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No, only lit when reverse is engaged


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:48 pm 
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Oh! not heard of that before, sorry.
I think i'd rewire them to the side lights as kerb lights personally..


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 3:14 pm 
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I'm doing this on the og 9-3 then the 9000 ('97). Of course neither have the wiring, so can anyone suggest a method that takes account of doubling the current? The wiring looks like only 5 amp.

Perhaps splice off the reverse switch at the gearbox, mount a relay in the engine bay?

Many thanks - cardboardcutout


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