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Old 01-10-2019, 11:40 PM
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Hi everyone,

I replaced my light switch stalk about 3 years ago. Recently the rover had been sitting and jumped. It started up and ran for about an hour.

I noticed the blue hi-beam indicator remianed illuminated on the dash regardless of being in low beam or high beam. I didn't think much of it

The issue is, when I shut the engine off, the headlights remained on. I had to remove the fuses from under the dash to shut them off.

​​​​​​Is there something besides the stalk that could be on the fritz, like a relay? If so, where would i check?

Also, is there a way to turn off daytime running lights?

Thank you
 
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:30 AM
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No DRL’s on a D1. There is another issue somewhere else.

wait...did you turn the stalk lever towards you to turn the lights off? Dumb question maybe, but you know what i mean?
 
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:17 AM
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No DRL’s on a D1. There is another issue somewhere else.

wait...did you turn the stalk lever towards you to turn the lights off? Dumb question maybe, but you know what i mean?
Stalk lever was set to off, however the headlights remained on.
 
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Old 02-27-2019, 11:12 AM
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Even after the key is removed, engine off, and the headlight switch turned completely off, this light is still illuminated on the dash

I pulled my headlight stalk out, cleaned it, and noticed that the blue high beam indicator (see picture) on the dashboard remained on even without much power and without the stalk indicator plugged in (my battery is pretty dead).

I have checked the fuses and they are all good.

Is this a sign of a possible short happening somewhere?
 
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Old 02-27-2019, 11:25 AM
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It appears that is the case. You have a funky electrical gremlin somewhere. I don’t know what it is though. You’ve pulled all the fuses, checked to make sure there aren’t any exposed wires touching each other or bare metal somewhere, stalk is installed correctly etc etc. Hopefully someone else can chme in with similar problem.
 
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Old 02-27-2019, 02:24 PM
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it is a long shot but.... (Z148) Multi-Function Unit could have gone bad. Sits next to the fuse box.

Not to be confused with the multi function relay unit in the engine bay.
 
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Old 02-27-2019, 05:33 PM
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One thing i recall is there was a noise from the glove box light when i turned on the headlights.

It was a very loud and noticable click from the glove box light when i turned the headlights on, and off.
 
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Old 02-27-2019, 06:25 PM
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check the light bulb in the glove box. they can short out and the system will do weird things. not exactly what you are experiencing, but it may trigger some other ideas.


 

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Alrighty,

I am still having the same issue.

What i have done.
  1. Checked the bulbs, and replaced them with brand new bulbs. No change
  2. Removed the light switch stalk and replaced it with a working one from my '99 Disco 1. - no change
  3. Tried the vehicle without a light stalk switch - no change
  4. Removed the glove box light - no change
  5. Pulled the headlight fuses under the dash - that kills power.

What else should i be looking for? It seems that something / a circuit is open and sending power to the lights regardless of everything I have done.

Thanks

Shane
 

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Old 05-06-2019, 07:04 PM
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I do recall a thread with similar issues where they talk about dip/dim relays under the passenger footwell.

K235


I also recall before this issue began, that there was a leak and the passenger footwell had water (not due to the internal radiator).

Can someone tell me how to remove the relays underwhelming footwell?

Thank you
 

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