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Rover 800 820 825 Automatic Gear Lever Position Light.


Rover 800 820 825 Automatic Gear Lever Position Light.
Rover 800 820 825 Automatic Gear Lever Position Light..

Car: 1999 Rover 800 825 V6 Coupe (no.2)

Colour: Zircon Silver

The illumination for the gear lever in the Rover 800 Auto's is lit by two separate diodes, just as we have seen in the previous fix for the Rover 800 820 Auto Gear Lever Selector lights.

This time around though, it was not the LED for the selector lights that was dull, it was the LED for the gear stick position that was not working. Although this was not a significant problem, rather more of a little niggle, it was still something that we would prefer to put right.

Removal of the centre console is as always the biggest part of this task, but with that done, it was soon obvious that the cause was a broken wire, which is what we had expected it to be in this case. The cable to the gear lever light, is susceptible to breaking due to flexing under normal use.

Although we could of just repaired the break in the wire by rejoining it, instead, by adding a short section of wire to lengthen it a little would also help prevent the chances of it happening again.

Although this was a very easy fix, we still had to put the centre console back afterwards!



Rover 800 820 825 Automatic Gear Lever Position Light.
To fix the gear lever light, first we had to get to it, this involved removal of the centre console.

Rover 800 820 825 Automatic Gear Lever Position Light.
It was soon obvious that the wires to the LED on the gear lever had broken where they go into the wiring loom. (The broken wires do not connect to the other red & black wires seen an inch away in this photo).

Rover 800 820 825 Automatic Gear Lever Position Light.
We released more of the wires, so that we could see the ones to connect to, and made sure we had enough of the cables exposed so that we could work on them easily.

Rover 800 820 825 Automatic Gear Lever Position Light.
Rather than just rejoin the wires we added a short section of wire to allow for a bit more play in the cable.
With the loom back in place all we had to do was refit the centre console!




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