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Ahhh,
I suspect then that the rear lenses have been changed as all of the Rangies I have owned, or seen on the road or at the breakers yards have had clear lenses and amber bulbs. Must be a DOT thing?
As this truck has also been re sprayed, they must have bought Canadidian lenses for it as well?
As for shift? Yep, goes into Low and back no issues, just very little fuss. No flashing lights, no beep, and just a clunk and a single letter indication of H or L on the dash.
Consistently inconsistent! That's the true Range Rover tradition!
Happy Holidays all!
Heading out the door for another 1500 mile R/T in our trusty Bolt to So Cal for Family madness..........

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If you've only ever owned post 99 cars then they will all have had the clear/grey lenses. A lot of people swap the earlier ones for the later ones as they assume they look better. My 96 Ascot has had them swapped so it would have originally had the amber lenses but now has the later ones.

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Bolt wrote:

Ahhh,
I suspect then that the rear lenses have been changed as all of the Rangies I have owned, or seen on the road or at the breakers yards have had clear lenses and amber bulbs. Must be a DOT thing?
As this truck has also been re sprayed, they must have bought Canadidian lenses for it as well?
As for shift? Yep, goes into Low and back no issues, just very little fuss. No flashing lights, no beep, and just a clunk and a single letter indication of H or L on the dash.
Consistently inconsistent! That's the true Range Rover tradition!
Happy Holidays all!
Heading out the door for another 1500 mile R/T in our trusty Bolt to So Cal for Family madness..........

Have a good one 👍

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Gilbertd wrote:

If you've only ever owned post 99 cars then they will all have had the clear/grey lenses. A lot of people swap the earlier ones for the later ones as they assume they look better. My 96 Ascot has had them swapped so it would have originally had the amber lenses but now has the later ones.

I have had 95, 2x97,99, and 2x02 and all pre 99 had clear, whilst the 99 and 02s have light grey smoked lenses.
Over the years, I have hunted a few replacements at the breakers and have not seen amber till this one.....
Like to think I am moderately observant, so this one is bugging me. What does the mighty Microcat have to say for part numbers?

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Microcat just makes it even more confusing......
RH rear light lenses up to VIN XA430701 is AMR4100 which has the amber indicators
RH rear light lenses up to VIN XA430701 NAS spec is AMR4102 which also has the amber indicators (and from pictures looks identical to AMR4100)
RH rear light lenses from VIN YA430702 is XFB101720 which has the clear/grey indicators
RH rear light lenses up to VIN YA430702 NAS spec is XFB101740 which also has the clear/grey indicators (and from pictures looks identical to XFB101720)

So quite why an NAS spec car would have different light units, that look identical to the rest of world spec cars, I have absolutely no idea. Maybe the difference is in the bulb holders on the back or maybe the NAS ones don't have the built in reflector?

I gave up trying to work out the logic of car manufacturers long ago. As an example, an EU spec car must have a high intensity rear fog light that can be a single one on the offside (RH side on a UK car) or in the centre, or a matched pair on either side. A LHD Mercedes (and Porsche and probably a few others too) has one on the LH side (offside for a LHD car) but the cluster fitted on the RHS of the car doesn't have the LEDs fitted inside it. So by fitting the cluster for a RHD car to the RH side of a LHD car, you get the matched pair. So rather than making a LH and a RH cluster, they make ones with and without the LEDs fitted so there's 4 different parts when 2 would do the job.

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Top Work!

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Thanks Morat!!

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Never a dull moment ;)

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Very tidy looking @Strangerover :-)

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Thanks!

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