The only place for a coil spring is up Zebedee's arse.
123 posts
Aug 05 2019
08 May 2020 - 23:56

Here are a couple of great tools in the never ending chase for current drain. If you look at the back of a fuse you will see the pins are exposed (or should be) at the top, flush with the top of the fuse. You take a volt meter (digital is best) and set it to mV. Put the probes on the top of each pin and see what the reading is (if any) i.e. the voltage drop across the fuse. These charts give you the current drain at that fuse in mA for each fuse size. The beauty of this is that after letting the BeCM go to sleep, you can check all of the vehicle fuses and circuits for current drain in a couple of minutes.

Stadard Fuses

Maxi Fuses

18 May 2020 - 22:45

Did you remove the jumper harness on the BeCM end that gets put in with a swap to springs?

05 July 2020 - 01:02

I used a neodymium magnet on the screwdriver shaft.

04 July 2020 - 23:38

No doubt you will repaint the truck to match the grille :)

01 December 2019 - 19:37

Interesting. Mine had the pulsing lights issue a while ago, for a few months. Now the issue has disappeared. Nothing has been touched. Running voltage is stable at 13.7V. I’ll need to find a digital oscilloscope and look at the output wave form and see if it has an AC fluctuation.

12 February 2020 - 10:59

Replace both.

13 February 2020 - 00:17

Morat wrote:

There are two? I thought it was one unit with two sets of contacts and three wires...
Not that I've had chance to look, yet.
There are two switches. One controls the brake lights and kills the cruise, the other kills the vacuum in the cruise system. They sit opposite each other (assuming you have an auto).
XKB000010 brake light switch
ERR2622 cruise control switch.

Best to do both whilst you are in there.

28 September 2020 - 22:59

Yep, GSP is a rip off. I buy a lot of all sorts of bits from the UK. The difference in Old Mate dropping it in the mail for £10 or GSP at £50 for the same item. Out of the US it is absolutely ridiculous! Trying to buy a single page illustration, as 1 x A$(ish) sized sheet and GSP is $76!!!

06 September 2019 - 02:23

I just asked my local dealer's part department. Gave him the VIN and he gave me the code.

06 September 2019 - 23:38

Let us know how you get on.

20 June 2020 - 23:18

Speaking of fuel flap releases (and not wanting to hijack the thread) I have seen reference to a “cable” that allows you to manually release the door. The cable located behind the RHS tail light access panel. Is this an after market thing, or after a particular MY? Asking as I don’t see anything there that would answer that description on mine.

06 July 2020 - 12:28

Did you check out the guys I mentioned in post 34?

I can lend you one to get you out of a hole.

+1 on Gilbertd’s recommendation too, I have bought a few things from him, good to deal with.

10 May 2020 - 08:41

Loctite any day of the week.

25 May 2020 - 21:28

I got a new coil pack complete from the UK, a lot less expensive than trying to deal locally. I think it came from LRSeries.co.uk £53 + postage.

03 June 2020 - 23:57

Just a thought, and I know you have had the engine to bits, but what are the engine mounts like? I have had the issue in the past, with an old series LR where a dodgy engine mount allowed enough flex under load for the fan to clip the fan shroud. New engine mounts, no more chirping under load.

21 June 2020 - 12:27

All good then, many thanks.

21 June 2020 - 22:40

Of course the point may have originally been around H&S for dim owners, i.e. less likely to burn themselves if the engine is cold. Just a thought.

29 June 2020 - 06:17

If it is a GEMS, perhaps looking for a couple of S/H ones as I understand the replacement ones, all from China, aren't all that good. I picked up a couple of S/H ones from a wrecker in Geelong, swapped them in and out to find that I they work OK, so they can sit on the spares shelf.

30 June 2020 - 22:45

@mad-as I picked up two MAFs from these guys. Good to deal with and happy to negotiate.


18 July 2020 - 22:15

I see the Britpart one has a two year warranty as opposed the the OE, one year. I’d be tempted by the OE part though.