This LRO reader emailed LRO.firstname.lastname@example.org to ask our experts about the best way to wire a discreet hazard lights switch into a Land Rover Series IIA.
I’ve got a 1967 Series IIA 109-inch and I’m thinking about doing a big European trip in it next summer. I’ve found out that hazard-warning lights must be fitted and operational in a couple of countries I’m planning to visit.
What’s the best way of wiring in the hazards? I’d prefer to keep the Land Rover as standard as possible, so I’d like the switch to be discreet.
James Scales, Newbury, Berkshire
Your best bet would be to get a kit, which will consist of a non-loadsensitive flasher unit and a matching switch. It’s important to have a matching switch, as it must connect a permanent live for the hazards as well as an ignition fed feed for the normal flashers. A warning light for the hazards will often be incorporated in the switch too.
They are widely available from classic car electrical specialists.
This workshop advice appeared in the February 2016 issue of LRO. Back issues are available to download on digital devices here.