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Bobupndown



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Orkney Grey

Dom wrote:
Went in all fine first time. Makes a huge difference to the internal looks. Very Happy Only thing is it makes the other interior lights look so dull, so they are next to be upgraded to LED's.


They look too bright for my liking.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Plug-Extension-So...ef=sr_1_1?
ie=UTF8&qid=1538559860&sr=8-1&keywords=501+bulb+holders

My GS doesnt have the lights but it will have when I get round to it, Bought the above and intend to fit either side of dash and one under rear of each front seat. I'll use a coloured LED bulb, cant decide on green or orange. Will post a few pics when i get a spare hour on a dry weekend. Landrover - turning owners into mechanics since 1948

2014 Orkney grey Freelander SD4 GS.
2004 Zambezi silver Discovery 2 Td5 (Gone)
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Dom



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United Kingdom 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 XS Auto Orkney Grey

Probably look super bright in that photo compared to the rest of the interior lights but once I upgrade the rest of the bulbs to LED should look more balanced. Freelander 2 XS 2013
Freelander SE 2004 (Gone)
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Volrider



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 TD4 XS Manual Firenze Red

Lightwater wrote:
You could have a quick look upwards in the foot well you will easily find a fitting for these bulbs. I took the bulbs out of my car as they were more of a pain than benefit for extended camping.


Well I must have an half and half car ... Looked under drivers side and plug there fully wired, popped a bulb similar to the one in your picture and it worked a treat, passenger side I took the fuse box cover off, probably did not need to but I had seen what I assumed was the cabin filter shoved up between the top of the fuse box and the glove box? Anyway its not the filter thats in the housing.. But no bulb holder or wiring for footwell lights on passenger side, just a round hole where it should be! Odd or what Very Happy

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Bobupndown



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Orkney Grey


So here's a picture of mine with an amber LED fitted in passenger's footwell - not done the drivers side yet!
Its a nice warm glow, Im not looking for superbright. It contrasts with the green illuminated dials and switches but matches the amber parts of the display. Im undecided to stick with amber or change for green. I'll decide when Ive both wired up and driven a few dark evenings with them on. Landrover - turning owners into mechanics since 1948

2014 Orkney grey Freelander SD4 GS.
2004 Zambezi silver Discovery 2 Td5 (Gone)
1963 Surf blue Morris Mini Minor Super de Luxe (my little toy)

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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 TD4 SE Manual Santorini Black

I have been avidly reading the site since I got my 14 TD4 SE Tech a week ago. Thought I would take a look for bulb holders in the foot wells. Sadly not a thing visible. Also removed the little plastic bit on the bottom of the front door pocket to look for puddle lamps. Again absolutely nothing. As mine is listed as a 2015 model? I thought the wiring might be there. I think it will be too much trouble to retro fit them.

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Bobupndown



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Orkney Grey

Its not really a big job, its only a live and an earth wire to each lamp, led bulbs so very low current.
I already had a switched live wire run into the cabin for the front foglights which I retro fitted to my '14 GS.
Fitted the drivers side this evening. I'll take a photo when it gets dark. Nice easy modification.
Thinking I will do the same for the rear footwells with a light under the back of each front seat. Thumbs Up




Just the look I was after, a nice warm glow rather than a stark bright light. Landrover - turning owners into mechanics since 1948

2014 Orkney grey Freelander SD4 GS.
2004 Zambezi silver Discovery 2 Td5 (Gone)
1963 Surf blue Morris Mini Minor Super de Luxe (my little toy)

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ggb



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 TD4 SE Manual Santorini Black

Thanks Bob. Looks good. Do you have them wired to a switch or to interior lighting so they come when a door opens or just coming on with headlights? They look subtle enough to illuminate all the time. 2014 Freelander SE Tech
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Bobupndown



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Orkney Grey

They are fed from the DRL / sidelight feed so they are actually always on, unnoticeable unless its dark. Landrover - turning owners into mechanics since 1948

2014 Orkney grey Freelander SD4 GS.
2004 Zambezi silver Discovery 2 Td5 (Gone)
1963 Surf blue Morris Mini Minor Super de Luxe (my little toy)

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ggb



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 TD4 SE Manual Santorini Black

I looked properly at the footwell and lo and behold the fittings were there all along but well hidden. You have to virtually lie on your back to see them. Not easy for me at 5/11 and 100kg. LED bulbs now fitted along with interior roof and vanity lights and boot light. Much crisper and brighter. A very good upgrade. Makes you think if LR go to the bother of putting the bulb holders in why not just stick a Censored bulb in it. Next job is to look again at the bottom of the front doors. 2014 Freelander SE Tech
Santorini Black

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amerclarke



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United Kingdom 2009 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Santorini Black

Found this on my 61 plate GS today, thought I would pop it on here....
Only to find a full topic on it 😆

👍👍 Al C

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