When I bought my original Freelander XEi, it came fitted with the Safari 300 driving lamps.
Eventually when I swapped XEi for the Td4 Kalahari I took the lamps off in the hope that I’d fit them to the new Freelander. That didn’t happen so now I’ve decided to fit them to the latest Freelander.
After getting it out of the storage box the kit looked like this: –
Unfortunately the switch panel is the wrong colour as the current Freelander has a black interior. Haven’t found the part number for this panel yet.
However after a bit of research, it seems there are different kits depending on which model you have!
|Land Rover Part No||Description|
|STC7907AA||Spot Lamp Mounting Bracket|
|STC53137||Safari 3000 Driving Lamp Kit – 02 On|
|STC7906||Safari 3000 Driving Lamp Kit – Pre 01|
|STC50484||Safari 3000 Fog Lamp Kit – LHD TD4 – Pre 01|
Further research required. I think that some modification to the existing kit from the 1999 1.8 Petrol Freelander. More details to follow in a later post.
The lamps aren’t in bad condition. However there are a few problems: –
|The fixings are a bit rusty. These will be replaced these with some stainless equivalents.|
|The back of the lamp has some minor surface rust. Some heatproof paint may fix this.|
|The reflector seems to have bubbled up around the hole at the bottom. This is probably due to water ingress over time.|
|Here’s the hole from the rear of the reflector. Not sure if this hole is for drainage or maybe a sidelight???|
It’s also like to install some fog lights like on the original Freelander above but that has complications to do with the fuel burning heater. That however is another story…
That’s all on the lamps for now. Further update to follow when the lamps are installed…