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Series Land Rovers

Wire Colours for Land Rovers

(All data is in the form: Main Colour, Tracer Colour, Purpose)

    Black (All earth connections)
      Black Brown Tachometer generator to tachometer
      Black Blue Tachometer generator to tachometer
      Black Red Electric or electronic speedometer to sensor
      Black Purple Temperature switch to warning light
      Black Green Relay to radiator fan motor
      Black Light green Vacuum brake switch or brake differential pressure valve to warning light and/or buzzer
      Black White Brake fluid level warning light to switch and handbrake switch, or radio to speakers
      Black yellow Electric speedometer
      Black Orange Radiator fan motor to thermal switch

    Blue (Lighting switch (head) to dip switch)
      Blue Brown Headlamp relay to headlamp fuse
      Blue Red Dip switch to headlamp dip beam fuse Fuse to
      right-hand dip headlamp Blue Light green Headlamp wiper motor to headlamp wash pump motor
      Blue White
        a) Dip switch to headlamp main beam fuse
        b) Headlamp flasher to main beam fuse
        c) Dip switch main beam warning light
        d) Dip switch to long-range driving light switch
      Blue Yellow Long-range driving light switch to lamp
      Blue Black Fuse to right-hand main headlamp
      Blue Pink Fuse to left-hand dip headlamp
      Blue Slate Headlamp main beam fuse to left-hand headlamp or inboard headlamps when independently fused
      Blue Orange Fuse to right-hand dip headlamp

    Brown (Main battery lead)
      Brown Blue Control box (compensated voltage control only) to ignition switch and lighting switch (feed)
      Brown Red Compression ignition starting aid to switch Main battery feed to double pole ignition switch
      Brown Purple Alternator regulator feed
      Brown Green Dynamo 'F' to controlboxl 'F' Alternator field 'F' to control box 'F'
      Brown White Ammeter to control box Ammeter to main alternator terminal
      Brown Yellow Alternator to 'no charge' warning light
      Brown Black Alternator battery sensing lead
      Brown Slate Starter relay contact to starter solenoid
      Brown Orange Fuel shut-off (diesel stop)

    Green (Accessories fused via ignition switch)
      Green Brown Switch to reverse lamp
      Green Blue Water temperature gauge to temperature unit
      Green Red Direction indicator switch to left-hand flasher lamps
      Green Purple Stop lamp switch to stop lamps, or stop lamp switch to lamp failure unit
      Green Light Green Hazard flasher unit to hazard pilot lamp or lamp failure unit to stop lamp bulbs
      Green White Direction indicator switch to right hand flasher lamps
      Green Yellow Heater motor to switch single speed (or to 'slow' on tow- or three-speed motor)
      Green Black Fuel gauge to fuel tank unit or changeover switch or voltage stabilizer to tank units
      Green Pink Fuse to flasher unit
      Green Slate
        a) Heater motor to switch ('fast' on two or three-speed motor)
        b) Coolant level unit to warning light
      Green Orange Low fuel level switch to warning light

    Light green (Instrument voltage stabilizer to instruments)
      Light green Brown Flasher switch to flasher unit
      Light green Blue
        a) Flasher switch to left-hand flasher warning light
        b) Coolant level sensor to control unit
        c) Test switch to coolant level control unit
      Light green Red Fuel tank changeover switch to right-hand tank unit or entry and exit door closed switch to door actuator
      Light green Purple Flasher unit to flasher warning light Light green Green Start inhibitor relay to change speed switch; or switch to heater blower motor second speed on three-speed unit
      Light green White Low air pressure switch to buzzer and warning light
      Light green Yellow Flasher switch to right-hand warning light; or differential lock switch to differential lock warning light
      Light green Black Front screen jet switch to screen jet motor
      Light green Slate Fuel tank changeover switch to left-hand tank unit; or entry and exit door open switch to door actuator
      Light green Orange Rear window wash switch to wash pump; or cab lock-down switch to warning light

    Orange (Wiper circuits fused via ignition switch)
      Orange Blue Switch to front screen wiper motor first speed timer or intermittent unit
      Orange Green Switch to front screen wiper motor second speed
      Orange Black Switch to front screen wiper motor parking circuit, timer or intermittent unit
      Orange Purple Timer or intermittent unit to motor parking circuit
      Orange White Timer or intermittent unit to motor parking circuit
      Orange Yellow Switch to headlamp or rear window wiper motor feed, timer or relay coil
      Orange Light green Switch to headlamp or rear window wiper motor parking circuit timer or relay coil
      Orange Pink Timer or relay to headlamp or rear window wiper motor feed
      Orange Slate Timer or relay to headlamp or rear window wiper motor parking circuit Pink white Ballast terminal to ignition distributor

    Purple (Accessories fed direct from battery via fuse)
      Purple Brown Horn fuse to horn relay when horn is fused separately
      Purple Blue Fuse to heated rear window relay or switch and warning light
      Purple Red Switches to map light, under bonnet light, glove box light and boot lamp when fed direct from battery fuse
      Purple Green Fuse to hazard flasher
      Purple Light green Fuse to relay for screen demist
      Purple White Interior lights to switch (subsidiary circuit door safety lights to switch)
      Purple Yellow Horn to horn relay
      Purple Black Horn to horn relay to horn push
      Purple Pink Rear heated window to switch or relay
      Purple Slate Aerial lift motor to switch up
      Purple Orange Aerial lift motor to switch down

    Red (Main feed to all circuits mastered by side lamp switch)
      Red Brown Rear fog guard switch to lamps
      Red Blue Front fog lamp fuse to fog lamp switch
      Red Purple Switches to map light, under bonnet light, glove box light and boot lamp when side lamp circuit fed
      Red Green Bulb failure unit to right-hand-side and rear lamps
      Red White
        a) Side lamp fuse to right-hand side and rear lamps
        b) Side lamp fuse to panel light rheostat
        c) Fuse to panel light switch or rheostat
        d) Fuse to fibre optic source
      Red Yellow Fog lamp switch to fog lamp or front fog fuse to fog lamps
      Red Black Left-hand,Side lamp fuse to side and tail lamps and number plate illumination
      Red Pink Side lamp fuse to lighting relay
      Red Slate Lamp failure unit to left-hand side and tail lamps
      Red Orange Fusebox to rear fog guard switch Slate Window lift main lead

    White (Ignition switch or starter solenoid to ballast resistor)
      White Brown Oil pressure switch to warning light or gauge, or starter relay to oil pressure switch
      White Blue Choke switch to choke solenoid (unfused) and/or choke to switch to warning light, or electronic ignition distributor to drive resistor
      White Red Starter switch to starter solenoid or inhibitor switch or starter relay or ignition (start position) to bulb failure unit
      White Purple Fuel pump no 1 or right-hand to changeover switch
      White Green Fuel pump no 2 or left-hand to changeover switch
      White Light green Start switch to starter interlock or oil pressure switch to fuel pump or start inhibitor switch to starter relay or solenoid
      White Yellow Ballast resistor to coil or starter solenoid to coil
      White Black Ignition coil contact breaker to distributor contact breaker, or distributor side of coil to voltage impulse tachometer
      White Pink Ignition switch to radio fuse
      White Slate Current tachometer to ignition coil
      White Orange Hazard warning lead to switch Yellow
        a) Overdrive
        b) Petrol injection
        c) Door locks
        d) Gear selector switch to starter

There is one place that carries the whole all this wire:

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