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Unhappy "3 lights" aka "evil lights" aka "3 amigos" aka "trifecta" my story = new hobby

heres my "3 lights" aka "evil lights" aka "3 amigos" aka "trifecta" STORY = MY NEW HOBBY any help?

bought my disco2 '03 March 08.
right after purchase i took it to the stealership for a general diagnose ($126) and service history detail.

RESULTs:
*MISS FIRE CODES-NEEDS SPARK PLUG WIRES (PARTS N LABOR $775+TAX) I DENIED! (got it done for under $100+beer 6-pack+half a day+patience and stress)
*NEEDS 3 TIRES N ALIGNMENT
*NEEDS TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT, SIDE MARKER, N LEFT TAIL LIGHT. I DENIED! (dealer i purchased it from fixed it)

I HAVE DONE: (by my Mech not stealership)
-REPLACED STOCK WHEELS N TIRES for 22" stainless steel KAHN wheels Kahn Wheels Premium Alloy Wheels RS-C2pc
-DID front wheel ALINGMENT
-REPLACED FRONT HEAD AND FOG LIGHTS for HID plug and play kit $120 ea set.(if interested in a set pm me. very hard to find. any color u want)
-REPLACED broken TAIL N SIDE MARKER LIGHT BULB
-REPLACED TIE ROD END short prov (STC1871 $36 shipped-british parts)
-REPLACED BREAK PADS non LR pads.Not too long after replacing the PADS i hit a hard bump and wallah!! the lights came out. so i began my research on these lights which has become my hobbie by now
*can it be the pads since they are not LR? some people say yes some people say no. what u think?
LR TECH SAYS:
its most likely my valve switch in abs modulator-may not open or close correctly. [this is all french to me] and hers what i need:
**SW0500030 $95.58
**hub wheel $556
they ALSO say it may be the gas cap or DMTL-which reminds me i changed the fuel pump and since i smell gas and noticed it leaking. my mech says the seal needs to be changed since we didnt when we replaced the pump. (got it WGQ500020 $14 ROVER CONNECTION) waiting to be replaced.
*can it be the seal triggering the lights?
-REPLACED SPARK PLUGS(Bosh platinum+4 $2ea after rebate) and WIRES(MAGNECOR 8mm blue wires under $100 shipped)
can the "3 amigos be the bosch spak plugs instead of champs as directed by LR?


not too long ago my service engine soon light came off so i took it to AutoZone so they can code read it [free] here are the results:
P1300
P0308
P0307
P0455
P0441

any help/suggestion is well appreciated....

***many thanks to LRO in specially to "Disco Mike" Land Rovers Only - Land Rover Forum - View Profile: Disco Mike



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ok i am very happy to post and share NO MORE EVIL LIGHTS!!!!
yes sir those suckers are finally out of my life!!! [for now]
heres what i did:
Oxygen sensors replaced all 4 bosch 81,9ml 06/20/09
Outcome: 3 amigos n serv eng light still on
Codes removed O2 sensors issues. Codes read MAF flow sensor issue
MAF airflow sensor replaced ($180part/labor $30)82.3k ml 6/27/09
Outcome: still 3 amigos n check serv eng light still on. No codes
Purge valve in gas tank replaced ($90part/$80labor)
Outcome: 3 amigios and servicr eng light GONE!
83k ml 7/10/09
i hope this helps any 3-amigos victim..
thank you LR GODS!!!


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-REPLACED FRONT HEAD AND FOG LIGHTS for HID plug and play kit $120 ea set.(if interested in a set pm me. very hard to find. any color u want)
no they aren't. that is also expensive.
Raptor Brand 35W HID Kit: DDM Tuning - HID Kits, HID Bulbs, DEPO Lighting, BMW and Porsche Performance Accessories

H7 bulb for the '03-'04. $40 for the set. any color you want.

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would you share some finished picture up here ?

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would you share some finished picture up here ?
mit no pics of job. done at shop by LR expert in queens ny.


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no they aren't. that is also expensive.
Raptor Brand 35W HID Kit: DDM Tuning - HID Kits, HID Bulbs, DEPO Lighting, BMW and Porsche Performance Accessories

H7 bulb for the '03-'04. $40 for the set. any color you want.
...like i said plug and play HID's set any color for about $120. i installed mine in about 30 min. if in need pm me for info.
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...like i said plug and play HID's set any color for about $120. i installed mine in about 30 min. if in need pm me for info.
cheers!!
No, I said they aren't hard to find. You said they are. You also said you paid $120 for the kit. I said you paid too much. I already have them. I was correcting your fallacy and letting you know you paid too much.

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No, I said they aren't hard to find. You said they are. You also said you paid $120 for the kit. I said you paid too much. I already have them. I was correcting your fallacy and letting you know you paid too much.
On the website which bulbs did you get im lookin at getting some and dont know what to get
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ok i am very happy to post and share NO MORE EVIL LIGHTS!!!!
yes sir those suckers are finally out of my life!!! [for now]
heres what i did:
Oxygen sensors replaced all 4 bosch 81,9ml 06/20/09
Outcome: 3 amigos n serv eng light still on
Codes removed O2 sensors issues. Codes read MAF flow sensor issue
MAF airflow sensor replaced ($180part/labor $30)82.3k ml 6/27/09
Outcome: still 3 amigos n check serv eng light still on. No codes
Purge valve in gas tank replaced ($90part/$80labor)
Outcome: 3 amigios and servicr eng light GONE!
83k ml 7/10/09
i hope this helps any 3-amigos victim..
thank you LR GODS!!!
How did the 3A's go away if no ABS related work was done?
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EXACTLY Mile High....

He never ONCE got the ABS codes read and in no way can any of this mention repairs obliterate the AMIGOS....

Maybe Those 22's are what caused the Amigos to come on??

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EXACTLY Mile High....

He never ONCE got the ABS codes read and in no way can any of this mention repairs obliterate the AMIGOS....

Maybe Those 22's are what caused the Amigos to come on??
Should have went with the spinners, they keep the ABS sensor cool.



Sorry , I agreed to play nice...didn't last long,,
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On the website which bulbs did you get im lookin at getting some and dont know what to get

What truck do you have? if it is a '99 to '02 D2, you need to get the H4 Hi/Lo. If it is an '03 to '04, you need the H7 bulb. The bulb temp. depends on you. I like the 6000K. it is pretty much white with a slight tint of blue. 4500K is yellow. The farther up you go, the more blue/purple it gets and the less light output.

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