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Transformer is getting power, but the landscape lights are out. (one of the spotlight bulbs is out). The gardener cut one of the lead wires to one of the spotlights. Is there a way to re-boot?

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You can find factory wiring diagrams here (free RAVE Download) http://www.landroverresource.com/ And sure you can wire your spots into rear fog switch, depending on watts/draw of your lights you might want to "UP" the fuse rating

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1) Shut off the circuit at the breaker (always very important :^) )
2) Removed the glass arch from the top of the hood. Four screws hold it in place and are accessed from above the unit.
3) Removed the access panel above the fan and light switches. This panel is visible underneath the glass arch, when the glass arch is removed. I slid the lower section of the decorative stainless chimney cover upward to gain complete access to the back two screws of this panel.
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5) Using a flat-head screwdriver, I pried the transformer off the metal surface to which it was adhered with double-stick tape. This was strongly adhered and took a bit of prying.
6) Found a replacement step-down electronic transformer at the hardware store. My hood takes only two 10 to 20 watt bulbs, so only a small transformer is required. The original one I removed was rated to 70 watts max. I replaced it with a transformer rated to 60 watts max. Either was more than sufficient to cover the 20 watt load produced by my two 10 watt bulbs. Cost of the replacement was about $15.
7) Connected the replacement transformer to the hood power switch. Here, I had to be a little careful to maintain the original polarity of the wires from the switch. This is because the original transformer, though it had one white and one black wire on its 120v side, was attached to the switch via two identical-looking yellow wires, using a non-standard plastic connector. The new transformer did not have one of these connectors on its 120v input wires (black and white), and I wanted to make sure that the I wired the replacement exactly as the original had been wired. Fortunately, the original plastic connector ensured a consistent polarity. When I looked at the end of the connector, one lead was square and one lead was round and noted that the square lead had been attached to the White wire on the original transformer. The replacement transformer also had a white and black wire for its 120v side. So, I marked the yellow wire from switch that attached to the white wire through the square lead. Then, I cut off the plastic connector from the yellow wires, stripped the sheathing from them about 1/4 inch, and attached the white wire from the new transformer to the previously marked yellow wire, using a small wire nut. I then connected the black wire from the transformer to the remaining yellow wire in the same way.
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Check that power pack is getting electricity.
Power pack should make a small humming sound when on.
Scratch a wire across both terminal screws and see if there is spark.
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My power pack was doing same thing, I bought another power pack from Home Depot to check my lights. All but 2 bulbs were burned out. I replaced bulbs and returned new power pack.. and then power pack quit for good a month later.

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Feel free to contact me in the event you run into problems.

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The fewer lights on a run, the less dimming will occur, so put more lights on the 12 gauge run.

Also, the longer the run, the more dimming will occur.
You may want to reconsider the location of the transformer, if possible. In your case, it would be better to locate the transformer in the middle of the current run, and just split the run in half to make a run in each direction. Of course, that depends if you have a 120 volt outlet available in that area.

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Yes ican. They are made to be split into two 300 watt circuits. So it's ideal to place it at a location in the middle of you lights . Basically to go each direction from the transformer. Now you need to find out what wattage bulbs are in each light.(different fixtures can have different watt bulbs.) Lets say you have 8 lights going one direction and 8 going the other way and each light has a 20 watt bulb. That adds up to 160 watts on each side. So you are well below the 300 watt rating per side. By the way I wouldn't go anymore than 250 watts on a 300 watt circuit. Next you look on the bottom of the transformer and you will see the screws where you hook up the wire. You will need to strip the end of the wires about a half inch. Hook one set under the A & B for one side then do the same for the otherside. Plug in the transformer and set the timer to whatever tme of day and night you prefer. Hope this helps. If you have more questions just ask. Thaks and remember to rate me.

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