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#2550 of 5002 Discovery II Owners Manual
Dec 21, 2002 (12:12 am)
I just purchased a Disco II 2002 returned from a lease. The car dealer did not have a manual. Does anyone know if there is a pdf version anyware? When I press the hill decent button, I get the chime but no lights on the dash. I took it down a steep grade but nothing happened. Does it have to be a certain grade of decent? I already had it at the dealer for electical work, My sport mode light would not come on. The dealer fixed it and said that every thing should be fine now. But I don't know about the hill decent and how it works. I did not buy it at the Land Rover Dealership and Saved 3 Grand.
Some one Please Respond.
#2551 of 5002 re: 2550 HDC not working
Dec 22, 2002 (4:45 pm)
It only functions in low range. Slow to less than 5 mph, put the tranny in neutral, switch to low range and move back to a gear position (any fwd gear). Press the HDC button and keep both your feet off the pedals - it should do all the work except for the steering, and keep your speed to about 5 mph.
I don't believe there is a miminum grade for it to work.
Try this before worrying that it is broken.
Dec 23, 2002 (9:22 am)
johnedavies1 was on the mark on how to use HDC. We do not have Owner's Manuals available except in hard copy. These are available at your local Land Rover dealership. The part numbers for these are LRN2002DSCW for the SD and SE models and LRN2002DSCWNAV for the HSE models.
#2553 of 5002 well, you guys seem like fun! should i join you?
Dec 23, 2002 (10:50 am)
Hello, Disco People:
I am a former Wrangler owner. I brought it brand new custom ordered in 1997. It was my first car. I started driving at 31. (Native New Yorker.)The car was great in the summer, but I had so many problems with it I almost gave up on car ownership. It had two catalytic converters go, the muffler, the transmission, the transmission lines, a mysterious check engine light that confounded two dealerships, a fender bender that cost $1200 in damage, it was towed twice and the custom system was stolen out of it. Now I want a Disco. 1999-2002. Base model is fine. I am concerned about reliability. I have no mechanical interest or aptitude, and the farthest off-road I plan to go is to the gravel lot when I park at basketball games. So why do I want it? Remember I drove a Wrangler. The Disco is the nicest truck I can get for the least money without feeling like a soccer mom. I'm single, and current only cart around teenage nieces and nephews, and assorted grown friends. I admit to also loving the steering wheel radio control, I have almost killed myself plenty of times changing CD's and adjusting volume. I was going to get a Maxima for that reason. I was way too cool with the Wrangler dealership repair shop. If I do get a Disco, out of the years indicated, which is the best of the base models? Should I get mileage as low as less than 10,000 or more than 40,000? I get the sense on this board that it takes time to "break in" the Rovers to see if you have a good one or not. I want to buy on the web, and most sellers will let me take the car to the local LR dealership to have it checked out. Is there anything specific I should look for and if I run the VIN, can I be sure that that's an accurate indicator of previous problems? Thank you so much for your time excuse the long post. My friends who own Rovers love them, but I can't live in the shop like I did with the Wrangler! Responses would be appreciated...you can even email me directly at auntietonyahotmail.com
#2554 of 5002 Any Luck getting LR of Goodyear to Replace Defective Wrangler HPs?
Dec 23, 2002 (4:40 pm)
Clearly the Goodyear Wranglers on the Discovery II are defective. All mine were severly cupped within 20K. Then I put on 2 new ones after doing an alignment and now they are severly cupped too. My question is has anyone had any luck getting Land Rover or Goodyear to make good on these problem tires?
Additionally, what is the best tire to use for replacement (I do 99% highway driving and want quiet tires).
Dec 23, 2002 (5:19 pm)
The HP's are just lousy tires.
Try the Pirelli Scorpion S/T. They['re a direct fit for both the 16" & 18" rims.
#2556 of 5002 From the Land of Ice and Snow...
Dec 24, 2002 (9:46 am)
Merry Christmas to All!!!
I'll be sure to post quickly when I see Santa lifting off. I understand the weather will be clear tonight, so watch for him right at the spot of midnight.
God Jul og Godt Nytt Ar!
#2557 of 5002 Thanks for HDC reply
Dec 24, 2002 (11:15 pm)
I'm going to try this. I realize that the dealer has all the answers, but since i didn't buy the car from them they make me feel like i'm intruding. They said that the manual was ordered, but its been 2 months. Any way, When i put the Disco in low gear, I get a chime. When i go in reverse the chime still stays on, is that normal? The yellow gear is lit on the dash.
Merry Christmas to All, and a Happy New Year!!!!
Dec 26, 2002 (3:28 pm)
The HDC works in reverse also.
#2559 of 5002 It's beginning to look a lot like winter...
Dec 27, 2002 (9:17 am)
...at -3F this morning and the sky is clear. It's spozed to get to -10F tonight. The Disco is running like a pig in an orchard and life is gooooooooooood.
Was Santa good to everyone? He was pretty doggone generous with me, but he forgot to slip that '63 Hummingbird beneath the tree (rubbing hands together) so it looks like I'll have to jog his memory with the checkbook.