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Land Rover Discovery, Land Rover Discovery Series II, Audio, Entertainment System, Navigation System, Performance Mods, SUV
#3769 of 5002 Re: Warning Lights/ABS Modulator??? Please Help [phill27 #3767]
Jun 04, 2004 (4:21 am)
Oh, I even found that there is a recall on my ABS, not sure if it related, BUT I did ask the dealer if there were any recalls on my vehicle, AND THEY INDICATED NO! Well, not the case.....???? see below.
Models: Land Rover Discovery II Years: 1999-2004
Number Potentially Involved: 99,657
Dates of Manufacture: May 1998 – December 2003
Defect: On certain sport utility vehicles, the anti-lock braking system (ABS) modulator valve cover retaining bolts can crack due to stresses transmitted by the flexing valve covers. This can produce an unexpected increase in stopping distance, with the potential for total loss of service braking function, which could result in a crash.
Remedy: Dealers will strengthen the ABS modulator assembly valve covers and replace the retaining bolts. The manufacturer has not yet provided NHTSA with an owner notification schedule for this campaign. Owners may contact Land Rover at 1-800-637-6837.
[NHTSA Recall No. 04V005/Land Rover Recall No. B148]
Jun 08, 2004 (6:58 am)
I'm third owner of a 98 Disco LE and recently had the fuel pump and filter replaced. Now my radio won't work. I've acquired the code from LR, but still not working. What's the procedure in getting it to re-activate? I've punched it in with the key on and now the word CODE flashes... Any help would be appreciated. I've got the owner's manual, but am wondering if I've missed something. Thanks!
#3773 of 5002 Re: ?'s About a Couple of Discoverys [newb911 #3760]
Jun 08, 2004 (7:04 am)
newb911 I'm also in Houston. After years of searching for a used Rover actually found an immaculate one in the Chicago area and drove it down last November. There's also a super clean looking one (dark blue) on a lot on 1960 between Mills and Perry roads. It's been there for the past couple of months so they want to talk seriously about it. Good Luck.
#3774 of 5002 Radio codes
Jun 09, 2004 (10:50 am)
I wonder if you got the wrong code? On my truck I just key it in and it beeps and comes alive. Nothing mysterious about it, and mine is a '96.
Give 'em another try... ask a different person to look it up for you?
Just my $.02
#3775 of 5002 Re: Radio Codes... [98discotex #3772]
Jun 12, 2004 (6:52 pm)
I actually had this problem last week. I took out all the fuses under the hood to clean them, and when I got back in my truck, all I got when I turned on the radio was the word CODE. I punched in the code that came with my 96 disco and it didn't work. Then I tried it again. The word code just blinked. SO I thought "Here's something, so I entered it again!!! Then I found out that if you enter the wrong code 3 times in a row it locks up the radio, and you have to leave the radio on, with the word CODE on, and the key in the ignition in ACC for at least one hour for the radio to decide it isn't stolen and resets itself. (There is no way around this). So then I called my LR service department, and gave them my VIN. Sure enough, the code that I had, matched the code the service department got when they entered my VIN into their system. So I had to take my truck to them (because I don't have the special tool they need to get the radio out) so they could get the serial # off the radio itself and call the manufacturer to get the code. Sure enough the code they got from the manufacturer was different, and it was also correct. They had several theories behind this. 1) the original radio broke, and the previous owner had it replaced by the dealer, who forgot to enter it into the computer, so the changed code never got entered into the system. 2) The serial # is one number off when it was entered into the system so the code I have is for a radio in someone elses Rover. or 3) The original radio broke, and the previous owner purchased an other from a parts house like Atlantic-British, or Roverconnection, and replaced it himself, but neglected to include the new radio code cards when he sold the vehicle. Either way, you will probably have to go to LR and get the codes. Some dealers, if they don't know you, will require physical presence because they have to prove you are, in fact, the owner of the vehicle before they will give you the codes.
#3776 of 5002 Cocern regarding Wheels/lug nuts
Jun 16, 2004 (9:14 am)
I recently had my tires replaced at popular tire shop (Discount tires) primarily because they usually stock a large variety of tires.
Anyway, after a couple of weeks my tires were installed I wanted to visually check my brakes, but the oem tool that I have used for the past 3 years did not fit the caps to the lug nuts? All the caps seemed to be too large for the tool (with the exception of the spare lug nuts). The tool fits perfectly on the few unused spare lug nuts I have stored in my garage, but will not budge on the lug nuts I have on my wheels?? I have looked very closely and compared the lug nuts and they seem to be identical. I drove back to the tire dealer and the technician said he'd never seen anything like it and I asked him if they could have accidentally used another set of lug nuts when my tires were replaced, but he commented that they have to use a special adapter specifically for Land Rover and Land Rover lug nuts are unique to Land Rover.
I'm kind of at a loss and can't figure out why the tool I have used since '01 to rotate and replace my brakes no longer fits the lug nuts??
The only thing I can conclude is that the tire dealer did not use the appropriate adapter to uninstall/install my wheels and damaged the caps to the lug nuts, hence preventing the use of the tool that was included with the vehicle...
Does anyone have any similiar experiences, suggestions or advice? I wanted to post this before I called Land Rover...
Jun 17, 2004 (10:23 am)
Can you compare the lug nut size vs. your oil pan drain bolt? I believe they're the same size.
Are you CERTAIN you got your original wheels back? Mine is a '96 and my wheels are distinct to that model year.
If your tool fits the lugs you have stored in the garage and your spare, and yet not the lugs on your truck, then they were swapped inadvertently. Land Rovers are not as uncommon as they once were, and it may be there was another one in the shop at the same time. Perhaps someone got your wheels and lugs and you got his?
Something similar happened to me, I had my truck in for work and shortly after I noticed my wheel hub center caps (plastic caps 3" across) were falling out. I went back and sure enough, I had a set from another year. They gave me back my '96 caps and now they stay put.
#3778 of 5002 Re: Odiopus [nanuq #3777]
Jun 18, 2004 (9:49 am)
They are the same wheels indeed as I could confirm by the nicks and scratches and the technician said they only service one land Rover every 4 months or so... (I also had an incident where the shop lost one of my caps and they re-ordered the cap from Land Rover for me.)
Thanks for the response...