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Land Rover Discovery, Land Rover Discovery Series II, Audio, Entertainment System, Navigation System, Performance Mods, SUV
#4314 of 5002 2001 DII SE7Horn Buttons
Aug 05, 2005 (7:06 am)
On my 2001 Discovery II SE7 the left horn button popped up and when I took it off the tip of one of the 4 prongs was broken. Then a week or so later my right horn button popped off completely and I've never been able to find it. I contacted British Pacific, but they want $91.00 for the horn assembly. Does anyone know of a source for just the buttons, at a tad less than 91 bucks, not counting shipping?? Don't get me wrong, British Pacific is a great place to do business! We LOVE or Land Rover!
#4315 of 5002 towing a travel trailer
Aug 07, 2005 (4:11 pm)
I need some info please! I have a 02 Disco II, I just bought a 3500lb. TT. The dealer said I need a weight distribution kit, but the owners manual said do not use the weight dist. Does anyone pull a 3500lb trailer and what type of hitch work do you have. Thank you
#4316 of 5002 Re: towing a travel trailer [rover2]
Aug 08, 2005 (3:08 pm)
I have a 1996 Disco 1 and have been using it to tow for years. I recently cross-countried from Seattle to Jacksonville, FL towing a 12 x 6 U-haul loaded with over 3000lbs of stuff. Total weight around 5000lbs. No modifications, and also no problems. More recently I use it to tow my 5200 lb boat on a 680 lb aluminum trailer. Loads down the back some, and could probably use some air shocks to lift it, and wouldn't want to do it over a long distance, but also no problems. All I use it for is to take it around 100 yds from the storage lot to the ramp. But if I needed to It would do fine. Relax, you have a 7700 lb tow capacity (5500 in high gear) The only thing I did to tow the boat was change the ball and ball mount to a 2 5/16" 6000 lb instead of the 2" 5000lb ball and ball mount that is most common.
#4317 of 5002 ugh need alot of help
Aug 09, 2005 (4:43 am)
this is the first land rover i bought it's a 96 discovery but i am having trouble getting it into 4 wheel drive and i don't have the owners manual nor am i sure what any of the buttons the dashboard do is there a locking mechinism that keeps it in 2wd i assume there is but i'm not quite sure anyone with information please help me
#4318 of 5002 Re: ugh need alot of help [nudis]
Aug 09, 2005 (5:24 am)
You are always in 4wd. The lever puts you between 4hi & 4low.
#4319 of 5002 Whining / Horn Buttons / Wind Noise
Aug 09, 2005 (9:41 am)
I have ACE in my 2001 Disco and I don't hear the whining noise?? I must have poor hearing or maybe I just got used to it.
I had a persistent problem withthe horm buttons getting stuck and coming off for about 2 months, then it was fixed permanently. Your warranty should cover this type of repair.
Has anyone noticed excessive wind noise from any of the doors, I have replaced the weather stripping and had the doors adjusted and I still hear the wind noise. Any suggestions?
#4320 of 5002 Re: ugh need alot of help [nudis]
Aug 09, 2005 (5:27 pm)
I have a 96 Discovery also. Lets see how I can help.
In order to shift from AWD to 4WD all you do is shift the differential shifter (the front one) to the right. You will notice a little orange picture light on the instrument panel. This means you have locked the differential and are now in 4WD. If you need to shift to 4WD LOW you will have to slow to 5 Mph or less, and put the transmission in NEUTRAL, then put the differential shifter all the way forward, and shift back into DRIVE, and you are now in LOW 4WD, you can shift into LOW AWD by moving the shifter to the right. Follow this procedure in reverse to go back into HIGH.
As for the buttons on the dash. The one with a picture of a bridge that is under the clock is the master switch for the Cruise Control. You have to have it on for the Cc to work. then pull(not push) the set button to set your speed. If it doesn't engage, look under the hood on the left side for the vacuum hose and make sure it isn't leaking.(Mine was) easy 5 minute repair you can do with a knife. On the left of the Instrument binnacle are in order top to bottom: Rear defrost, Rear fog light, radio volume up and radio volume down. Right side: Rear window washer, rear wiper, Radio seek, radio mode. Your best bet is going to see if you can find an owner's manual on e-bay, or the workshop manual CD. Usually they come with an owners manual on it too, and you can print out what you need.
#4321 of 5002 Re: ugh need alot of help [discoman]
Aug 09, 2005 (8:35 pm)
With regards to Land Rover 4 wheel drive, you should do a search and read up on how differentials work and all the other tech stuff to understand what goes on. Most people believe AWD and 4WD mean the engine turns all 4 wheels all the time, but the reality is that you can get into a situation where you are in 4 wheel drive, but are stuck because one wheel has no traction. Engaging the differential lock on your truck will divide power equally between your front and rear, so now if one front wheel has no traction and one rear wheel has no traction, only then are you stuck. Hard core off roaders will put additional locks on the front and rear - this is the only way to get equal power to each wheel all the time. Not many vehicles have a center differential lock, be happy you have it, it comes in handy sometimes
#4322 of 5002 How to load Kayak?
Aug 11, 2005 (9:09 am)
I recently got a lightweight kayak so I could load it myself on and off my Discovery. I am shopping for a roof rack and would like to know if anyone has any reccomendations for me. The roof rack on the Discovery is on the front of the roof, which makes loading from the back impossible. I did not want to spend a fortune for the side load Thule rack and am looking for another option. Thanks for any suggestions.