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OK I know the standard answer is "it must be plugged into testbook" but....

What do people know about it???

I currently have the light on all the time, sometimes the last "S" Flashes sometimes it's all on constant. Does that have any significance?

Does anyone know where the fault is stored? Is it in the SRS ECU or the main ECU.

Anyone know what type of memory the fault codes are stored in - is it volatile or not?

What happens if you remove the SRS Fuse (looks to have a yellow protector over it) - Does the light still flash?

My thoughts behind all this was that back in 95 (when mine was made) they mostly used memory which would erase if left for a while - so is there any chance of being able to remove power to the ECU which stores the code and see if it forgets the fault code?

Failing that what sort of money am I looking at to have my disco plugged into Testbook?

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Once the light is on the only ways to get it turned off is to either remove the LED's or get it plugged into a testbook. Mines been on for a long time but the steering wheel connector has gone on mine so the airbag is not connected, therefore i ignore it

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SRS faults don't reset and you need a Testbook...

Most likely cause is the airbag rotary coupler as RRX said and it's a couple of hundred quid. Not sure if removing fuses puts the light off or not but it is probably an MOT fail anyway. The SRS ECU is under the cubby box and the faults are stored in that.

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Do any independent type places have any tools like testbook, or is Dealer only??

I'm still sure there must be some way of doing it in car, they just don't seem to be that clever!

I was just reading on the net about Range Rovers being fixable (in a slightly expensive way) by replacing the loom as the bit that stores the fault is tripped in the wiring itself. Not sure if this is true? and not sure if it's the same for discos?

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Most LR independants have Autologic,Rovacom,Autodiagnos or Testbook to do their diagnostic work.(I have Testbook 1 and 4,shortly to be upgraded)They are the only way to clear the faults,disconnecting and time will not.Why dont you get it diagnosed,these early systems were prone to low battery voltage faults and may just need resetting.It needs to be done at a LR specialist tho as nearly all other diagnostic kit including Bosch,Snap on etc will only do powertrain stuff - and mostly on later cars.There is no reason to pay more than £20-30 for a hook up,it takes just a few minutes.

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ouch, just phoned the local dealership to ask how much to plug the disco into the computer to reset the code or tell me what the fault is...

they said it comes under the minimum charge which is half an hours labour which is £58.75, and they're fully booked until a week on Wednesday.

I said at that price I'd take the bulb out :rolleyes:

Anyone know of any independent type places in Staffordshire - preferably near Stoke-on-Trent who would do it for £20 or less?

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farquin ell - an hourly rate of nigh on £120 are you serious???

wish I could get that on something official I would show it to people who whinge about ours at £25 an hour :angry:

it's a 5 min job to read fault codes so I should tell them to shove their fully booked somewhere painful!!!

having said that I guess it is an expensive asset and perhaps a charge is justified for having the benefit of that - gotta get the money back somehow - the diagnostic kit and special tools definitely fall into the ripoff category of pricing when you have to buy them!

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I have used LRC at Congleton for parts and the staff are friendly, I have no idea what there labour rates are as I haven't had any work done by them.

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Pete.

Thanks for that, I've thought of one more local place, if that fails I give the a try as they're only 20 mins away or so.

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