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problems: with the key remote control, central locking, "air speed


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Hello,

In first place I must say that I'm new to the Land Rover world. I've just bought a Land Rover Freelander Targa 1.8i (year 1999).

1. After removing the battery, for a quick charge, the two button remote control that I have, stopped working. I couldn't start the car, couldn't open the doors (only with the key).... I have changed the battery from the remote control, and after a day of reading the forums, I started the car, but with the remote "glued" to the key contact.. behind the steeringwheel. I have tried 3 diffrent ways to reprogram or reset the remote control, but no result. Naw the car starts normal, but the doors wont open (central locking doesen't work), only if I am close to the car, and the remote close to the window :). Please help me if you can with this, because I want to open again the car from...distance.

2. Another problem is with the passenger door, it doesen't open or close from the central locking, only by hand. But when I Push the close/open button (central locking) I can hear that the door tries to open... I mean you can hear that click/clack...

3. And another problem I have with the "air speed" button. The position 1 and 2 doesen't work (dead ventilator), it only starts blowing in 3 and 4 position. I have to mention that before I bought the car, the owner didn't used it for one year.

4. Last thing.., when I put it in gear, or changing the gears, I can hear something from underneath the car, like engaging and disengaging the clutch (but more like the differential because it comes more from the back), like something hummering with a hummer.

Please help me if you can with these problems.

Thank you verry much!

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Hi, this is from my previous experience, but I strongly recommend checking the earthing studs located near the battery. I realised (after finding lots of electrical faults) when I lifted the battery in and out I inadvertantly broke the earthing studs off from the inner guard. Too easy to do. Once I fixed that little problem, everything else was fine. It's a stupid place for the earthing studs, but, well thats engineers for you.

Good luck.

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1, as above

2, I suspect that the locking actuator has failed, so it will need replacing.

3, The resistor pack has gone on the fan motor. Try a Google search for that.

4, Check the condition of the 2 supposrt bearings either side of the VCU. Sounds like they need replacing.

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1, as above

2, I suspect that the locking actuator has failed, so it will need replacing.

3, The resistor pack has gone on the fan motor. Try a Google search for that.

4, Check the condition of the 2 supposrt bearings either side of the VCU. Sounds like they need replacing.

thank you verry much LR2luver and Llanigraham, for responding. but because I'm not from UK, and I have some problems with the terms, please can you explain to me, where are:

1. "earthing studs located near the battery", or how they look (what are those?)

2. "condition of the 2 supposrt bearings either side of the VCU" - what is the VCU, where is it?

thanks.

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The VCU is the VISCOUS CONTROL UNIT. It's the thing that controls the drive to the rear axle, and can be found in the middle of the prop shaft, roughly underneath where the handbrake is situated. It has a support bearing bolted to the body either side of it, and these wear out.

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The other regular failure point that causes banging noises under the car is the rear differential support brackets...

Thank you verry much, v8bertha and Llanigraham! Woow, I must say that it's something unexpected, all the help from you guys...

I will check what is macking that sound underneath the car, but I don't know when because I have a lot of work to do, I travel much theese 2 weeks. (work)

I will ask you, if you can tell me more about what LR2luver was sayng, "earthing studs located near the battery", or how they look (what are those?), please.

Behind the battery I found the cars computer ( I think), and something that was looking like a "reciever", a small box hanging, dislocated... I'm telling that seemed like a reciever because when I pushed the two buttons from my key remote control, near that box, it was working better (the central locking).

Thank you verry much again.

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