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'03MY L322 Petrol 114k5 miles

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by RichardSEL, Jan 4, 2019.

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  1. tomcat59alan

    tomcat59alan Well-Known Member

    Apr 3, 2011
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    wirral and triquivijate
    What about OFFS.:mad::D
  2. backinblack

    backinblack Well-Known Member

    Jan 30, 2015
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    North Manchester
    Oh and the latest addition SRS
  3. backinblack

    backinblack Well-Known Member

    Jan 30, 2015
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    North Manchester
    Already knew that one, must admit the use of said acronym has increased considerably :mad: usualy preceeded by WTF
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  4. Saint.V8

    Saint.V8 Dyed-in-the-wool 100% RR Junkie

    Apr 27, 2008
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    Wiltshire - Nadder valley - its rather pretty
    Right.....here yer go:

    As the L322 is mostly a BMW in disguise....cop this lot for an almost definitive list of BMW related system acronyms:

    AAR - Automatic Air Recirculation.

    AB - Airbag (airbag system).

    ABL - Brake system warning Lamp.

    ABS - Anti-lock Braking System.

    AC - Air Conditioning.

    ACC - Active Cruise Control.

    ACS - Active Comfort Seats.

    ACSM - Advanced Crash Safety Module.

    ADB / ADB-X - Automatic Differential Braking.

    ADAS - Advanced Driver Assistance System.

    ADS - Engine intake air control.

    ADV - Windshield wiper pressure control.

    AEGS - Automatic Electronic Gearbox Control (also EGS).

    AFM - Air Flow Meter.

    AGD - Suction silencer.

    AGR - Emission reduction.

    AGS - Adaptive transmission control.

    AG - Automatic Gearbox (transmission).

    AHL - Adaptive Headlights.

    AHK - Active rear-axle Kinematics.

    AHK - Trailer hitch.

    AHM - Trailer Module (not US models).

    AHPS - Advanced HPS.

    AIC - Automatic Interval Control (rain sensor).

    AKF - Activated carbon canister.

    AKS - Active head restraint.

    AKS - Pressure regulating device.

    ALC - Automatic Light Control.

    ALR - Automatic Lamp Range Adjustment.

    ALR - Automatic-locking retractors.

    AMM - Air Mass Meter.

    AMP - Radio system AMPlifier.

    ARI - Car radio information system.

    ARRB - Automatic Rear Roller Blind.

    ARS - Active Roll Stabilization.

    ASC - All Season traction.

    ASC - Automatic Stability Control.

    ASC-EZA - ASC w/ engine timing and injection intervention.

    ASC+T - ASC+ Traction control.

    ASK - Audio System controller (Kontroller).

    ASR - Self starter block relay.

    AST - Automatic Slip control (marketing term).

    AST - All Season Traction.

    AT - Antenna.

    ATF - Automatic Transmission Fluid.

    ATL - Exhaust gas turbo charger.

    AS - Active Steering.

    AUC - Automatic air recirculation.

    AUT - AUTomatic transmission.

    AVT - Antenna amplifier Tuner.

    AZD - Tightening torque specifications.

    A/D - Analog/Digital.

    B - Benzene (petrol, gasoline).

    BAT - BATtery.

    BC - Board Computer.

    BC1 - Body Controller (#1).

    BL - Brake Light.

    BLS - Brake Light Switch.

    BMBT - Board Monitor.

    BMW - Bavarian Motor Works (Bayerische Motoren Werke).

    BS - Block diagram.

    BST - Battery Safety Terminal.

    BVA - Brake pad wear indicator.

    BZM - Center console control center.

    BZMF - Center console control center, rear.

    CA - Comfort Access, also Client Advisor.

    CAN - Controller Area Network (Multiple ECU Controller).

    CAN-Bus - Controller Area Network (bus).

    CANH-Bus - CAN bus, High.

    CANL-Bus - CAN bus, Low.

    CANP - Fuel tank ventilation valve.

    CAS - Car Access System.

    CBC - Corner Braking Control.

    CBC - Cornering Brake Control.

    CBS - Condition Based Service.

    CCC - Car Communications Computer.

    CCM - Check Control Module.

    CD - Control Display.

    CDC - Compact Disk Changer.

    CDS - CD player.

    CDV - Clutch Delay Valve.

    CEL - CELsius.

    CID - Central Information Display.

    CIM - Chassis Integration Module.

    CIP - Coding, Individualization, Programming.

    CO - Carbon monOxide.

    COMBI - Electronic Instrument Cluster.

    CON - CONtroller.

    CPO - Certified Pre-Owned.

    CSL - Club Sport Lightweight (Club Sport Leicht).

    CU - Copper.

    CVM - Convertible top Module.

    CVT - Constantly Variable Transmission.

    CW - Drag coefficient.

    CWP - Cold Weather Package.

    D-Bus - Diagnosis bus (same as TXD).

    D1 - Xenon light/ gas discharge.

    DBC - Dynamic Brake Control.

    DBS - Dynamic Braking System.

    DCC - Dynamic Cruise Control.

    DCS - Dealer Communication System.

    DD - Dynamic motor Drive.

    DDE - Digital Diesel Electronics.

    DE - Diagnostic Unit.

    DIN - German industrial standards.

    DIS - Diagnosis and Information System.

    DISA - Differential air intake control.

    DIVA - Continuously variable length intake runners.

    DK - Throttle housing/valve.

    DKB - Throttle w/ brake intervention.

    DKE - Throttle Increase.

    DKI - Throttle position.

    DKR - Throttle reduction.

    DKT - Throttle position signal.

    DKV - Preset throttle position value.

    DM-TL - Diagnostic Module Tank Leakage.

    DME - Digital Motor Electronics.

    DOHC - Double Over Head Camshafts.

    Double VANOS - Steplessly variable intake and exhaust valve timing.

    DRL - Daytime Running Lights.

    DS - gasket set.

    DSC - Dynamic Stability Control.

    DSP - Digital Sound Processing.

    DTC - Diagnostic Trouble Code (SAE).

    DTC - Dynamic Traction Control.

    DWA - Theft deterrent system.

    DWS - Tire pressure Warning System.

    DZM - Revolution counter.

    E-KAT - Electrically heated catalytic converter.

    EBV - Electronic Brake force proportioning.

    ECE - European market version.

    ECM - Engine Control Module (SAE term).

    ECO - Controller for I-Drive system.

    ECU - Electronic Control Unit.

    ED - European Delivery.

    EDC - Electronic Dampening Control.

    EDC-K - Electronic Dampening Control - Continuous.

    EDK - Electronic throttle valve.

    EDR - Electronic throttle control.

    EDS - pressure regulator.

    EFH - Electric window lifter.

    EGS - Electronic transmission control.

    EH - Electronic-Hydraulic.

    EHC - Electronic Height Control.

    EKM - Electronic body Module.

    EKP - Electric fuel Pump.

    ELV - Electronic steering lock.

    EM - Electro-Mechanical.

    EMF - Electro-Mechanical parking brake.

    EML - Electronic Motor Load regulation.

    EMV - Electro-Magnetic sensitivity.

    EO - Component location.

    EPC - Electronic Parts Catalog (also ETK).

    EPROM - Erasable/ Programmable chip Memory.

    ESS - Electronic anti-theft device.

    ETK - Electronic parts catalog (also EPC).

    ETM - Electrical Troubleshooting Manual.

    EV - Injection Valve.

    EWS - Electronic drive-away protection.

    EZA - Same as ASC-EZA.

    FB - Function description.

    FBC - Fading Brake Control.

    FBD - Remote control services.

    FBZV - Radio frequency locking system.

    FDRS - Fold Down Rear Seats.

    FGR - Vehicle Speed Control (Cruise Control).

    FH - Window lifter.

    FHK - Rear Heater/ air conditioner.

    FLC - Automatic Light Control.

    FRU - Flat Rate Unit.

    FS - Crash Sensor.

    FTM - Flat Tire Monitor.

    FZV - Central lock receiver.

    GAL - Speed dependent sound volume.

    GM - General Module.

    GMR - Yaw moment control.

    GPS - Global Positioning System.

    GRII - Cruise control.

    GRS - Rotation Rate Sensor.

    GS - Belt Tensioner.

    GWK - Torque converter lock-up control.

    H2 - Xenon headlights.

    HA - Rear Axle.

    HC - Hydro Carbon.

    HD - Heavy Duty.

    HDC - Hill Decent Control.

    HFM - Hot Film air mass Meter.

    HG - Manual Gearbox (transmission).

    HKL - Hydraulic trunk lid Lift.

    HLM - Hot Wire Air Mass Meter.

    HPS - Head Protection System.

    HR - Heater control.

    HU - Head Unit.

    HUD - Heads Up Display.

    HVA - Hydraulic Valve Adjuster.

    HWS - Headlight Washer System.

    Hz - Hertz (Cycle).

    I-Bus - Information bus.

    IB - Interior lighting control signal.

    IHKA - Automatic Heating and A/C.

    IHKAF - IHKA w/ micro filter.

    IHKR - Regulated Heating and A/C.

    IHKRF - IHKR w/ micro filter.

    IHKS - Standard Heating and A/C.

    IHPD - Internal High Pressure Deformation.

    IHR - Integrated Heater control.

    IKE - Instrument cluster Electronics.

    ILH - Interior Lighting, rear.

    ILV - Interior Lighting, front.

    IMS - Instant Mobility System.

    IR - Infrared.

    IRS - Infrared Locking System.

    ISC - Idle Speed Control.

    ISIS - Intelligent Safety and Information System.

    ISN - Individual Serial Number.

    ISOFIX - Standardized mounts for child restraints.

    ITS - Head airbag assembly/ Inflatable Tubular Structure.

    IVM - Integrated power supply Module.


    K-Bus - Body bus (Karosserie).

    KAT - Catalytic converter.

    KATON - Converter creating (signal).

    KD - Kick-Down.

    KHI - Interface for headphones.

    KL - Terminal designation.

    KL15 - Run bus (ignition switch run position).

    KL30 - Battery bus (hot at all times).

    KL31 - Ground bus (chassis ground).

    KL50 - Start bus (ignition start position).

    KLR - Accessory bus.

    KO - Compressor ON signal.

    KOMBI - Instrument cluster.

    KOREL - Compressor relay signal.

    KR - Contact Ring.

    KSK - Knock Sensor.

    KVA - Fuel consumption signal/value.

    KW - Crankshaft.

    KW - KiloWatt.

    LCM - Lamp Check Module.

    LDP - Leak Diagnosis Pump.

    LEV - Low Emissions Vehicle.

    LEW - Lateral acceleration sensor.

    LHD - Left-Hand Drive.

    LKM - Lamp control Module.

    LL - Closed throttle.

    LM - Light Module.

    LMM - Air flow meter/sensor.

    LMR - Light alloy wheel.

    LRA - Vertical headlight aiming.

    LSM - Steering column memory.

    LSZ - Lamp Switching center.

    LVA - Air supply system (for EHC system).

    LVDS - Low Voltage Differential Signaling.

    LWR - Vertical headlight aim control.

    LWRT - Low Weight Reinforced Thermoplastics.

    LWS-5 - Steering angle sensor.

    M-Bus - IHKA/IHKR stepper motor bus.

    MAL - Center armrest.

    MBC - Maximum Brake Control.

    MDK - Motorized throttle valve/system.

    MFC - Multi-Function Controller.

    MFL - Multi-Function steering wheel.

    MFS - Multi-Function Steering Wheel.

    MFU - Multi-Function Clock.

    MID - Multi-Information Display.

    MIL - Malfunction Indicator Lamp (SAE), "check engine".

    MIR - Multi-Information Radio.

    MMC - Multi-Media Changer.

    MoDiC - Mobile Diagnostic Computer.

    MOST-Bus - Media Oriented System Transport bus.

    MRS - Multiple Restraint System.

    MSR - Engine drag torque Regulation.

    MV - Magnetic Valve (solenoid Valve).

    n-ab - Rotational speed, transmission (rpm).

    n-mot - Rotational speed, engine (rpm).

    NAVI - Navigation module.

    NG - New Generation (N73 engine).

    NG - Tilt sensor.

    NOX - Nitrogen Oxides/ exhaust gas recirculation.

    NSD - Rear muffler.

    NSL - Rear fog Lamp.

    NSW - Fog lamp.

    NTC - Negative Temperature Coefficient.

    NW - Camshaft.

    OBC - On-Board Computer.

    OBD - On-Board Diagnosis.

    OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer.

    P-Bus - Periphery bus.

    P/N - Park/Neutral position.

    PB - Pin assignments.

    PBS - Parts Bulletin System (in TIS).

    PCD - Performance Center Delivery.

    PDC - Park Distance Control.

    PDI - Pre-Delivery Inspection.

    PGS - Passive Go System.

    PM - Power Module.

    PP - Impact Pad.

    PTC - Positive Temperature Coefficient.

    PuMA - Product and Measures Management in After sales.

    PWG - Pedal position sensor/ potentiometer.


    RA - Repair instructions.

    RAL - Aluminum wheels.

    RAL - Standard color.

    RAM - Random Access Memory.

    RDC - Tire pressure Control.

    RDS - Radio Data-broadcast System.

    RDW - Tire pressure Warning.

    RFT - Run Flat Tires.

    RHD - Right-Hand Drive.

    RLS - Rain-Light Sensor.

    RM - Relay Module.

    ROZ - Research Octane rating/ fuel grade.

    RPA - Tire puncture warning.

    RPS - Rollover Protection System.

    RS - Repair kit.

    RSC - Run flat System Components.

    RSW - Back-up lamp.

    RXD - Wake-up Diagnosis line.

    RZV - Direct stationary ignition.

    SA - Sales Advisor or Service Advisor.

    SASL - Satellite, A-pillar left.

    SASR - Satellite, A-pillar right.

    SAV - Sport ACTIVITY Vehicle.

    SB - Fuse assignments.

    SBE - Seat occupancy detector/sensor.

    SBFH - Seat module, passenger-side rear.

    SBK - Safety Battery Terminal Clamp (???).

    SBSL - Satellite, B-pillar left.

    SBSR - Satellite, B-pillar right.

    SBT - SI techniques/ tech reference information (in TIS).

    SCA - Soft Close Automatic/Actuator.

    SD - Silencer/ muffler.

    SD - Sliding roof.

    SE - Special Equipment.

    SES - Voice Recognition System.

    SFAH - Seat module, driver's side rear.

    SFZ - Satellite, vehicle center.

    SG - Control unit.

    SGS - Seat integrated belt System.

    SHD - Sliding/ lifting roof.

    SHD - Sunroof module (also SHDM).

    SI - Service Information (in TIS).

    SIA - Service Interval system (ver. I, II, III, IV, etc.).

    SII - Service Interval Indicator.

    SIL - SILicon.

    SIM - Safety Information Module.

    SINE - Siren/tilt sensor.

    SKD - Steel sliding roof.

    SKHD - Steel sliding/ lifting roof.

    SM - Seat Module.

    SM/SPM - Seat/Mirror Memory.

    SMBF - Seat Module, passenger side.

    SMFA - Seat Module, driver's side.

    SMG - Sequential Manual Gearbox.

    SP - Schematic.

    SRA - Headlight/fog light cleaning.

    SRS - Supplemental Restraint System.

    SSD - Steel sliding roof.

    SSH - Seat Satellite, rear seat.

    ST - Connector views.

    Steptronic - Transmission shift control.

    STVL - Satellite, left front door.

    STVR - Satellite, right front door.

    SULEV - Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (not coined by BMW).

    SVS - Speech processing System.

    SWR - Headlamp cleaning system.

    SWZ - Special tool listings (in TIS).

    SZL - Switch center, steering column.

    SZM - Central switch center Module.

    TAGE - Door handle Electronics.

    TCM - Transmission Control Module.

    TD - Engine speed signal (ignition pulse).

    TD - Technical Data (in TIS).

    TDD - Technical Documentation Disk.

    TE - Fuel evaporation control.

    TEL - TELephone control unit.

    TEV - Evaporative purge control.

    THZ - Tandem master cylinder.

    ti - Injector ON Time (duration).

    TIS - Technical Information System.

    TL - Part throttle / load signal.

    TLEV - Transitional Low Emission Vehicle.

    TMBFT - Door Module, passenger side.

    TMBFTH - Door Module, passenger side rear.

    TMC - Traffic Message Channel.

    TMFAT - Door Module, driver's side.

    TMFATH - Door Module, driver's side rear.

    TP - Tandem Pump.

    TP - Traffic Program.

    TPC - Tire Pressure Control.

    TPM - Tire Pressure Monitor.

    TPS - Throttle Position Switch/Sensor.

    TR - Engine speed signal (rpm).

    TR - TRansistor.

    TRG - Fuel level sensor.

    TRI - Technical Reference Information (also SBT).

    TRS - Battery isolation Switch.

    TSB - Technical Service Bulletin.

    TSD - Torsional vibration dampener.

    TSH - Door lock Heating.

    TSZI - Transistorized coil Ignition system.

    TU - Technical Update (as in M50tu).

    TXD - Transmitting Diagnosis line.

    U-batt - Battery voltage.

    U-vers - Supply voltage.

    UERSS - Rollover bar.

    URS - Rollover protection System.

    USIS - Ultrasonic passenger compartment Sensor.

    V - Vorn (front).

    V - Vehicle road speed.

    VA - Front Axle.

    VAC - Voice Activated Control.

    VANOS - Variable camshaft timing.

    VAT - Front axle support.

    VDC - Vehicle Distribution Center.

    VEP - Distributor-type injection Pump.

    VID - VIDeo module.

    VL - Full load (wide open throttle).

    VPC - Vehicle Preparation Center.

    VSD - Front muffler.

    VVT - Valve tronic.

    WBG - Hazard warning switch.

    WIM - Wiper control Module.

    WK - Torque converter lock-up clutch.

    WSS - Wind Shield.

    WT - Valve tronic control unit.



    ZAB - Ignition fade-out (reduction).

    ZAE - Central Airbag Electronics.

    ZAS - Ignition starter switch.

    ZCP - Competition Package (M3).

    ZCW - Cold Weather Package.

    ZGM - Central Gateway Module.

    ZHP - Performance Package (Available on US-Market e46 330i/Ci/Cic Only).

    ZK - Cylinder head.

    ZKE - Central body Electronics.

    ZKH - Cylinder head cover.

    ZMS - Dual-Mass flywheel.

    ZPP - Premium Package.

    ZS - Central lock.

    ZSD - Center muffler.

    ZSP - Sport Package.

    ZV - Central locking system.

    ZVM - Central locking Module.

    ZWD - Idle control valve.

    With thanks to BMWSections.com - cos I didn't type this lot out.....
  5. gold rover

    gold rover Well-Known Member

    Nov 22, 2010
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    All great and good Ant but I think , personally, I prefer to learn as I go. That way I know what and why. So that when I use the acronym afterwards, I'm not just reeling off letters from a reference doc but can apply it in the correct manner.
    For example, during my first couple of years wandering around military type places, I saw SSAFA signs around the place. Was always told it meant Soldiers, Sailors Airmen Families, Association. Turns out there was a missing 'and' in the explanation given. That 'and' makes a BIG difference.
    Now when I use an acronym I like to know I know exactly what it means and even more importantly, in a lot of cases, what it does. So when someone asks me what does 'choose acronym' mean, I can either honestly say 'dunno' or can give an informed answer.
    However, each to their own and I am sure there are those who will be printing off your, as always, helpful and informative post :D
  6. Henry_b

    Henry_b Well-Known Member

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    Thats alot of acronyms
  7. gold rover

    gold rover Well-Known Member

    Nov 22, 2010
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    'Snigger' :D

    Acronym Definition
    ALOT Allotment
    ALOT Apple Library of Tomorrow (Apple, Inc.)
    ALOT Adaptive Large Optics Technologies
    ALOT Airborne Lightweight Optical Tracking
    ALOT Maybe you're looking for the two word phrase 'a lot' meaning many?
    Copyright 1988-2018 AcronymFinder.com, All rights reserved
    ;) :p
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  8. Henry_b

    Henry_b Well-Known Member

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  9. RichardSEL

    RichardSEL Active Member

    Jan 3, 2019
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    I don't see WTF in any of those lists...
  10. Datatek

    Datatek Well-Known Member

    Feb 5, 2009
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    Near Poitiers SW France
    Or PITA
  11. RichardSEL

    RichardSEL Active Member

    Jan 3, 2019
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    The info on Varta's date codes I got from other forums (colour coded in South Africa apparently) and earlier years with date stamp on -ve terminal didn't apply to my Varta Blue. Instead it's conviently stamped on the bottom of the case. Yes, really o_O In a clock month and year format. Mine's July 2014. Just seeing now whether it'll still take more charge from that off load terminal volts of 12.05.

    The newly installed Yueasu does give a more white light from cabin's filiament bulbs...
  12. RichardSEL

    RichardSEL Active Member

    Jan 3, 2019
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    Another day, another visit to the Range Rover funny farm...
    Quietly minding my own business, went the 12 miles down to Crayford -- tomorrow was scheduled for my visit to the "specialist" workshop to get that ABS sensor changed. Not a chance. Parked up in Crayford car park, returned in 90 mins and...

    Without any warning, the security (probably BCM but I haven't investigated further as I only have an iSoft i930 OBD2 diagnostic) decided to lock me in Park, and not permit the previously working ignition key to turn further than position 1. I tried re-training the key fob after changing the CR2016 cell just to make sure. But the module just will not accept any attempts at retraining. In other words the fob's LED just flashes but doors don't go through their lock/unlock sequence. There's also some strangeness going on in that the head unit comes alive with the Land Rover logo but the date and time at the bottom are not there -- just hyphens where the numbers were.

    I understand there is a procedure for using a special code given out to the first purchaser that allows reset by using the drivers' door lock turning it a number of times to the left then to the right. But I haven't got that code. Is it possible to get this from my VIN? There are numbers inside the battery compartment of the one working key fob. It locks all doors, but doesn't unlock all doors. Just the drivers

    More strangeness: the one working key (when I got back I tried the second after changing its battery too but that wouldn't re-train either) that locks all the doors does then switch on the intruder alarm with red LED flashing on the drivers' mirror.

    Erm, do I hear the gentle flapping of white coats?
  13. myfirstl322

    myfirstl322 Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2012
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    Code is 0-0-0-0 or 1-1-1-1, can't remember which, but happened to me once.

    Best to write both down.;)
  14. backinblack

    backinblack Well-Known Member

    Jan 30, 2015
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    North Manchester
    Had the same with my key not turning a couple of days after getting my car, also just getting a click when it did turn. New battery fixed that, then Christmas day same again started first time, 2 hours later nothing, checked battery, tightened loose +ve connection and job done.
  15. td4van

    td4van Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2012
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    No EKA code on L322 - uses the transponder in the key instead so in theory eliminates the need for the emergency code

    When you put the key in do you hear the ignition lock and steering lock release?
  16. DanClarke

    DanClarke Well-Known Member

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    Benfleet, Essex
    Loving my old P38a at this juncture.
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  17. Henry_b

    Henry_b Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 2018
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    Aye they're quite simple in comparison :cool::D
  18. Saint.V8

    Saint.V8 Dyed-in-the-wool 100% RR Junkie

    Apr 27, 2008
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    Wiltshire - Nadder valley - its rather pretty
    As asked above - does the steering lock disengage?

    If it does but the key still doesn't turn.....it is possibly the ignition lock solenoid....

    If it doesn't - have you tried turning the key about 20deg then back beginning then trying again to see if the lock solenoid will disengage.....


    If that still doesn't work, it is most likely a the key and the EWS system is out of sync and needs reprogramming (ask @holidaychicken how he knows about this :D:D) or the in key transponder isn't being read....or the ignition switch coil is duff....

    The fact you get dashes on the display means the vehicle battery is so low it couldn't retain the settings.....

    Love these cars eh?
  19. Disco1BFG

    Disco1BFG Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2015
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    Loving my D1 at this juncture too ;) Sorry OP :(
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  20. holidaychicken

    holidaychicken Well-Known Member

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    Alarm system / central locking is irrelevant as if the key transponder is ok you can unlock the doors with the key and the alarm will sound but will stop when key put in ignition if the transponder is ok, the transponder doesn’t need any power either to disengage the steering, the car does of course.

    The EWS immobiliser link problem I had only stops the cranking on TD6 and fuel and ignition on petrol, but still cranks.

    If key won’t turn I would always try a jump start first to see if it’s power.

    Then if steering lock is clicking but key not turning it is likely the steering lock or ECU or solenoid , can’t remeber which fuse but removing steering lock fuse for a bit and replacing will allow one turn of the key if steering lock is to blame - probably. Could still be steering lock if not clicking though

    I think gear selector switch is another culprit as wont turn if not in park or neutral I think.

    Sequence is something light key talks to ignition switch receiver, tells EWS, EWS tells steering to unlock, steering tells EWS it’s unlocked, EWS tells ignition barrel to release and sends code to engine ECU to start, car might start but will probably break down for another reason, you spend another fortune getting that fixed, something else breaks and you think, oh well I’m already in to this pile of ****e for a ton of money so I may as well carry on, then a major engine or transmission fault causes you to lose all faith in it, you either scrap it for parts, get divorced , go bankrupt , the recovery truck taking it to the breakers reverses over your dog, you buy a Mitsubishi or Toyota and realise that you now have no friends as they don’t even have a forum as they don’t go wrong. Something like that anyway.:)
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