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Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by demonspeed2828, Jul 9, 2017.

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    hi newbe on here. i brought a 2001 td4 freelander, i have the three amigos and the handbrake light on, does anyone know anywhere for a cheap diagnostic check around birmingham? the guy selling the car said the battery died and the lights just came on.....then flew off in a unicorn lol. i got it dirt cheap anyway, we all have to start somewhere!
     
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    Hello and welcome. Someone will be along quite soon who may be able to give some advice. I have a FL1 1.8 petrol. 3 amigos can be a variety of things. One thing I've read on here is that the brake light switch on the pedal itself is a known failure point.

    It would be good if you popped over to the "Introduce Yourself" section and put an introductory post about yourself there.

    Good luck.
     
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    ok great thanks for help
     
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    4x4 Development in Droitwich are great

    http://4x4development.co.uk/

    Use them for my Freelander repairs - great knowledgeable guys with proper kit as well
     
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    Handbrake switch probably needs a clean or replace. Same for the Brake switch that located at the top of the brake pedal. Have a look when he vehicle been serviced and the details on the MOT. Parts are cheap enough to replace.
     
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    Definitely replace the brake light switch first, it'll cost less than a tenner and solves meny light issues.
     
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    update...changed brake pedal switch, handbrake switch, even that other one in the gold case by handbrake and nowt...all still on grrrr. i did hear quite a clunk from the back brakes earlier so maybe thats the nxt port of call. thanks guys
     
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    You should always get the diagnostic codes read when the 3 Amigos are lit. There are ways of testing if (for example) the sensors are working, but if you replace parts without reading the codes - you are just taking a gamble (usually wrong) that what ever you're changing is the fault.

    There are some exceptions - eg if your brake lights don't come on, it may be worth a punt on changing the brake switch. Also - you look to have 4 Amigos. This is very unusual, so you could try reading the Freelander Rave workshop manual to see what it says when 4 are lit. This thread gives you info on downloading the manual...

    https://www.landyzone.co.uk/land-rover/rave-disk-maintenance-manual.260227/

    For what its worth - as the hand brake light is lit, I recon it could be a 'normal' brake issue like low brake fluid or a faulty brake fluid level sensor.
     
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    Was that when releasing the handbrake? Rear brakes on Freelanders have a habit of sticking. Another little job for you.

    The "three amigos" in my case was a faulty abs sensor in one of the back hubs. Code read flagged that up.
     
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    yeah im going to get the codes read. it looks like it might be the rears stickinv. thanks
     
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