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Fault code

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by DCUNNINGHAM, Jun 9, 2018.

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  1. DCUNNINGHAM

    DCUNNINGHAM Active Member

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    Does anyone know the fault code for the amber warning light on a 1.8
    Freelander 2002 model
     
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    Madmustang Well-Known Member

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    What is the symbol on the light?
     
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    DCUNNINGHAM Active Member

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    Engine it's amber I know it's the lambda sensor just don't know witch one
     
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    Madmustang Well-Known Member

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    How are you going to find out without hooking it up to a code reader?
     
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    DCUNNINGHAM Active Member

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    Change them both or buy a reader do the basic ones on eBay do the job
     
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    Madmustang Well-Known Member

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    Not really it depends on your budget
    There is a thread regarding readers do a search and have a look,
     
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    But if I buy a reader it will only give me the code not the location or am I wrong I've never used one before usually get ripped of by the garage
     
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    The code you get will point you exactly at what the fault is. So if it was an O2 sensor the code will be something like. "O2 sensor 1 on bank 1 out of range". Or "O2 sensor 2 on bank 1 out of range". Being a single bank engine, it'll always say bank 1, but it means "the" 1st or 2nd sensor is faulty.
     
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    So if I get that code I would still not know if it's the one on the manifold or the middle exhaust
     
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    Yes you would - first or second tells you which.
     
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    I've just ordered a code reader and will see how I go on cheers for the reply
     
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    Yes you will. It'll sensor 1 or 2 on bank 1. Sensor 1 is in the manifold, sensor 2 is after the cat.;)
     
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    Thanks for that too
     
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    Got the mini ELM 327 today but there is no instructions
    So do I just plug it in and pair with the phone ??
     
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    Dont you have to download some sort of software with that?
    http://obd2help.co.uk/elm327_free_software.htm
     
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    I've got a app for my phone but apart from that I don't have a clue
    I think I have to plug the ELM into the car first then pair with my torque app :eek:
     
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    The ELM device gets its power from the ODB socket - so you have to plug it in first for it "to wake up" and be seen by the phone.

    They usually have a little LED on them to show they have power and are on.

    You should then be able to "see" it in the Torque app and pair with it, even if the device can't communicate with the car's ECUs.
     
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    Thanks mate I will try it today
     
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