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[How To]HDC (Hill Decent Control) Repair

Discussion in 'Archive' started by LandyXei, Jan 23, 2012.

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    LandyXei New Member

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    Hi all I’m Very new here only registering yesterday
    Having bought my Freelander last week I have since found out the HDC Does not work so here’s a quick ‘how to’ to repair the faulty plug that’s renowned for failing

    Difficulty:
    Time: 40 Mins
    Tools: 2x Female Spade Terminal, Crimping tool, 6mm Wire, 7mm Socket
    Car used: 1999 Freelander Xei

    Firstly here’s a pic of the tools I used
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    Start off removing the Gear knob and Gaiter
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    As you can see from this picture the grey connector block as fallen apart and the pins have failed at the soldering point
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    What I noticed is that a Female Spade Terminal fitted across both the pins inside the HDC Connector
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    But as you can imagine a single connection would bridge the terminals and then the HDC would always be on so I cut two female terminals so they both angled the same thus still fitting but as two individual connections
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    I then proceeded to add the 6mm wire perfect fit and kept the joints tight in the crimp
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    Once I had done this I carefully fitted the new terminals into the connector block on the HDC unit
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    Tested it on the car and refitted the HDC to the car
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    All done and dusted and now my Freelander has fully functioning Hill Decent Control I hope this will help a few of you suffering with such problems
     
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