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Non performing lock lights

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Trev1, May 4, 2022.

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  1. Trev1

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    I have a FL2 2012 reg sd4 xs
    When I unlock the doors the indicator lights flash, when I lock the doors they don’t, but they used to.
    Anyone help with a solution please.
     
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    You should get 2 flashes for unlock, and 1 flash for standard lock, and a second flash for superlock.

    First thing to do is a hard reset, and see if that solves the issue. Don't forget you'll need to recalibrate the windows after the battery is reconnected.
     
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    Thanks Nodge 68 - again! But what’s a hard reset?
     
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    It's easy. Basically a hard reset is disconnecting the battery, then shorting the battery leads for 30 seconds, then reconnect the battery, without sparking the terminals.
    The windows need calibration afterwards though.
     
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    Thanks Norge 68.
    Did the hard reset yesterday (Sunday) all lights ok, today the lock light has refused to come on……is there another solution?
     
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    That's very odd. Are you getting any messages when you start the engine? Are you letting the system check complete, before starting the engine?
    The battery needs to be in tip top condition, or error codes are generated, typically a FL2 battery will give errors after it's 4 years old.

    I'd be doing a full systems code read, and see what is coming up.
     
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    Thanks Nodge 68
    No messages, I’m letting the system check complete before starting, and the battery is two years old. As an aside it is only the second battery.
    I’ll try a hard reset again today if it stops raining. What do I need to do a full systems code read?
     
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    Did another hard reset today. Lights flash twice on unlock but don’t flash on lock??
     
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    Looks like I’ve identified the problem. It turns out that the near side front passenger door is not locking completely, when this happens the lock lights do not function, if I press the small black latch in then they do work, looks like a faulty door handle mechanism in that the motor is not driving the black latch fully home. Need to take the door card off and see what’s going on underneath. Thanks to all for advice.
     
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    If you're going to be taking the door apart enough to get to the lock assembly (there's loads to strip out), you might as well replace it. It's not uncommon for them to fail, every 5 years seems about the norm.
     
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    My F1 has a warning if this happens - toots the orn.
     
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    Thanks Grumpy. Yes, mine does too. If the door is not closed. This seems to be a case of being not locked properly but closed. Hopefully all will be revealed when I get time to take the door card off.
     
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    So does the FL2, normally.
     
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