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TD5 Auto odd issue

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by Jameslayzell, Sep 24, 2021.

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  1. Jameslayzell

    Jameslayzell New Member

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    Good evening.
    I have a 1999 auto disco 2 with a rather strange issue and looking for advise before I start removing plastic to look at wiring.
    A few weeks back it started to show the M&S warning lights when selecting reverse. I quickly removed the XYZ switch and overhauled it thinking that would solve the issue.
    After reinstalling the same issue was still there. However…..
    I found that if the brake pedal is not depressed when going from any gear (including park) the problem doesn’t arise. Go from park to reverse with the handbrake on, no issue. Go from park to reverse with the brake depressed and the warning lights and limp home is activated. Any ideas?
     
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    Dippypud Never Knowingly Understood Full Member

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    Have you had any of the fault codes read ?
     
  3. Stanleysteamer

    Stanleysteamer Well-Known Member Full Member

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    You could try....















    a please or a thank you.
     
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    Henry_b ̿̿ ̿ ̿'̿'\̵͇̿̿\з= ( ▀ ͜͞ʖ▀) =ε/̵͇̿̿/’̿’̿ ̿ ̿̿

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    Are the gear indications normal on cluster and gear selector?

    It could be a wiring issue, battery issue, not enough voltage to the EATS ecu..
     
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    Henry_b ̿̿ ̿ ̿'̿'\̵͇̿̿\з= ( ▀ ͜͞ʖ▀) =ε/̵͇̿̿/’̿’̿ ̿ ̿̿

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    Ideally you need the codes read as said above, without them you're blind.
     
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    Id say, dont press the brake when selecting R.
     
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    Stanleysteamer Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Look around the brake pedal for contact with a loom, also check the P clip on top of the transmission. Commonly it wears the insulation in a non obvious way that can lead to exactly this sort of stupid seeming behaviour.
     
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    Or he could try driving everywhere without using reverse at all!
     
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    Stanleysteamer Well-Known Member Full Member

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    So here we have it, one post wonder.
    Bet we never hear from him again.;)
     
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