1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome To LandyZone!

    LandyZone is the biggest Land Rover forum on the net. We have plenty of very knowledgable members so if you have any questions about your Land Rover or just want to connect with other Landy owners, you're in the right place.

    Registering is free and easy just click here, we hope to see you on the forums soon!

Weird fault battery warning lamp fault

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Zejmjien, Oct 8, 2014.

< Previous Thread | Next Thread >
  1. Zejmjien

    Zejmjien Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2012
    Posts:
    347
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Malta
    Been dangling with a fault these last few weeks. Started out as the battery warning lamp flickering.
    By coincidence or not both headlamps blew a night after
    When going about 120kmh the dash would light all lamps and the hippo would take a nose dive.

    Till now: alternator ok, ECU ok, Wiring ok.
    Suspect: instrument cluster

    Any ideas?
     
  2. 19NMC

    19NMC Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2014
    Posts:
    98
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Preston UK
    How's the main earth at the battery, body and engine points?
     
  3. Zejmjien

    Zejmjien Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2012
    Posts:
    347
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Malta
    was loose but now solid as a rock
     
  4. teddywood1

    teddywood1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2011
    Posts:
    5,554
    Likes Received:
    302
    Location:
    stoke-on-trent
    and is the warning light staying off now? to see if the alternator is on the way out ,at night put on your lights full on with the engine running and any other things like radio and extra lamps then put you foot on the brakes ,if the alternator light is showing a dim glow that it is on its way out hope this helps
     
  5. Datatek

    Datatek Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Posts:
    37,115
    Likes Received:
    4,126
    Location:
    Near Poitiers SW France
    The only things that will cause the charge light to stay on are a duff alternator or just possibly bad connections from the engine to chassis or battery. Lights coming on and other things tend to suggest alternator regulator or diode pack failing.
     
  6. Zejmjien

    Zejmjien Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2012
    Posts:
    347
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Malta
    Tried both but to no avail. Bought a new cluster as that is our next bet after the ecu, will try it out this week. Thanks guys. This problem is really breaking my brains
     
< Previous Thread | Next Thread >