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What did you do with your Range Rover today

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by Dopey, Oct 24, 2012.

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  1. tomcat59alan

    tomcat59alan Well-Known Member

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    You mean VW's don't have heaters:eek::D
     
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    We have log burners...
     
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    I have a heather and a fume curtain in mine, it acts like a truck cab, so it heats up fast a smaller place, get well toasty
     
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    Sounds the same as my colleague's old Zafira. It was one of the ones with cold only, or automatic ignition for the whole car.
     
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    Neither of my first 2 cars had a heater, I had a little electric gadget that stuck to the windscreen with suction cups that tried in vain to demist the glass.
    still warmer than my motorbike in winter:D
     
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    You've just triggered a memory there,I remember those"demisters" :D:D
     
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    I remember my motorbike in winter :eek:
     
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    Mine never left the garage.;):D
     
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    I didn't have a garage, or a car :( Now I've got 3 bikes and 2 cars :D
    Don't know how I used to cope without my FBH, heated seats, heated steering wheel :D
     
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    That'll be me on my office day tomorrow then. Heated grips are wonderful inventions.

    Second car was a bit like Datatek's - Reliant Regal 3/30. Heater had minimal output, especially at idle with lights on. Choose between demist(ish), wipers, indicators or sidelights. Any 2 and everything packed up!
     
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    Heated grips and handlebar muffs on mine but I'll stick with the heated seats and steering wheel :D
     
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    I agree ;)
     
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    And they have heated plug-in gloves fink I might get some for my girls car
     
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    Makes you wonder how manufacturers got away with it, remember the vacuum operated wipers? If you put your foot down the slower they went.:eek::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    My fathers Anglia van had those:eek:
     
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    Eventually I had heated gloves.
     
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    Okay I give up. I have tried absolutely everything I can think of and that others can think of to get the lights in my dash to illuminate. Checked every wire fo continuity, replaced the indicator stalk and yes, I tried the switch for the dash on both the stalks. I've had the two connectors in the drivers kick panel removed and the wires all soldered together. The BECM has been sent away and repaired. I have tried another instrument cluster. Yes, all the bulbs are fine on both binnacles. Even tried with Hawkeye and all to no avail the dash will not light up as it should. I have no more money at all to spend on this now.
    So, where does that leave me? In this state the car will not pass its MOT in early February. That's hoping that there are no other issues, that I am aware of that would stop it passing, aside from needing two front tyres. But I certainly am no expert so if there was I'm stuffed anyway.
    Cheers to everyone who has tried to help me with this.
     
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    I had battery powered ones like these about 15 years ago, good for about an hour so ok for my 20min commute to work.

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    Continuity and the ability to pass power are not always the same thing, probing with a test lamp is needed. If everything else on the dash works it's unlikely to be a bad earth, so it's the power feed that needs looking at. Remind me, is this a P38? If so I'll have a look at RAVE for likely failure points.
     
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    Mine were wired silk inners that plugged into the bike battery, the first ones were home made.
     
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