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'99 TD5, 4 warning lights on dash .......

Postby strongstuff » Mon 03 Aug 2009 7:22 pm

Hi all, have a '99 TD5 Discovery manual, was driving normally today and 4 warning lights have lit and stayed on .......

Have read much about the 3 amigos, but 4?

All help would be much appreciated!

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Re: '99 TD5, 4 warning lights on dash .......

Postby thebiglad » Mon 03 Aug 2009 7:59 pm

strongstuff wrote:Hi all, have a '99 TD5 Discovery manual, was driving normally today and 4 warning lights have lit and stayed on .......

Have read much about the 3 amigos, but 4?

All help would be much appreciated!

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You've got the three amigos alright plus the fourth one is your handbrake/padwear warning light. You've not left your handbrake on have you? It's easy done - don't ask why I know :oops: :oops:
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Postby strongstuff » Mon 03 Aug 2009 8:45 pm

:?

I wasn't sure for a minute then, but have been out and checked, and the handbrake light doesn't go out when I release the handbrake so all 4 lights are on now ............. That doesn't sound good!
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Postby charlie716 » Mon 03 Aug 2009 9:12 pm

Is your speedo working OK, if not the plug into the SLABS may have come loose as the handbrake warning stays on if you pull the plug.
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Postby strongstuff » Mon 03 Aug 2009 10:14 pm

charlie716 wrote:Is your speedo working OK, if not the plug into the SLABS may have come loose as the handbrake warning stays on if you pull the plug.


Will check that in the morning, thanks.

The SRS light came on a couple of times last week too ........... will be checking for loose connections tomorrow for sure!

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Postby charlie716 » Mon 03 Aug 2009 10:19 pm

SLABS is in the passenger footwell just infront of the door :wink:
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Postby highlandbear » Mon 03 Aug 2009 10:19 pm

Good chance it is an ABS wheel sensor, which you will need a laptop with correct software to plug in, however, a lot of the time the air gap between sensor and disc is too small causing all sorts of weird light faults, take wheels off clean rust from edges of discs, probably have to square up mounting bracket for sensor, and give it a try, failing that you're going to have to plug in the diagnostics.
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Re: 99TD5 Warning lights

Postby Urban Panzer » Tue 04 Aug 2009 12:48 am

could be numerous things, I would try charlie's solution / idea, failing that it has to be a diagnostic tool to find the "real" reason.
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Re: 99TD5 Warning lights

Postby strongstuff » Tue 04 Aug 2009 9:05 am

Urban Panzer wrote:could be numerous things, I would try charlie's solution / idea, failing that it has to be a diagnostic tool to find the "real" reason.


Indeed!

I've read about the 3 lights on many times, but not 4?

I completely understand that it would be totally impossible to try and daignose the cause of the 3 lights being on, I was rather hoping there was a seperate and much easier to diagnose reason for the 4 lights being on! :lol:
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Postby strongstuff » Tue 04 Aug 2009 12:08 pm

8)

Happy lad here! :D

Just been to local independant ............


Plugged it in, the only fault that came up was intermittent fault on front L/H speed sensor, so at the worst that's a job for the future.

Fault code cleared, but the handbrake light stayed on :?

One of the lads had a quick look and the clip at the top end of the cable was stopping the lever going all the way down, he had a fiddle and all is well now .........

Hopefully that'll be the last of it ...... :x

All the above replies were much appreciated, thank you.
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