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Old 03-21-2005, 13:01   #1 (permalink)
Taz
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Freelander rear door problem

Any one heard of this one. My mate's wife has a '99 Freelander diesel. Just
recently the central locking has started "chattering" and to her horror, the
rear door lowers its window fully, and the door swings open whilst in
transit. The rear door should lower its glass by an inch when you are
stationary and opening the rear door, not fly open while you are moving. My
mate has disconnected the electrics and tied the door shut. He phoned
Landrover who want a phenomenal amount of money to fix it. He reckons it's
to do with some microswitch somewhere, the only hint Landrover gave him, but
he can't find it in the rear door. Any one come across this problem before
or know where the microswitch is, or experienced the same thing?
I reckon this should be up to Landrover to fix as it's a safety issue. You
don't expect any door to be able to swing open when you are on the move.


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Old 03-21-2005, 16:01   #2 (permalink)
Woodstock
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Re: Freelander rear door problem

There's a microswitch inside the lock assy attached to the handle of the
rear door.
Don't know if it can easily be replaced but it should be possible.Think LR
only wants to replace the complete assy.

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"Taz" <me@home> wrote in message news:_KOdnbl8lZVhsKLfRVnyhA@pipex.net...
> Any one heard of this one. My mate's wife has a '99 Freelander diesel.

Just
> recently the central locking has started "chattering" and to her horror,

the
> rear door lowers its window fully, and the door swings open whilst in
> transit. The rear door should lower its glass by an inch when you are
> stationary and opening the rear door, not fly open while you are moving.

My
> mate has disconnected the electrics and tied the door shut. He phoned
> Landrover who want a phenomenal amount of money to fix it. He reckons it's
> to do with some microswitch somewhere, the only hint Landrover gave him,

but
> he can't find it in the rear door. Any one come across this problem

before
> or know where the microswitch is, or experienced the same thing?
> I reckon this should be up to Landrover to fix as it's a safety issue. You
> don't expect any door to be able to swing open when you are on the move.
>
>
> --
> One of these days I'll get round to doing a "sig", once I know how to.
> Taz, aka Stuart Gray.
>
>



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Old 03-21-2005, 16:01   #3 (permalink)
Andy Warner
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Re: Freelander rear door problem


> I reckon this should be up to Landrover to fix as it's a safety issue. You
> don't expect any door to be able to swing open when you are on the move.


It's a bit of a design feature on landys actually! My old series 3 used to
do it at from time to time, which always livened up the journey for people
in the back!! Classic range rover tailgates do the same. It's nice to know
they've designed it into new vehicles too.


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