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Michael S



Member Since: 20 Feb 2017
Location: West Norfolk
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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Buckingham Blue
Charging Battery and HDC indication

Hello,

I have an 2005 RRS and I have two questions.

I need to keep the battery with an external charger , what would be the best way to do it with the battery connected or should I remove one pole? Is it ok for the car to stay for 3 months without the battery connected ?

The next question is that occasionally I get in my dashboard right after I turn it on a message that says HDC fault with a sign for the manual and right after another message that special systems are off. A second later everything disappears from my screen without any further notification.
Any advice please?

Thank you in advance

Post #548117 Fri Feb 09 2018 6:16pm
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geoffsnook



Member Since: 19 Nov 2016
Location: cardiff
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Wales 2005 Range Rover Sport Supercharged HSE Java Black

How old is the battery to start you may need a new one and you can either disconnect the battery or put a battery conditioner on it Thumbs Up

Post #548121 Fri Feb 09 2018 6:56pm
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Michael S



Member Since: 20 Feb 2017
Location: West Norfolk
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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Buckingham Blue

Thank you for your reply.

This is exactly what I have , a charger which serves as conditioner as well, but should I have the battery connected or not while charging. The battery is not so old just need to maintain it for three months without use.

Post #548124 Fri Feb 09 2018 7:14pm
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geoffsnook



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Wales 2005 Range Rover Sport Supercharged HSE Java Black

You can leave the battery connected as once its charged as long as the charger/conditioner does what it says Thumbs Up

Post #548126 Fri Feb 09 2018 7:21pm
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Cymruambyth



Member Since: 27 Feb 2017
Location: North Wales
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Wales 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged HST Zermatt Silver

I have the same warnings every time I start mine up....I assumed it`s normal as they go off. Steve.


2006 Zermatt Silver, Range Rover Sport HST 4.2 Supercharged on 22" Stormer Alloys.

Post #548128 Fri Feb 09 2018 7:31pm
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Michael S



Member Since: 20 Feb 2017
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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Buckingham Blue

Much appreciated both ! Thumbs Up

Post #548130 Fri Feb 09 2018 7:40pm
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Scrumpy



Member Since: 11 Nov 2016
Location: London
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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Java Black

I have a 2005 RRS petrol SC so different to yours and Steve's but I don't get any warning messages when I start the ignition. I get the usual lights come up at the beginning and a message saying "system check" and once that finishes I crank the engine and everything clears.
Don't know if that helps --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If we all point our RR's in the same direction and accelerate at the same time can we turn back time?

Post #548143 Fri Feb 09 2018 8:13pm
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Andy K



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England 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Rimini Red

If you get HDC fault and special systems off, after starting then the battery is near the end of life / or requires charging.

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Michael S



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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Buckingham Blue

Thank you both guys for your time , really good to know Thumbs Up I keep an eye on the battery as it looks like these two issues are interconnected.

Post #548147 Fri Feb 09 2018 8:23pm
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GodivaNige



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England 2009 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Buckingham Blue

I used to get the same warnings on every start, new battery, brake switch, bulbs... all the usual suspects replaced to no avail.
Then bought an IID tool and could see trans box faults such as clutch at limit. Little bit of digging on the net led to cleaning up the electrical contacts in the three plugs into the trans box.
Whilst doing this, found the earth strap from the trans box to the body was very loose. Nipped that up and I’ve not had the faults on start up since, about 3 months now.

Post #548150 Fri Feb 09 2018 9:04pm
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Michael S



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Thank you GodivaNige , appreciated

Post #548170 Sat Feb 10 2018 10:53am
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