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HughN



Member Since: 10 Sep 2017
Location: West Sussex
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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Zambezi Silver
Ghetto-spec FBH remote

A quick Heath-Robinson FBH remote using modules available from eBay. The analogue to W-bus control was about £40, the rest a few £££ each. No programming. No real hassle. No neatness!



Controlled via the 433 Mhz RF remote switch, it will only start the FBH below 10 °C. The timer module switches it off after 15 mins (or via the remote).




Wiring is utter bodge and the control box lives in the driver's side 'battery box' (still needs tidying). Protected by 1A fuse wired into under-bonnet fuse box.



Only a few mA required, so shouldn't affect the battery. A £7 wifi switch is on its way to me - control via app on phone which includes timers. If I had thought about it, the indicator LED should have been mounted in the lid of the 'battery box'. "I am never content until I have constructed a model of the subject I am studying. If I succeed in making one, I understand; otherwise I do not" - Lord Kelvin

'06 RRS 2.7 TDV6 HSE
'14 D4 3.0 TDV6 HSE
Disco II Td5 - gone (went to Africa)
Disco I V8 - gone (no engine, brakes or power-steering but towed away by a Suzuki Jimny on a 6ft rope)
Disco I V8 - gone
[Plus two Freelanders I'd rather forget but my wife liked]

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Andy K



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Location: GL
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England 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Rimini Red

cool.

Links to the controls would be good. I little project over xmas Laughing

I know about the WBus convertor. Already in my watched list

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HughN



Member Since: 10 Sep 2017
Location: West Sussex
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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Zambezi Silver

Hi Andy,

These are the ones I used (for no particular reasons) but there are lots of different ones out there on eBay:

The thermostat.

The timer.

The remote.

(and the FBH wire was from the Disco 3 shop)

Fuseholder, LED, etc, from local car spares shop.

The thermostat is probably OTT. My original plan was to fix the thermocouple to a water hose / engine block but I couldn't get it to reach anywhere suitable.

HTH. Don't blame me if it catches fire! Wink "I am never content until I have constructed a model of the subject I am studying. If I succeed in making one, I understand; otherwise I do not" - Lord Kelvin

'06 RRS 2.7 TDV6 HSE
'14 D4 3.0 TDV6 HSE
Disco II Td5 - gone (went to Africa)
Disco I V8 - gone (no engine, brakes or power-steering but towed away by a Suzuki Jimny on a 6ft rope)
Disco I V8 - gone
[Plus two Freelanders I'd rather forget but my wife liked]

Post #570702 Sat Dec 08 2018 6:14pm
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Andy K



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Thanks. Very much. Very Happy

Post #570704 Sat Dec 08 2018 6:21pm
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Andy K



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So I can skip the temperature sensor.

When the battery is disconnected, do you have to make it re learn the remote control ?

Post #570710 Sat Dec 08 2018 8:12pm
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HughN



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Location: West Sussex
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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Zambezi Silver

No, it carries on regardless.

It only needs to be in 'momentary mode' to trigger the timer and a second click switches off the timer. "I am never content until I have constructed a model of the subject I am studying. If I succeed in making one, I understand; otherwise I do not" - Lord Kelvin

'06 RRS 2.7 TDV6 HSE
'14 D4 3.0 TDV6 HSE
Disco II Td5 - gone (went to Africa)
Disco I V8 - gone (no engine, brakes or power-steering but towed away by a Suzuki Jimny on a 6ft rope)
Disco I V8 - gone
[Plus two Freelanders I'd rather forget but my wife liked]

Post #570712 Sat Dec 08 2018 8:25pm
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