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rabcnesbit



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Radio head unit defective


The audio from my radio and sat nav all of a sudden stopped working. Inspection by the garage (indi) I took it to reported that the radio head unit is gone (image attached). Labour changes to fit a new one is 133 + vat, but the cost of a new one itself is over a 1000 from Land Rover!!! Shocked No way am I going to spend this kind of money to fix this. I just spent 800 a few months back to 'fix' water ingress into the front passenger's footwell, which was reported as due to a blocked drainage pipe for the sun-roof. The pipe itself is about 10 (20 for both sides) to buy, but about 780 for labour (removing various bits & pieces to access the pipes and removing the seats etc to dry the car), and guess what, I just checked the footwell and it's wet again!!! Mad My AC has been playing up for years (I get it regassed every year, and the gas does not last more than a few weeks before it goes). I have taken it to 3 different garages now (independent Land Rover specialist), and none of them has been able to establish what the issue is. They all believe is probably a leak, but none of them can find this leak (after applying a dye and tracing with UV light)! My central locking is playing up (works intermittently), and at this present time I dread to even take it in to be fixed! These cars are lovely to drive but just too troublesome electronically, and any little issue costs hundreds/thousands to fix! I welcome any suggestion please regarding the cheapest way to get the audio issue fixed, so I can get it fixed and sell the bleeding car! I have had enough of RRS's for now.

Post #523685 Sat Apr 15 2017 11:03am
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Jaggs



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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Java Black

There must be plenty in the breakers with all the engines that keep self destructing, that's got to be the best route . Nanocom Evo

Post #523686 Sat Apr 15 2017 11:12am
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rabcnesbit



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Thanks Jaggs. I have seen some on eBay as well. Just wanted to see if there were any other suggestions.

Post #523688 Sat Apr 15 2017 11:26am
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Andy K



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England 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Rimini Red

when you turn the volume knob, do numbers show and increase ?


its worth pulling the radio fuse out for 10 minutes.
fuse behind glovebox

Post #523737 Sat Apr 15 2017 6:54pm
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garrycol



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The leak is from the windscreen pillar - there is a LR advice on it - easy fix that you can do yourself with some new clips, some sealing foam, sealer - basically the water runs down the inside of the pillar trim and into the holes in the pillar where the trim clips onto the pillar - seals the holes where the clips go in and you stop the water.

As said there is a LR advisory on this - and plenty on this forum on this.

Garry 07MY RRS TDV6
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Post #523751 Sat Apr 15 2017 11:39pm
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phillh



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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Zermatt Silver

Buy a secondhand unit from eBay and fit it yourself, there are videos on you tube showing how to access it and its pretty straightforward. Thumbs Up

Post #523756 Sun Apr 16 2017 7:09am
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Andy K



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England 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Rimini Red

but if you have an amplifier under the drivers seat, it could be that.

Post #523758 Sun Apr 16 2017 8:27am
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d-9



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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Santorini Black

Mine did this quite often, you could adjust the volume, see the numbers counting up, change channel and source, etc, but no audio output. I would disconnect the battery for a few seconds to fix it, problem went away when i replaced the battery.

Post #523762 Sun Apr 16 2017 8:41am
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rabcnesbit



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Andy K wrote:
when you turn the volume knob, do numbers show and increase ?


its worth pulling the radio fuse out for 10 minutes.
fuse behind glovebox


Yes, numbers show and increase. Thanks for the tip. Just need figure out where and how to access the fuse box.

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rabcnesbit



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garrycol wrote:
The leak is from the windscreen pillar - there is a LR advice on it - easy fix that you can do yourself with some new clips, some sealing foam, sealer - basically the water runs down the inside of the pillar trim and into the holes in the pillar where the trim clips onto the pillar - seals the holes where the clips go in and you stop the water.

As said there is a LR advisory on this - and plenty on this forum on this.

Garry


Garry, thanks for this tip. I will investigate. It's quite amazing and quite annoying to take your car to these garages, and after first charging you about 100+ per hour to investigate/diagnose the cause of the problem and tell you 'what the cause is' and then charge you hundreds to fix it, only for the problem to still be there and turns out eventually to something simple that should have cost a few pounds to fix!!!

Post #523773 Sun Apr 16 2017 10:46am
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rabcnesbit



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d-9 wrote:
Mine did this quite often, you could adjust the volume, see the numbers counting up, change channel and source, etc, but no audio output. I would disconnect the battery for a few seconds to fix it, problem went away when i replaced the battery.


Hello d-9, what battery are you referring to? If it's the main car battery, this was replaced with a new one under 2 years ago!

Post #523774 Sun Apr 16 2017 10:47am
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rabcnesbit



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Andy K wrote:
but if you have an amplifier under the drivers seat, it could be that.


I don't believe there is one. The only thing under the seats (the front passenger's) is the unit for the sat nav disc

Post #523775 Sun Apr 16 2017 10:49am
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rabcnesbit



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phillh wrote:
Buy a secondhand unit from eBay and fit it yourself, there are videos on you tube showing how to access it and its pretty straightforward. Thumbs Up


Okay, will explore this option, if comes to that (need to replace the unit). Thanks

Post #523776 Sun Apr 16 2017 10:51am
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Jaggs



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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Java Black

I understand there is a hard reset for the electrics in the vehicle by removing the positive and negative battery leads and holding them together for 10 seconds to drain the capacitors, maybe worth a try before shelling out more cash Nanocom Evo

Post #523779 Sun Apr 16 2017 11:01am
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Andy K



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England 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Rimini Red

Is yours an SE HSE ?

diesel ?

good to put on your profile or signature

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