Rover DEFENDER 2005 Owner Manual

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OWNER’S HANDBOOK

Publication Part No. LRL 21 02 51 501

© Land Rover 2004

Introduction

This handbook covers current versions of the Land Rover Defender models and, together with other books in your literature pack, provides all of information that you need to derive maximum pleasure from owning and driving your new vehicle.

For your convenience, the handbook is divided into sections, each dealing with a different aspect of the vehicle. These are listed on the Contents page and you will find it worthwhile to take a little time to read each one, and get to know your Defender as soon as you possibly can. The more you understand before you drive, the greater the satisfaction once you are seated behind the steering wheel.

The specification of each vehicle will vary according to territorial requirements and also from model to model within the vehicle range. Some of the information published in this handbook, therefore, may not apply to your particular vehicle.

To include changes made after the handbook is printed, it is sometimes necessary to issue one or more handbook supplements.

Any further updates will be posted on the Land Rover internet site and can be accessed at www.landrover.com in the Owner Information area.

* An asterisk appearing within the handbook text identifies features or items of equipment that are either optional, or are only fitted to some vehicles in the model range.

Land Rover operates a policy of constant product improvement and therefore reserves the right to change specifications without notice at any time. Whilst every effort is made to ensure complete accuracy of the information in this handbook, no liabilities for inaccuracies or the consequences thereof can be accepted by the manufacturer or the dealer, except in respect of personal injury caused by the negligence of the manufacturer or the dealer.

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or other means without prior written permission from the Service Division of Land Rover.

As part of Land Rover environmental policy, this publication is printed on paper made from chlorine free pulp.

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Contents

Quick Overview

Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Fascia Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Warning LIghts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Lights & Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Wipers & Washers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Using Your Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Air Conditioning Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Audio System Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Audio System with CD Player Controls . . . 14

Filling Station Information

Fuel Filler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Opening the Bonnet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Tyre Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Before You Drive

Before You Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

Controls & Instruments

Keys & Handsets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

Fascia Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26

Locks & Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Door Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

Instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

Warning Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

Lights & Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

Wipers & Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Manual Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59

Electric Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60

Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61

Heating & Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

Heated Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67

Interior Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Exterior Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73

Audio System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74

Driving & Operating

Starting & Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

Catalytic Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Fuel Filling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83

Manual Gearbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Transfer Gearbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88

Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91

Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

Cab Pick-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99

Load Carrying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Ancillary Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

Contents

Off-road Driving

Off-road Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111

Driving Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115

Owner Maintenance

Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123

Bonnet Opening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127

Engine Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128

Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130

Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131

Fuel System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133

Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134

Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135

Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136

Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137

Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139

Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140

Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143

Cleaning & Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . .146

Identification Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149

Parts & Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150

Emergency Information

Wheel Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

Emergency Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163

Towing the Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165

Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167

Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171

Technical Data

Lubricants & Fluids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177

Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178

Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

Electrical & Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180

Wheels & Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181

Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183

Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187

Towing Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189

Fuel Consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191

Appendices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195

Quick Overview

CONTROLS

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

5

4

 

 

3

2

1

 

 

 

12

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

80

120

 

 

 

 

9

3

km/h

140

 

 

 

 

 

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

160

 

 

 

 

 

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

180

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

200

 

 

 

 

 

LAND -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- ROVER

 

 

 

 

 

H4959

7

 

 

 

8

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Fresh air vent control

6.

Air temperature & distribution controls

2.

Air blower control

7.

Air conditioning controls*

 

 

3.

Windscreen wiper/washer control

8.

Transfer gear lever

 

 

4.

Lighting switch

9.

Bonnet release lever

 

 

5.

Direction indicators and horn control

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: The precise specification and location of the controls may vary according to territorial requirements and from model to model within the vehicle range.

NOTE: For further information on the controls, see ‘FASCIA CONTROLS’, page 26.

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Quick Overview

FASCIA SWITCHES

1 2 3

7

8

H4963

1.Rear fog guard lights*

Press to operate (see ‘FOG LIGHTS*’, page 55)

2.Heated front screen*

Press to operate (see ‘HEATED FRONT SCREEN AND REAR WINDOW*’, page 67)

3.Heated rear window*

Press to operate (see ‘HEATED FRONT SCREEN AND REAR WINDOW*’, page 67)

4.Hazard warning lights

Press to operate (‘HAZARD WARNING LIGHTS’, page 55)

5.Rear window wiper*

Press to operate (see ‘REAR WINDOW WIPER AND WASHER*’, page 57)

4

 

5

 

6

7

8

6.Rear window washer*

Press to operate (see ‘REAR WINDOW WIPER AND WASHER*’, page 57)

7.Electric windows*

Press the appropriate switch to operate the front left or right window (see

‘ELECTRIC WINDOWS *’, page 60)

8.Seat heaters*

Press the appropriate switch to operate the front left or right seat heater (see

‘HEATED FRONT SEATS*’, page 39)

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Quick Overview

INSTRUMENT PANEL

7

6

5

 

1

2

12

 

 

 

100

 

9

3

 

80

120

 

60

km/h

140

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

40

 

160

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

180

 

ABS

TC

0

 

200

 

 

 

 

120

 

 

 

 

 

km/h

 

 

 

 

 

H4965

 

 

3

4

 

1.Speedometer

2.Engine immobilisation warning light

3.Total distance (odometer) and trip recorder

4.Trip recorder reset button

5.Fuel gauge

NOTE: When the fuel remaining drops to a minimum of 9 litres, the low fuel warning light will illuminate (see ‘WARNING LIGHTS’, page 50).

6.Temperature gauge

7.Clock

NOTE: For further information on the instrument panel, see ‘INSTRUMENT PANEL’, page 49.

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Quick Overview

WARNING LIGHTS

 

 

1

 

2

 

 

 

3

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABS

 

120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

km/h

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H5333

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Low oil pressure (Red)

4.

Anti-lock braking system (Amber)*

2.

Battery charging (Red)

5.

Transmission oil temperature (Red)*

3.

Handbrake (Red)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: If a warning light remains on or illuminates while driving, stop the vehicle and refer to the relevant section of this handbook for advice.

NOTE: For further information on the warning lights, see ‘WARNING LIGHTS’, page 50.

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Quick Overview

LIGHTS & INDICATORS

0

1

2

H3632

1.Side, tail and instrument panel lights

2.Headlights

Headlight main and dipped beams

3630

Push the lever away from the steering wheel to change headlight beams.

To flash the headlights, pull the lever part way towards the steering wheel and release.

Direction indicators

H3629

Move the lever DOWN to indicate a LEFT turn, and UP to indicate a RIGHT turn.

NOTE: For further information concerning operation of the lights and indicators, please refer to ‘LIGHTS’, page 53 and ‘DIRECTION INDICATORS’, page 53.

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Quick Overview

WIPERS & WASHERS

The wipers and washers will only operate when the starter switch is turned to position ‘I’ or ‘II’.

Windscreen wipers

3

2

H4969

1

 

1.Intermittent wipe

2.Normal speed wipe

3.Fast speed wipe

Single wipe

Windscreen washer

H3628

Press to operate.

NOTE: For further information concerning operation of the wipers and washers, see ‘WINDSCREEN WIPERS’, page 56 and‘WINDSCREEN WASHER’, page 57.

H3626

Push the lever up against spring pressure and release immediately.

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Quick Overview

USING YOUR HEATER

Fresh air vents

3

2

1

H4970

 

Maximum heating

Air blower control (1) - fully down.

Air distribution control (2)- midway.

Temperature control (3) - fully down.

Demisting and defrosting

Air blower control (1) - fully down.

Air distribution control (2) - fully up.

Temperature control (3) - fully down.

Maximum ventilation

Air blower control (1) - fully down.

Air distribution control (2) - fully down.

Temperature control (3) - fully up.

H3719

To open a vent, pull the knob out and push the levers downwards.

NOTE: For further information concerning heater controls, see ‘HEATER CONTROLS’, page 63.

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Quick Overview

AIR CONDITIONING CONTROLS*

Air conditioning vents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H3756

 

 

2

 

1

The adjuster in the centre of each vent can be

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

used to adjust volume and direction of air. To

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cut off the supply of air from any particular

 

 

 

 

 

 

vent, slide the adjuster fully to the left.

H3684

 

 

 

 

1.

On/off blower control

 

 

NOTE: For further information concerning

 

 

heater controls, see ‘HEATER CONTROLS’,

2.

Temperature control

 

 

 

 

page 63.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Quick Overview

AUDIO SYSTEM CONTROLS*

1

 

 

2

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

6

5

4

H4986

 

 

 

 

1.

On/off volume control

4.

FM selector

 

 

2.

Mode selector (MODE)

5.

AM selector

 

 

3.

Tape controls

6.

Scan buttons

 

 

NOTE: For more information concerning the operation of your audio system, see your In-Car Entertainment handbook.

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Quick Overview

AUDIO SYSTEM WITH CD PLAYER CONTROLS*

1

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

4

RDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD

i

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAND

 

FADE

 

BASS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAL

 

TREB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MENU

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

 

 

ICE1398

8

 

 

 

 

 

7

6

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Radio Data System (RDS) selector

5.

Search controls

2.

CD eject control

6.

Waveband selector

3.

CD mode/repeat selector

7.

Search controls

4.

Traffic and news information

8.

On/off and volume control

NOTE: For more information concerning the operation of your audio system, see your In-Car Entertainment handbook.

NOTE: Some music CD manufacturers are using data encryption to 'copy-protect' their recordings and prevent the production of pirate copies. These CDs differ from the internationally agreed CD audio standard, RedBook, a standard that serves as the operating basis for all CD players and changers.

Copy-protected CDs may not play in your Audio unit or CD changer or may be played subject to various limitations, e.g., sound quality may be impaired.

If you do experience a problem, try the CD in other players before contacting the CD vendor.

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Filling Station Information

Fuel filler

The fuel filler is located in the rear right-hand body side.

Insert the key in the lock, turn it 900 clockwise and allow any pressure inside the tank to escape, before removing the cap.

NOTE: To replace the cap, the key should be removed from the filler cap and the cap turned clockwise until the ratchet is heard to click at least three times. This locks the cap.

H5253

Fuel type

 

 

 

All vehicles

Diesel to EN 590 specification.

 

NOT compatible with Bio-Diesel fuels

 

 

Opening the bonnet

Ensure that wipers are switched off and parked. From inside the vehicle, pull the bonnet release handle located on the right hand side of the fascia at knee height. Lift the bonnet safety catch lever, raise the bonnet and support it on the stay.

 

3

1

 

H5252

2

Engine oil top up

 

Td5 engines

Castrol 5W/30 oil to ACEA: A1 and B1

 

specification.

 

 

Tdi engines

Castrol 10W/40 oil to ACEA: B2 specification.

 

 

Cooling system top up

 

All vehicles

50% mix of fresh water and Castrol Anti-freeze

 

SF or Texaco XLC.

 

 

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Filling Station Information

Tyre pressures

Air pressure naturally increases in warm tyres (after the vehicle has been driven for a while). if you have to check warm tyres, you should expect the pressures to have increased between 30 and 40 kPa (4 and 6 lbf/in2). In this circumstance, NEVER let air out of the tyres in order to match the recommended pressures.

All loading conditions

 

Pressure - kPa (lbf/in2)

90 Models

Front

197 (28)

 

 

 

 

Rear

262 (38)

 

 

 

110 Models

Front

197 (28)

 

 

 

 

Rear

338 (48)

 

 

 

130 Models

Front

309 (44)

 

 

 

 

Rear

457 (65)

 

 

 

Goodyear G90 750 R16C

Front

220 (32)

10 ply rating radial

 

 

Rear

410 (60)

 

 

 

 

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Before You Drive

WARNINGS IN THIS HANDBOOK. . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

SECURITY CARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

WARNING LABELS ATTACHED TO THE VEHICLE 20

DIFFERENTIAL LOCK LABEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

DIFFERENTIAL LOCK (JACKING) LABEL . . . . . . . 21

IN AN EMERGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

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Before You Drive

WARNINGS IN THIS HANDBOOK

WARNING

Safety warnings are included in this handbook. These indicate either a procedure which must be followed precisely, or information that should be considered with great care in order to avoid the possibility of personal injury or serious damage to the vehicle.

BEFORE YOU DRIVE

WARNING

Your vehicle has a higher ground clearance and, hence, a higher centre of gravity than ordinary passenger cars. This will result in different handling characteristics.

Inexperienced drivers should take additional care, particularly in off-road driving situations and when performing abrupt manoeuvres on unstable surfaces.

SYMBOLS USED

The following symbols used within the handbook call your attention to specific types of information.

This recycling symbol identifies those items that must be disposed of safely in

order to prevent unnecessary damage to the environment.

*An asterisk appearing within the text, identifies features or items of equipment that are either optional, or are only fitted to some vehicles in the model range.

SECURITY CARD

The security card, supplied with the literature pack, contains important emergency information. It is ESSENTIAL that you keep the card safe from theft and ensure that it is passed to the new owner if you sell the vehicle.

Key number: This is the number of the starter/door key - essential if you ever need to obtain a replacement.

Emergency key access code: You will need this code in order to start the vehicle if the handset has been lost or damaged (see

‘Emergency key access’, page 32).

Locking wheel nut number: If your vehicle has locking wheel nuts, you will have been provided with a special wheel nut socket to remove them. You will need to quote this number to obtain a replacement socket.

VIN (vehicle identification number): This identity number is unique to your vehicle and is essential proof of its specification. The number can also be found in various locations around the vehicle (see ‘VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (VIN)’,

page 149).

Radio security code number: This unique code must be entered into the radio whenever the power supply has been disconnected. Without this code, the radio unit will not operate (see 'Security code' in the 'In-Car Entertainment' book).

WARNING

Never leave the security card inside the vehicle when it is unattended.

Memorise the emergency key access code, or keep the card on your person while driving, in case of emergencies.

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Before You Drive

WARNING LABELS ATTACHED TO THE VEHICLE

Warning labels attached to your vehicle bearing this symbol mean: DO NOT touch or adjust components until you have read the relevant instructions in the handbook.

Warning labels showing this symbol indicate that the ignition system utilises very high voltages. DO NOT touch any ignition components while the starter switch is turned on!

SERVICE PORTFOLIO

The Service Portfolio book included in your literature pack contains important vehicle identification information, as well as useful consumer advice.

Most important of all, however, is the section on maintenance. This outlines the servicing requirements for your vehicle and also includes the service record slips, which the Dealer/Authorised Repairer should sign and stamp to certify that the routine services have been carried out at the recommended intervals.

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Before You Drive

DIFFERENTIAL LOCK LABEL

THE DIFFERENTIAL LOCK SHOULD ONLY BE ENGAGED WHEN TRACTION IS LIKELY TO BE LOST. WIDE THROTTLE OPENINGS SHOULD BE AVOIDED WHEN USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH

1st AND 2nd GEAR LOW RANGE. AS SOON AS THE DIFFICULT SURFACE HAS BEEN CROSSED THE DIFFERENTIAL LOCK MUST BE RELEASED.

A SINGLE AXLE ROLLER RIG MAY BE USED FOR SPEEDS UP TO 5km/h. THE CENTRE DIFFERENTIAL LOCK MUST BE DISENGAGED. FOR ROLLER TESTS OVER 5 km/H EITHER ALL FOUR WHEELS MUST BE ROTATED AT THE SAME SPEED OR IF ONLY A SINGLE AXLE ROLLER RIG IS AVAILABLE, THE CENTRE DIFFERENTIAL MUST BE LOCKED AND THE PROPELLER SHAFT TO STATIONARY AXLE MUST BE REMOVED.

H3757

Information concerning operation of the differential lock is printed on the centre console. This is important information and must be understood fully with reference to the

‘Gearbox and Transmission’ sections of this handbook, before using the transfer gearbox. The label contains the following warning:

“THE DIFFERENTIAL LOCK SHOULD ONLY BE ENGAGED WHEN TRACTION IS LIKELY TO BE LOST. WIDE THROTTLE OPENINGS SHOULD BE AVOIDED WHEN USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH 1st AND 2nd GEAR LOW RANGE. AS SOON AS THE DIFFICULT SURFACE HAS BEEN CROSSED THE DIFFERENTIAL LOCK MUST BE RELEASED.

A SINGLE AXLE ROLLER RIG MAY BE USED FOR SPEEDS UP TO 5 km/h (3 mph). THE CENTRE DIFFERENTIAL LOCK MUST BE DISENGAGED. FOR ROLLER TESTS ABOVE 5 km/h (3 mph), EITHER ALL FOUR WHEELS

MUST BE ROTATED AT THE SAME SPEED OR IF ONLY A SINGLE AXLE ROLLER RIG IS AVAILABLE, THE DIFFERENTIAL MUST BE LOCKED AND THE PROPELLER SHAFT TO STATIONARY AXLE MUST BE REMOVED.”

DIFFERENTIAL LOCK (JACKING) LABEL

IMPORTANT

BEFORE JACKING VEHICLE

1.ENGAGE DIFF. LOCK. (i.e. WARNING LIGHT MUST BE ILLUMINATED

PRIOR TO SWITCHING OFF IGNITION.)

2.APPLY HANDBRAKE.

3.CHOCK WHEELS

H4730

Information concerning operation of the differential lock when jacking up the vehicle is given in the jack-stowage area. This is important information and must be understood fully with reference to the ‘Wheel Changing’ section of this handbook, before changing a wheel. The label contains the following warning:

“BEFORE JACKING VEHICLE:

1.ENGAGE DIFF. LOCK (i.e. WARNING LIGHT MUST BE ILLUMINATED PRIOR TO SWITCHING OFF IGNITION)

2.APPLY HANDBRAKE.

3.CHOCK WHEELS”

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Before You Drive

IN AN EMERGENCY

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Remember the breakdown safety code

If a breakdown occurs while travelling:

Wherever possible, consistent with road safety and traffic conditions, the vehicle should be moved off the main thoroughfare, preferably into a lay-by. If a breakdown occurs on a motorway, pull well over to the inside of the hard shoulder.

Switch on hazard lights.

If possible, position a warning triangle or a flashing amber light at an appropriate distance from the vehicle to warn other traffic of the breakdown, (note the legal requirements of some countries).

Evacuate passengers through nearside doors onto the verge, well away from the road, as a precaution in case your vehicle is accidentally struck by other traffic.

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Controls & Instruments

Keys & Handsets

KEYS AND HANDSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Fascia Controls

FASCIA CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

FASCIA CONTROLS KEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Locks & Alarms

ALARM SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

INTERIOR SPACE PROTECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

ENGINE IMMOBILISATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

REMOTE HANDSET BATTERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

ALARM OR HANDSET DIFFICULTIES. . . . . . . . . . 35

CHILD-PROOF LOCKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

TAIL DOORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Seats

FRONT SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

HEAD RESTRAINTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

HEATED FRONT SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

FOLDING THE REAR SEATS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Seat Belts

SEAT BELT SAFETY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

PREGNANT WOMEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

SEAT BELTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

CARING FOR SEAT BELTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Child Restraints

CHILD SEATS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Door Mirrors

EXTERIOR MIRRORS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Instruments

INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Warning Lights

WARNING LIGHTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Lights & Indicators

DIRECTION INDICATORS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

FOG LIGHTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

HAZARD WARNING LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

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Wipers & Washers

OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 WINDSCREEN WIPERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 WINDSCREEN WASHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 REAR WINDOW WIPER AND WASHER . . . . . . . 57

Horn

HORN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Manual Windows

FRONT AND REAR WINDOWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 SLIDING REAR WINDOWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Electric Windows

ELECTRIC WINDOWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Sunroof

SUNROOF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Heating & Ventilation

VENTILATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 HEATER CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 USING YOUR HEATER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Air Conditioning

AIR CONDITIONING CONTROLS. . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 USING THE AIR CONDITIONING. . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Heated Screens

HEATED FRONT SCREEN AND REAR WINDOW . 67

Interior Equipment

INTERIOR LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 CLOCK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 CIGAR LIGHTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 ASHTRAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 CUBBY BOX* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 IN-CAR TELEPHONES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 INTERIOR REAR-VIEW MIRROR . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 LUGGAGE ANCHOR POINTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

Exterior Equipment

STEPS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Audio System

RADIO AERIAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 RADIO CASSETTE PLAYER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

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Keys & Handsets

KEYS AND HANDSETS

You have been supplied with two remote handsets and two sets of keys, comprising:

A black key for operating the starter switch and door locks.

A smaller metal key to operate the fuel filler cap lock.

The starter key number is stamped on a tag attached to the key ring. Check that the key number has been entered in the space provided on your Security card.

If the remote handset is lost, contact a Land Rover Dealer/Authorised Repairer, who can supply a replacement unit.

WARNING

Keep the Security card and spare handset and keys in a safe place - NOT IN THE VEHICLE!

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1

2

3

4

5

6

7

 

8

9

10

11

12

13

 

14

FASCIA

 

 

CONTROLS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

 

 

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

3

 

80

120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controls Fascia

 

 

 

60

km/h

140

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

40

 

160

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

180

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

22

 

21

 

20

19

 

18

 

 

 

17

16

15

 

H5004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fascia Controls

FASCIA CONTROLS KEY

1.Air temperature & distribution controls

2.Direction indicators and horn control

3.Lighting switch

4.Clock

5.Temperature gauge

6.Fuel gauge

7.Speedometer

8.Windscreen wiper/washer control

9.Air blower control

10.Fresh air vent control

11.Audio system

12.Fascia switches

13.Headlight levelling switch

14.Fresh air vent control

15.Bonnet release lever

16.Main gear lever

17.Transfer gear lever

18.Handbrake

19.Accelerator pedal

20.Brake pedal

21.Clutch pedal

22.Air conditioning controls*

23.Starter switch

NOTE: The precise specification and location of the controls may vary according to territorial requirements and from model to model within the vehicle range.

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Locks & Alarms

ALARM SYSTEM*

Your vehicle is fitted with a sophisticated electronic anti-theft alarm and engine immobilisation system. In order to ensure maximum security and operating convenience, you are strongly advised to gain a full understanding of the alarm system, by thoroughly reading this section of the handbook.

Using the remote handset

H3619

While it is not necessary to point the handset at the vehicle, the handset must be within range of the vehicle when a button is pressed. Note that the operating range may vary depending upon handset battery condition and may sometimes be limited by physical and geographical factors beyond your control. From a security point of view, it may not be wise to unlock unless you are within a few feet of the vehicle.

Vehicles with central door locking

Locking with the remote handset:

Press the lock (padlock symbol) button once:

all doors are locked (including the tail door)

engine immobilised

perimetric alarm activated (protects the doors and bonnet)

interior space protection activated*

The direction indicator lights flash three times to confirm that the vehicle is secure and the anti-theft alarm indicator light (in the instrument panel) starts to flash.

Locking with the key:

Insert the key and turn the driver’s door lock towards the rear of the vehicle:

all doors locked (including the tail door)

engine immobilised

NO PERIMETRIC ALARM OR INTERIOR SPACE PROTECTION

The anti-theft alarm indicator light (in the instrument panel) starts to flash after

30 seconds to show that the engine is immobilised.

Unlocking with the remote handset:

Press the unlock (PLAIN) button once to disarm the alarm and unlock the doors.

The direction indicator lights flash once and the interior lights illuminate.

Unlocking with the key:

While all the doors can be unlocked using the key in the driver’s door lock, this method is NOT RECOMMENDED - depending on the specification of the vehicle the alarm may not be disarmed.

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Vehicles without central door locking

Locking & unlocking:

Each door lock must be operated individually, using the key. The handset will NOT operate the door locks. Turn the key towards the rear of the vehicle to lock and towards the front to unlock.

Arming & disarming the alarm:

Press the lock button on the handset to arm the alarm.

Perimetric protection protects the doors and bonnet.

Interior space protection is activated.

Engine is immobilised.

Provided the doors and bonnet are securely closed, the direction indicators will flash three times and the anti-theft alarm indicator in the instrument panel will start to flash.

To disarm the alarm, press the unlock (PLAIN) button on the handset; the direction indicators will flash once and the interior lights illuminate.

Door sill locking buttons

From inside the vehicle, each door can be individually locked by depressing the appropriate sill locking button.

H3664

WARNING

DO NOT depress the sill buttons as a means of locking the doors from outside the vehicle (this practice - known as ‘slam locking’ - is NOT recommended, because keys can be locked inside accidentally).

On vehicles with central door locking, operation of the driver’s door sill locking button locks all the other doors too. However, engine immobilisation and interior space protection are suspended unless the handset lock button is pressed as well.

NOTE: Slam locking, as described above, is prohibited on vehicles with central door locking.

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Anti-theft alarm indicator light

80

100

120

60

140

40

160

20

180

0

200

2

H3662

The indicator light in the speedometer (arrowed in illustration) provides information about the status of the alarm system, as follows:

When the alarm is armed:

The light flashes rapidly while the alarm is arming itself. After 10 seconds, the light adjusts to a slower frequency and continues to flash as an anti-theft deterrent until the alarm is disarmed.

If the engine is immobilised (even though the alarm has been disarmed):

The light flashes slowly until the engine is remobilised.

If the alarm has been triggered:

The light will flash rapidly when the alarm is disarmed until the starter switch is turned to position II.

If the remote handset battery power is low:

The light will flash rapidly during the initial 10 seconds after the handset has been used, while the alarm system is arming.

If the driver’s door is open:

The light illuminates for 10 seconds, before adjusting to slow frequency flashing.

Mislock

If a door is not fully closed when the handset lock button is pressed, the hazard warning lights will fail to flash, indicating a mislock. In this case, the alarm system will not be fully armed and on vehicles with central door locking, none of the doors will lock.

As soon as the open aperture is closed, the hazard warning lights will flash and the anti-theft alarm indicator light will resume flashing to confirm that the system has returned to a fully armed state.

NOTE: If a mislock occurs as a result of an open door, interior space protection will not be activated.

NOTE: If a mislock occurs as a result of an open bonnet, the door apertures will still be protected by the alarm system and interior space protection will be active.

If the alarm sounds

If the alarm is triggered, the alarm sounder or vehicle horn will sound for 30 seconds before switching off and resetting itself to the same protection status that existed prior to the alarm being triggered. The alarm can be triggered up to three times before needing to be reset.

To silence the alarm, press either button on the remote handset.

NOTE: While the alarm is sounding, the hazard warning lights will flash to provide a visual alarm.

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INTERIOR SPACE PROTECTION*

Interior space protection is designed to protect the interior of the vehicle from intrusion (entry by a thief through a smashed window, for example). Twin sensors monitor the interior space and activate the alarm if air movement is detected in the passenger compartment.

Using the handset:

Interior space protection is activated automatically whenever the remote handset is used to set the alarm and can ONLY be deactivated with the handset.

Key operation:

On vehicles fitted with central door locking, using the key to arm the alarm will NOT activate (or deactivate) interior space protection.

NOTE: Interior space protection cannot be activated if a door is open, or if the starter switch is turned on.

NOTE: Interior protection will not operate for the first 15 seconds after the alarm is set.

WARNING

Never activate interior space protection if windows or sunroof are to be left open, or if passengers or animals are to be left inside the vehicle - any movement will activate the alarm.

Vehicles without central door locking

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

To disable interior space protection when setting the alarm, use the following procedure:

1.Open the driver’s door.

2.With the driver’s door open, use the handset to arm the alarm in the normal way.

3.Close the driver’s door (the hazard warning lights flash three times and the anti-theft indicator light commences flashing rapidly).

The alarm system is now armed with interior protection disabled.

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Locks & Alarms

ENGINE IMMOBILISATION

Engine immobilisation is an important aspect of the security system, and includes a feature known as ‘passive immobilisation’. This is designed to safeguard the vehicle from theft, should the driver forget to lock the doors or arm the alarm. Engine immobilisation is automatic whenever any of the following conditions occurs:

The vehicle is locked using handset or key.

Thirty seconds after the starter switch has been turned off AND the driver's door opened.

Five minutes after the starter switch is turned off, or the alarm system is disarmed.

The engine is re-mobilised when the vehicle is unlocked using the handset. However, if no further action - such as ignition being turned on - takes place within the next five minutes, passive immobilisation will occur.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The engine immobilisation system relies on the handset to re-mobilise the engine. Look after the handsets at all times, protecting them from loss, damage and battery discharge.

If the engine has immobilised passively, re-mobilisation will occur when the starter switch is turned to position ‘II’, provided the handset is on the same ring as the key and in close proximity to the switch.

ALWAYS keep the handset on the same ring as the key.

NEVER attach both handsets to the SAME key ring.

Any attempt to start the engine while it is immobilised, will cause the engine immobilisation warning light (in the speedometer) to flash.

Emergency key access

If the handset is damaged, or fails to operate, the engine can be re-mobilised by using the starter key to enter a unique four number emergency key access code. The code is recorded on the Security card and is entered as follows:

If your handset is lost or inoperative, it is impossible to disarm the alarm. As soon as the door is opened, the alarm will sound (continuously for up to three 30-second periods), and continue while the code is being entered.

H3615

1.Remove the handset from the key ring and keep the handset well away from the starter switch when entering the code.

2.From inside the vehicle, with the driver’s door closed, immediately insert the key into the starter switch and turn to position ‘II’. Hold this position until the alarm sounds, then switch off and open and close the driver’s door.

3.Turn the starter switch to position ‘II’ the required number of times to enter the first digit of the code (if the first digit is 4, turn the key to position ‘II’ and then back to ‘0’ four times).

4.Open and close the driver’s door (this will enter the first digit of the code).

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5.Turn the starter switch to position ‘II’ and back to ‘0’ the required number of times to enter the SECOND digit of the code.

6.Open and close the driver’s door again.

7.Turn the starter switch to position ‘II’ and back to ‘0’ the required number of times to enter the THIRD digit of the code.

8.Open and close the driver’s door again.

9.Turn the starter switch to position ‘II’ and back to ‘0’ the required number of times to enter the FOURTH digit of the code.

10.Finally, open and close the driver’s door one more time.

If the code has been entered correctly, the anti-theft indicator light will extinguish, the alarm will stop sounding and the engine can be started.

If an incorrect code has been entered:

If the code is entered incorrectly, the alarm sounder will sound twice, the anti-theft indicator light will continue to illuminate, and the engine will fail to start. Before entering the code again, turn the starter switch to position ‘II’ and hold in this position for 5 seconds.

After three failed entry attempts, the security system invokes a delay period of 30 minutes during which the system will not accept any further attempts to enter a code.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Memorise the emergency key access code or keep the Security card on your person in case of emergencies. NEVER leave the card in the vehicle.

REMOTE HANDSET BATTERY

The battery should last for approximately three years dependent upon use. When the battery needs replacing it will be apparent from the following symptoms:

The handset will only work every other operation while disarming.

The hazard warning lights will not flash when the alarm is disarmed.

Always fit a Land Rover STC 4080 or a Panasonic CR2032 replacement battery (available from a Land Rover Dealer/Authorised Repairer).

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

DO NOT remove a battery until you are ready to install the replacement.

The engine will immobilise five minutes after the key is removed from the starter switch (or 30 seconds after the starter has been switched off and the driver’s door opened). If handset battery replacement is NOT completed within this period, the emergency key access code will have to be entered before the handset can be synchronised.

WARNING

The handset contains delicate electronic circuits and must be protected from impact and water damage, high temperatures and humidity, direct sunlight and the effects of solvents, waxes and abrasive cleaners.

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Battery replacement

7.

Press the two halves of the handset firmly

 

 

together and ensure that both halves are

 

 

fully joined, to prevent dirt or moisture

 

 

from entering the handset.

 

8.

Operate the PADLOCK symbol button at

 

 

least four times within range of the vehicle

 

 

to resynchronise the handset.

 

9.

Press the unlock button once to unlock the

 

 

vehicle.

The handset is now ready for use.

H3663

1.Unlock the vehicle and disarm the alarm system.

2.Turn the starter switch to position ‘II’, then turn to position ‘0’ and remove the key.

3.Carefully prise the handset apart; start from the key ring end using a coin or small screwdriver. Avoid damaging the seal between the two halves of the case and DO NOT allow dirt or moisture to get inside the handset.

4.Slide the battery out of its clip, taking care to avoid touching the circuit board or the contact surfaces of the clip.

5.Press and hold one of the buttons for at least five seconds (this will drain any residual power from the handset).

6.Fit the new battery, ensuring that correct polarity is maintained (‘+’ side facing up). Finger marks will adversely affect battery life; if possible, avoid touching the flat surfaces of the battery and wipe them clean before fitting.

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Locks & Alarms

ALARM OR HANDSET DIFFICULTIES

If the alarm goes off unexpectedly:

Ensure all the windows and sunroof are closed, or if they need to be left open, disable interior space protection.

If the alarm goes off when a door is opened:

Disarm the alarm with the handset before unlocking. If the handset has failed, enter the emergency key access code (refer to

‘Emergency key access’, page 32).

If the starter will not operate:

Ensure the handset is on the same key ring as the starter key. If it still will not operate, consult a Land Rover Dealer/Authorised Repairer.

If the hazard warning lights fail to flash when the alarm is armed:

A door or bonnet is partially opened - close the open aperture and try again.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Battery disconnection

Your vehicle is equipped with a battery backed-up sounder*, which operates as an anti-theft siren if the vehicle battery is disconnected.

Before disconnecting the vehicle battery, it is ESSENTIAL to refer to ‘Battery removal and replacement’, page 141, in order to prevent the alarm from sounding.

If the vehicle battery is disconnected for any reason, the status of the security system prior to disconnection will be memorised and automatically reset when the battery is reconnected.

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Locks & Alarms

CHILD-PROOF LOCKS*

TAIL DOORS*

H3661

Move the locking levers on the rear doors down to engage the child locks.

With the child-proof locks engaged, the rear doors cannot be opened from inside the vehicle, thereby avoiding the risk of a door being opened accidentally while the vehicle is moving.

WARNING

NEVER leave children unsupervised in the vehicle.

H3618

From outside, use the key to lock and unlock the taildoor. From inside and with the door closed, push the locking button up to lock and down to unlock (see illustration).

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Seats

FRONT SEATS

WARNING

To avoid the risk of loss of control and personal injury, DO NOT adjust the driver's seat or head restraint while the vehicle is in motion.

Sitting correctly

The seats, head restraints and seat belts all contribute to the protection of the occupants. Optimal use of these components will give you more protection. Therefore, observe the following points:

Sit in the most upright position with the base of your spine as far back as possible and the backrest not reclined more than 300

Adjust the head restraints so that the top of the head restraint is level with the upper portion of the head.

Do not move the front seat too close to the instrument panel. The driver should hold the steering wheel with slightly bent arms. The legs should also be slightly bent so that the pedals can be pressed to the floor.

The seat belt should rest in the centre of the shoulder. The lap part should fit tightly across the hips and not on the stomach.

o

.30 max

H4721

Forward/backward adjustment

H3708

Lift the bar at the front of the seat to slide the seat forward or back. Ensure the seat is locked in position before driving.

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Seats

Seat back adjustment

Seat cushion removal

H3707

Lift the lever on the side of the seat and lean backwards or forwards to achieve the desired angle, then lower the lever to lock.

WARNING

DO NOT travel with the seat backs reclined steeply rearwards. Optimum benefit is obtained from the seat belt with the seat back angle set to approximately 300from the upright (vertical).

H3709

WARNING

ENSURE that the seat cushion is securely in place before driving.

The front seat cushions can be removed to access the battery and secondary fuse box as follows:

Pull up the front of the seat base to release it from its retaining clips, then pull the cushion forward to remove.

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Seats

When replacing, insert the lugs at the back of the seat cushion into the corresponding holes where the seat base meets the seat back, then push firmly down on the front of the seat cushion to secure in place.

NOTE: On cars equipped with seat heaters, an electrical lead connects the heater unit in the seat cushion with the vehicle wiring harness. When removing the seat cushion care must be taken to avoid straining or damaging the lead.

HEAD RESTRAINTS

H3710

Pull the head restraint up or down until the cushion is level with the back of the head.

WARNING

Head restraints are designed to support the back of the head (NOT THE NECK), and to restrain rearward movement of the head in the event of a collision. The restraint must be positioned level with the head to be effective.

HEATED FRONT SEATS*

H3670

With the starter switch turned on, press the switches to operate the heating elements in either the driver's or front passenger seat (the indicator light in the switch illuminates). Press a second time to switch off.

The seat heaters are thermostatically controlled and operate intermittently to achieve and then maintain a predetermined temperature between 26° - 36°C.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The seat heaters consume considerable power from the battery. For this reason, they should ONLY be operated while the engine is running.

NOTE: The centre front seat* is not equipped with heating elements.

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Seats

FOLDING THE REAR SEATS

WARNING

DO NOT adjust the seats while the vehicle is in motion.

When re-erecting the 60/40 split rear seats*, ensure that the seat stands are properly positioned.

When the seat is erected, the latching mechanism should be visually checked and physically tested to ensure that the latch is secure before driving.

Before folding the rear seats:

Slide the front seats forward.

Ensure that the outer rear seat belts are correctly stowed.

Pass the seat belt locks through the junction of the backrest and the cushion and into the loadspace.

NOTE: When unfolding the rear seats, the seat belt locks must be passed back through the junction of the backrest and the cushion.

60/40 split rear seats*

1

2

3

4

H3712

1.Pull up the release catch (see inset).

2.Fold the backrest forward.

3.Lift and fold the seat base forward.

4.Fold away the seat stand.

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Seats

Individually split rear seats*

NOTE: The centre seat cannot fold until both outer seats have been folded.

Outer seats:

1.Release the catch (see first inset).

2.Fold the backrest forward.

3.Slide back the bolt (see second inset).

4.Lift and fold the seat base forwards.

H3740

H3741

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Seats

Centre seat:

1.Release the catch - as stage ‘1’ for the outer seats.

2.Fold the backrest forward.

3.Lift and fold the seat base forwards.

When returning the backrest to the upright position, ensure that both the seat base and the backrest of all three seats are securely latched in place before driving.

H3720

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Seats

Rear compartment folding seats*

WARNING

When the seat is in use, the steel support must be angled as shown in the illustration (i.e. pointing away from the front of the seat, with its foot angled into the floor where the floor meets the side of the vehicle).

1.Unclip the restraining strap (see inset) and fold down the seat base.

2.Position the steel seat support as shown in illustration.

The steel supports can be folded flat against the underside of the seat base when not in use. The strap (see inset) should be used to secure the seat base in the folded position when not in use.

Rear compartment bench seats*

H3713

These are fixed seats and cannot be folded. The seat cushions are removable (see illustration).

H3714

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Seat Belts

SEAT BELT SAFETY

The seat belts fitted to the front and second row seats are intended for use by adult sized occupants. Each belt should be used by one occupant only.

Observe the following precautions:

DO make sure ALL passengers are securely strapped in at all times - even for the shortest journeys.

ALWAYS adjust seat belts to eliminate any slack in the webbing. DO NOT slacken the webbing by holding the belt away from the body - to be fully effective, the seat belt must remain in full contact with the body at all times.

ALWAYS fit the lap strap as low on the hips as possible (never across the abdomen), and ensure that the diagonal belt passes across the shoulder without slipping off or pressing on the neck.

DO NOT use a seat belt that is twisted or obstructed in any way that could impede its smooth operation.

DO NOT wear seat belts over hard, sharp or fragile items in clothing, such as pens, keys, spectacles etc.

DO NOT allow front seat occupants to travel with the seat backs reclined steeply rearwards. Optimum benefit is obtained from the seat belt with the seat back angle set to approximately 30º from the upright (vertical) position.

Always replace a seat belt assembly that has withstood the strain of a severe vehicle impact, or if the webbing shows signs of fraying.

Where possible use the seat belts to secure large items of luggage that are to be carried on the seats - in the event of an accident, insecure items become flying missiles capable of causing serious injury.

DO NOT allow foreign matter (particularly sugary food and drink particles) to enter the seat belt locks - such substances can render the locks inoperative.

In most countries, all occupants are required by law to wear a seat belt, unless they have been issued with a medical exemption certificate.

WARNING

Ensure that all seat belts are worn correctly - an improperly worn seat belt increases the risk of death or serious injury in the event of a collision.

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Seat Belts

PREGNANT WOMEN

WARNING

Pregnant women must wear a correctly positioned seat belt; it is safer for mother and unborn child.

There are many ways that the belt can be misused for the sake of comfort, but there is only one way of wearing it safely.

During pregnancy, women should wear the lap belt across the hips below the baby, with the diagonal belt passing across the shoulder, between the breasts and to one side of the baby - if in doubt, consult a doctor.

SEAT BELTS

To minimise injury in the event of an accident, it is important that seat belts are worn correctly. Read the instructions below and the advice contained under the heading ‘SEAT BELT SAFETY’.

Fastening the inertia reel seat belts

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Never place anything between you and the seat belt in an attempt to cushion the impact in the event of an accident. It can be dangerous and reduce the effectiveness of the seat belt in preventing injury.

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Pull the belt over the shoulder and across the chest and, ensuring that the webbing is not twisted, insert the metal tongue plate into the buckle nearest the wearer - a ‘CLICK’ indicates that the belt is securely locked.

Seat belts are designed to bear upon the bony structure of the body (pelvis, chest and shoulders) and can only be worn safely with the seats in a normal upright position - DO NOT allow front seat occupants to travel with the seat steeply reclined.

NOTE: In some circumstances, perhaps due to the vehicle being on a slope, the automatic locking mechanism may engage, preventing the initial extension of the belt. This is not a fault - ease the belt free and use it.

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Seat Belts

Releasing the belt

Press the RED button on the seat belt buckle.

Lap belts

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To adjust, pull the slider along the belt and feed the webbing through the buckle until the belt is comfortably tight. Then, insert the metal tongue plate into the buckle nearest the wearer - a ‘CLICK’ indicates that the belt is securely locked. When not in use, the lap belts should be fastened.

CARING FOR SEAT BELTS

Regularly inspect the belt webbing for signs of fraying, cuts and wear; also pay particular attention to the condition of the fixing points and adjusters.

DO NOT bleach or dye the webbing and avoid contaminating the webbing with polish, oil or chemicals (see ‘CLEANING THE INTERIOR’, page 148).

Testing inertia reel belts

With the seat belt fastened, give the webbing near the buckle a quick upward pull. The buckle must remain securely locked.

With the seat belt unfastened, unreel the webbing to the limit of its travel. Check that unreeling is free from snatches and snags and then allow the belt to FULLY retract.

Partially unreel the webbing, then hold the tongue plate and give it a quick forward pull. The mechanism must lock automatically and prevent any further unreeling.

If a seat belt should fail any of these tests, contact your dealer immediately.

WARNING

Always replace a seat belt that shows signs of webbing damage or has withstood the strain of a severe vehicle impact.

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Child Restraints

CHILD SEATS

The seat belts fitted to your vehicle are designed for adults and larger children. It is very important that all infants and young children are restrained in a suitable child safety seat appropriate to their age and size (see table below).

Defender 90 & 110 Station Wagons only

Only fit a child safety seat of a type approved for the specific seating positions in your vehicle (see table) and ensure the manufacturer's fitting instructions are followed exactly.

Mass Group

Forward-Facing Seating Positions

(As displayed on Child Resstraint

Front

Rear Outboard

Rear Centre

packaging)

Passenger††

 

 

 

 

 

0 = Up to 10 kg (0-9 months)

U

L

X

 

 

 

 

0+ = Up to 13 kg (0-2 years)

U

L

X

 

 

 

 

I = 9 to 18 kg (9 months - 4 years)

U

L

X†

 

 

 

 

II & III =15 to 36 kg (4-12 years)

U

L

X†

 

 

 

 

U = Suitable for ‘universal’ category restraints approved for this mass group. L = Suitable for particular child restraints as listed below.

X = Seat position not suitable for children in this mass group.

† = Not suitable for the majority of child restraints which require a 3-point seat belt for attachment, however, a child restraint may be used in these positions provided that it is specifically designed and sold for use with a 2-point seat belt.

†† = seat back set vertically and seat moved fully backwards and then forwards 3 notches Group O - Britax First Class (rearward facing), (Britax Cosy Tot)

Group O+ - Britax First Class (rearward facing), (Britax Cosy Tot) Group l- Britax First Class (forward facing), Britax Duo Plus Group ll & lll - Britax Kid

NOTE: The side-facing folding or fixed bench seats fitted in the load carrying area of some vehicles, are not suitable for fitting child safety seats.

NOTE: Child restraint information given in the table is correct at time of going to press. However, availability of child restraints may change. Please refer to your dealer for the latest information.

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Door Mirrors

EXTERIOR MIRRORS

NOTE: Objects viewed in exterior mirrors may appear further away than they actually are.

Manually adjustable mirrors

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Move the mirror glass to the required position.

Folding the mirror body

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The door mirrors are designed to fold forwards or rearwards on impact. They can also be folded back towards the side windows into a ‘park’ position to enable the vehicle to negotiate narrower openings.

Positioning the mirror for towing

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To improve rear visibility when towing, the mirrors can be folded outwards (see illustration), so that the mirror stem is at 90º to the side of the vehicle, increasing the field of vision.

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Instruments

INSTRUMENT PANEL

7

6

5

 

1

2

12

 

 

 

100

 

9

3

 

80

120

 

60

km/h

140

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

40

 

160

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

180

 

ABS

TC

0

 

200

 

 

 

 

120

 

 

 

 

 

km/h

 

 

 

 

 

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8

 

3

4

 

1. Speedometer

Indicates road speed in kilometres per hour.

2. Anti-theft alarm indicator light

Indicates the status of the alarm system (see

‘Anti-theft alarm indicator light’, page 30).

3.Total distance (odometer) and trip recorder

Indicates the total distance or the individual journey distance travelled by the vehicle.

4.Trip recorder reset button

Briefly press and release the button to change the digital display between either the total distance travelled, or the individual journey distance. Press and hold the button to reset the trip recorder to zero.

5. Fuel gauge

The pointer indicates the fuel level when the starter switch is turned to position ‘II’.

NOTE: When the fuel remaining drops to a minimum of 9 litres, the low fuel warning light will illuminate (see ‘WARNING LIGHTS’,

page 50).

6. Temperature gauge

Once the engine coolant has reached its normal operating temperature, the pointer should remain between the BLUE and RED segments.

If the pointer moves towards the RED segment, this indicates that the engine coolant is becoming too hot. Should the pointer move INTO the RED segment, severe engine damage could occur. In this case, stop the vehicle as soon as safety permits and allow the engine to idle for five minutes in order to cool down - DO NOT SWITCH OFF. Seek qualified assistance before continuing.

7. Clock

For further information on setting the time on the clock, see ‘CLOCK’, page 68.

8. Warning lights

For further information on the functionality of the warning lights, see ‘WARNING LIGHTS’, page 50.

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Warning Lights

WARNING LIGHTS

120

km/h

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The location and specification of the warning lights may vary according to model and market requirements.

WARNING

DO NOT drive if a RED warning light remains on once the engine is running or illuminates whilst driving.

Check engine - AMBER*

The light illuminates as a bulb and system check when the starter switch is turned on, and

extinguishes as soon as the engine is started. Illumination at any other time indicates an engine fault - if the light illuminates while driving, avoid high speeds and seek qualified assistance urgently.

Glow plug - AMBER

Illuminates when the starter switch is turned to position ‘II’. Wait for

the light to extinguish before starting the engine.

ABS TC

Low oil pressure - RED

The light illuminates as a bulb check when the starter switch is

turned to position ‘II’ and extinguishes when the engine is started. If the light remains on, flashes on and off, or illuminates whilst driving, stop the vehicle as soon as safety permits and SWITCH OFF

THE ENGINE IMMEDIATELY. Seek qualified assistance before driving. Always check the oil level when this light illuminates.

Direction indicators - GREEN

The left or right warning light flashes in time with the

corresponding left or right direction indicator lights whenever they are operated. If the warning light fails to flash, or flashes very rapidly, this may indicate a bulb failure in one of the direction indicator lights.

If the hazard switch is pressed, both warning lights will flash in conjunction with the direction indicator lights.

Battery charging - RED

The light illuminates as a bulb check when the starter switch

is turned to position ‘II’ and extinguishes once the engine is running. If it remains on, or illuminates whilst driving, a fault is indicated. Seek qualified assistance urgently.

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