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SYFL2



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My radio and sat nav keeps turning off for a second and then back on for some unknown reason.

Post #380924 8th Nov 2019 12:16 pm
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SYFL2



Member Since: 16 Jun 2012
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Welshy wrote:
Update just fitted a Banner 110 battery, fitted no problems, gave it a protective jacket, as we live in the wilds, any little helps. Will see how this goes each day, i will test the voltage every morning. the battery that came off was a Tanya Enduroline+ 096-12v- 78ah-740A.
the battery i now have is a Banner Starting Bull 110-12v-80ah-660a


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I don’t think you will have any problems with that.

Post #380925 8th Nov 2019 12:17 pm
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Welshy



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Thanks SYFL2 i have not had any battery problems yet, keeping fingers crossed

Post #380931 8th Nov 2019 2:24 pm
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DigDil



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Doesn't sound quite like the problem but it might be worth checking;

https://www.freel2.com/forum/topic5890.html?highlight=plug

https://www.freel2.com/forum/topic7285.html?highlight=dash

Post #380932 8th Nov 2019 2:33 pm
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Welshy



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Thanks DigDil will look over weekend

Post #380951 8th Nov 2019 10:57 pm
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Welshy



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Hi all in reply to one of my posts somebody mentioned using a CTEK Charger, well i have come into four NOCO G750 EU chargers, all brand new and sealed, they are with an EU Plug not UK plug, Warranty will still apply direct with NOCO, I will be putting them on fleabay on monday for £27 Delivered, i will do them on here of £25 Delivered if anybody interested, not a lot of difference but i paid close to that price for them



Welshy

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p_gill



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DigDil wrote:
Doesn't sound quite like the problem but it might be worth checking;

https://www.freel2.com/forum/topic5890.html?highlight=plug

https://www.freel2.com/forum/topic7285.html?highlight=dash



This link has a sketch of the connector that can come lose

https://www.freel2.com/forum/topic27748.html

Good luck

Paul

Post #380995 9th Nov 2019 8:33 pm
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Welshy



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Thank you very much p_gill i will check this out tomorrow Smile

Post #380996 9th Nov 2019 8:40 pm
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p_gill



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Welshy,

For my Freelander 2 (or LR2 as it is market here) the starting is very reliable 99% of the time.

The exception is every 4 years the battery capacity gets low enough that I suffer starting problems.

My recommendation is to change the battery first if starting problems are encountered.

And you already did.


A few things to keep in mind.

1. the Freel2 has a lot of modules

2. if the battery voltage dips low enough when starting then one on the modules may latch up and drain the battery after the vehicle is shut down.

3. to unlatch the module I just remove the Battery + lead and let the Voltage of all the modules drop to Zero Volts and I charge the battery with the leads disconnected.

4. then I reattach the Battery + lead and the starting problems are gone


Additional things to consider

I. instead of jumping into the vehicle and pressing the brake (and clutch if you have a manual) and pressing the start button, try turning on the vehicle first to give the modules time to boot

II. Get in the vehicle but don't touch the brake or clutch, press and hold the start/stop button for 2 seconds, the radio should power on.

III. Now press the brake/clutch and press the start button again

IV. the Freel2 should start


Measurements that you may want to make to confirm that everything is working correctly.

A. Measure the voltage dip at the battery with the engine cranking

A1. If the Voltage dip is large then measure to voltage drop on all of the cables (B+, B- )

B. Measure the Voltage at the battery with the engine at Idle

B1. Turn on the seat heaters and check the voltage
B2. Turn on the rear defroster and check the voltage
B3. Turn on the headlights and check the voltage
B4. Turn on the defroster for the front windscreen and check the voltage

If the charging system can keep the voltage at 13.5 Volts or higher with everything listed turned on then the charging system is working very well.

Summary: a good battery and a well functioning charging system should give you excellent results.


The Freelander 2 is an excellent vehicle and I love mine but as a friend of mine like to say "She will not suffer fools"

Take care

Paul

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Welshy



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Paul Brilliant thank you, i have not had chance to check yet due to bad weather but i am chomping at the bit lol Smile

thank you again. its much appreciated

Post #381151 12th Nov 2019 6:29 pm
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p_gill



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Here are my results for the voltage at idle with turning on the items I listed above










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