Forum-Gallery-Shop-Sponsors

« Advertise on Freel2.com

Home > Technical > Faulty FL2 Bonnet sensor clean / replacement easy fix?
Post Reply  Down to end
Page 1 of 1
Print this entire topic · 
ptbalfour



Member Since: 28 Dec 2007
Location: Essex
Posts: 26

United Kingdom 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Auto Stornoway Grey
Faulty FL2 Bonnet sensor clean / replacement easy fix?

OK, OK so after 12 years my freelander 2 finally succumbed to the dreaded faulty bonnet sensor preventing me being able to lock the car without the alarm beeping. Seems to be worse on hot days.

Managed to find and disconnect the bonnet catch sensor connector and bridge it with a paper clip as a temporary fix as I've seen done on other posts.

Two questions:
One: How easy is it to replace or clean the microswitch in the catch? Do I need to remove the front bumper or R/H headlight? Looks like a world of pain. Rolling with laughter Maybe its easier just to leave the sensor disconnected?

Two: Has anyone used the non Land Rover equivalents from ebay?

For example here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233249420997

Any help / advice with the common issue greatly appreciated. Thanks



 08 FL2 GS TD4 Auto, Stornoway Grey, Adaptive Bi-Xenons, Ebony Leather, Heated Front Windscreen/front seats

Post #391412 21st May 2020 12:37 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Rebel1



Member Since: 24 May 2019
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 17

England 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Rimini Red

Mine has had the paper-clip treatment for about ten months now. Access behind the headlamp is not great, but not disastrous either as far as I can see. I plan to use an endoscope to have a peep inside but have been too lazy thus far.

Post #391413 21st May 2020 12:47 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
thehelper



Member Since: 29 Jul 2018
Location: Cambridgeshire
Posts: 59

United Kingdom 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Baltic Blue

I messed about with this problem for ages. Cleaning the bonnet catch switch cured it for while but not really worth the effort.
Finally I bought a new style, much improved design, lock off ebay. Easy to fit and has cured the alarm problem completely

Pretty easy if you remove the headlight. Note the position of the catch as it has slotted mounting holes. Once the bolts are out you can, with a struggle, manoeuvre the assembly up and out rearwards. Swap over the cable and refit.

Personally, I left the headlight off until I had checked the bonnet closed and then opened ok. Just in case.

The Ebay seller I bought from is no longer selling but this one is, I think, the same.

https://tinyurl.com/y95vo2h8

Post #391477 22nd May 2020 9:34 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
CliveS



Member Since: 04 Jun 2016
Location: Littleborough
Posts: 157

United Kingdom 2011 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Auto Zermatt Silver

As above, easy enough with the headlight removed, I just replaced the switch on mine, it's simply clipped in and saves having to bother about adjustment of the catch, I got mine from here -
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RANGE-ROVER-SPO...2749.l2649

Post #391478 22nd May 2020 10:00 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
thehelper



Member Since: 29 Jul 2018
Location: Cambridgeshire
Posts: 59

United Kingdom 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Baltic Blue

I considered just changing the clip on part of the catch. But, that is the old design. It was modified to stop the alarm problem. The new design catches have a much better switch arrangement. Although they are one piece so you have to change the complete catch assembly. Only 2 bolts though, so not difficult.

Post #391479 22nd May 2020 10:18 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Dave47



Member Since: 31 Aug 2014
Location: Sunny Margate Kent
Posts: 627

United Kingdom 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 SE Auto Izmir Blue

A great thread this one.
another one of those little! problems that will crop up
as our motors age,
and at that cost something for the parts bin. Thumbs Up
Dave I.A.M. F1rst Driver.
Gone 2003 Discovery TD5 Auto,
Gone 1986 Defender 90 Station Wagon
Gone 1984 Range Rover 3.5 Vogue Manual.
Gone 1970 Series 11A/3 SWB 3.5 V8 Hybrid
Gone 1964 Series 11A LWB Van
Gone 1966 Series 11A SWB Van
Gone 1964 Series 11A LWB Station Wagon,

Post #391484 23rd May 2020 9:37 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
merlinj79



Member Since: 14 Aug 2019
Location: San Diego
Posts: 21

United States 2008 LR2 i6 S Auto Tambora Flame

Just replace it, cheap and easy.

I trust myself not to drive off with the hood (bonnet) unlatched, but I don't trust my lady...

Post #391801 30th May 2020 6:35 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Post Reply
Post Reply  Back to top
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT + 1 Hour

Jump to  
Previous Topic | Next Topic >
Posting Rules
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



Site Copyright © 2006-2020 Futuranet Ltd & Martin Lewis


Switch to Mobile site