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Martin
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Wales 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Manual Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3
Vehicle Software 'Upgrade'

Classification
Software

Problem
WDS 13 Patch 1 provides Discovery 3 revised Instrument Pack Software - which changes the settings menu to remove the Pre Heater and the Pre Cooler functions.

It is intended that a future software release will remove the cabin pre-heat/pre-cool functions from all TDV6 vehicles with engine preheaters - altering the features of vehicles unilaterally & without owners' permission

Affected vehicles
All TDV6 with settings menu

Reported
Problem: 13th February 2006 by Pers1 in post 42159
Intention: 18th March 2005 by Ecosse in post 1564

Reported Cases
All vehicles

Occurs
Upgrade issue

Submitted to dealer network
Dealers aware

Dealer Response
Dealers concerned as to legality

Submitted to LR Customer Services
LR initiated issue

LR CS Response Reported
See above

Fix/Solution
None

Other Comments
Also means that even if you arrange for them not to update it at a service, if the battery goes flat and the software has to be reloaded you will automatically receive the latest version against your wishes.
 

Last edited by Martin on 13th Feb 2006 10:48 am. Edited 1 time in total 
Post #156918th Mar 2005 7:34 pm
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ymcgminer
 


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Pre-Heater

Interestingly I was at the launch of the Range Rover Sport today. Under the bonnet of a 2.7TDV6 HSE there is no pre-heater. Could this be because LandRover cannot make the pre start/Pre-Heat work? The pre-heater on the Range Rover works OK according to one of the Dealer Technicians I was talking to!
  
Post #375325th May 2005 5:50 pm
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steveho
 


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pre-heaters come and go ,td4 freelanders got them,lost them and regained them.

they are an expensive piece of kit
  
Post #3844221st Jan 2006 9:29 pm
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BCP
 


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Seems to really affect mpg. Is it needed in our temperate climate?
BP
  
Post #3847222nd Jan 2006 12:58 pm
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Martin
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Wales 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Manual Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3

Update - it's taken almost a year but WDS 13 Patch 1 provides Discovery 3 revised Instrument Pack Software - which does change the settings menu to remove the Pre Heater and the Pre Cooler functions.

It also adds an i with a arrow pointing to the right in the info centre!

Be aware of this if you like the pre-heat/cool settings hack, and don't want to lose it.

Information from Pers1 and Winger - originally posted here
 06 D3 SE / 15 LR D90 XS SW / 88 LR 90 Td5 / 68 BMW 2000 ti
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Post #4218413th Feb 2006 10:45 am
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BrianX
 


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England 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Arctic FrostDiscovery 3

Is there a list anywhere of what fixes are applied in different upgrades? I recently had my D3 into the workshop with about 10 minor faults (seat memory, mirror memory etc. etc.). The dealers 'seem' to have sorted the problem, and I obviously have not got pre-heat anymore (not that I knew what it was for anyway). I also have the little 'i>' icon now - what's that all about?
 '06 TDV6 HSE with wobbly headlights and rear aircon (just to keep the dog happy) - Silver with a hint of green (or is it bluey green)  
Post #4319620th Feb 2006 12:33 pm
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DiscoMad
 


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Just to clarify, WDS 13 can be applied in 'modules' this means that the heater can be fixed without installing the instrument pack (thereby keeping your pre-heater). I requested this of my garage and they were happy only to apply the needed modules.
R
  
Post #4855719th Mar 2006 5:18 pm
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simon
  


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United Kingdom 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Fuji WhiteDiscovery 4

This is how mine was done... dealer must have decided not to change my instrument pack SW as I had insisted they fix my lack of Settings Menu (which they did once LR agreed that parts were missing and would be supplied FOC).

Heater is far better now and don't really miss not having the little 'i' in the Message Centre.

-s
  
Post #4856219th Mar 2006 5:23 pm
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DiscoMad
 


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Good to hear that your heater is better - Mine seems not much better and now i get fumes in the car from the FBH !!

Apparently some have complained about fumes an WDS13 has a fix to close the recirc air vent to prevent this. I have NEVER had any fumes until after the upgrade.
I start the car, the heater is fairly quiet and after a few minutes (say 1 mile) the fan increases speed and then I can smell the fumes for a while (set to 23degC. 3degC outside temp).
I cant say I feel snug at that temp setting either !
Oh well back to the drawing board !
R
  
Post #4856719th Mar 2006 5:32 pm
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simon
  


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United Kingdom 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Fuji WhiteDiscovery 4

mmm mine sits at 22 / 23 and full auto. comfy 90% of the time. Occasionally I get cool air from the vents when you would not expect it... but easily cured by a quick temp adjust. Also eventually put the temp down to 19 / 20 as it can get a tad warm... personal taste I think more than a heater problem.

Once car is running warm from a cold start the fans kick in and direction changes. I think this is for the FBH fumes issue. Closed until FBH has done its work.

Definitely different to before the SW upgrade.

-s
  
Post #4868319th Mar 2006 11:24 pm
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Gareth
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United Kingdom 2013 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Lux Auto Fuji WhiteDiscovery 4

Since the hevac system was updated on mine a couple of weeks ago, its been a revelation! much better heat.

Its been on 19 degrees all weekend in Salisbury, the o.a.t. was +1 degree yeaterday, and we were comfortable. Before the update it would have had to have been on 24 to warm the cabin, and it would have still blown cold from the face vents.

Now its warm from all vents. I would question whether your dealer has done the update properly.
  
Post #4868519th Mar 2006 11:33 pm
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Pelyma
  


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England 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Lux Auto Montalcino RedDiscovery 4

I thought it only worked at 28 degrees, whenever the wife has been in the car it seems to automatically set itself at that level?
 DS3 TDV6 HSE - Silver with Alpaca (old one)
DS3 TDV6 HSE- Silver with Alpaca (new one) Gone
D4 HSE Lux - Montalcino Red 
 
Post #4883120th Mar 2006 4:34 pm
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England 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Auto Adriatic BlueDiscovery 3
What Works, What Doesn't?

Hi Folks,

This is my first entry. I just bought a used TDV6 S, Jan 2005 on a 54 plate. Dealer (stratstone in Newport) told me that the pre-heater and dipping reverse mirrors worked and could be programmed. So I tried them and they didnt. Guess what, now they tell me (after I bought the car) that they can't and salesman - no longer with the company - got it wrong. Shocked Dealer says its just not an option on this spec of vehicle, but the menu is just there as standard?

I had a read through a number of threads, but can't seem to piece together a definitive answer?

I appreciate i could hand the vehicle back - possibly - but i just want to know what works, what can be made to work and what just will never work?

I really like the D3 - I've had Audi's for years which do what they say on the tin, but the Exmoor roads are not kind - so although with some trepidation, bought the D3 which i hoped would thrive in these conditions.

Also - whilst I am on, with the apparant lack of consistancy in dealers, any views on County Landrover in Barnstaple, or the Dealers in Taunton or Exeter - any of which could be my service dealer of choice
  
Post #9349212th Oct 2006 9:25 pm
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DG
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United Kingdom 2015 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Fuji WhiteDiscovery 4

Sadly Swifty ...neither will work on an S Crying or Very sad
  
Post #9349412th Oct 2006 9:26 pm
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Winger
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Just to add to that, once you've had the enhancement programme work done, the pre-heat option on the settings menu will disappear. Before you have that done, though, you can use the radio trick to make it operate - would be useful on Exmoor in the winter....
  
Post #9349812th Oct 2006 9:31 pm
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