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Range Rover P38 BASEish - loads of exciting* stuff fixed!


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19 minutes ago, Broadsword said:

By the way, do you have to remove the headlights to get the front grille off?

No, you can take the grille off with just the 3 or 4 screws across the top and two further down between the slats.

I had to take the headlights out because I had an unpainted knackered plastic strip underneath them.

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On 4/14/2022 at 5:50 PM, N Dentressangle said:

Well, lots to update, but not many pics!

Firstly, I got all the window switches working:

o6WNYdU.jpg

 They're a common fault apparently, and I just followed the guide here:

Fitted a new handbrake gaiter whilst I was at it. Job done.

I also fixed the lateral movement on the RH door mirror. Little plastic control arm from the motor had broken off the mirror plate. Drilled two little holes and re-attached with 0.6 welding wire and all working again. Result!

Next was the illumination for the HEVAC console:

Mv5qeq9.jpg

It mostly didn;t work, so I took the console out. Replaced the obvious bulbs at the bottom but was scratching my head about the illumination for the rotary blower dial:

hCtwZxJ.jpg

With the help of the P38 FB group I worked out that I needed to get the 'Auto' button out. About 174 screws hold the back of the unit on, and you can access the two little prongs which hold the button onto the circuit board, and just push the button out:

4auWipe.jpg

New bulb pushed into place and job's a good 'un:

blwDTIo.jpg

Finally I thought I'd tackle the horribly faded grille. Remember when I got the car it looked like this?:

XmCFPhq.jpg

It should be about the same colour as the bumper, so I picked up a can of https://www.halfords.com/motoring/paints-and-body-repair/specialist-and-decorative-paints/halfords-plastic-bumper-paint-black-300ml-325175.html?recType=recentlyViewedRec

Headlights and front bits removed:

knsxpK1.jpg

and everything cleaned up whilst I was in there:

8aKuJqY.jpg

All painted and back together:

JM4ITUb.jpg

xJzrND4.jpg

Krypton Factor test - what missing part have I replaced in this picture which was missing when I got the car?

 

Proud to say all my power window switches work. I even get a beep and message when I've isolated the rear windows.

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On 4/14/2022 at 5:50 PM, N Dentressangle said:

Well, lots to update, but not many pics!

Firstly, I got all the window switches working:

o6WNYdU.jpg

 They're a common fault apparently, and I just followed the guide here:

Fitted a new handbrake gaiter whilst I was at it. Job done.

I also fixed the lateral movement on the RH door mirror. Little plastic control arm from the motor had broken off the mirror plate. Drilled two little holes and re-attached with 0.6 welding wire and all working again. Result!

Next was the illumination for the HEVAC console:

Mv5qeq9.jpg

It mostly didn;t work, so I took the console out. Replaced the obvious bulbs at the bottom but was scratching my head about the illumination for the rotary blower dial:

hCtwZxJ.jpg

With the help of the P38 FB group I worked out that I needed to get the 'Auto' button out. About 174 screws hold the back of the unit on, and you can access the two little prongs which hold the button onto the circuit board, and just push the button out:

4auWipe.jpg

New bulb pushed into place and job's a good 'un:

blwDTIo.jpg

Finally I thought I'd tackle the horribly faded grille. Remember when I got the car it looked like this?:

XmCFPhq.jpg

It should be about the same colour as the bumper, so I picked up a can of https://www.halfords.com/motoring/paints-and-body-repair/specialist-and-decorative-paints/halfords-plastic-bumper-paint-black-300ml-325175.html?recType=recentlyViewedRec

Headlights and front bits removed:

knsxpK1.jpg

and everything cleaned up whilst I was in there:

8aKuJqY.jpg

All painted and back together:

JM4ITUb.jpg

xJzrND4.jpg

Krypton Factor test - what missing part have I replaced in this picture which was missing when I got the car?

 

Proud to say all my power window switches work. I even get a beep and message when I've isolated the rear windows.

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