The cars I had until now mainly needed a set of spanners and a welder, but with this one I am staring at excel spreadsheets for hours...^^ Well, that´s evolution for you....
That's progress for you. I was at my trailer hire place today and they were quoting for a towbar fit to a Mazda. Apparently, you can't just tack the wiring onto the rear lights these days, you need a special programmable Canbus box and something as simple as probing a wire to see if it is live is enough to cause a fault requiring diagnostics to clear the fault.
Another, maybe not connected, thing is that when I open the driver (left) door, the inner light does not come on and the opening of the door is not recorded by the EAS ECU, so no inhibiting of function. But in the BECM Menu, I can see that the "Door ajar" switch is functioning properly. As far as I know the BECM send that signal to the EAS ECU....could that be related and point toward some kind of intermittent electrical problem or is that something else...?
If the light doesn't come on when you open the door, the door ajar switch isn't doing what it should irrespective of what the BeCM thinks.....
P.S. The forum response time seems extremely slow since yesterday or is that just me?
Yes, I've noticed that too. I'm using Firefox with the forum permanently open in one tab. If I hit the Firefox Refresh button, it takes about a minute for the page to refresh and show me if there are any new posts. However, if I click on Range Rover P38 at the top of the page, it refreshes instantly. I've emailed Gordon (the man that looks after the server and software side of things) and he is looking into it.