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21 posts
May 14 2018
15 May 2018 - 08:31

As title really, the interior on my baby is a bit tired looking (as expected on a 17 year old car) so I've been eyeing up a new one..... how much of a job is it to take out the seats, remove all the door cards & center console panels then fit new ones? Both sets of seats are the electric memory ones, do I need to disconnect the battery before starting? Is it feasible to get this done in a weekend? Or even a day?

For context, I'm a software developer.....so a wrench isn't my tool of choice, but I'm quite happy following the RAVE CD, just looking for timescales from anyone who's actually done this.

21 May 2018 - 09:26

HI all,

2 weeks in and having lots of fun digging about in the guts of my P38...but now I want to checkout if there's any faults showing on the computery bits. I've been recommended the black box solutions fault mate, but that seems a bit pricey. There's also the icarsoft i930, which says it supports the P38 but I can't find much about it on here or the other forum so.....anyone use one of these? https://www.icarsoft.com/Product/s-332-icarsoft_multi_system_scanner_i930_for_landroverjaguar.html

You can pick them up on amazon for about £115: https://www.amazon.co.uk/iCarsoft-i930-Automotive-Diagnostic-Tool/dp/B00VKQOKA4

Just wondering if it can do everything the fault mate can do, or will I be missing some stuff?

13 August 2018 - 08:47

I keep forgetting to fold / unfold my mirror when I park up, and I'm really lazy so I was wondering about the possibility of hacking together a powerfold mirror for my beloved P38. I know a lot of the P38 / discovery 2 parts are interchangeable and, looking at the disco mirrors on ebay the fitting doesn't look a million miles away. I imagine the electric bit operates in some incredbly weird, esoteric way as per usual though.

Has anyone attempted this before? I've done some googling, but can't find anything online.

I'm also considering shelling out for a 3d printer, so if the fitting isn't quite right I should be able to ring something up to make it fit.

Would I be better just buying a motor and trying to fit it into the current P38 housing?

16 August 2018 - 11:56

My drivers side door handle appears to have given up the ghost. Won't open from inside or outside. The outside handle has come right out and won't go back in all the way. The inside handle appears fine, but doesn't actually open the door.

So..... what's it likely to be and how can I fix it? I've read a lot about the pins and plastic bits inside the door and how to carefully take them apart......to be honest I'd rather just buy a new latch (just ordered one off ebay for £60) and fit it.

Will a new latch sort it? Are there any failure modes that won't be sorted by just taking the whole latch out and replacing it?

26 July 2018 - 13:50

Since I bought my P38 it's been a bit lazy turning over, never starts on the first go but always kicks in on the second attempt. I've been advised I should try changing the battery, so I want to go for the biggest one I can get (both in AH and CCA). However, all the big reasonably priced batteries seem to have their terminals the other way round to mine (positive is on the left on mine).

So... I can either fork out what seems to be about double the money for the same spec battery with terminals where I want them, or make up some new cables and re-route them so I can fit something like this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1x-Exide-Premium-100Ah-900CCA-12v-Type-017-Car-Battery-4-Year-Warranty-EA1000/191792348430?epid=0&hash=item2ca7b6fd0e:g:8BgAAOSwqrtWp18g

Anyone done the new battery cable / re-routing before or is it more trouble than it's worth?

24 June 2018 - 19:20

Hi All,

I recently bought some 'new' front seats for my 2001 P38. They went in a treat, except for the airbag connector. The seats are out of an older car, 98 or 99 I think, and sometime between then and 2001 LR apparently changed the SR connector. The one on the car is smaller than the one on the seats. Both 2 pin yellow connectors, just different sizes. Is there a converter I can get from one to the other or, failing that, could I jam a resistor between the pins on the car side to shut off the SRS warning on my dash? I don't want to fiddle about splicing the wires together as I don't really fancy setting the airbags off.