Range Rover no start condition

Range Rover no start condition

Has this ever happened to you or your spouse? It happens more often than we care to admit on our beloved full-size Range Rovers. It’s been a long day at work and you’re leaving late in the evening. Everyone else has left the building, you lock up and head out to the parking lot to find your Rover and head home. Thinking of a relaxing dinner, your comfortable recliner and tonight’s “next episode” of your favorite show. Perhaps even a dip in the pool. You put your key in the ignition and turn it……..nothing happens, how could this be?, it was just serviced, the battery was just replaced a couple months back, you try again….still nothing……now what do you do to solve your Range Rover no start condition?

Here’s something you can try:

  1. Remove your key from the ignition.
  2. Go to the interior fuse panel located inside the back wall of your glove box. For easier access you can squeeze the back sides of the glove box hinges to release and lower the lid.
  3. Remove the fuse panel cover and pull out the immobilizer fuse (#18, red 10 amp fuse on most models)
  4. Wait a minute or so and put the fuse back into its slot.
  5. Try to start your Rover again.
  6. If it starts after trying this, GOOD NEWS!
  7. This will work over and over again as long as you pull the fuse each time you want to start your Rover.
  8. Also, if you have the tools available, disconnecting your battery for a minute or so will achieve the same effect.
Range Rover no start condition

Range Rover no start condition

(Wait a minute! I have to do this every time I want to start my vehicle, from now on?)

The bad news is the steering column lock ECU has failed. This module is sold as part of the steering column and the repair bill will run between $7, 000 and $8,000 at most dealerships. Now for the GOOD NEWS….. The technicians here at British 4×4 Centre have developed a wiring repair that will save you a ton of money and allow you to start your vehicle normally once again. We have performed this repair on hundreds of vehicles and have had a 100% success rate with the cost of the repair coming in under $699.

Give Sam a call at 210-496-3246 if you find yourself with a Range Rover that will not start. He can walk you through the procedure, or help you with a tow in to British4x4Centre.com for repair.