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Land Rover Defender: wipers not working, fuel gauge problems, and other faults

The Land Rover Defender is a rugged, off-road vehicle that has been produced in various forms since 1948. It is a four-wheel drive vehicle designed to traverse difficult terrain, with high ground clearance and solid axles for excellent traction and stability. The Defender has become an icon in the world of off-roading, renowned for its durability and reliability. Despite this, it can also come with a variety of problems. Here we’ll explore some of them.

Immobiliser problems

If the key fob is not working correctly, it may not be able to communicate with the immobilizer system, which can prevent the engine from starting causing the warning light to be triggered. In some cases, an immobiliser problem may cause the engine to randomly stall or shut off while driving. Other possible causes of immobiliser problems include a dead battery or a damaged wiring harness.

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  • Hold-down Type: B13
  • Cold-test Current, EN [A]: 610
  • Length [mm]: 242
  • Width [mm]: 175
  • Height [mm]: 190
  • Voltage [V]: 12
  • DIN / ISO: L2
  • Terminal Type: 1
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G3 VARTA BLUE dynamic G3 5954020803132 Battery 12V 95Ah 800A B13 Increased shock resistance
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  • Battery Capacity [Ah]: 95
  • Battery: Increased shock resistance
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  • Hold-down Type: B13
  • Cold-test Current, EN [A]: 800
  • Length [mm]: 353
  • Width [mm]: 175
  • Height [mm]: 190
  • Voltage [V]: 12
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  • DIN / ISO: L5
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  • Battery Capacity [Ah]: 70
  • Battery: Lead-acid battery
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  • Cold-test Current, EN [A]: 630
  • Length [mm]: 260
  • Width [mm]: 173
  • Height [mm]: 225
  • Voltage [V]: 12
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031TE EXIDE PREMIUM EA755 Battery 12V 75Ah 630A Korean B1+B6 Lead-acid battery
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  • Battery Capacity [Ah]: 75
  • Battery: Lead-acid battery
  • Post Positions: 1
  • Hold-down Type: Korean B1+B6
  • Cold-test Current, EN [A]: 630
  • Length [mm]: 270
  • Width [mm]: 173
  • Height [mm]: 222
  • Voltage [V]: 12
  • DIN / ISO: D26
  • Terminal Type: 1, EN
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663SE EXIDE Start EG1100 Battery 12V 110Ah 750A B0 Lead-acid battery
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  • Product line: Start
  • Battery Capacity [Ah]: 110
  • Battery: Lead-acid battery
  • Post Positions 0
  • Hold-down Type: B0
  • Cold-test Current, EN [A]: 750
  • Length [mm]: 349
  • Width [mm]: 175
  • Height [mm]: 235
  • Voltage [V]: 12
  • DIN / ISO: D2
  • Terminal Type: 1,EN
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Faulty wipers

There are several reasons why Land Rover Defender wipers may not be working. One of the most typical reasons is a blown-out fuse or a malfunctioning relay. Another possible cause is a damaged Land Rover Defender wiper motor which can prevent the wipers from moving. Corroded or damaged wiring can also cause issues with the wipers. In some cases, the wiper switch may be faulty or there could be a problem with the windscreen wiper linkage.

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Fuel gauge problems

Defender fuel gauge problems can result in inaccurate or fluctuating fuel level readings, a non-working fuel gauge, or a warning light on the dashboard. The problem may be due to a faulty sender unit, damaged wiring, a faulty fuel pump, a clogged fuel filter, or a damaged fuel tank. You may need to repair or replace the fuel gauge or other components to restore accurate fuel level readings and prevent further damage to the vehicle's electrical system.

Indicator faults

Indicator faults in a Defender can cause a variety of problems, including inoperative turn signals, intermittent turn signals, or turn signals that flash faster or slower than usual. The problem may be caused by a fuse that has blown, a faulty indicator relay, or damaged wiring and may need replacing. You can find these in an online Land Rover Defender accessories and parts catalogue. You must take care of indicator problems promptly to ensure proper vehicle operation and safety.

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  • Wiper blade type: Standard
  • Product line: Standard
  • Length [inch]: 12
  • Weight [g]: 67, 78
  • Gross Weight [g]: 110
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  • Item number: DM-030
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340 BOSCH Twin 3 397 118 700 Wiper blade 340 mm Front, Standard
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  • Length [mm]: 340
  • Wiper blade type: Standard
  • Quantity Unit: Kit
  • Product line: Twin
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FC35 VALEO FIRST 575535 Rear wiper blade
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  • Length [mm]: 350
  • Length [inch]: 14
  • Matching Adapter: U
  • Weight [kg]: 0,1
  • Product line: FIRST
  • Wiper blade type: Standard
  • Left- / right-hand drive vehicles: for left-hand / right-hand drive vehicles
  • Fastening Type: Hook fixing
  • Adapter enclosed: R
  • VALEO: Rear wiper blade
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Blister 2pcs - 1 987 3 BOSCH 1 987 302 286 Bulb, park- / position light W5W, 12V, 5W
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  • Lamp Type: W5W
  • Voltage [V]: 12
  • Rated Power [W]: 5
  • Socket Type bulb: W2.1x9.5d
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W5W12VLLB2 HELLA 8GP 003 594-163 Bulb, park- / position light W5W, 12V, 5W
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  • Voltage [V]: 12
  • Rated Power [W]: 5
  • Fitting Position: Front and Rear
  • Light Design: Halogen
  • Packing Type: Blister Pack
  • Socket Type bulb: W2.1x9.5
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  • Item number: 8GP 003 594-163
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Starting problems

Starting problems can result in the engine failing to start, starting intermittently, or starting slowly. Many factors could cause this, including a weak battery, a faulty starter motor, damaged wiring, or a clogged fuel filter. Be sure to check the battery for Land Rover Defender, starter, fuel filter, and wiring.

Other common problems

Side lights

A blown fuse, a faulty bulb, or a damaged wiring connection can also result in faulty Land Rover Defender side lights.

Speedometer

This may be due to a faulty speed sensor or damaged wiring.

Differential lock

The most likely problem is a build-up of dirt or corrosion.

Alarm system

Land Rover owners have also noted issues with their alarm system suddenly going off which is often a result of a faulty alarm sensor or a dead battery.

Be sure to stick to a regular maintenance schedule to make sure that your vehicle is in optimum condition, ensuring your and your passengers’ safety on the road.

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