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    Stupid Stupid Bongs and Beeps

    Any owner, especially a previous P38a owner, will understand how hyper-sensitive we become around Range Rover Dash beeps and bongs. The slightest warning bong sends waves of terror down my spine. I suddenly evaluate how difficult it would be to have the car towed from this particular spot on the highway or am I wearing the right
    shoes to push this damm thing through the intersection.

    That is why you should all understand that I find the most anoying thing in the whole world is that the MKIII Range Rover feels the need to tell me every time the outside temperature is below 37 degrees F. I am about 4 blocks away from home and the thing goes bong, I go OH crap, and then I go, OH it is 37 degrees outside. Thank you Rover for that jolt in my heart rate...Really Really useful...
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    Re: Stupid Stupid Bongs and Beeps

    after removing your guts from your shoes after that sinking feeling it makes you want to disconnect all of them. Maybe we'll all be lucky and you'll find a non-bng setting in your new software suite!
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    Re: Stupid Stupid Bongs and Beeps

    Be thankful you don't own a RRS then, that one bongs at 39F I think. Fortunately around here we don't hear that bong much.

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    Re: Stupid Stupid Bongs and Beeps

    Quote Originally Posted by Malafax_dand
    Any owner, especially a previous P38a owner, will understand how hyper-sensitive we become around Range Rover Dash beeps and bongs. The slightest warning bong sends waves of terror down my spine. I suddenly evaluate how difficult it would be to have the car towed from this particular spot on the highway or am I wearing the right shoes to push this damm thing through the intersection.
    I have the same feeling whenever I hear the bing - usually followed by a four letter word that I shouldn't use in front of the children!

    Quote Originally Posted by Malafax_dand
    I find the most annoying thing in the whole world is that the MKIII Range Rover feels the need to tell me every time the outside temperature is below 37 degrees F. .
    Now, if it went bing every time the temperature was below 37 degrees ( 3 Celsius) that would really be annoying. Fortunately it only gives you this warning when the temperature crosses the threshold in either direction. I heard it yesterday for the first time in months for example when the temperature actually went up above 3 degrees for an hour or two.

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    Re: Stupid Stupid Bongs and Beeps

    I would be laughing if your description wasn't SOOOOOO true. I cringe every time I hear the BONG that says I only have 31 miles of fuel left - why did they set it at 31 miles? Why not 50? 45? 40? Why 31??

    I feel like Pavlov's dog as I imagine $1000 leaving my checkbook at each BONG.

    I wish we could turn those off!
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    Re: Stupid Stupid Bongs and Beeps

    Quote Originally Posted by jdholder
    I would be laughing if your description wasn't SOOOOOO true. I cringe every time I hear the BONG that says I only have 31 miles of fuel left - why did they set it at 31 miles? Why not 50? 45? 40? Why 31??
    That one is easy. 31miles = 50 KM... a nice round number if you are in any other country on the face of the earth.
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    Re: Stupid Stupid Bongs and Beeps

    Quote Originally Posted by rrtoadhall
    Quote Originally Posted by jdholder
    I would be laughing if your description wasn't SOOOOOO true. I cringe every time I hear the BONG that says I only have 31 miles of fuel left - why did they set it at 31 miles? Why not 50? 45? 40? Why 31??
    That one is easy. 31miles = 50 KM... a nice round number if you are in any other country on the face of the earth.

    Right, am I to believe that Range Rover can change the readouts on the dash to non-metric, the speedometer, the odometer etc - but they can't change the "Range" bong to non-metric. In a $100,000 truck I would expect this could be accomplished
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    Re: Stupid Stupid Bongs and Beeps

    I hate the temp bong. At least they could have used a different sound...
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    Re: Stupid Stupid Bongs and Beeps

    Quote Originally Posted by adara
    I hate the temp bong. At least they could have used a different sound...
    Amen to that.

    Driving through the Ardennes in Belgium this past weekend I got the temp bong. The long suffering RR owning wife looks up from the mag she's reading sharply and belts a "what was that" in my direction...

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    Re: Stupid Stupid Bongs and Beeps

    Oh my, we may have discover the one thing on a MK3 the works all the time... BONG!!!! The outside temp/freeze warning... BONG!!!

    The other BONG!!! is the Key left in BONG!!! if your not lighting fast in removing the key when turning off the engine.


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    Re: Stupid Stupid Bongs and Beeps

    I have an interesting beep for you guys to decipher:

    When i start the car and select drive and immediately slam the gas pedal to the floor i get a few quick beeps which then turns into a solid beep once at speed. After a couple of seconds the sound has gone. Is this a warning beep to say "too much gas too soon take it easy, your engine and oil is too cold you idiot"??? Could someone please shed some light on this???
    Looked in the manual but nothing obvious to explain this??

    Obviously this is not my normal style of driving!! Just noticed it a couple of times when i saw a break in traffic to get moving.

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    Re: Stupid Stupid Bongs and Beeps

    Hi all,
    if you are nice to your dealer, he can switch off at least the temperature BONG....
    Guess how I know.

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    Re: Stupid Stupid Bongs and Beeps

    I'm sick of the beeps!!!

    I am currentlly getting 5 in the first few hundred yards from my house!!!!

    Check Coolant Level (1), Check Sidelight(2) and Ext Temp beeps (3). In the last week my rear parking sensors have gone haywire too (4). Not to mention the 3 quick beeps I get about 30 seconds after I start the car from behind me (not parking sensors, different to that!!) thats 5!

    1) The RR is in today having a leaking expansion tank replaced.
    2) The sidelight works fine but seems loose at the bottom (I think a previous mechanic has broke the mount or something)....?
    3) Ext Temp is hopefully getting warmer as spring approaches!
    4) Have cleaned the sensors but no idea why it has started doing this! Any ideas???
    5) Posted about these 3 beeps before but nobody has any suggestions... Any new ideas???

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

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    Re: Stupid Stupid Bongs and Beeps

    Mine beeps at below 5 degrees Celcius so it always bonging away at this time if the year. Had low Windscreen fluid yesterday as well....

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    Re: Stupid Stupid Bongs and Beeps

    holy beeps and bongs batman! Im so happy to hear im not the only neurotic RR owner.... Anyone else here glance down at the LED readout to see if there is an error message when there hasnt been a bong?

    or that one just me?

    I think that comes from the engine lights that would just come on in the P38's
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