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But I am hoping you have.

2006 Range Rover HSE. My wife and I are driving back to the used car dealer ready to buy this car when we notice something funny...

The temperature control on the left controls the temperature on the right. The temp control on the right, controls the temp on the left. So if the passenger turns his/her temp control down, the driver gets blasted with cold air, etc...

How can this happen? Back at the dealer we looked behind the dash and it doesn't appear to be a matter of someone plugging in the wiring harness incorrectly. I called Land Rover service and they say they've never heard of that happening....

Anyone??

Thanks for all the help and advice.

Graham
 

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Does it do it at the extremes? ie if you set driver to max and passenger to min and the center thumbwheel to 1 spot red.

FYi, The drivers side dictates the fan speed for passenger aswell as there is only one blower motor.

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Yes - no matter what we try - the left side control affects the right side temp. Weird!!!!

It's easy enough to work around once you have figured out what is happening - but I'm quite concerned what the root cause might be....
 

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Yes - no matter what we try - the left side control affects the right side temp. Weird!!!!

It's easy enough to work around once you have figured out what is happening - but I'm quite concerned what the root cause might be....
Is the "auto" function on? that overrides the manual buttons - try it with the one of the three manual air distribution buttons pressed below the temp/blower speed dials
 

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I expect you have one of those very few Range Rovers built to North American specs and with left hand drive, but with the interior electronics switched around. So of course all the other controls are reversed.
The way to check if this is the case with your vehicle is with the turn indicators. You may not have noticed this, but If your right turn signal comes on when you move the indicator arm counterclockwise you have one of these very rare beasts.
Hang on to it. As with postage stamps, the rarity factor increases the value.
 

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hmmmmm..... the obvious solution is to pull over, get out and passenger and driver swap places - no more grizzles. If anyone touches any of the controls - including the indicators then you should pull over and swap drivers again. I'll submit this to the technical services bulletin people. You won't be eligible for a refund because you could ship the car to the Southern Hemisphere where these features could be marketed to those who drive on the LEFT hand side of the road. You see in Australia the front passenger gets the steering wheel, the handbrake, gearstick and the peddles, the driver - well he just sits there staring at the glove box - curious arrangement. !tnorf ot kcab VT neercs-tilps taht deriw ev'yeht dna 0102 wen taht yub uoy fi nialpmoc oD
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The broker took the car to the Land Rover dealership who fixed it by "resetting the computer".

Uh, thanks, but no thanks. We passed on that Rover. El Diablo Climate Control.

Glad we noticed it. We almost bought it. We bought a certified pre-owned RR at a dealer for the same money and it has 2 years of warranty.
 
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