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I purchased a 1993 LWB about two months ago and already dumped three thousand dollars into it. It seems that every time I take it out something goes wrong...Like now, I have no power to the rear windows, the driver seat, side mirrors and the blinkers act up. But this problem comes and goes, one day they work the next day no. The only thing that never comes back to life is the power to the drivers seat.... This seems to be a long time problem buy the way the dash and steering column look like they have been pulled apart and put back together many times, I just do not know what to do, should I sell the Rover and get a more reliable car or fix it and hope it starts running better... need help in Florida
 

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Take the challenge! Download RAVE, get a multimeter, and go for it! That's half the fun of these vehicles, overcoming the gremlins. :twisted: Seriously, if you can read some basic electrical schematics, and use a meter properly, you can accomplish a lot. Start by identifying all your specific problems, then group them together and check the schematics to see if they share any common circuitry. Much of the time, multiple failures can be traced back to one sketchy connection, ground, or relay. If not, then run them down one at a time.
 

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Unless you have very deep pockets, the best way to look after these cars is learn to work on them yourself. Some things are best left to workshops but most problems can be worked with a bit of basic knowledge and information resources such as this forum/technical manuals/other websites, etc.

If that's not your thing or you like a vehicle where everything works all the time then maybe a RRC isn't for you.

The driver seat switches are a great place to start learning, it was many peoples first job on the RRC...
 

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rufant said:
The driver seat switches are a great place to start learning, it was many peoples first job on the RRC...
Or you could be lucky like me and be the same size as the previous owner,lol. Anyone over 5.5 that sits in the passenger seat seems to be a little uncomfortable, I just think its funny.
 

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Or you could be lucky like me and be the same size as the previous owner,lol.
It was destined for you then sir!
 

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Owning a Rangie without RAVE is like having a chalk board without chalk. It'll become something you can only look at as you sure won't be able to do much with it. I would go out to the web and download it, read it, learn how it is laid out and you will be much better off. One word of caution, the RAVE you find on the web is msot likely going to be for the MY'95 "Classic" but it will sure be cloase enough on 95% of things to get you through the rough patches.
 

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If only it came with a copy of electrical diagrams for dummies
 

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rave is ok,but I like the service manual because there are so many cross references its nice to flip from one page to another, also it's specific to my year.One thing I've learned is its never one thing thats the problem when something goes whackey with electrics, seat relays are under drivers seat rear and commonly go bad,either from a bad connection or worn out.There is a ground under the center console box that you can tighten or jump that may fix window problem, or all the way at the bottom there is a 2 x 3 in black box which is the window ecu, even though the rear windows are used less they seem to go first, this also is a common failure.
 
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