Yes, if you want to lock the suspension, you put it in access mode and then keep holding it until the "lock" icon shows up. I think the dash also tells you it's locked. I think the manual states to put it in off-road mode when raising your vehicle though.
Not sure what you mean by "the suspensions try to compensate when I lift the car"... The padlock icon next to the switch on the center console switch indicates that the suspensions are locked in Crawl mode (Access height with a twist of lemon), but that won't do you much good when you put her on a lift. The wheels will still drop all the way down - as far as the suspensions can go - when you lift the vehicle off the ground. Might as well start from Off-road height as the manual recommends, you will save yourself some time - plus you'll need the extra clearance under the car to correctly position the posts of the lift. When you lower the vehicle you will be in extended or super extended off-road mode, just push the suspensions button down until the display reads "Normal height selected", and away you go.
Umberto....I have a question from the back of the room.
Using a floor jack, or god forbid, the OEM jack, I was under the impression that locking in crawl mode even with suspension sag there would be less vertical distance to jack up vs. off-road mode, or is that not the case? Or asked another way, which gets the wheel off the ground with less height on the jack, crawl or off-road?
Because in the unfortunate case I need to use the OEM jack on the side of the road, I want as little extension on that thing as possible.
Rafa is right. It doesn't matter which height you are in when jacking up or lifting the car, the suspensions will just keep dropping unrestrained to their most extended state (I guess gravity is a bitch... :lol: ) before the wheels eventually don't touch the ground anymore. So, it will basically take less time - and effort if you are stuck with the silly contraption provided by Land Rover - to start from the highest setting available, which is off-road height.
I have TFM right here on my desk. Crawl mode locks you into Access height at speeds up to 24 mph to drive into low overhead parking structures, etc (if you don't lock it, the car will rise to normal height when you exceed 6 mph.) Every other mode changes automatically at preset speeds and cannot be overridden.