Needs some good advice regarding a problem I have, with my L322. It is a 2003, 4,4 petrol Vouge.
Bought it after summer, and has been driving approx. 5000 Km, since then.
Has made some services, and also had a lot of electric problems, but nothing big. The car had been standing still for a year, when I bought it, so the calculation that problem could occur was there.
It has been classic problems, such as neutral swith problem, suspension alarms, and high/low motor alarms, e.t.c.
However, those I have managed to solve. ( Or live with )
Now to a more bad thing.....yesteday I was at a local shop, and when I came back to the parked car, I unlocked it with remote, without problem. Put in the key, and turn......it is stucked only a few degreas from stop position.
I can hear a clicking from steering column, when key is inserted, but it is impossible to turn to pos 2.
I tried the Fuse 18 thing, with no sucess. Also disconnected battery, no sucess.
It ended up with a tow truck, who took my dear RR to the garage att home.
Here it now stands, and looks sad.....
I read a lot of forums, and started to check. I have noted that the key can be difficult to turn sometimes before, so I disconnected the keyswitch, and dismounted is totaly. there was a lot of dirt in the mecanism, so it was not a waste of time, but there was no problem in there, and also opened the switch contact. Looks like new.
I took apart the coil, and plunge, that locks the key, and it was no problem there. I also tested the unit, with power on the coil, and it works properly. It only needed 8 Volts to lift, so the coil seems to be in good condition.
So next step is to check the steering column. I am working on take it out from car, so I can open it. My plan is to drill the "lubricate" hole, but I prefer to open it totaly before, so I dont drill into coil.
However, If this not works, it seems like a new steering column is necesary. My current has not had any tilt and telescope function lately, and that problem was also found. The telescope motor came out at the brakepedal, and was hanging in the cables. Yess...the plastic holder was broken.
Now to my question: What more to do ?? If I change to a new steering column, do I need to programe the ECU unit ??
Any suggestions to a Swedish RR owner ???