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Have a few problems, maybe some could help me out on these.

1. Door only opens from outside now. Decided to do that. However, it never worked properly. The drivers door lock would stick, and lock/unlock only if you moved the button up or down, or opened with key (lock was too weak to open with remote)

2. Cracked windshield. Cheap aftermarket?

3. The HEVAC system threw an open book at me, one time only, hasn't done it since, and hadn't done it before, but still gets me nervous.

4. Headliner suggestions? Don't know how to do it myself, don't want to learn either. Want to have a shop do it, but if I go OEM, will it fall again eventually, or???

Let me remind you, the truck was bought in March. Alternator failed the day after I bought it, the windshield 3 days later. Door, 1 week after.
 

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Your P38a doesn't hate you. All Range Rovers are known to test new owners, if you see it through, you'll end up with a great car. :wink:

1. Remove the doorlining, it's probably just a connecting rod that's come lose. While at it, check the door lock and latch and grease it, so the motor has an easier time opening it.

2. I know of cheap windshields, but unfortunately only in Belgium via a local glass shop...

3. No need to worry, could be a momentary glitch in the system. As long as you get warm or cold as desired, everything is fine. You could get someone with a Testbook or similar to read the code, so you know what caused the error.

4. No experience. We have done it on an RRC, was a lot of work, but manageable.

Greetz,

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Roverrad95 said:
Have a few problems, maybe some could help me out on these.

1. Door only opens from outside now. Decided to do that. However, it never worked properly. The drivers door lock would stick, and lock/unlock only if you moved the button up or down, or opened with key (lock was too weak to open with remote)

2. Cracked windshield. Cheap aftermarket?

3. The HEVAC system threw an open book at me, one time only, hasn't done it since, and hadn't done it before, but still gets me nervous.

4. Headliner suggestions? Don't know how to do it myself, don't want to learn either. Want to have a shop do it, but if I go OEM, will it fall again eventually, or???

Let me remind you, the truck was bought in March. Alternator failed the day after I bought it, the windshield 3 days later. Door, 1 week after.

Except for the door lock problem, it sounds like a typical range and quick fixes.

1. Doors come off in 30 seconds with a powered screw driver. Open it up and see what is wrong

2. They make cheap windshields BUT, you will lose the front defroster. There are fine lines in the front windshield. My 97 was changed out to a cheap windshield and living in new orleans there wasnt a need for it.

3. This book light turns off??? Seriously though, its prob a blend motor heading south. EVERY SINGLE PERSON ON THIS BOARD THAT HAS HAD A RANGE PAST 60K in miles has had a blend motor failure, its part of the range rover experience. Luckily there are quick, well documented how to's on how to fix this.

4. I have had multiple cars that have headliner problems. 3 out of 5 Ranges. Find a nice headliner shop, I dont think I have ever spent over 250 to change a headliner. Cheapest was 80 bucks, took the headliner out myself and brought it to them. I never went OEM but, once I have had it done It has never came down ever again. Just find the matching color and texture.

5. Alternator :think: Only on my 1990 did the alternator go bad. Wonder what caused it....?
 

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It just might be ganging up on you now, but none of these are (Mr. Slave from SP voice:) Super Serial!

I've had the entire HVAC reworked and replaced and still got the stupid testbook in a week. Everything works fine, it is just ignored at this point. Don't sweat it.

I have glass coverage, so a new heated windscreen cost me $50 (deductable). I believe you are probably looking at around $700 for a heated replacement without insurance, but I will check my papers this evening and see if I can see the actual price on there for ya. If I remember to check that is, always a risk. :D Possibly cheaper without the heat, but in cold climates it is very handy, although I don't like looking through the squiggles the rest of the year.

If this is your daily driver and in good shape, I'd have the headliner done by a good upholstery shop. It won't be super expensive and they will do a better job than you can and it will last.
 

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This isn't my first P38. I'm just frustrated because almost all of it has happened in a month. Oh well.

1. Will do.

2. I live in Southern California. I don't get ice often (if ever) on my windshield. A heated one doesn't matter to me at all. I'd actually prefer a non heated one, as they crack less easily. I have cracked every single windshield on every Range Rover I have owned. Plus my Lexus LX470s as well.

3. I had that feeling about the blend motors. They had to be done on my 2000 4.6 HSE twice. It went on one time, never has turned back on again.

4. I want to know if there is a better material to use so that the lining wont fall again. Or if I did go with an OEM replacement fabric, would it fall again? I know its related to the glue Rover used, but....
 

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As for #4, better material may be no material. That is, remove the old fabric and padding clean, and paint the fiberglass shell. I think some of the members here have done that, and been happy w/ the result.
 

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I have a clean head liner in the garage, if your intrested. I also live So Cal.. I would like to know the glass shop your using.

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As for #4, better material may be no material. That is, remove the old fabric and padding clean, and paint the fiberglass shell. I think some of the members here have done that, and been happy w/ the result.

Wouldn't that be a little noisy though without the padding? Just wondering.

As for materials, anything is probably better than the mouse fur that is OEM. Perhaps a faux suede or even something smooth and easily cleanable like a leather look vinyl? Your upholstery shop could probably offer some good advice on materials, that's what they do.
 

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Agreed with other posters above, shes just testing you to see your worthiness to own her. As for the windshield i had the same issue, keep looking around, I eventually found a heated one for $340 installed. But took literally months of looking.
 
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