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Hello!

I've been reading the threads on this forum for several months now. The information from everyone is very insightful!
I finally built up the courage to sign up and post. I am buying a pre-owned 2007 RRS HSE within the next couple of days. I decided to use an auto broker to find the car for me. I previously used this autobroker to purchase my car 5 years ago. That was a new car purchase, but the experience was very positive. So I will use them for this used car purchase with the hopes of a similar experience. I've never purchased a used car before. And...i'm also lazy. lol.

Since the broker will be the one who finds the car and inspects it. My role will be just to wait for them to deliver it to me and then sign off on it.

My questions(finally):
1. Is there any owner insight anyone could provide me to look for when I inspect the vehicle?
2. Has anyone ever used an autobroker or such to purchase a used vehicle of this level?

This car will be for my wife, but we both will enjoy equally. I'm not sure if anyone has a specific answer(or if my questions are clear). But purchasing a used car of this level, we want to make sure we make a smart purchase. Because i'm sure the excitement of seeing it on delivery could potentially blind my judgement. lol.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Welcome and congratulations.

I'll start #1 as #2 is "no."

The usual inspection items pertain, look for accident damage, water damage etc, and if you need to hire a local body shop guy to go with you, do it, it could be the best money ever spent.

But some things unique to the RRS I think are very important.
1- Make sure you have complete maintenance records for the vehicle. Don't buy one that has a big folder, these cars are either born evil or angelic. Look for repeated repairs or a large history of repairs, and make sure all the inspections were done. Have your local dealer run the VIN through the system as well to uncover any "missing" paperwork if it exists.
2- Give the Terrain selector knob a good run through to make sure the air suspension is working properly.

I'll let others chime in.
 

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Thank you.

This is the type of information I was looking for. Something "unique to RRS".

I will definitely make sure to have my local dealer run the vin # and reconfirm the history.

Good advice on checking the terrain knob. Should I hear or feel anything distinctive that may be a sign of an air suspension issue?
 

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pmccr8 said:
Thank you.

This is the type of information I was looking for. Something "unique to RRS".

I will definitely make sure to have my local dealer run the vin # and reconfirm the history.

Good advice on checking the terrain knob. Should I hear or feel anything distinctive that may be a sign of an air suspension issue?
It will fart and hiss and make a reciprocating air compressor type noise on occasion which is all normal...make sure it goes up and down when its supposed to, and test drive it on the various settings.

Actually, just push every button in the car to make sure they all work properly.
 

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I received my RRS and it's in good condition.
I tried as suggested, and pushed every button. lever etc before signing off on it.
Very pleased with the appearance and ride. Still under warrranty and I confirmed all the service records.

The only negatives for me were 3 things need to be sent to me:
- The 2nd key. Which I guess I have to take to the LR dealer and have them register it once received.
- The navigation disc. He claimed there is an update and it's on backorder. (find this strange because I could order it
on-line from the Land Rover site. and doesn't appear to be backordered.)
- The Owner's manual. (i downloaded from o- line though)

I'm waiting patiently(ok...impatiently). I've had the suv for 1 week now and i'm discovering how to use various things.

Also there are a couple of cosmetic things I'm just picky about:
I noticed the land rover emblems on both front door panels, appear to be a little worn. Is it possible to replace these?
The radio knobs are not quite as shiny as I want them. Color is not as black as it should be. Is it possible to replace these?


I do have a couple of questions that I hope someone can help me with:

1. Voice control - I can't seem to activate this. Is it because I do not have the Nav disc yet?
2. Using the remote to raise or lower the vehicle - I followed the programming instructions. and it works while i'm in the car with the hazards flashing. But outside of the car, nothing happens when I press the land rover and lock(or unlock) buttons together.

Neither of these are necessities. But...I'd like to be able to utilize every feature.

Lastly, the Sirius radio is already activated. I assume from the previous owner. Is this normal? I'm too afraid to call Sirius and ask.

Thanks in advance!

New proud RRS owner!
 

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pmccr8 said:
The radio knobs are not quite as shiny as I want them. Color is not as black as it should be. Is it possible to replace these?
My volume knob gets the same way. I've never cleaned it, but my dealer does and says they do it with alcohol then use a silicone lubricant... :geek:


pmccr8 said:
Using the remote to raise or lower the vehicle - I followed the programming instructions. and it works while i'm in the car with the hazards flashing. But outside of the car, nothing happens when I press the land rover and lock(or unlock) buttons together.
Door closed? :think:

Congrats.
 

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Welcome and congrats on your new purchase.
- Look on ebay for the full manual, you should keep it in your glovebox, it's actually very informative, specially in a car like ours that isn't always as intuitive as you may want.
- Radio knobs, as far as I know they're not available as a replacement part. I pull them out and clean them with dishwashing soap, let dry and then spray the heck out of the rubber with armorall or any silicone based protectant, let sit for a couple of minutes, then remove excess with a clean lint free cloth, reinstall. Repeat every few months.
-The emblems are available on eBay or try parts.com
-Sirius, the previous owner probably bought a 1 year subscription, don't worry eventually it'll stop working and you'll have to call Sirius.
or you won't.


Again welcome.

Rafa


New proud RRS owner![/quote]
 

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Congrats and enjoy!

rafa said:
- Radio knobs, as far as I know they're not available as a replacement part. I pull them out and clean them with dishwashing soap, let dry and then spray the heck out of the rubber with armorall or any silicone based protectant, let sit for a couple of minutes, then remove excess with a clean lint free cloth, reinstall. Repeat every few months.
Hey rafa, they have medication for this behavior now. :D
 

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rafa said:
Welcome and congrats on your new purchase.
- Look on ebay for the full manual, you should keep it in your glovebox, it's actually very informative, specially in a car like ours that isn't always as intuitive as you may want.
- Radio knobs, as far as I know they're not available as a replacement part. I pull them out and clean them with dishwashing soap, let dry and then spray the heck out of the rubber with armorall or any silicone based protectant, let sit for a couple of minutes, then remove excess with a clean lint free cloth, reinstall. Repeat every few months.
-The emblems are available on eBay or try parts.com
-Sirius, the previous owner probably bought a 1 year subscription, don't worry eventually it'll stop working and you'll have to call Sirius.
or you won't.


Again welcome.

Rafa


New proud RRS owner!
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Thanks for your replies. I will try removing and cleaning the radio knobs this weekend.

As for Sirius...I'll just listen until it stops!

Any input on the Voice Control and getting the remote to raise/lower the suspension would be great!

Once i figure out how to post photos, I'll add a couple.

Thanks again!
 

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What happens when you briefly pull the voice control paddle behind the steering wheel? You should hear a chime and the display in the instrument cluster should show "Listening" as it waits for your voice command... It's possible it may not work because you are missing the navigation DVD in the drive, I guess. I never tried it that way...

Did you follow all the instructions for the remote air suspensions control? Program the remote first (press the Land Rover button on the remote and the suspensions switch in the car until you hear a chime), then turn on the hazards and close all doors before operating the buttons on the remote to raise and lower the suspensions?
 

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gooseyloosey said:
Congrats and enjoy!

rafa said:
- Radio knobs, as far as I know they're not available as a replacement part. I pull them out and clean them with dishwashing soap, let dry and then spray the heck out of the rubber with armorall or any silicone based protectant, let sit for a couple of minutes, then remove excess with a clean lint free cloth, reinstall. Repeat every few months.
Hey rafa, they have medication for this behavior now. :D

I know I know, it's not a cure just a way to manage the symptoms and hopefully decrease the frequency of flare ups. :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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What happens when you briefly pull the voice control paddle behind the steering wheel? You should hear a chime and the display in the instrument cluster should show "Listening" as it waits for your voice command... It's possible it may not work because you are missing the navigation DVD in the drive, I guess. I never tried it that way...

Nothing happens when I pull the paddle. No chime, nothing in the display.

Did you follow all the instructions for the remote air suspensions control? Program the remote first (press the Land Rover button on the remote and the suspensions switch in the car until you hear a chime), then turn on the hazards and close all doors before operating the buttons on the remote to raise and lower the suspensions?
I will try again. I thought I did everything as above.
However, I did the programming with the doors already closed. Should they be opened while I'm programming and then closed before operating the buttons?? Maybe this is the problem.
 

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I don't think it makes a difference how the door are when you program the remote (obviously you need to be sitting inside the car to push the suspensions switch on the center console along with the Land Rover button on the remote until you hear the confirmation chime), as long as they are shut when you operate the suspensions remotely, hazards on.
 

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I don't think it makes a difference how the door are when you program the remote (obviously you need to be sitting inside the car to push the suspensions switch on the center console along with the Land Rover button on the remote until you hear the confirmation chime), as long as they are shut when you operate the suspensions remotely, hazards on.

Well...it has to be user error! I tried everything this weekend for the remote. It works fine when I'm sitting in the car with the hazard lights flashing. But once I turn them off, the remote does nothing when I press the Land Rover button and the unlock/lock buttons.

I'll try it again when I get my 2nd key. :(
 

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The suspension adjustment via remote, only works with flasher's on.
 

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The suspension adjustment via remote, only works with flasher's on.
Now I really feel like an idiot! Lol.
So this has been working correctly form the beginning.

I was under the belief that I could control the suspension via remote while walking up to the car. I'm not going to have my flasher's on usually. So I guess this feature isn't that big of a deal for me.

Anyway, thanks for your replies to my confusion.
 

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Apparently it's intended to aid when hooking up a trailer and who knows what else.
Don't feel bad, i did that whole dance myself.

Rafa
 

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My apology in advance for botheriing you guys with another 'idiot question'.

I mentioned initiallly that my RRS was missing the navigation DVD from the original owner. I just received it yesterday. Loaded it and the map appeared with no problem.

However, I can't enter an address manually or enter a point of interest.
I press the 'Destination Entry' box
Then when i try to press 'Address', this box is grayed out.
It just highlights the box for a second, then nothing happens.

Only the "Select from Map" option works.

I tried to delete all stored previous destinations.(original owner had 100 of 100 stored). But nothing.

Of course it would help if I had a bleeping [email protected]# However, i've dowloaded the Nav section and still cant find out what the deal is.

Lastly, the date printed on the navigation DVD says 2006. It's safe to assume that is not the latest version correct?
Maybe going to pick up the latest version is the solution??
(OH!! The voice control also did not start working after loading the DVD. :( )

Thanks again.
 

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Sounds like you're trying to input the info while in motion. Our marvel of British engineering won't work while the car is in motion.
However there's a hack that allows you to bypass this short sighted enhancement.
Search for "navigation hack" and you'll find documentation on this matter in our forum.
Happy about your RRS yet?

Rafa
 

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rafa said:
Sounds like you're trying to input the info while in motion. Our marvel of British engineering won't work while the car is in motion.
However there's a hack that allows you to bypass this short sighted enhancement.
Search for "navigation hack" and you'll find documentation on this matter in our forum.
Happy about your RRS yet?

Rafa
I was parked in my driveway with the car in park and the brake applied. But that's exactly what it sounds like.
Very strange. Maybe i'll try the hack anyway.

I'm loving it!! Even with these few idiot moments! But it's definitely causing my work productivity to decrease. lol.
I spend at least half my day doing RRS research.
 
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