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Any owner, especially a previous P38a owner, will understand how hyper-sensitive we become around Range Rover Dash beeps and bongs. The slightest warning bong sends waves of terror down my spine. I suddenly evaluate how difficult it would be to have the car towed from this particular spot on the highway or am I wearing the right
shoes to push this damm thing through the intersection.

That is why you should all understand that I find the most anoying thing in the whole world is that the MKIII Range Rover feels the need to tell me every time the outside temperature is below 37 degrees F. I am about 4 blocks away from home and the thing goes bong, I go OH crap, and then I go, OH it is 37 degrees outside. Thank you Rover for that jolt in my heart rate...Really Really useful...
 

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after removing your guts from your shoes after that sinking feeling it makes you want to disconnect all of them. Maybe we'll all be lucky and you'll find a non-bng setting in your new software suite! :thumb:
 

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Malafax_dand said:
Any owner, especially a previous P38a owner, will understand how hyper-sensitive we become around Range Rover Dash beeps and bongs. The slightest warning bong sends waves of terror down my spine. I suddenly evaluate how difficult it would be to have the car towed from this particular spot on the highway or am I wearing the right shoes to push this damm thing through the intersection.
I have the same feeling whenever I hear the bing - usually followed by a four letter word that I shouldn't use in front of the children!

Malafax_dand said:
I find the most annoying thing in the whole world is that the MKIII Range Rover feels the need to tell me every time the outside temperature is below 37 degrees F. .
Now, if it went bing every time the temperature was below 37 degrees ( 3 Celsius) that would really be annoying. :evil: Fortunately it only gives you this warning when the temperature crosses the threshold in either direction. I heard it yesterday for the first time in months for example when the temperature actually went up above 3 degrees for an hour or two.
 

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I would be laughing if your description wasn't SOOOOOO true. I cringe every time I hear the BONG that says I only have 31 miles of fuel left - why did they set it at 31 miles? Why not 50? 45? 40? Why 31??

I feel like Pavlov's dog as I imagine $1000 leaving my checkbook at each BONG.

I wish we could turn those off!
 

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jdholder said:
I would be laughing if your description wasn't SOOOOOO true. I cringe every time I hear the BONG that says I only have 31 miles of fuel left - why did they set it at 31 miles? Why not 50? 45? 40? Why 31??
That one is easy. 31miles = 50 KM... a nice round number if you are in any other country on the face of the earth.
 

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jdholder said:
I would be laughing if your description wasn't SOOOOOO true. I cringe every time I hear the BONG that says I only have 31 miles of fuel left - why did they set it at 31 miles? Why not 50? 45? 40? Why 31??
That one is easy. 31miles = 50 KM... a nice round number if you are in any other country on the face of the earth.

Right, am I to believe that Range Rover can change the readouts on the dash to non-metric, the speedometer, the odometer etc - but they can't change the "Range" bong to non-metric. In a $100,000 truck I would expect this could be accomplished :)
 

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I hate the temp bong. At least they could have used a different sound...
Amen to that.

Driving through the Ardennes in Belgium this past weekend I got the temp bong. The long suffering RR owning wife looks up from the mag she's reading sharply and belts a "what was that" in my direction... :roll:
 

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Oh my, we may have discover the one thing on a MK3 the works all the time... BONG!!!! The outside temp/freeze warning... BONG!!!

The other BONG!!! is the Key left in BONG!!! if your not lighting fast in removing the key when turning off the engine.


Mark.
 

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I have an interesting beep for you guys to decipher:

When i start the car and select drive and immediately slam the gas pedal to the floor i get a few quick beeps which then turns into a solid beep once at speed. After a couple of seconds the sound has gone. Is this a warning beep to say "too much gas too soon take it easy, your engine and oil is too cold you idiot"??? Could someone please shed some light on this???
Looked in the manual but nothing obvious to explain this??

Obviously this is not my normal style of driving!! Just noticed it a couple of times when i saw a break in traffic to get moving.

Happy Motoring!
 

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Hi all,
if you are nice to your dealer, he can switch off at least the temperature BONG....
Guess how I know.

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heppsen
 

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I'm sick of the beeps!!!

I am currentlly getting 5 in the first few hundred yards from my house!!!! :crybaby2: :think: :x

Check Coolant Level (1), Check Sidelight(2) and Ext Temp beeps (3). In the last week my rear parking sensors have gone haywire too (4). Not to mention the 3 quick beeps I get about 30 seconds after I start the car from behind me (not parking sensors, different to that!!) thats 5!

1) The RR is in today having a leaking expansion tank replaced.
2) The sidelight works fine but seems loose at the bottom (I think a previous mechanic has broke the mount or something)....?
3) Ext Temp is hopefully getting warmer as spring approaches!
4) Have cleaned the sensors but no idea why it has started doing this! Any ideas???
5) Posted about these 3 beeps before but nobody has any suggestions... Any new ideas???

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Mine beeps at below 5 degrees Celcius so it always bonging away at this time if the year. Had low Windscreen fluid yesterday as well.... :dance:
 

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holy beeps and bongs batman! Im so happy to hear im not the only neurotic RR owner.... Anyone else here glance down at the LED readout to see if there is an error message when there hasnt been a bong?

or that one just me?

I think that comes from the engine lights that would just come on in the P38's
 

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My RR scared the crap out of me yesterday...

I was driving through a flooded roadway, about 2 ft deep (roughly the max wading depth in the manual, but I've read of people going deeper so I felt confident) at the deepest spot and about 100 yards long with a couple abandoned vehicles in the water that I had to drive off the road to go around (yes I got out to check the depth because the alternate route would have added about an hour to my trip, but I would rather spend an hour than find out it was 3ft+ deep in the middle only after a failure). About halfway through near the deepest part, my RR decided it was time to let me know that the air temperature had dropped to 37 degrees!!! My wife had already protested both when I drove around the barriers where the road was closed, and when I suggested we could drive through the water. I would have never lived it down if something went wrong. The fear induced adrenaline surge when that bong sounded was pretty intense.

There really should be a way to disable that silly warning. The RR performed flawlessly, and I feel guilty for even thinking for a split second that it would have failed to cross this relatively simple obstacle.
 

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On the other hand we could really use a bong that says "Your front brake caliper is about to give out and it would be unwise to start off on a 200 km trip into the wilderness without fixing it first.."

Ask me how I know.
 

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Hi All,
BMWs have the **** 37 degree Bong and the Range Rover has a lot of BMW influence built into it.
 

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Funny thing is mine does not do an audible signal when the snowflake comes on - and that snowflake comes on a lot during my winters.
 
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