> Flashing M and S green lights on dash???? - Land Rover Forums - Land Rover Enthusiast Forum

Go Back   Land Rover Forums - Land Rover Enthusiast Forum > Vehicle Line Up > Discovery II
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-01-2009, 07:16 PM
Chrisinhouston's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 508
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Flashing M and S green lights on dash????

I drove today from Houston to Atlanta where will be for a few months and near the end of the drive the green M and S lights on the dash came on flashing green and also the D next to the odometer and the red light indicator next to the gear shift were flashing.

I had to drive a few miles through a narrow construction zone before I could stop and I put it in park and shut it down. When I restarted it all was ok.

Any thoughts on this? The car ran fine and had no other problems.

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-01-2009, 07:32 PM
NiteTrain's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Woodstock, GA
Posts: 2,306
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

could just be low battery voltage..what part of atlanta are you staying in?
__________________
1999 DII with CDL shifter on grabber AT2s
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-01-2009, 08:06 PM
Disco Mike's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 25,512
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Send a message via Skype™ to Disco Mike
Default

Agree, check clean and tighten all you battery and ground leads, then get you voltage check with the engine off and at idle, get back to use with the numbers.
__________________
Mike
Retired service manager. Member of the Solihull Society, NCLR club, SCLR and Santa Barbara 4 Wheelers.

99 D2, 3" lift, CDL with a Detroit and T.T. lockers, H.D. axles, 4:11 gears, Custom front and rear bumpers, sliders, Warn winch, and 5 HID's.

To Download the RAVE Manual, follow this link http://www.landroverresource.com/

Rover Radio issues or IPOD Adapters http://home.valornet.com/splacket/index.htm



Need Parts?
paulgrant@mac.com, or 203-770-1699
willtillery@roverguy.com, or 434-251-9331
Paul PTSchram 260-804-0458
PM Marty(Drillbit)[url]http://www.landroversonly.com/forums...o=newpm&u=5940
British Parts of Utah, http://www.bputah.com/
Lucky8, http://lucky8llc.com/
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-01-2009, 09:20 PM
AK Rover's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Soldotna, AK
Posts: 2,736
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to AK Rover
Default

I would think that if this happened near the end of a long drive your alternator has given up the ghost or is about to.
__________________
To download the RAVE manual, follow this link http://www.landroverresource.com/
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-02-2009, 06:39 AM
Chrisinhouston's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 508
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks! The battery connection could well be the issue. While working on my Disco last week I noticed that the positive cable seemed loose and when
I went to tighten it it didn't seem to help and actually twisted on the terminal. I'll either torque it down a little more or replace the cable clamp if it is bad but a momentary loss of DC power could be the cause. The battery is a big one and less then a year old and I am having no issues with starting the car.
__________________
2003 Discovery S

New engine, greasable front shaft, OME HD shocks and springs, EBC D&S rotors and Green Stuff pads, ARB front bumper with brush guard, High Country rear bumper with One Motion tire mount, Hella 500 & 4000 lights, WARN 9000 winch with Amsteel Blue rope, leather seats with heaters and switches, rock sliders, 3/4 length roof rack and rear, Alpine stereo, Sirius Radio, and Iphone interface, custom 12 inch subwoofer and power amp, Safari Snorkel, USB interface
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-02-2009, 09:43 AM
Disco Mike's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 25,512
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Send a message via Skype™ to Disco Mike
Default

Chris, do your self a favor, do not remove your factory cable ends, clean them, tighten them up then go get a free battery/alternator test done at your local auto parts store, get back to us with the voltage with the engine off and at idle, I have seen brand new batteries that fail.
__________________
Mike
Retired service manager. Member of the Solihull Society, NCLR club, SCLR and Santa Barbara 4 Wheelers.

99 D2, 3" lift, CDL with a Detroit and T.T. lockers, H.D. axles, 4:11 gears, Custom front and rear bumpers, sliders, Warn winch, and 5 HID's.

To Download the RAVE Manual, follow this link http://www.landroverresource.com/

Rover Radio issues or IPOD Adapters http://home.valornet.com/splacket/index.htm



Need Parts?
paulgrant@mac.com, or 203-770-1699
willtillery@roverguy.com, or 434-251-9331
Paul PTSchram 260-804-0458
PM Marty(Drillbit)[url]http://www.landroversonly.com/forums...o=newpm&u=5940
British Parts of Utah, http://www.bputah.com/
Lucky8, http://lucky8llc.com/
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-25-2009, 04:47 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 29
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Friendly bump.

I am having the same issue. Just one of many from this used 03 Disco Ive bought. I had the battery checked, but only when off. It has 568 crank amps, it was at 100$ charge, and 13.18 volts (or very close to that).

Ive cleaned the terminals, the pos has some corrosion. That seemed to have fixed it for about a week, now it does it all the time. Turning it off, then restarting it sometimes works, but it locked me out once doing that. Wouldnt turn over at all. It seems that when I take off the pos from the battery, resetting the computer, it will be ok for a few days, then starts again.

One thing I did notice, is on the negative lead to the battery, there is what looks like a ground, that is not hooked up. The connection looks like it was in use, because you can see a washer mark on it, where it had some use. But I cant see where it goes. Its about 3 inches back from the end of the cable, where it connects to the battery, and there is nothing there to connect to.

Anyways, this has become a fairly annoying problem. Any suggestions would be great.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-25-2009, 04:55 PM
Spike555's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Grand Rapids MI
Posts: 26,210
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Philip Lawrence
Send a message via Skype™ to Spike555
Default

Take that wire and somewhere on the fender will be a small hole, find a small bolt and lock washer and screw it to the fender.
If you cant find a hole then make one.
And screw will do, just makew sure that you use a lock washer so that it does not come off again.
__________________
The "Storm Trooper", 1997 Discovery with 230,000 miles, still a daily driver.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-25-2009, 07:46 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 29
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I cant find anywhere to put it, or where it may have been. Ill try to upload a pic soon, its pissing rain right now.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-26-2009, 12:17 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 157
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I had the same problem and the battery and all the cables were fine. Check your XYZ switch position and make sure that it is tight and in place. Sometimes it gets loose and/or A/C tubes condensation drops into it causing you to lose power and be stuck in 3rd gear. Before I always had to park my car facing out so I never had to reverse, because whenever I reversed and shifted back to drive, the flashing "M" and "S" would start.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 12:17 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
2003, 99, blinking, dash, discovery, flashing, flasking, green, land, landrover, light, lights, rover, sdash, series


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Our Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:16 AM.

Copyright © Internet Brands, Inc. All rights reserved.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
LAND ROVER and its logo are the registered trademarks of Land Rover. Land Rover is not affiliated with LandRoverForums.com.

Emails Backup