Originally Posted by SuthrnTaco07
Hey OP... A friend of mine is doing research for the same exact compressor and I told him I would help him out with this..
He has the HSE version and says his compressor is located in the rear. Our local LR stealer quoted him an outrageous price for a replacement. So I was curious the specs of the compressor to help him get out a little cheaper and I could do the work for him! I appreciate the write up at a perfect time! I'll be checking back to see the final result!
Not a problem at all--Happy to do it. Have your friend lay the back seats down, remove the spare tire, and put it on a towel on back seats. This will help ease the burden of putting it outside the vehicle and then hoisting it back up into the vehicle. Just straddle the tire and lift straight up and onto the towel, real simple.
Then remove the four bolts (8mm or 5/16ths socket) on the squarish tub (located UNDER the spare tire) in the rear to reveal the compressor.
Get up close to the front of the compressor for a part number that starts with RQG5XXXXX. It will be located on a black plate that will be below a "Land Rover" stamp.
The dealer quoted me $1500+labor and a pro-shop quoted me $1200 (incl. labor), I found a place that ships the compressors fast and are only $320 shipped and did it myself, the whole thing took 45 minutes to accomplish. Take that LR Stealer!
**DO NOT DISCONNECT any connection** until you have the part in hand and you are ready to remove and replace, then refer to the DIY I'm finishing up. Disconnecting wires (without disconnecting the negative battery terminal) will cause the SRS light to illuminate and require dealer or pro-shop reset. I hope this helps for now.