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Old October 18th, 2004, 01:59 PM
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Hey guys, Just got my brand new well sort of 97 defender 90. It's a white station wagon 4 liter auto. This looks like a sight full of knowledgable people so i was wondering if you could sort out a couple dumb newbie questions. Doe your defender have a seperate key to lock the doors in addition to an ignition key? The previous owner gave me only one key and it does not seem to lock the doors. What are the electronics that are under the passenger side seat? Do you even have any electronics under yours? Where is a good place to order parts and acessories aside from roverparts? Thanks I appreciate it!
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Old October 18th, 2004, 02:07 PM
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Old October 18th, 2004, 02:24 PM
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Russell, Yes, there should be 2 keys, one for the ign. and another for the doors. I am not sure what the electronics under the pass seat are, maybe some aftermarket stuff. Maybe some '97 guys can answer that better. For parts try Rovers North and Atlantic British. You will find them and more in the vendors section of the site. Let us know if you have any other ?s, we will be happy to help I will keep an eye out for you in JAX, we are moving back to Ponte Vedra after being away for 2 1/2 years. Should be down in the next month or so! Enjoy your new toy!
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Old October 18th, 2004, 02:33 PM
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On a 97 under the seat I think is the ruff road ECU and a relay or 2 for the ECU and fuel pump. Oh and I don't blow gaskets, I just try and keep other people from blowing them before I get there.
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Old October 18th, 2004, 02:59 PM
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See mike's post. Doors have a separate key. Roversnorth is usually very good for parts and a good start for accessories.

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Old October 18th, 2004, 03:47 PM
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I have 3 keys for my defender ignition doors and console.
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Old October 18th, 2004, 04:10 PM
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For parts you can try the following:

Rovers North

Off-Road Tuff

British Pacific

Rovers Down South

Rover Connection

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Old October 18th, 2004, 04:10 PM
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Hey guys, Just got my brand new well sort of 97 defender 90. It's a white station wagon 4 liter auto. This looks like a sight full of knowledgable people so i was wondering if you could sort out a couple dumb newbie questions. Doe your defender have a seperate key to lock the doors in addition to an ignition key? The previous owner gave me only one key and it does not seem to lock the doors. What are the electronics that are under the passenger side seat? Do you even have any electronics under yours? Where is a good place to order parts and acessories aside from roverparts? Thanks I appreciate it!

Check the "specials" section for good places. Just about all retailers worth their salt are listed there.

As Mike H. said, that's your BCU. You'll notice the ABS wires going out of it. It basically keeps your check engine light from throwing. If you ever take your truck wading, make sure you have it wrapped up.

Yes, seperate keys. Don't lock yourself out. Sounds like you might be buying some new lock cylinders unless you know a locksmith.
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Old October 18th, 2004, 04:16 PM
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In addition to DJ's parts places, you can also try

www.dap-inc.com
www.greatbasinrovers.com
www.rovercity.com

The latter two you will need to make a phone call as their websites are not fully functioning, but they do have good prices!
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Old October 18th, 2004, 04:36 PM
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Great, I guess I'll be making a phone call to the guy he only gave me one ignition key. Ponte Vedra, cool, I live on the west side but during the summer we spend alot of time up there I have no doubt I'll miss a bright yellow d90. By the way you don't happen know if there is anybody else from the jacksonville area on this forum
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Old October 18th, 2004, 04:53 PM
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Havn't noticed, but there are plenty of Florida guys. I know there is another AA yellow in PVB, a '97 I bought my hardtop from. I was down this wknd and saw his daughter driving it. And there was a guy in Jax beach I think with a red '95. Also seen a 110 cruising the beaches on occasion. I have seen a white wagon in PVB, wonder if it is the one you bought? Look forward to meeting you.
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Old October 18th, 2004, 05:09 PM
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Lock tumbler sets are surprisingly easy to change, did all 3 doors on mine in about an hour and a half, including figuring out how to do it. But you do need to drill 1 hole on one of the inner door panels that is covered by the trim.

Just remember, you can't lock the doors unless they are closed. You have to get out and lock it with the key.

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Old October 18th, 2004, 05:11 PM
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Don't lock yourself out.
You can't lock yourself out as you can't slam lock these doors. They must be locked from the outside.
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Old October 18th, 2004, 05:24 PM
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I have one of those SW 97 defenders with the secret wires under the seat too . My ignition key locks the front doors. A shorter key does the rear. You have to turn the ignition key to the left/counterclock to lock. Under the seat you have something that looks like a stereo amp, thats the stereo amp. And the other thing that looks like a flux capacitor ,well you will need to talk to NASA about that. No just joshin, its the ECU. Electronic control unit. It seems during the mid 90s landrover north america was chosen as the test platform for a new hands free electronic steering system. The system was a total flop when the cars kept veering into the opposite lanes to intercept oncoming traffic. Most of the units were later removed under warranty.
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Old October 18th, 2004, 07:18 PM
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On a 97' you can lock the doors without the key. You need to hold down the outside button while pushing down the interior lock button. That's how I locked myself out once, and I just ordered door key blank from George at Rovers Down South so I can stash one on the chassis. You should be able to unlock the door withe the ignition key, but hey it's a Land Rover, so it will work on some and not on all. Same reason why I can unlock any (well all 3 that I tried it on) Defender doors with my ignition key. Welcome to the club, enjoy the new whip.
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Old October 18th, 2004, 08:26 PM
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Hey, I only got one key with my Defender! It starts the engine and opens the driver's door. Otherwise I'm SOL

I wonder if the driver's lock has been re-keyed or is just junk and could be opened with any key (yikes!) -- better check that....

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See mike's post. Doors have a separate key. Roversnorth is usually very good for parts and a good start for accessories.

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Old October 18th, 2004, 09:35 PM
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My 110 will also lock the doors by holding the outside button in while you press the inside button. So maybe this applies to all NAS Defenders?

I had to go check if my ignition key would open any of the other doors. No luck - was starting to think that maybe this was like the Kryponite locks that can be opened with Bic pens
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Old October 18th, 2004, 09:42 PM
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nobody can get into Mike's doors he locks them in his dad's garage (the D90 is outside)
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Rovahfarm.com for parts
Trevor, who runs the site, is extremely helpful and has overnighted me emergency parts a few times
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Holy time travel Doc!
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