Member Since: 26 Jan 2010
My 2005 Disco 3 has just developed the same problem this weekend - it only has PDC on the rear. When in reverse the PDC starts a continuous high pitched squeal until turned off. I can only feel the wiring behind the two outer most sensors and they seem OK. Seeing as we've just had a the driest June for many years I can't see water ingress being an issue. I can't reach the inner two to check. How easy is it t oget the rear bumber off without a pit or ramp?
Apart from a wiring loom problem what else could it be and is it something I can do myself without having to go and get my wallet empited by a main dealer who refuses even look at a problem unless I agree to pay an 'investigation fee'.
28th Jun 2010 7:08 pm
Member Since: 09 Nov 2009
Mine has done this aswell I think you will find its the temperatures as I parked out of the sun and everything was OK again.
29th Jun 2010 2:04 pm
Member Since: 26 Jan 2010
You may well be right. All OK this morning. Car parked outside office in baking sunlight all day yesterday. Why would this cause a problem?
29th Jun 2010 7:09 pm
Member Since: 29 Jun 2010
Location: west yorkshire
Slightly different issue has just appeared.......
when I select reverse, I get a higher than usual 'beep', that is constant for about 5 sec's, then stops then the amber PDC light starts to flash ?????
the front sensors are still fine and work ok... only the rear ones having a hissy fit..... anyone any idea's
Can be any number of things apparently. I have this exact issue and am waiting for a new ECU to arrive. Fronts are fine until I use the rears when the fault disables the system. The system resets itself after restarting the engine.
Hi , mines doing exactly this aswell now , any help please , i hate going to the dealers if i can help it , how do you get these out to check wires etc , i dont wanna cause more damage if they are hard to remove etc .
17th Sep 2010 6:24 pm
Member Since: 16 Sep 2010
Does anyone know how to decide if it's the parking sensors, or the control unit which is U/S? I know the sensors are supposed to tick but is there a more scientific way of testing them? I understand the sensors are about Â£40 each but how much is the PDC control box?
My PDC system- rear only- can be[a] short beep,[b] continuous beep until first selected [c] no beep of anykind!
12 October 2010
I have just had an auto sparks round with a magic box. He plugged it in and said all sensors are OK it's the control box which is not talking to the system properly. New PDC needed.
A new PDC has to be fitted by a LR Dealer [ it has to be porgrammed in] which is going to be Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£, so I've opted for an aftermarket kit at about Â£200. Will keep you posted.
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20th Sep 2010 4:00 pm
Member Since: 26 Jan 2010
I never cured my problem - it went away by itself. I think its to do with the control unit in the rear nearside door.
I had a problem with the windoew in that door and itturned out to be a chaffed loom where it enters the door. Waggling the loom a couple of times seeemed to cure the parking sensor problem. I toccured again a couple of weeks ago and the same trick sseemed to cure it. My local garage have said they can only investigate if the problem reappears.
22nd Sep 2010 7:59 am
Member Since: 16 Oct 2009
Rear PDC beep continuously
Hi, I am getting this fault where the rear reversing bleepers beep continuously when r, auto, is seleted. I can switch them off by pressing the button on the dash. I am assuming one of the sensors is faulty. Does anyone know how to remove them or how to check which one it is ?
6th Oct 2010 10:12 am
Member Since: 02 Mar 2005
faulty park distance control
After 5 years my front park distance control has failed - error message on dash saying it is inactive. Any ideas as to waht has caused this? It beeps all the time and I ahve to turn the switch off which means I can't use the rear sensors....
18th Oct 2010 1:50 am
Member Since: 15 Oct 2008
Location: Congleton, Cheshire.
Same here. Car is nearly 5 years old and getting a front PDC inactive message. Any ideas on a fix anyone?
15th Aug 2011 8:06 pm
Member Since: 10 Jul 2011
Hi My 08 has jest developed a problem, on switching on ignition, get longer than normal beep at rear of sensors, dash switch flashess contently, Select reverse get the same problem but I have no nose for any of the sensors? Anyone able to help? Henry 08 Disco 3
13th Nov 2011 5:25 pm
Member Since: 29 Jan 2012
Yup had this on my 2006 Disco 3 last year. Water in one of the sensors had caused internal corrosion - too much jet washing!
Bought a new sensor and then swapped it out until I found the right one - luckily it came in primer grey so it looks like the other silver ones! It's a s*d of job as the rear bumper has to come off.
......A new PDC has to be fitted by a LR Dealer [ it has to be porgrammed in] which is going to be Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£, so I've opted for an aftermarket kit at about Â£200. Will keep you posted.
I was told the PDC hasnt got to be programmed in...
they cost Â£70..00 ish & are a bit awkward to fit (behind rear NS passenger seat)
you need a torx spanner of right size to remove the seat belt anchor point....
My advise is to take to an independant LR providor that has the appropriate test kit...it will identify the problem & its usually a sensor.
I used Four x 4 in leeds - they know what they are doing on most things LR....fixed my PDC for less than Â£40....I wasted money on a new control box.
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1st Feb 2012 9:54 am
Member Since: 23 Apr 2010
Location: Calgary, Alberta
My front PDC was acting up. Sometimes giving phantom signals and other times not switching on at all. It was resolved when I fitted a new battery to replace the original out of my 06 HSE. It has been 100% since the battery replacement.
I have the same problem on this one i have just bought 2005 D3 HSE with 92k. it's an auto when i put it in reverse it just goes into a high pitch whine as if your close to something. That said it doesn't do it everytime, it seems to me it's just a bad fault with them, the front ones work fine.
1st Apr 2012 11:48 am
Member Since: 31 Oct 2009
My 04 HSE has started to display a front sensor inactive message if trying to use the sensors.
Was a bit hit/miss for it working yesterday but today it's not working at all.
How loud is the clicking noise they make, going to try and fault find it tonight.
Also, is it a bumper off job to get at the sensors?
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