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Old 04-09-2017, 10:10 PM   #1
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Default D2 rear bags to coil spring conversion

I have some leaking rear air bags on my 2004 D2 and plan to replace them with new coil springs. How do I deal with the resulting dash warning light and deactivating the compressor?
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Old 04-09-2017, 10:25 PM   #2
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If you leave the ride sensor in place the truck doesn't know the difference. Otherwise it's a quick flash at the dealer or Indy shop to convince your truck it's a coil truck.
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Old 04-13-2017, 07:38 PM   #3
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simple conversion, and yes, you can trick the truck.
I did mine, and every now and then the height lamp will go on, but it always turns off.
There are a couple of fuses that you should pull as well after the swap.
And if you find a LR dealer who will fix the computer for you, congrats.
Out here, Howard Orloff Land rover:
1-said that that is impossible
2-the head mechanic had never seen an air bag to coil swap.
3-shop manager proceeded to tell me that computers in general can't be altered after programmed
4-then banned me from ever bringing my truck in after I questioned their abilities to actually work on Land Rovers

Dealers are really hesitant to actually help with this because a new computer that tells the truck you don't have airs is really pricey.
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Old 04-13-2017, 11:31 PM   #4
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Just an x in a box from Nanocom's menu. Nanocom is a necessary tool because D2 shows not enough informathom about faults .
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Old 04-15-2017, 03:05 PM   #5
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Yes they can be swapped out with coil springs. you will need to get into the SLABS ecu after, (using a factory tool like a T4 handheld) and tell it that it's now a coil spring vehicle. Done this job quite a bit.... There are most likely some after market scan tools that might be able to set the vehicle into coil spring mode, but most independent rover shops should have a scan tool that should be able to make that change.. They will most likely charge you an hour @ whatever their hourly door rate is.
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:52 AM   #6
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4-then banned me from ever bringing my truck in after I questioned their abilities to actually work on Land Rovers.
Personally, I find that redundant in the extreme. After the first 3 points I'd have told them that they were reduced to selling me parts if I couldn't find them anywhere else first.
Buy a Nanocom and once you have found your way around with it, take it over to show them what you actually CAN do if you know how to.....
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Old 04-19-2017, 05:02 PM   #7
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Personally, I find that redundant in the extreme. After the first 3 points I'd have told them that they were reduced to selling me parts if I couldn't find them anywhere else first.
Buy a Nanocom and once you have found your way around with it, take it over to show them what you actually CAN do if you know how to.....
I'd hate to blow their collective minds
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