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  • Guy
    Member Since: 10 Aug 2016
    Location: Sitting Down, Facing Front
    Posts: 26
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Carpathian Grey

    Exterior Lights Flash in Sequence

    As the subject says - I had the vehicle unlocked and the tailgate open and the rear lights went into disco mode all flashing in sequence - indicators, brake lights, reversing lights and rear fogs. The only way I could clear it was to start the car. Then it did it again when I got home.

    Did I accidentally hit a key button and activate some secret alarm system? The Panic button just does hazards and horn, doesn't it? Or was it running some sort of test? I've checked the manual and searched the forum but can't find any reference to it.

    Maybe connected to yesterday's service visit to the dealer...? Confused
  • RDR
    Member Since: 23 Jun 2016
    Location: Derbyshire
    Posts: 98
    United Kingdom 

    Sounds like the trailer light test button was pressed?

    Current: D4 HSE Luxury (MY16)
    D5 HSE Luxury Si6 22" Dynamic - Cancelled gonna wait for the LWB bigger boot version !
  • mordred1973
    Member Since: 08 Jan 2019
    Location: Northamptonshire
    Posts: 135
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Fuji White

    Do you have a towbar? Thats exactly what happens when you press the traiker lamp test button. Seems to go for ages too.

    2017 HSE Td6 with Capability plus pack, wade sensing, parking heater, armest fridge, head up display and surround cameras, 4 zone climate, black pack, adaptive headlamps, intelligent seat fold, deployable tow bar.
  • Road Runner 2017
    Member Since: 14 Jan 2017
    Location: Scotland
    Posts: 1481
    Scotland 
    2018 Discovery Si6 HSE Lux Santorini Black

    Is the test sequence available for the removable and fixed towbars or just for the deployable? Never noticed if there there was a button in the boot.

    MY17 First Edition - 3L Diesel Td6 - Farallon Black.
    MY18 Hse Luxury - 3L Petrol Si6 - Santorini Black.
  • Labbix
    Member Since: 05 Mar 2018
    Location: Albania
    Posts: 479
     
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Silicon Silver

    Only for the electrical one
  • Labbix
    Member Since: 05 Mar 2018
    Location: Albania
    Posts: 479
     
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Silicon Silver

    Sorry, deployable one
  • Road Runner 2017
    Member Since: 14 Jan 2017
    Location: Scotland
    Posts: 1481
    Scotland 
    2018 Discovery Si6 HSE Lux Santorini Black

    Yes I thought so, as the demonstrator we had for a week had the deployable complete with the testing function. Not sure why they could not implement it for the other types of towbars though as its a handy feature.

    MY17 First Edition - 3L Diesel Td6 - Farallon Black.
    MY18 Hse Luxury - 3L Petrol Si6 - Santorini Black.
  • MalithS
    Member Since: 16 Aug 2018
    Location: Warwickshire
    Posts: 75
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery Td6 HSE Santorini Black

    mordred1973 wrote:
    Do you have a towbar? Thats exactly what happens when you press the traiker lamp test button. Seems to go for ages too.


    It goes on for 3 minutes or till its cancelled by user or one of the inhibits is broken.


  • Guy
    Member Since: 10 Aug 2016
    Location: Sitting Down, Facing Front
    Posts: 26
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Carpathian Grey

    Thanks all. Thumbs Up

    I have the deployable towbar and I suspect that a bag (I was loading shopping at the time) may have rolled over and hit the test button. Having never used the trailer light test, I wasn't familiar with it.

    Last time something similar happened, a bag of dog food tipped and hit the 'towbar deploy' button and I had to leap out of the way sharpish! That button panel could be better placed.
  • MalithS
    Member Since: 16 Aug 2018
    Location: Warwickshire
    Posts: 75
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery Td6 HSE Santorini Black

    There is a switch cover/bezel that has been added to the kit now to reduce this happening. You should ask your dealer as they should fit that if you dont have it already as a service action:


  • mordred1973
    Member Since: 08 Jan 2019
    Location: Northamptonshire
    Posts: 135
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Fuji White

    a small rubber lip goes around the deploy and lamp test buttons, mine also was due a softare update (and subsequently the tow bar doesn't lock every time it is deployed now!), I have to say since I usually go and collect the caravan on my own, the lamp test is very useful feature for that.

    2017 HSE Td6 with Capability plus pack, wade sensing, parking heater, armest fridge, head up display and surround cameras, 4 zone climate, black pack, adaptive headlamps, intelligent seat fold, deployable tow bar.
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