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My freelander td4 2001, hdc lights is on and flashing f4 and the car driving slow. Could you give your assistance what to do. Thank you

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    Jun Policarpio Jul 12, 2015

    hi i have land rover freelander 2004, i having a problem that the f4 flashes and the hdc amber is on and the movement of the car very slow even the rpm are 3000.

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HDC = Hill Descent Control

my freelander td4 2001, hdc - tdisline_134.jpg
1. Check the fuse as first option for HDC yellow lighting up. If you will found out it was a fuse blown, see if your brake lights are working.

2. If you have the HDC yellow light always on = fault. You might turn out the throttle position sensor, mounted at the end of the accelerator pedal.

This sensor confirms the position of the accelerator pedal when HDC is switched on. If you press the accelerator, this switch tells the system which switches off the HDC, until you release the pedal.

Just look at the switch on the accelerator pedal. Move it around and see if the HDC light will turn off.

If the following is true on your car then you may have the same fault:
Brake lights work - (if not, could be brake switch or ignition switch)
Traction control works. Try wheel spinning it on a loose surface.
ABS works. Brake sharply on a loose surface to test.
No other warning lights.

Cost of throttle position sensor for a 2001 Land Rover Freelander 2001 is around $7, part no.# LXKB100150L.

To replace it pull out the old switch. Remove cable by pushing in the lever in the middle. Slide new switch into plastic housing.

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