Land Rover Discovery Owners & Service Manuals

Land Rover Discovery: Starting the engine


Never start the engine, or leave it running, when the vehicle is in an enclosed space. Exhaust gases are poisonous and can cause unconsciousness and death if inhaled.

If the engine fails to start, do not continue cranking, as this will discharge the battery. It may also damage the catalytic converter due to unburnt fuel passing through the exhaust.

Note: The Smart key may not be detected if it is placed within a metal container, or if it is shielded by a device with a back-lit LCD screen, such as a smart phone, laptop (including when inside a laptop bag), games console, etc. Keep the Smart key clear of such devices when attempting Keyless entry or Keyless start backup.

To start the engine:

  1. Make sure a valid Smart key is inside the vehicle.
  2. Make sure Park (P) or Neutral (N) is selected.
  3. Automatic transmission: Press the brake pedal firmly.

    Manual transmission: Press the clutch pedal firmly.

  4. Press and release the engine START/ STOP button.

Note: For vehicles with a diesel engine, the delay period before cranking begins will be longer in low ambient temperatures. This is due to extended glow plug operation. During this extended delay, the brake pedal (automatic transmission) or clutch pedal (manual transmission) must remain firmly pressed.

Once the engine starts, release the brake pedal (automatic transmission) or clutch pedal (manual transmission), if it is safe to do so.


 Switching off the engine

To switch off the engine while the vehicle is stationary: Apply the Electric Parking Brake (EPB). Mark sure that Park (P) (automatic transmission) or Neutral (N) (manual transmission) is selected

 Keyless start backup

If the vehicle is unlocked using the emergency key blade, or the Smart key is not detected by the vehicle, it will be necessary to use the Keyless start backup feature to disarm the alarm and start th

 If the engine fails to start

All vehicles If the engine fails to start when the engine START/STOP button is pressed, and the vehicle has been in a recent collision, seek qualified assistance. If the engine fails to start, and a v


 Manual Transmission Transaxle Transmission Fluid Level Check (G2162887) / General Procedures

CHECK WARNING: Observe due care when draining, as the fluid can be very hot. All vehicles WARNING: Make sure to support the vehicle with axle stands. NOTE: Make sure that the vehicle is standing on a level surface. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to: Engine Undershield (501-02 Front End Body Pa

 Instrument Cluster / Diagnosis and Testing

PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION For a detailed description of the Instrument Cluster, refer to the relevant Description and Operation section in the workshop manual. REFER to: Instrument Cluster (413-01 Instrument Cluster, Description and Operation). INSPECTION AND VERIFICATION CAUTION: Diagnosis by substit

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