Used Land Rover Freelander ECU
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What is the ECU/what does it do?
The term ECU (Electronic Control Unit) is a universal name given to a variety of electronic control systems found in a car. Collectively they make up the car's computer or brain which controls and regulates key components of the vehicle.
Getting into the details of the ECU
ECU’s are located within the dashboard or engine bay. It is often possible to ‘read’ or interrogate your car's various ECU’s using a laptop computer with relevant software and cable or a dedicated reader via a connection port which is usually located in the dashboard. This method is used by mechanics for diagnosis of certain vehicle faults.
An ECU controls or governs aspects of a car's systems including, but not limited to, the engine, ABS, suspension, automatic gearbox and power steering.
What if something goes wrong with the ECU?
Like any electronic component an ECU can fail for a number of reasons including short circuits, dry solder joints, water damage or age. Diagnosis is generally much easier with the correct reader which can be used to obtain error codes from ECU.
Land Rover Freelander trivia
- The Mk1 Land Rover Freelander quickly became the bestselling four-wheel drive in Europe. Over nine years, it sold over 540,000 units!
- The designer for the Land Rover Freelander went on to become the Land Rover Head of Design. Gerry McGovern is fascinated by the evolution of the Land Rover, and says that “We’re very protective of our images.”
- The second-generation Land Rover Freelander was unveiled at the London Motor Show 2006. This newer version was based on the Mondeo and the Ford S-Max.
- The Land Rover Freelander and the Jaguar X-Type were both made in the same factory: the Halewood Body & Assembly plant near Liverpool. That’s because both types of cars (as different as they might seem) both make use of a Ford-designed front-wheel-drive platform.
- If you sit in a Land Rover Freelander, plug your seatbelt, and then unplug it nine times in a row then you can turn off that annoying beeping noise that alerts you when a seatbelt isn’t being worn. Don’t panic, though, because you still get the dash indicator warning light.