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martinf



Member Since: 30 Nov 2020
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Water ingress causing major electrical problem
I have a friend with a 90HT who has just emailed me as follows:

"Yesterday battery went flat and electronics went crazy
The cause was water in the battery compartment (under drivers seat) and it was shorting out the electrics!

Three possible reasons
I had it washed by a bunch of enthusiast Romanians with their pressure washers
Or
I was shooting on Saturday and it did pour down
Or
When I had a new screen they made a poor job of fixing it
Possibly a combination

It seems to have leaked by the front screen pillars
The battery sits in a compartment and there are no drain holes, presumably to stop water getting in if you go through a flood.

Land Rover assistances say there is a fix that needs to be done"

Has anyone else experienced anything similar?
Post #937307 12th Jan 2022 9:04am
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forest172



Member Since: 01 Nov 2012
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2013 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 SW Santorini Black
oh yes, mine and my friends the same problem. 2" deep in my mates under the seats and .5" in mine

I have lots and videos of the problem. They sounded like a fish tank sloshing about. Haven`t seen mine for 4 weeks. 2015 90SW Heritage MY16, 2016 90SW XS MY16 (123rd b4 the last build) & RRS HSE MY15
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macfrank



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Germany 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 SW Keswick Green
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Supacat



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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS DCPU Keswick Green
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