Author Archives: Jason

About Jason

GLR Webmaster & Contributor. In real life I'm a Software Engineer developing embedded software mainly in the automotive industry. Freelander 2 SE TD4 in Tonga Green Discovery 4 SDV6 HSE in Aintree Green Defender XS also in Tonga Green - Gone Freelander Td4 ES TD4 in Epsom Green - Gone Freelander Td4 Kalahari TD4 in Epsom Green - Gone Freelander XEi in Epsom Green - Gone

Making a CTEK charger lead for Discovery 4

Some time ago I bought a CTEK MXS 5.0 in an Amazon ‘Black Friday’ sale. It was originally for the GLR Defender but never got around to fitting the extra tow electrics to allow the remote charging. The GLR D4 is a weekends and holidays vehicle and not an everyday driver. For that reason, the battery needs to be kept… Read more »

Debadging the Discovery 4

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As discussed previously in a post regarding the debadging of the GLR Freelander 2, I’m not a fan of spec level badges so, yesterday, on a whim, I removed the HSE badge. The procedure was fairly straight forward:-  Using a length of very thin paracord the letters of badge were ‘carved’ off. leaving behind the sticky backed foam.  Rubbed off the foam… Read more »

Updated downloads including info on Becker Navigation System

After experiencing problems with users registering and GDPR we’ve decide to move our downloads over to Microsoft OneDrive. The main problem is that the contact and registration page has not been forwarding on the email addres of people that contact us. For that reason, we have not been able to reply. OUr most recent request was from Alan so apologies… Read more »

Defender Joins the GLR Fleet

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Today we collected the latest addition to the GLR fleet, a 2007 Defender 90 XS in Tonga Green. It’s not the first Defender in the fleet, in fact it’s the 4th. The previous 3 all being owned by Ian so it was about time I pulled my finger out and got some Defender love! He’s been christened Larry. Very excited… Read more »

Replacing battery in a Freelander 2 key fob

For sometime now one of the key fobs for the Freelander 2 has had problems opening and closing the vehicle. It was fairly hit and mis and the fob would only work within about 3m of the vehicle. Did some searching around the net and found several articles on replacing the battery: – LR2 Key Fob Battery Replacement Instructions on… Read more »

Fitting LR007440 Cup Holder/Oddments Tray to Freelander 2

Some time ago I bought an ashtray (LR005248) to fit in the GLR Freelander 2. This was just to hold odds and ends. However it’s been taking up one of the cup holder locations which causes a problem for GLR staff when visiting their favourite drive through. I’ve seen the ash tray/oddments holder that fits in the rear of the… Read more »

New tyres for Freelander 2

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As the GLR Freelander has its MOT tomorrow, I decided to get some new tyres as the current ones were getting close to the legal limit. I’ve always bought Michelin tyres as although they are more expensive than other tyres, I find they tend to last longer. This last set has lasted just under 35,000 miles according to my records…. Read more »