2020 Defender

SELECTING HIGH AND LOW RANGE

CAUTION

Do not change from high range to low range while the vehicle is in motion. Doing so can result in damage to the transmission.

The Lo button is used to alternate the engagement of the transfer box between low range and high range.

NOTES

The Lo button only operates with the engine running.

NOTES

Low range should only be used in situations where low speed manoeuvring is necessary, including more extreme off-road conditions. High range should be selected for normal road driving.

Press the Lo button, located on the front control panel, to engage the transfer box into low range. The button's LED indicator flashes during the change and then remains illuminated to confirm selection. The instrument panel briefly displays the Low range selected message. The instrument panel also illuminates the low range warning lamp. See LOW RANGE (GREEN).

Press the Lo button again to engage the transfer box into high range. The button's LED indicator lamp flashes during the change and then extinguishes to confirm selection. The instrument panel briefly displays the High range selected message. The low range warning lamp also extinguishes.

The vehicle should be stationary, with the engine running, during a transfer box range change selection.

Operate as follows:

  1. Select Neutral (N).

  2. Press the Lo button to engage the transfer box into high or low range, as required.

    NOTES

    If the Lo button is pressed when the vehicle's speed is too high, the instrument panel displays the maximum speed for the range change.

    NOTES

    If the Lo button is pressed before N is selected, the instrument panel displays a warning message.

  3. Select Drive (D).