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I have just got my first X Type (54, Diesel Sport Premium).  I know it has an issue of some description and possibly battery related?  


I stalled it a couple of times when first driving it (I had been driving a Mitsubishi SpaceStar prior to this and is completely different!) and after a few restarts, we had to push the car and jump-start it going again.  Drove it around successfully later that day.


Yesterday I moved the passenger seat with the electrics without the car running and appear to have killed the battery again.  Turning the key, there is a clicking and the lights/stereo flashes.  I have locked the car again (husband away) and it's just sat outside, giving out an occaisional beep, not from the horn.


Also, when I was driving around, another beeping noise was coming from the car - had a cd on and every now and then I would get 4-5 low-ish beeps and the stereo would go off and come on again?


Will give as much info as I can if asked for more.  Many thanks.

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It sounds like you need a new battery, check the one you have first, or see if you can borrow one to see if it fixes the problem.


But a lot of niggling things point to a failing battery.


I would check that first




Trevor x

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Welcome to the Club, Louisa,


A nice new big battery is called for as Trevor has said.


I have limited typing skills at the moment due to an altercation with a mandolin and a carrot.



*faints*  :D

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  • 3 weeks later...

Morning all, just a quick update.


So we've fitted a new battery and all is good.  Except...  The beeping from the stereo which only occurs in 2nd gear.


??? Loose wire perhaps somewhere?  :wacko:


Ta muchly

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Hi Louisa,


Some good news there.


On the beep -- It is 50 years and 7 months since I took a young lady for a day out to the Lake District on my venerable Triumph T100 for our first date.  On the way back a crunching noise occurred which I correctly diagnosed as a con rod going through the crankcase so causing the engine to seize just 40 miles from home.


A beep means nothing to me now, so I wouldn't worry.






P.S.  We have been married for almost 48 years, and the only beep I get is when I am exceeding the speed limit.

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Errrrrrrr?!  Ok!


I wouldn't mind if the beeping didn't co-incide with the stereo turning off and on again lol.  Most annoying when listening to music!


And another beep thingy while I remember...  When I turn the key a few clicks and waiting for coil light to go out, is a continuous  higher pitch beep.  I have a beepy car, don't want a beepy car!

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Hi Louisa,


I think you must be right about a loose wire somewhere.


There is a Jag expert in Doncaster --  listed in the Owners Lounge -- that is highly recommended by those members who have used this garage some coming from a fair distance away.  They could be worth trying if you have no success.


 I don't think the skin graft has worked!!





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Have you checked to ensure the alternator is doing what it is supposed to be doing.....


as for the beeps keep hitting various parts of the dashboard with a big hammer untill said beeping ceases to exist



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