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Hi all

i am a newbie to the club and a newbie jag owner

my 2007 S type 2.7 diesel had the parking brake fault a couple of weeks ago and would not disengage. I followed the advice on the forums and disconnected the battery and did the recalibration and all was fine for a few days. 

It has done it three times since so I followed some other advice and started to disengage the parking brake before starting the engine. This worked for a few days until yesterday when I had the parking brake warning message but this time it said unable to activate the parking brake so this time I was unable to set the parking brake when I got home. Again the battery disconnect trick has reset it. It's just a pain having to do this every few days. I was thinking of fitting a battery isolation switch to the negative side to save me having to undo the battery terminal every time but of course this is not a solution to the actual problem

can anyone offer any further advice please. The car starts fine with no signs of a flat battery however the battery does have jaguar written down the side of it so may well be the original. As said its a 2007 and it's fine 80k miles. 

I have checked the connections on the epb module and they seem fine

earth terminal seems to have a good connection to the bodywork with no signs of corrosion. 

All help gratefully received thank you

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Hi Simon, and welcome to the club.

I seem to be an expert at this problem, having  done this quite a few times.  I have even invested in a battery isolation switch [ not yet fitted].

The answer is probably a new module, which has not yet been invested in.

The battery is probably  OK, as mine was changed by  a Jaguar dealer  in 2012.

I find that mine is affected by cold weather, and in hot weather is OK.

It is either buy a new module or put up with the old one.

Regards

Peter.

 

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Hi Peter and thank you for welcoming me to the club

its such a shame as it's the only thing that has a dampener on what is otherwise a throughly enjoyable car to drive

im assuming a second hand one might only be swapping one faulty one for another

 

thanks once again

 

simon

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.Hi Simon, 

When you get fed up , go for the new one.  Try the David Manners Group.

Regards,

Peter. 

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Hi Peter

 

thanks for the heads up with the David Manners Group. I've just had a look and bookmarked their web page but can't find the module listed. I've searched under epb electronic parking brake and electronic handbrake but to no avail 

simon

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Hi Simon,

Try Rimmer Bos, and failing that, eBay -- sometimes useful.

Peter.

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