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Good evening all. Just bought my first Jag on Tuesday. It's a lovely 2007 S type 2.7D with full service history and has obviously been very well looked after previously. It's a bit of a change from my 2.6 Vectra GSI, but the wife has decided that my days of wearing my baseball cap backwards are over and at my age I should now be driving a proper grown ups car. 

I have all the service history, all the manuals and most of the garage receipts from new, however the one thing that's missing is the radio code card. And the dealer had disconnected the battery, of course....  I'm pretty sure it's the original unit as there is no mention in the documentation to say that it has ever been replaced.

I have  been told that I can obtain it on line, but would need to remove the unit to obtain the serial number. I don't really want to do that as I'm not confident in removing the trim etc without breaking things.

I have also been told that if I take the V5 and extra ID to a Jaguar dealer, they will be able to obtain the code for me. does anybody know if that is the case?

Cheers.

 

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11 hours ago, Oldkeeper said:

does anybody know if that is the case?

 

Congratulations on your purchase; you do not need to remove the unit for purposes of obtaining the code.

In the case of our XJS, a 'phone call to a local Jaguar dealer, giving the reg number and VIN number resulted in a call back within an hour or so with the code.    The process does seem to vary from dealer to dealer; some will require ID, some will attempt to charge (walk away!), but some will do as we did.       We made our 'phone call to Stratstone jaguar at Lye (Stourbridge)....give it a go.

Enjoy, and don't forget to purchase a trilby in place of the baseball cap!

Happy growling      :thumbup:

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Thanks, Carole!  I'll give that a go. The silence inside is deafening. :-)

I'll also take your advice and get a trilby, as I keep knocking my top hat off when getting in!

Many thanks!

 

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Dave...Try this...it worked for me....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXd-nHAYRZc

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Thanks, Bernard.

I did try this, but it didn't work. I've since been told that this trick only works on units up until 2007, so I'm just a bit too late.

I'll call my local jag dealer tomorrow and plead poverty. Hopefully they'll take pity on me.... :-)

Thanks for the tip, though.

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Hi Dave and Welcome to the Club,

Paroles right, and is not one whose advice should be carelessly neglected; follow it - you'll find out why in due course.

On 7/13/2018 at 10:07 AM, Carole Simpson-Hadley said:

don't forget to purchase a trilby i

A trilby!!! Nothing less than a Borsalino fedora please.🎩

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15 hours ago, cubist said:

Hi Dave and Welcome to the Club,

Paroles right, and is not one whose advice should be carelessly neglected; follow it - you'll find out why in due course. 

A trilby!!! Nothing less than a Borsalino fedora please.🎩

Cheers, Steve.

I'll certainly take Carole's advice. As you say, it's something you ignore at your own risk and I'm not sure I'm ready to find my tyres slashed and rude pictures crudely painted on my bonnet with brake fluid just yet!

I called the local dealer yesterday morning. They did seem quite helpful but suggested I give a call back on Monday as they were very busy due to staff holidays. They seemed to indicate that it probably would be something they could do for me over the phone, given an hour or so...so fingers crossed.

I didn't realise that Jag ownership would result in such expenditure in amassing an eclectic collection of suitable head attire. :-(

I'll have to look for a Borsalino Fedora next week, as my wife has decided that my current Foster Grant's are entirely unsuitable and that only "His n Hers" Ray Bans are anywhere near acceptable. All very well and good, but her insisting I wear a 3 piece suit to check the tyre pressures in this weather I think is a little OTT. :-)

 

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17 hours ago, cubist said:

Paroles right

Memo to self...must get Cubist a new dictionary.  Or was that intentional.......hmmm.

Goodness me, Dave, what ideas has Steve (Cubist) given you?           We (MOH and I) are far more subtle than slashed tyres and paintwork modifications.     We are not known as the Bridgnorth after-life ushers and body snatcher brigade for nothing; whilst our friendly family pet known as Claude is given to unexpected visits (see many previous threads, usually involving MOH and I, R2E (Ron) and Cubist (Steve) in copious exchanges of banter).    Make sure you are up to speed on the Welsh for "pass the fire extinguisher".

Take care out there..................we may be about.............or will we?.........

Welcome to the madcap world of CSH/R2E&Cubist..............cor blimey, there's a rum-do and no mistake.  Pass the millinery catalogue.

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4 hours ago, Carole Simpson-Hadley said:

Memo to self...must get Cubist a new dictionary.  Or was that intentional.......hmmm.

A dictionary......no, but many thanks for the thought. The real problem is dyslexic fingers resulting from the First Ladies theft of my rather nice Apple keyboard and replacing it with this abominable HP sewing machine that has more pedal travel than a car with a busted brake line.

6 hours ago, Oldkeeper said:

I'll have to look for a Borsalino Fedora next week,

I can recommend a little shop next to a rather nice bar in the Piazza del Popolo.

6 hours ago, Oldkeeper said:

as my wife has decided that my current Foster Grant's are entirely unsuitable and that only "His n Hers" Ray Bans are anywhere near acceptable.

I concur with her sentiments re Foster Grants but Ray Bans are for the Beamer hacks - Oakleys are the only way to go to complement the Jaguar panache.

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On 7/15/2018 at 5:59 PM, cubist said:

Oakleys are the only way to go to complement the Jaguar panache.

Aha, should have seen that coming..............should have gone to Specsavers. Doh.      Meanwhile, just what sort of "little shop" are we talking about in the Piazza del Popolo.......tsh tsh.  More tea vicar?

Returning to topic (there's a first!), how did the radio code search go, Dave?

Happy growling

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26 minutes ago, Carole Simpson-Hadley said:

Meanwhile, just what sort of "little shop" are we talking about in the Piazza del Popolo.......tsh tsh.  More tea vicar?

A high class.............milliners I think it was.

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33 minutes ago, cubist said:

A high class.............milliners I think it was.

We have sent Claude to investigate. He may not accept the excuse that a dyslexic finger resulted in "milliner" coming out of "bordello".      He has suddenly come over all photogenic, after many covert expeditions.   Watch this space in the next couple of days.............

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Sadly this is not the first time that wayward h... digits have got me into trouble.

Hopefully, Claude's attentions will not make it the last.:help:

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On ‎7‎/‎17‎/‎2018 at 6:05 PM, Carole Simpson-Hadley said:

Returning to topic (there's a first!), how did the radio code search go, Dave? 

Happy growling

All sorted, ta very much, Carole :-)

Didn't even need the VIN number. Just gave the very helpful young chap in the service department at D*ck Lovett's in Melksham my vehicle reg and received a call back the next morning with the radio code for no charge. So now I'm cruising in comfort, listening to Dean Martin and brushing up on my Italian in preparation for my visit to the Piazza del Popolo...Although when I mentioned a Borsalino Fedora to Her Majesty, she did suggest that maybe a chauffeur's hat may suit me better and would sit better with the new Oakleys.

Many thanks for your help and advice, everyone.

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10 hours ago, Oldkeeper said:

All sorted, ta very much, Carole :-)

Glad to learn that all is now well, Dave.   Also note, ref your mention of the dealer's name in Melksham, that you have already learnt about the "naughty word" filters on the forum.   We once mentioned D*ck Van Dy*e of Mary Poppins fame, whereupon the filters went into overdrive!

Regarding the chauffeur's hat, aha, maybe we could come up with some casual work in our chosen profession, although Wiltshire to the Welsh Marches area is a bit of a commute, and, of course, you would have to learn Welsh.  Isn't it, weren't we, don't you.

MOH says he is not fluent in Italian, but does know the difference between a Fiat and a Ferrari.  Claude says some hava beans will do nicely, with a spot of chianti, of course.

Enjoy your cruising in the lovely S-type

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Whereas you will no doubt receive good advice on your S Type or other Jaguar in this forum, I don't believe that the members of this forum would be Millinophiles or Capellophiles. I therefore wouldn't expect good advice on the subject of headgear here. I would therefore suggest a selection of baseball caps printed with variations on the theme of "My other hat is a ....."  Borsalino Fedora , Chauffeur's Cap, Beanie, Bowler, Trilby, etc. This should cover all eventualities at minimal outlay and avoid having to visit the foreign (as they say in Wales), not to mention the comfort factor and avoidance of the risk of dislodging headgear when entering the S Type.  As they used to say, if you want to get ahead, get a hat...

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What, no Tam o Shanter. May your ancestors forgive you.

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1 hour ago, R2e said:

and avoid having to visit the foreign (as they say in Wales),

Claude is on the starting blocks............................and before you ask, yes, he's not the only straight in the village.

Dim smokio

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1 hour ago, cubist said:

What, no Tam o Shanter. May your ancestors forgive you.

The list was not intended to be exhaustive, more of a catalyst to out of the head thinking. Similarly I didn't mention the 'bunnet' my grandfather favoured to protect his bald head (the baldness of which my teddy bear commented on quite unkindly when I was about three. Fortunately I was a gifted ventriloquist at that age... "Gandad's got a baldy head" subsequently becoming a family catchphrase)

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46 minutes ago, Carole Simpson-Hadley said:

Dim smokio

I can only respond - Dych chi'n hoffi smwddio?

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3 hours ago, R2e said:
4 hours ago, Carole Simpson-Hadley said:

Dim smokio

I can only respond - Dych chi'n hoffi smwddio?

Among my admittedly broad collection of foreign language dictionaries and phrase books there are none concerning either Welsh or Celt. Having made a life-long oath never to turn to a Silicon Valley translator I am now flummoxed until my next visit to one of those quaint bookshops that adorn some high streets.

Regarding head-dress proclivities I can report that my father never wore a hat of any description, except when employed by HM. My paternal grandfather however would wear a flat cap during the working week with a trilby reserved for the weekends. My personal attraction to titfers, lets see what the moderator thinks of that one, however are owed more to the original Untouchables TV series as led by Mr Robert Stack and of course the immortal Jimmy Cagney - White Heat, etc.

According to those that know me too well my character and behaviours are more akin to Jimmy - Grapefruit anyone?

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14 hours ago, Carole Simpson-Hadley said:

Regarding the chauffeur's hat, aha, maybe we could come up with some casual work in our chosen profession, although Wiltshire to the Welsh Marches area is a bit of a commute, and, of course, you would have to learn Welsh.  Isn't it, weren't we, don't you. 

 

Thanks for the offer Carole, but I spent a few years sampling the many delights of the Rhondda valley and prancing around on the Brecons many years ago whilst serving the other HM and I'm pretty sure I'm still listed as "Persona non grata" anywhere west of the Severn Bridge. I've quaffed my fair share of Welsh Bitter ("Never forget your Welsh") and been face down in more than a few portions of curry and chips "half and half"... Isn't it though, But?

However, my knowledge of the language is restricted mainly to words which, in true squaddy fashion, would severely test the multi lingual functionality of the forum's infamous naughty word filters.

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14 hours ago, cubist said:

Among my admittedly broad collection of foreign language dictionaries and phrase books there are none concerning either Welsh or Celt. Having made a life-long oath never to turn to a Silicon Valley translator I am now flummoxed until my next visit to one of those quaint bookshops that adorn some high streets.

To give you a fighting chance Steve I have translated it into the language I am currently studying - вам нравится гладить одежду?

I'm surprised to say, after some pre-study of the alphabet and a couple of lessons I can actually make a reasonable fist of pronouncing that gobbledegook even if I haven't the foggiest what it means. There is hope for me yet!

With regards to hats I have a lifelong hatred of unnecessary decorative items of clothing, in which, for the most part, I include headgear. The only hats I have ever worn have been when fishing on an african lake for protection from the sun, or during brief periods in extreme cold. I don't consider the crash helmet worn during motor cycling in the hat category by the way.

It has just struck me that despite having travelled the world fairly extensively, I have only ever been to Wales twice, both times on business to Cardiff involving driving there, overnighting, having meetings and driving back. So not extensive then, perhaps I haven't really lived...

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2 hours ago, R2e said:

To give you a fighting chance Steve I have translated it into the language I am currently studying - вам нравится гладить одежду?

 

Ah.. Now I get it... We were required to learn the Cyrillic alphabet for reporting purposes, back in the day.

I thought Steve's Welsh question translated to "Do you like smoothies". Which as an ex "Rock Ape" I would have to reply yes. providing they contain a) Bananas and b) Beer.

I now have another major problem with the Jag in that the new Oakleys HM purchased do not fit into the glasses holder on the overhead console. Frankly, I'm getting brassed off with people asking if I'm Edna Everidge's uncle and asking if they can borrow one of my many hats whilst they take a "selfie".

At least the old Vectra only attracted the attentions of the odd boy racer and the local constabulary....

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9 minutes ago, Oldkeeper said:

I now have another major problem with the Jag in that the new Oakleys HM purchased do not fit into the glasses holder on the overhead console. Frankly, I'm getting brassed off with people asking if I'm Edna Everidge's uncle and asking if they can borrow one of my many hats whilst they take a "selfie".

I am doubly fortunate in this respect, firstly I discovered my glasses holder was stuck up with BluTac as the latch was broken. I discovered that the catch on the Brabantia bins was identical so fixed the problem for less than a pound (3 for £2.59, I have two spares if anyone needs one). Around this time I went to the fabled Specsavers for an eye test as I am approaching 70 and need to renew my licence. Fortunately I am still legal to drive without, but was given a prescription for distance which would make things clearer. I ordered online from SelectSpecs (as a Scot I am too mean to buy Specsaver's premium priced frames) and obtained a pair with clip on sunglasses for less than£30. These fit the glasses holder perfectly and as I only use them for driving they are always to hand.

However, what I'm sure we all want to know - are you in fact Edna Everidge's uncle? I can understand why you might wish to disown the relationship but we're all friends here and would not tell anyone, our lips would be sealed.

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