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Interior lights randomly coming on and dodgy tyres


Jon Hyde
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Hi All,

Does anyone else have experience of the main interior and footwell lights coming on during a journey? I can turn them off by touching the main light above the mirror, but would (obviously) prefer that they don't do this!

Also, just a note...

Just got my XF-S a couple of weeks ago and thought it felt a bit 'sqirmy' in corners. Discovered that the previous owner had fitted £60 'Triangle' tyres! Unbelievable! So a quick trip to Kwik-Fit (pardon the dodgy pun) has got me fitted with four lovely Pirellis. Car is transformed!

Cheers,

Jon

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There is a Jaguar technical bulletin on this. Apparently it is to do with dirt on the sensor and the bulletin shows you how to clean it. However, my local independent specialists (EE Services Milton Keynes) say that there is a £12 kit they fit to fix the problem for good.

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Welcome to the Club, Paul.

That is a very good piece of advice.  Luckily, I have never had problems with the reversing sensors on my S-Type, although I did with my X-Type.

I have heard that EE services in Milton Keynes are very good and they have been recommended by other members.

Regards,

Peter.

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Hi Peter,

Well the Pirellis seem to do the business - car is transformed. Funny thing is, I didn't notice any issue until I got the car and pushed it a bit more than I did on the testdrive. Not checking the make of tyres was a schoolboy error - only excuse is that I haven't owned a car for 36y - always had company cars, but now easing back and self-employed. Either way, £800 is worth it for peace of mind.

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Hi Paul,

Thanks for that, but it's my interior lights that (used to - mysteriously stopped now) randomly go on & off while driving.

Either way, it seems to have resolved itself!

Thanks for your interest though.

Jon

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Just found this while looking for a threads on tyres. I made the same mistake, briefly checked the tread on the tyres (they look almost new) but didn't check the brand - they're Joyride RX6's and nobody seems to rate them from the reviews I've read. I've never even heard of them. I feel the same way, I'd rather spend the extra for peace of mind. 

As for the lights, I've noticed the left side interior light had come on a couple of times, goes off when I touch it but need to keep an eye on it to make sure it's not coming on when the car is locked and draining the battery. I only noticed it when I was driving last night after dark.

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