frankc

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Had a member of JOC at the Much Marcle JEC meeting this week.  His appearance prompted me back onto this forum.   I see what is sadly lacking are answers!  So to rectify this I am going through all the posts one by one and answering the questions if I can. 

OK some of the questions are very old but someone now or in the future may have the same problem, or perhaps the original posters still have the problem!

If you want to take a look at what I have done to my Jag feel free to have a look at this click me , make sure you have a couple of days spare to read it all though.  Feel free to quote my past postings and comment, question etc.

Right must get back to answering some more questions. 😎

P.S  Why do we have to click "Edit Topic" to post?  Sounds very counter intuitive. 

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Hi Frank....good to have you back on the forum

It would be great if you could answer any questions that you may have the answer to as this does seem to be a widespread problem where the original poster comes in, asks the question, gets the answer and then goes without giving feedback, e.g. did the answer resolve the problem?

If you need any help with a few batches of questions then please let me or any other moderators know and we will see what we can do to fill this void.

You should be able to answer posts by clicking Reply to Topic or Quote and this should open a response box.

Beautiful XKR by the way....looks like it is cherished and nice to see the attention to detail.

Cheers . Trevor

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Thanks for the compliments Trevor.

I am no Jaguar 'expert' but if you work long enough on anything you come across loads of problems even if you do not look for them.

I would be happy enough to try and answer as many questions as anyone would like to throw at me, not promising to know the answers but (touch wood) but only been stumped once.  My dashcam, fitted and hardwired in by myself kept blowing a fuse.  9 fuses later I still had not worked out what it was.  Eventually found the answer though helped out by a fellow Jag enthusiast.    So that is a riddle for you what would keep blowing my dashcam fuse?   Had been working fine for two years..........

I know a couple of  local people who are members obviously  have a Jag, but do not have a X100.   

Anyway I must get on.   This cup of tea is not going to drink itself. 😉

FrankC

P.S So what kept blowing the fuse?  🎆

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17 minutes ago, frankc said:

I would be happy enough to try and answer as many questions as anyone would like to throw at me, not promising to know the answers but (touch wood) but only been stumped once.  My dashcam, fitted and hardwired in by myself kept blowing a fuse.  9 fuses later I still had not worked out what it was.  Eventually found the answer though helped out by a fellow Jag enthusiast.    So that is a riddle for you what would keep blowing my dashcam fuse?   Had been working fine for two years..........

P.S So what kept blowing the fuse?  🎆

I would say at a guess that it is either the fuse was tapped into a switchable polarity (e.g. switches to earth - similar to electric windows) or the cable was trapped somewhere shorting to earth?

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3 hours ago, Jaguar Owners Club said:

I would say at a guess that it is either the fuse was tapped into a switchable polarity (e.g. switches to earth - similar to electric windows) or the cable was trapped somewhere shorting to earth?

Nope.  Something so simple, and in a way daft, I dont think I would ever have thought of it but you had the right idea.  I thought along the same lines but could not solve it.

I used a piggyback to link into the cars power system.  I did it onto a fuse in the box between the door frame and the door itself.  Have a read Click me to read

After trying everything I could think of and using up 9 fuses I was told to look into the cigar lighter.   I looked.  A 5p coin had dropped in there, I had previously removed the lighter itself, and was resting in the bottom.  The coin was shorting out and blowing the fuse.   Who would think of looking in there!

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HaHa....I wouldn't have thought of checking there myself, would probably have happened across it at some point like yourself.
Just goes to show, never assume!  

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