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HI XF CLUB MEMBERS CAN ANY ONE HELP WITH THIS PLEASE? THANKS AUBREY


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Hi All,

I have just joined this forum and look forward to reading some of the experiences of owning Jaguars by other members. I have just changed my car, as of yesterday, to a 2014 XF 3.0D S Sportbrake. Prior to this I had an X-Type 2.2D Sovereign Estate on a 59 plate that I had owned for four years. It was a superb example and left me with still only 66k miles on the clock. In the past I have had two other Jaguars, another X-Type 2.2D Estate back in 2009 from new, as a company vehicle. Over the four years that I had this one it racked up about 90000 miles. This was also a lovely car and was the basis for me to look for another low mileage example of my own back in 2017. My other Jag was a 1968 Jaguar 420 that I owned for about 18 months in 1979/80. This too was a very sound car but as a poorly paid student accountant it wasn't the most sensible car to be driving at the time. The maintenance nearly killed me!

I guess the driver for me joining this forum is a subject that has probably been flogged well and truly before on this forum, and that is ECO Stop / Start. I am not a great fan myself and my latest acquisition has it and it is working perfectly. However, I would like to stop it and the manual suggests pressing the ECO button to do this. The problem is, my car doesn't seem to have one where the manual suggests it should be, i.e. where the on-off switch is located for the touch-screen display. So, can anyone with a similar vehicle give me a pointer as to how to disengage the Stop / Start, even if I have to do it every time I start the car from scratch?

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If the stop / start is working then you should have good batteries.

The button to turn off stop / start is the 'eco' button to the left of the hazard warning switch:

Lock / Unlock / Eco / Hazard / Nav / Phone / Menu

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You say you are not keen on stop / start Julie. You can switch it off semi_permanently by disconnecting the negative terminal on the small battery. Re-connecting instantly restores the function. Tape the wire after disconnection of course, and fix it securely so it doesn't rattle.

Personally, now I've taken the time to get used to it, I leave it connected, buy know what a pain it can be.

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I had my Audi plugged in and had it switched so it started automatically off and I pressed the button to turn it on. I can’t do it on the Jaguar as it gets automatic updates through the connectivity.

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This guy on this YT video shows you how to permanently disconnect it on the XE, I don't know if it's the same for the XF but might be worth a watch as if it is, it's a 30 second job to do it. 

 

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