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    When I bought my car it had a DCCV problem (the dealer's price was adjusted accordingly). I finally got it replaced some months back but was greeted by my tame mechanic saying "That hasn't fully fixed it mate". Assuming it was therefore the Module, I finally got around to removing that a couple of months ago but contrary to expectations there were no burnt tracks on the PCB. I still assumed that was the problem, I was only getting cool air out of the central vent on the driver's side, so I closed the other vents, kept calm, if not entirely cool, and carried on. As I rarely have any passengers in my car this was not a particular imposition until twice in the last couple of weeks I have had a passenger who has opened the vent then complained about the warm air coming through. I came across a flap reset process a couple of days ago on another forum from someone who had cured a similar problem - • Select full cooling -Lo • Select full heating - Hi • Back to full cooling • Select face followed by floor • Then select face again • Finally select defrost - having nothing to lose I thought I would give it a try. To my complete surprise it worked and I now have cool air coming from all vents when the car is fully up to temperature! 🌡️❄️ The heater works as designed too.
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    Hi All, After yet another "informed" person telling me that I am driving a rebodied Mondeo and my S-Type is basically a Ford...I pointed out that the S Type is longitudinal and rear wheel drive and a Mondeo is transverse and front wheel drive, I also told him that the original V6 3.0 4WD only shared 19% of parts with a Mondeo, different track, different wheelbase and so on but to no avail. PLease don't let the facts get in the way of the car's reputation! In doing some research though I cam up with the following, which may be of interest. It certainly was to me! I read on Jaguarforum.com a post from 2007 by a contributor named Stirling. It referenced a post from another contributor that said the Jaguar S-Type was in many senses the last true British classic. This was said some eleven years ago, and I still think that this is the case. There is evidence that S-Type values are rising, and that interest is beginning to build, albeit slowly. The following is taken from Stirling’s post. It is taken from a special supplement which came out with Car magazine on the eve of the S-Type going on sale in March 1999. The part that is reproduced here concentrates on the evolution of the model, and it is of great interest for several reasons. Firstly, it makes it quite clear that the S-Type is the last project left over from the glory days of Jaguar under Sir William Lyons and F.R.W. ‘Lofty’ England. It was Lofty England’s plan for a successor to the Mark 2 which was revived under Ford. Lofty England had even specified that the proposed model should be built at Castle Bromwich where, of course, the S-Type ended up being built thirty-odd years later. This fact ought to put to rest any further suggestions that the concept of the S-Type was a Ford one, it was a long standing Jaguar project finally given life by Ford’s investment in the company - and the development and set-up costs of the S-Type came solely from profits made by Jaguar themselves. Secondly, the article demolishes the idea that the Jaguar S-Type was made up from existing Ford parts bin components, or that it was designed by other than Jaguar design teams. The article makes clear that the only connection with Lincoln was the fact that an entirely new platform - NOT an existing Ford one - was developed specifically to be shared by Jaguar’s new S-Type and Lincoln’s new LS. Apart from that the bottom and crankshaft of the S-Type’s V6 engine is shared with the Duratec, but the rest of it was developed by Jaguar’s engineers, the V8 version being entirely Jaguar. (Note: The V6 has a fascinating history of its own. It was originally commissioned by Porsche and engineered by Yamaha. Porsche abandoned the idea and the engineering was sold to Ford. Cosworth developed the cylinder heads for the Duratec. Jaguars engineers however used only the block and crankshaft. Jaguar engineers added DOHC, VVT, 4 Valves per cylinder and instead of the finger type followers used buckets (DAMB). Basically, two of these V6 engines made up the Aston V12!) Again, this is no different from Lofty England’s plans for a Mark 2 replacement nearly 40 years ago, ’the engine and transmission would be based on bought-out items.’ The idea that today’s S-Type is therefore somehow ‘less British’ than earlier Jaguars is therefore a non-starter. Thirdly, the amount of thought which went into the design of the new S-Type is detailed below. Of interest is the care that was taken to combine traditional Jaguar design cues with the latest technological advances. It always annoys me to read the S-Type’s appearance being described as ‘retro’. It’s my view that, if Jaguar had had the money to implement Lofty England’s plan for a new Mark 2 over thirty years ago, then that level of Jaguar would have evolved by today into something not unlike the appearance of the current S-Type. Look at today’s XJ’s, they’re a natural evolution of 1968’s original XJ6 and I believe that if Jaguar had had the money to continue a more compact model at the time that it too would have evolved as a recognisable descendent of the Mark 2. So today’s S-Type is no more ‘retro’ than today’s version of the XJ, or, for that matter, the BMW’s and Mercedes which perpetuate design cues peculiar to their respective marques. So, I hope this post might stop future ill-informed suggestions that the S-Type was a Ford concept, or a Ford parts-bin construction or that it is somehow less genuinely a British Jaguar than those built under Sir William Lyons and Lofty England. __________________________________________________ ___________ Jaguar has been wanting to build a car like this for 20 years. But only now, with a successful XJ and XK, and the resources of Ford, has it been possible to realise its dream. We discover how the S-Type was conceived and examine the result. JAGUAR has dreamed of building this car for years. It’s an obvious thing to do: create a model smaller than the imposing XJ-series and enjoy the twin benefits of competing where the prestige sales volumes are (BMW 5-series, Audi A6, Mercedes E-class) while playing the sure-fire heritage card. Heritage card? Of course. It doesn’t mean the new, smaller Jaguar must be a retro-fest, but it helps massively that Jaguar virtually created the posh-but-slightly-sporty, sub-plutocrat executive sector around 40 years ago. The car that did it, or rather the two cars, were the 2.4 and 3.4. If that means little, then maybe what those cars became in 1959, the Jaguar Mark 2, will mean more. That’s the car, and the market sector, Jaguar abandoned in 1968. Now, 30 years later and in a drastically changed world, the junior Jag is back. So, why has it taken all this time? It hasn’t been for want of imagination. Jaguar chairman Nick Scheele will tell you that shortly after Jaguar got drawn into British Leyland, chief engineer Lofty England proposed a plan. It was for a replacement for the Mark 2, to be built at the rate of 50,000 cars a year and powered by a 2.5-litre engine. The engine and transmission would be based on bought-out items, and the car would be built at the old Fisher and Ludlow body plant at Castle Bromwich. British Leyland’s directors said no. That market territory belonged to Rover and Triumph. Much later, Ford’s directors said yes. Lofty England’s plan, with the addition of an extra half-litre of engine capacity, has been turned into reality with uncanny accuracy. The reality is called the Jaguar S-Type, and it was one of the biggest stars of last October’s Birmingham motor show. It’s a striking looking car. It has rear-wheel drive, of course, and it’s available not only with the existing 4.0-litre V8 but also, crucially, with a 2.5-litre 240bhp V6, Jaguar’s first V-configured six-pot. Now, as it goes on sale, we look more deeply behind the car, at the people who created it, the way they did it and the reasons why. Clearly, the new car looks like a Jaguar. Eighty-five percent of people seeing it for the first time at customer clinics, at which all badges had been removed, correctly identified the S’s maker. Equally clearly, though, the S-Type doesn’t look like a shrunken XJ8: Jaguar has not gone for the same-prospect, different sizes approach of its German rivals. It had to be distinct from the bigger cars, unique and younger in its appeal. How to achieve this was something that has exercised Jaguar brainpower in a way it hasn’t been exercised for years. There was also the question of what to call it. Jaguar’s naming policy to date has not been a model of consistency, it once had a Mark 2 and a Mark 10 in its range simultaneously, so six key Jaguar people mulled over a list of all the old Jaguar names. “We liked SS” says Scheele, “but we couldn’t really use it. We looked at the Mark idea, but there was the Lincoln Mark VIII so we veered away from that. We tried 400, as a reference to the 420 and 420G, but it didn’t gel. The S-Type was the last iteration of the Mark 2 idea, if you disregard the 420, so we went with that. It’s the same with XK: if you own such initials, use them.” “S-Type is a name we can move into the future. I’m bored with all the past names. What a hotchpotch!” Thus was the S-Type named. The problem will be even harder to solve for Jaguar’s next model line, aimed at BMW’s 3-series and currently codenamed X400. Anyone want to take a bet on T-Type? The reason why Jaguar have taken so long to plug its downrange hole is that it has been seriously strapped for cash. The money continued to haemorrhage after Ford’s takeover, but the bleeding eased after the XJ6’s 1994 re-make and sales renaissance. Since then, helped by the success of the XK8, Jaguar has become profitable. Profitable enough to become a four-range car company, XJ saloon, XK sports car, X200 (the new S-Type) and upcoming X400 ,while still living only on the profits from the two ranges sold up to now. Jaguar is proud the new model programme has been funded from its own profits. However, there has been much Ford resource to help it on its way, not least the fact that Ford US was planning a new Lincoln (the LS, poised for launch as you read this) at the same time as Jaguar was dusting off the Mark-2-for-the-1990’s idea. (Note: I did read that the LS was destined for the UK to replace the Granada/Scorpio range. The Jaguar S-Type fulfilled that role instead.) This was a godsend for Jaguar, because it allowed both cars to be developed and built on a common platform, saving a stack of money. The vital trick was to keep the two cars distanced in customers’ perceptions: “The Ford board wanted them to be unique” says X200 chief programme engineer David Szczupak, “So the cars were developed by two separate teams, with some engineering groups kept in loose formation” “The S-Type doesn’t use Ford bits,” Szczupak chooses his words carefully, ”but there are some common parts which are used on both cars. The fuel tank, for example, came from the same drawing and has the same part number, but is made in two different factories.” Another very obvious common part is the crankshaft, shared with the 3.0 litre version of Ford’s Duratec V6 (the 2.5 appears in the Mondeo and Cougar) on which the Jaguar V6’s bottom half is based. The result of this shared effort is a Jaguar which, under its skin, is like no Jaguar before it. From Mark 10/E-Type to XJ8/XK8, Jaguar’s suspension design changed only in detail. Now, it’s modern thinking exemplified, wide-spaced wishbones, multilinks, passive rear-steer and all. Yet certain vitals haven’t changed: the short front overhang, the 50/50 weight distribution, helped by placing the battery in the boot (Jaguar insisted) and, of course, the rear-wheel drive. As for engines, the V8 is Jaguar-only, and the V6 has cylinder heads quite unlike the regular Duratec’s. The V6 is made at Cleveland, Ohio, with its Ford relatives, but the two-stage variable inlet-valve timing and three-stage variable inlet manifolds are Jaguar’s own. The 24 valves are operated not by Duratec’s finger followers but by lightweight bucket tappets, just as they are in the V8, and the engine is a much freer breather. This explains both its high peak power (240bhp) and the high revs at which it happens (6800rpm). The LS uses the same head castings, incidentally, Jaguar wasn’t allowed to keep the advantages all to itself ,but without the VVT and with a less sporty cam profile. Clothing all is a body of striking and controversial style. It looks like a Jaguar. But exactly how does it look like a Jaguar? What it is not meant to be is a collection of retro-pastiche details: there was a fine line to be trodden between marque values and schmaltz. “People think we get Andrew Whyte’s Jaguar history book, open a bottle of wine, and look at old Jags.” says design director Geoff Lawson, “But it’s nothing like that.” Understandably, though, people do look for bits of old Mark 2 in the new S-Type. And it has to be said that the front grille, the fairings for the inner headlights, the curved rear quarter window and the rearward-drooping side-crease give them plenty to go on. Fair enough: BMW has its rear-pillar dog-leg and so-called double-kidney grille. Mercedes, too, has its grille and ribbed tail-lights. Of such things are marque-identifiers made. In fact, Mercedes, historically, has had two main face-types: the regular grille, and the wide mouth with the three-pointed star in its centre for the sportier cars. And Jaguar, as it happens, has had three: the original, formal squared-off grille still used in squat form in today’s XJ, the horizontal-oval air intake of the D-Type, E-Type and XK8, and the vertical, slatted oval which began with the XK120 and ended with the Mark 2 and old S-Type. This is the face reborn here, after a long absence. It’s the face of smaller, sportier but still-practical Jaguars, familiar enough to please those who remember, but indicative of a new Jaguar direction even for those who don’t. The new car’s grille lacks a thick central bar, as its inspiration did in all its pre-Mark 2 guises; the historically fastidious will see it as more like a C-Type racer’s version than any other, broader at the top and not a true oval. Why no central bar? Lawson’s eyes turn heavenwards. “The difference between a sense of integrity and a parody of the ethos is very small, but a central bar would have been a parody. We did try it with a piece of tape, but it just looked naff.” Deep body sides and a (Mark 2-like) domed roof give the S-Type more interior space than an XJ saloon can offer. This is important, because people are larger nowadays. Surprisingly, the wheelbase is longer, too, even though the bonnet and boot are shorter relative to the passenger compartment than they are in the grander car. Despite this, Lawson and the chief architect of the S-Type’s styling, Simon Butterworth, have managed to keep a large ‘dash to axle’ dimension. “This distance is traditionally long in a Jaguar.” says Lawson, “But as A-pillars move further forward we lose a distinctive Jaguar element. If we’re not careful, it could end up looking generic. We have the front door’s shut line as far back as we can, and we angle the screen pillar to reduce the perception of screen rake. It’s still a ‘faster’ screen than an XJ’s, though, achieved by pulling the bottom edge forward in the middle and so increasing the curvature.” If designing the outside was tricky, given the need to attract a whole swathe of new buyers without compromising the car’s “Jaguarness”, then the interior really concentrated the stylists’ minds. “It had to be sporty, not a scaled-down X300 (XJ interior, and we had to integrate the satellite-navigation screen. It was,” Lawson is trying to emphasise, “very tough. We needed to make it bolder and fresher, but still with wood, understatement, natural materials. It was really hard.” “There’s a spitfire-wing motif,” continues Butterworth as we debate the cabin’s Britishness, “a shape which makes a statement across the car.” He points out the centre facia vents as an example, which in an earlier facia design joined the semi-circular centre console in an oval echoing the grille up front. “Just a hint of that remains,” says Butterworth. “We’ve kept the design fairly clean, with a level of symmetry.” “We didn’t want a driver-biased interior. Nor have we put the instruments in port-holes this time, and we haven’t gone the chronographic route.” Butterworth is hinting at the Lexus IS200 and to the car whose upper versions might tread on the S-Type’s toes, the Rover 75. He rejects those cars’ fancy dials. “We’re trying to attract a new customer, so we wanted something clean, clinical and no-nonsense for the instruments. But we’ve still tried to put in as many Jaguar stereotypes as possible.” The sat-nav screen is important, because it’s a visible indicator of deeper technological cleverness. The sat-nav includes real-time traffic information on its map, courtesy of a Trafficmaster interface, but the S’s techno treat is a voice-activation system for stereo, telephone and climate control. Devised by Visteon, a Ford component subsidiary, its fitment in the S-Type is a world first. Alert the system by pressing a button on the steering wheel, issue your command (it can understand nearly all English-language accents) and you will be obeyed. Just like that. The world has waited long for the Jaguar S-Type, and expectations are high. It’s a new kind of Jaguar, and rosy memories of Mark 2’s won’t be enough to push it onwards on their own. Nor would Jaguar want them to be, for this is a car intended to build on the delights of driving a BMW 5-series while still feeling like a Jaguar. Now it’s down to the buyers to decide. And judging by the way the order book has filled since October, they seem to be deciding in its favour. In the previous post, Jaguar’s chief architect of the S-Type’s styling, Simon Butterworth, drew attention to the deliberate use of an elliptical spitfire-wing shape throughout the S-Type. Examples of this elliptical theme can be seen, as mentioned, in the air vents, but also on the inside and outside door handles, the wood door trims, the centre console (although a lot of these were lost in the “facelift” or series II cars), as well as the shape created by the rear light clusters and the back of the boot lid. Butterworth doesn’t say so in the article, but the reason for the Spitfire wing theme being chosen is that the S-Type is built at Castle Bromwich, the same factory which turned out the iconic Spitfire fighter of WWII, and these design cues are therefore a tribute to one of Britain’s most iconic aircraft. And what is more emblematic of Britain’s transport heritage than the Spitfire and the Jaguar? All of which goes to bolster the S-Type’s right to claim to represent the best of British. In October 1998, Jaguar produced a numbered limited edition commemorative Book for the S-Type’s launch. Bound in heavy brushed-aluminium covers, the book includes the story of the Spitfire connection and a picture of the aircraft being built at Castle Bromwich. It’s interesting to read this history of the factory where our S-Types were built: __________________________________________________ ___________ Over 60 Years ago, building work started on a “shadow” factory at Castle Bromwich which was to cost £4.6 million and take 18 months to complete. The priority was to produce a fighter plane “the Spitfire“ an aircraft which would carve a unique place in aviation history. The initial planning concept for the factory layout was revolutionary because it utilised motor industry assembly line methods pioneered by car makers. The man in charge, Lord Nuffield, wanted to simplify construction as much as possible. However, despite his best intentions, there were still no completed aeroplanes by May 1940. Lord Beaverbrook, the newly appointed minister responsible for aircraft production, was keen to make his mark. He promptly demanded an explanation from Nuffield about the lack of progress; Nuffield made the mistake of suggesting that perhaps Beaverbrook would like to take control. The canny newspaper baron accepted the challenge immediately and with considerable speed relocated managers and skilled labour from the Vickers Armstrong Supermarine factory in Southampton. The first Spitfires took off within weeks of the changeover in time to take part in the Battle of Britain. In the immediate post-war years Fisher & Ludlow undertook body pressings for some of the most famous cars of the day, including the Standard Vanguard, Standard 8 and 10, Morris Minor saloon and the razor-edged Triumph Mayflower. Body production continued with a broader range of pressings once Fisher & Ludlow became part of the British Motor Corporation “BMC”. Famous marques such as Wolseley, Riley and Austin were added as customers. Besides automotive work, the site also produced washing machines, sinks, vending machines, bicycles, plastic products and central heating radiators. In 1966, a two-year series of mergers began which involved Jaguar, BMC and subsequently the Leyland Group; the result was the birth of the British Leyland Motor Corporation. Fisher & Ludlow then became Pressed Steel Fisher in the same period. One outcome of these changes meant that bodyshells for the Jaguar XJ6 and XJS models were pressed alongside those for some Austin and Rover ranges. Jaguar took control of the site in 1980 when all resources were concentrated on body assembly and painting of XJ saloons and XJS sportscars, before delivery to Browns Lane for final assembly. Substantial investment to support the introduction of the XK8 was made in 1996. The 105 acre site has seen many changes since the first Spitfire left the factory many years ago. Now the eagerly awaited S-TYPE is about to emerge with the same sense of immense pride.
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    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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    hi Diesels nowadays are not really suitable for short journeys and low miles its lucky you don't have a DPF, or you would have nothing but issues with it all the time for your battery I recomend getting a CTEK smart charger, can be left on all the time and will keep the battery tip top I have one on my jaguar and one on my mitsubishi, my mitsubishi does less than a 1000 miles a year and the battery on that is over 10 years old CTEK also made the genuine jaguar car chargers that came as a optional extra, which I have on mine cheers Joe
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    hi mine are inline with the rest of the sill the sill jacking points are for the emergency jack only if there used with a trolley jack, they usually damage the lip and most of the time crush the sill covers and floor covers also, there really prone to completely rotting away, the sills, especially to the rear of the car, first signs are rear arches start to rust it worth removing the plastic cover and checking them cheers Joe
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    Welcome to the club, Peter. Doing a small mileage I would guess that your battery needs a charge. Jaguars have so many electrical bits on them that a battery only lasts about 5 or 6 years and I think that it should get a charge every couple of weeks. Regards, Peter.
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    WHEN YOU SAY NEW KEY ? DOES THIS MEAN THE METAL PART ! IF SO YOU HAVE TO PLACE THE KEY IN THE IGNITION BARREL AND LET IT LINK UP TO THE NEW KEY PLUS THE CIRUIT BOARD, THEN DO THE PROGRAMMING WHERE IT DOES THE CHIMES. BUT DO IT IN A ORDER, I THINK THERE IS A LINK WHERE SOMEONE HAS EXPLAINED THIS IN ONE OF THE POST. AS FOR THE NEW CICUIT BOARD I WOULD SEE IF IT LOOKS THE SAME REGARDING TO ITS OUT LAY, AS SOME CICUIT BOARDS DIFFER. FOR ME I JUST HAD TO CHANGE THE TACTILE BUTTONS ON THE CICUIT BOARD X4 AND MINE NOW WORKS GREAT, THATS ON A 2004 X TYPE, BEST OF LUCK ...HOPE YOU GET SORTED, DAVE.
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    Hi. I had the same problem several times. Someone posted a reply on this forum which worked for me. After turning on the ignition, wait until all the start up lights have gone out before proceeding to start the engine. As I said, worked for me. I always used Shell VPOWER or Texaco Supreme. Again, had no issues as long as I stuck with these.
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    I've used V-Power ever since buying the jag 3 years ago, gives better mpg and no major DPF problems. As said above, the cat does need to be let out of the bag occasionially
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    Hi, Came across the forum as I was searching for Jag. tuners and read the interesting (but old) thread about it on here. I used to own an old X-type for many years, but when I kept having to clean out the EGR valve regularly decided to go up to the XF (last year). I now have the XF R-sport (black edition) 2.2D Great car, but as I have been reading on here, it does have the problem with lag on acceleration. I am just awaiting a reply from a local tuner (quantum tuner in Coventry) to see if a re-map will help with the problem and how much it will cost. My other car is a modified Toyota MR2 roadster which I do the show car circuit with (so not a daily driver!)
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    Good plan! While the bottom cover is off, check the steel water pipes near the front bumper; they sometimes rust through ... And the plug which connects to the heater control; the copper cable corrodes if water has got there .... Hopefully not in your case, but you now know places I've had to go. Best of luck, Herbie
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    Hi Ian, You are not the first to be dissatisfied with a remap, although there are many who are very pleased with the car after it has been done. I have not been tempted to have a remap on my S Type 2.7 diesel as I find 208 bhp quite sufficient and I do put my trust in the engineers who designed and built the engine. I think they do know a bit more than I do and probably a bit more than those who do the remap. The main reason I do not like remaps is that in 1963/4 I was driving a Honda motorcycle which was capable of 100mph plus. A friend had a motorcycle of a different brand with a top speed of circa 95 mph, and to compete he had it retuned to a high level, and on our first day out on a local dual carriage way [no motorways and no speed limits then] while I was doing a steady 90 mph he passed me at about 110 mph - and I couldn't catch him until his engine blew up! As Virgil put it "Hunc et olim meminisse juvabit," which is loosely translated as "he who laughs last laughs best" Regards, Peter.
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    As an S-Type owner, you'll be aware (I guess) of how sensitive the electronics is to low battery voltage. You'll maybe not know though, what you're expected to do after dis-connecting and re-connecting the battery. I've put together a PDF document which takes you through the procedure step by step. Nothing that isn't readily available elsewhere but just gathered together and (in my view) logically ordered into a single reference. It also includes how to get the audio system working when you don't have the security code I've been asked for it so many times that I though I'd make a thread just for access to that document so here it is:- Battery reset.pdf
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    ...And here are a few shots of the completed work. Roof lining, A, B and C posts. Excellent job by James at Rawhide Upholsterers based at Wimbourne. It cost £250.00 all in Fantastic job!
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    Hi Steve, welcome to the forum. OBD port is usually in the underside of the area below and in the vicinity of the steering wheel (facing the ground).
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    Hi All Added some indicator bulb DRL/indicator LED bulbs today to my S-type R, For under £20 theres no ready to go kits for the PY21W bulbs our cars have, so i made a set. And i must admit they look great got the bulbs off ebay for under a £10 from Hong Kong, Came in under a week, they were so cheap i bought a extra couple of sets as spares I had to alter them completely, the led bulbs were a rubber grommet push in type, which i thought were poor. So what i did is mount the led bulbs in two spare indicator bulb holders, rubbers removed from new led's, lampholders drilled out, new led's glued into jaguar holder with PU adhesive, so they push in proper, and i used a old bulb base so it plugged straight into the old bulb holder, I don't like cutting and chopping the original wiring, this is fully reverseable and the old style bulbs can be plugged straight back in, No jaguar wiring or harnesses were damaged or injured in the process of this conversion, lol. One thing to remember on these, the lamp holders are wired different, the case of the bulb is positive and the centre is negative switched I tapped all the wiring in manufacturer style black cloth tape, for the OE look I also had to add a relay because jaguar use a permanent feed to the bulb and they switch the negative/earth to operate the bulb, so the relay converts the negative switch to positive switch The set came with resistors, but they are not needed as there controlled by a ecu and the resistance of the relay is enough for the ecu to recognise the bulb is healthy I got the jaguar indicator bulb holders and relays, there was only one s-type so 2x lamp holders and i got over a dozen relays, same as the smaller ones in the fuse box, for a Fiver, at my local scrappy, Mc Guinesses. I fed the DRL out of the fuse box in the engine bay, I can also turn them off there if i don't want them on all the time, mine come straight on as soon as the engine starts here are some pics KITS I BOUGHT LEDS IN MODIFIED JAGUAR BULB HOLDERS COMPLETED WIRING AND BULB HOLDERS HOW THERE WIRED AND LAST A QUICK VIDEO OF THEM WORKING https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QvgvBbQDSM&feature=youtu.be
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    This therad has gone a long way since I mused on the legality (only) of DLR Vs sidelights. In fact I have no intention of fitting them to the Jag. I've actually been working on my holiday car - an American Dodge Day Van. In this pic one headlight and one new sidelight have been fitted. Sadly the other sidelight came broken, so I'm in the process of fitting a completely new and different pair. I'll post a new pic when they're finished.
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    Hi I converted my indicators to DRL/INDICATORS, for less than £20 if you search there a post on how to convert them and a short vid of the working link https://www.jaguarownersclub.com/forums/topic/13570-fitted-led-drl-indicators-today-s-type/?tab=comments#comment-39313 clip here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QvgvBbQDSM&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=JaguarOwnersClub&utm_medium=ForumLinks&utm_campaign=referrals also these go through mot's with no issues for the past 3 years cheers Joe
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    Just a further thought..........the garage that carried out the MOT should be able to confirm that the parts listed above are what they are referring to.
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    Hi Alan from Devon MOH (my other half) and I don't hold to be XJS experts, but we do own a '92 4.0 Phase One facelift, as per your dad's, alongside our X150 XK and S-type. It seems that the parts you are talking about are all available from SNG Barratt, whose website is very user friendly and well illustrated. 1. anti-roll bar link complete C42907 £67.79 (also available as repro part C42907* £30.00 ) (all prices inclusive of VAT) The bushes are available separately C42907/1 @ £5.40 each but then you have to pay labour to remove old bushes and fit new 2. Suspension arm pin/bush, front upper N/S Sounds like the Slipflex bush CAC9295 £32.53 (repro part CAC9295* £8.81) Probably best to also renew washer C29975 £14.16 (repro part C29975* £5.28) All the above are showing as available; note we don't have any connection with Barratts, other than as customers who live quite close by. Hope this helps. By the way, as you hail from Devon, is it true that "the train don't stop Camborne Wednesday?!) Good luck and happy growling
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    nice to see someone having ago at doing the job them self, sounds like it was tough going but your persistence has paid off with a good job done. well done,👍 plus money saved too. nice to see the pictures as the work was progressing as you were going along. hope it all gets sorted and drives as it should, with no issues. regards dave.
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    Hi Christopher, Well done that man, precious few would tackle that job and many have resorted to fitting a new drive shaft. I'm curious though about how you verified the position of the ring relative to axle and sensor? Last year I had ABS challenges of my own but managed to get over them - replaced the NS sensor and on the OS thoroughly cleaned out the crusty/rusty bits between the ring slots. As the rust will no doubt continue, your feedback may be valuable this coming winter. Cheers in advance. Steve
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    Hi, If you need any help with insurance at all for any model you're looking at then please feel free to drop me a line. Regards, Dan.
  25. 1 point
    I have tried every possible solution including the one shown above (there are 4 or 5 options seemingly) but none of them work for me and none of them give me the 'chime' sound though that is not unusual apparently. Mind you I'm beginning to wonder about my key fob #2 which stopped working, I assumed the battery and replaced it, but it has not worked since. I recently compared the new battery with the battery that came out and they both showed the same voltage which seems to indicate the fob may be at fault and that was why it stopped working. I have sort of given up as a) key fob #1 continues to work, b) I have never lost a car key in my life, and c) worst comes to worst, I still have two keys that will manually open/close and start the car. If any of these three situations changed I would be looking for solutions at that point! Attached is the documentation I have found on this subject so far. There are a couple of minor variations to these processes to be found on other forums mainly around timing. Jaguar Key Fob 2001 to 2009 Facts All You Need to Know.doc Key Fob again.docx


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