AlexWard

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  1. I am currently having somewhat of a nightmare trying to configure 'Auto High Beam' to my 2011 XJ. Keep getting fault code U2101 which is a compatibility issue. Wiring from Topix does not show Headlamp Module B (the sensor bolted to the rear view mirror) Any owners out there with an XJ WITH Auto High Beam but WITHOUT Adaptive Front headlamps, would you be so gracious as to let me have the last 8 digits from your chassis number so i can cross reference build data from my own car... Thanks in Advance Alex
  2. In the process of retrofitting Dual View to my car and progress so far is all good.. Screen Fitted CCF Modified to show Dual View Engineering Mode via Touchscreen accessed to confirm correct installation The only stumbling block i now have is that i need a climate control / radio front panel with the Dual View hard key.. If anyone has one spare, please give me a shout. Thanks, Alex
  3. I didn't think it would be long before this issue raised its ugly head, but behold, split cam covers and throttle body strike again... I posted this previously in the XF section before i drowned her, and now the XJ has the same... A word for the wise.. A replacement paper air filter from JLR is £25, do not be tempted to go for a K&N reusable filter thinking that you can save on the annual cost of a throw away item... its contaminated my MAF sensor, Bank 1, throwing up fault codes and RP every day, although the underlying issue of the split cam covers is yet unresolved. A quote from JLR that is akin to selling a kidney, however from experience it is not a hard job to do if you don't mind a little obscure modification to the fuel rail bracket in order to get the last remaining cam cover bolt off... All in all, the last outing took me 4 hours (with fastidious cleaning included) and cost me the price of the Bank 1 cover @ £218 and 3 injector seals at £2. For anyone experiencing the same, tell tale signs of imminent or actual failure are Restricted Performance on the dash, the above mentioned error codes and a build up of oil under the throttle body housing, directly above the coolant pipe assy between the banks. You cannot fix the issue as its a poorly made (probably part French) plastic welded part. The older more susceptible parts start with 4S7Q part numbers, whereas the revised later part starts with a 9. I am contemplating taking the failed part to my local engineering guy and getting him to build me an aluminium 'cap' to replace the plastic version - This would simply clip on with a large rubber O ring and hopefully stop any repetition. Cam covers are now on their 11th revision and are visibly different on the top section as opposed to the factory fitted 2009 - 2012 versions. New Cam covers come with the required gaskets. Injector removal requires a little dexterity and patience and contrary to popular belief, the high pressure lines can be reused once , saving another £145 from any potential bill. Oil residue between the banks was dealt with a liberal spraying of Gunk (in a spray bottle) - Aerosols tend to spray everything everywhere you do not want it. Then removed the resulting sludge with the wife's brand new Wet & Dry vacuum cleaner. I can safely report back that i shared my success with her, and she has appointed her solicitor as a result and i have forgotten just how soft the Sofa is to sleep on...
  4. TV module is confirmed as being in the loadspace, LH side... Weirdly, XF's came with all the necessary wiring taped up ready for most retrofit installs or factory requests.. The XJ has 3 different rear loom sections dependant on what options were selected at build. So.,. the quest continues to find an un molested but being broken XJ with the necessary loom🙄
  5. Can anyone shed any light on where the TV module is located on a 2010 XJ please? The workshop manual i have is for a 2012, which shows its location in the boot area, LH side. However, on inspection there is no taped up wiring there, which i would have expected to find. Is it feasible that it could be in a different location on the 2010? On my 2009 XF, the connections were all present so it was just a case of fitting the hardware and modifying the CCF. I would be surprised if Jag did not fit a generic loom to the X351 to make all options available? Can anyone help? Thanks, Alex
  6. I have the following parts for sale - All to fit Jaguar XF (X250) Headlamps - Both Sides - Fitted with Hids4U Xenon upgrade kit Parcel Shelf - Grey - With B&W Speakers - XKRS Chrome Speaker Grilles - Electric Sunblind - With console buttons included - Plug & Play - Wiring should be in place behind the rear seat bolsters Boot Sub woofer - Replacement Unit - Not flood damaged! B&W Rear Amplifier Illuminated front Tread plates - DS has scratch on fascia - Can be polished out at machine shop X250 TV module (Analogue & DTV) & Correct Antennas (Both Single & Triple) - This is an easy install, all wiring should be present in your car behind the C Pillars - Will require SDD to enable Bluetooth Modules x 2 Black heated steering wheel - VGC - Cleaned & treated with the correct product Adaptive Cruise Steering wheel buttons Adaptive Cruise / Forward Alert lower dash switch pack No reasonable offers refused - Postage at cost or collection in person Pictures to follow when i can upload them
  7. The new car isn't without its issues, most of which i have sorted out now (no thanks to the dealer) but there is one i cant seem to shift... There was a horrific smell of burnt oil coming through the vents in the first week, which i put down to oil spillage / leakage in between the banks by the oil filter. Since then i have had the throttle body off, cleaned most of the oil off and rinsed through with some industrial goo and water to sort that out (all over a catch tank for the environmentalists among us!) What i think this could be is down to a couple of reasons, - Over tightening of the oil filter housing or under (whichever) , a poor or not replaced seal and a cracked throttle body (which is what i had on my old XF). However, just like Google doctor, the internet is throwing up all manner of woeful tales about cracked flex joints in the exhaust and doom and gloom.. Has anyone else had anything similar and if so, what was the cure? I love the car, and the colour and the interior spec (black leather with carbon style trim) but i am really starting to contemplate sending it back and going with my second option of a silver XJ with more toys in Leicester... Can anyone shed any light on the fumes issue? Thanks in advance
  8. Are there any alternatives to the 4kg keyfob that i got with my new XJ at all? Having that in my pocket is against Trade Description as far as ladies are concerned not to mention the amount of calories i burn having to lug it around. Jaguar Backpack at all perhaps? Any thoughts please?
  9. All sorted... Take delivery of this beast in a couple of days.... Will miss my first Jag, now commonly known as Dad's XtraFlooded.. my kids have a cruel sense of humour...
  10. So... to update... She has gone... Written off - So sad (and mad) that it happened but hey... gotta move on... Looking for a Face Lift XF or an XJ now... However VERY tempted by a sub 100K 5Ltr SC XF but really concerned about the economy after having a Diesel for the last 3 years... Does anyone know if they suffer any major engine problems at all, i can find little on them and the posts i do find are more weighted towards someone abusing them and not servicing... Anyone who owns one, i welcome your feedback! Alex
  11. More than likely a boost hose or the naff plastic Intercooler has gone pop... Hopefully they can get it sorted for you!
  12. I am hoping that someone there will see sense! I got a bit ratty with the young Doris on the end of the phone (after being totally wound up by the 'Press 1' , Press 2 etc etc phone systems) when i was attempting to make her understand that all apart from some soggy seats and a replacement module, the car is pretty much as it was pre incident Got underneath today to peel all the twigs, beavers and fish off the underside, and it all looks pretty good. Engine bay has a fair amount of sediment dotted about, but nothing that a good clean out will sort... The patient IS alive, needs an IV drip and a dehumidifier, and i reckon i am good to go! Lets see what the insurers and CoPart engineers come back with tomorrow.
  13. Full Gearbox control now restored- DSC / Winter / Adaptive / ASL Miracle on 34th Street? Nearly....
  14. Um... Guess what is running outside right now?... .... Yup... she started... with a few niggles below but otherwise it seems as right as rain (or at least it may not be a write off after all) DSC Not available - Need to log into ECU and find out whats wrong Pedestrian Impact System fault - More that likely its water in the module - Passenger footwell Battery monitoring system not available through SDD - Wont connect to car as its reading 0 volts.. But heck... Its a start!
  15. Clutching at straws i think is what i was trying to do... Anyway... had the dreaded E Mail from Hastings this morning... Total Loss... Car is off to CoPart in Wolverhampton on Thursday for her assessment, then its a waiting game for the payout figure... I really want to get another, but slightly swayed by the Cam cover issues, Intercoolers and the such... All the things that i had done on this one, it was mechanically perfect and just finished a TV module and Adaptive Cruise retrofit also.... Anyway.. As always with Forum input, i appreciate all your comments and the time you took to respond to my whingeing... Facelift XF or XJ i think may be the way forward...
  16. There is more moisture in the car than the Dead Sea... I really don't think its recoverable..... And i have just read up on the potential settlement i will receive also... Its not good reading... As far as the electrics go, its everything below the height of the drivers seat thats affected. Minimal water ingress into the front BCM and the boot filled up over the battery Anyway... Its in the lap of the gods now... Just a waiting game...
  17. CoPart have contacted me today to arrange collection for an assessment of the damage. I know enough about this Marque & the actual car over the past 3 years of ownership to know that its going to be a loss... Even IF the electrics dry out, the interior, carpet, BCM Front, Pedestrian Impact Module, DAB, USB and Bluetooth Modules need replacing as they were under water for over 12 hours. Sucked out 32 Litres of water from her yesterday also.. No frogs or Carp so that is a good sign i guess. Gearbox is stuck in Neutral with the centre console gearshift not playing ball either. Exhaust is more than likely full of water and after we initially dragged it out of the watery grave, she tried to start herself! Frantic efforts by me to disconnect the battery in time were further hampered by the cold and wet that night... Had to drive to Weston today for a meeting in my daughters Fiesta, and it seemed that every other car i drove past was an XF... further adding insult to injury! With regards to my finger, i had dislocated it and the sneaky Triage Nurse distracted me whilst she then popped it back in.. swiftly accompanied by some expletives from me... !Removed!....
  18. Did as much as i could today resulting in... Central Locking Back online OS rear window not working - Door module clicks, but no movement Ignition Wont come on demand, it comes on when it wants to - Centre console shifter does not rise USB, BT and DAB modules full of water - dried out but untested. Engine tries to start for about a second, then no power Gearbox Fault, Pedestrian Impact Fault, Engine Fault all displayed on Instrument Cluster message centre... Doesnt look good so far, and then i also broke a finger trying to get the carpet out so now off to A&E.... 🥺
  19. After a catalogue of misfortunes yesterday, driving home i got diverted due an accident... Followed the Sat Nav, ended up in what can only be described as a 'Raging Torrent' after driving into a Ford that had turned into rapids due to the adverse weather.... Did i see it? Nope... Dark, single lane country road, concentrating on looking for standing water... Well... i found it... Re creating the famous 'OLIVER!!!' scene from Top Gear, it hit the water, floated, got pushed into a low slung wall and sat there for near on an hour before one of our neighbours arrived to tow me out... So.. The ignition still comes on... Turned over - so it looks like she has not sucked any water into the engine Water level came up to the driver seat base and we have managed to get the majority of it all out, however until i get it recovered when dawn breaks, i am unsure of any other issues. Interior will need to come out regardless, luckily i have modules available that are under the carpets if indeed i am extremely lucky, but with that amount of water it looks like i will be saying farewell to a car that i waited 30 years to own... 😞 Insurance company reckon that as the water didn't come up to the instrument cluster (??) then its generated a 'Repair' recommendation but i am pretty sure its toast... Any thoughts on what i should do? Cut loose and lick my wounds, try and find another with the same spec or try and dry it out and get her back on the road?
  20. Sorry Paul... Rear View Mirror.. My kids told me to be more productive and use fewer ltrs wn typng - cant quite grasp it myself... Just checked through the workshop manual and as far as i can see, the forward facing camera was introduced with the facelift and the newer XJ's
  21. I didn't think the PFL came with a front mounted camera? If so, that is another part i will have to source! Adaptive cruise is the next on the list... I have just finished installing the TV module, ACC is the next toy... Paul... Can you check your RVM and get back to me if possible please? Thanks, Alex
  22. Just had a look at the EPC Paul... Is it anything to do with the audio power output at all? I have 2 listings on the 6 disc, one premium, one not with 130w & 330/440w output respectively ??