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Big John

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  1. Hi Jon I presume you have checked that you do not have a swimming pool in the spare wheel well. My Sportbrake had that before I bought it. I does cause these sorts of problems. John
  2. Hi Jon Have the current problems appeared since the battery change? It sounds to me like some of the modules have had their software corrupted. It might be worth looking on here for a thread about a company which I think was called EE in the midlands who use the Autologic diagnostic software. They seem able to reocde modules with much greater success (and cheaper) than JLR main dealers! Can't hurt to give them a call. John
  3. Hi Neil I would say not. It is not a part of a normal service and the previous owner was looking to sell on (to you?) so although the dealer probably asked the owner.... If it is a main dealer history you can look it up online or ask the dealer concerned who should be able to help. John
  4. Hi Tom Sorry if I am being thick but why is it not covered under the Jaguar warranty at that age? John
  5. Hi Richard Depends on the state of the car when you are measuring it. If you have unlocked the car and opened the boot to read it: Yes. As soon as you unlock it the car "wakes-up" and turns on all of the computers which use a lot of Amps. If you are reading it through a window with the car "asleep" then you probably have something which is suffering insomnia and failing to go to sleep when it should 🙂 John
  6. Whilst that is probably fine, personally I also use a controller to fit between the solar panel and the car. The panel, if connected directly can reach 18v output. With a controller that is capped. I use one of these: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143963161628?hash=item2184df841c:g:heMAAOSwkG1gO1QY and when the voltage reaches 13.5v it stops charging the battery. I only use this set-up for airports etc as normally keep the battery topped-up with a CTek when on the drive.
  7. Hi Bob Front bumper off, but not as daunting as it sounds 🙂 ...and yes, Black is Best 🙂 John
  8. Hi I would try storing it in a bag of uncooked rice for a few days which will help absorb any moisture and keep your fingers crossed. Good luck with the blame game... 🙂 John
  9. Just a thought but if using a solar charger make sure you also use a controller as most solar panel trickle chargers can output 18v which could fry your electrics. A controller fitted between the car and the solar panel will limit the output to about 13.5v
  10. I would try driving with the windows open one at a time and if possible find a section of road where bits have been resurfaced as that would help identify if the noise is tyre related. No change on turning suggests it is not front wheel bearings. Try manually selecting different gears to run at a steady speed. If noise does not change with change in gear its probs not prop shaft or differential as they will be spinning at different rates so should effect noise. Tyres are most likely 🙂
  11. Hi Jon Any idea on location it seems to be coming from? I know these things are often hard to locate. Worse / better on turning, braking etc? John
  12. My understanding is that the auxiliary only "connects" during a stop/start event to run the voltage sensitive modules and when the engine is running with the battery being charged. With the ignition off it is not connected. So you should have no problem changing it without using a slave. Having said that I am paranoid about the electrics and using a slave battery should not, of itself, cause any issues.... However when I did it I did not use a slave changing the Aux battery and had no problems. 🙂 Having had problems with rear door and window function following a flat battery during lockdown I would use a slave to change the main battery, but like I said, I am a bit paranoid about the battery. John
  13. Hi Iain. Image attached to remove the top cover but from your post I think your problem is the bottom. I think that is not removable and would need a complete replacement unit or maybe try a repair with filler and repaint? Regards John
  14. Hi Mine is 2013 so assume similar to yours. In audio on the home screen I select My music and then on the phone start spotify and it works 🙂 if you are still strugling maybe post some images or a video so we can advise... Regards John
  15. Hi How did you get an MOT? I thought Park Brake Fault Light aor a Dynamic Stability Control light were classed as a Major Fault resulting in a fail. Kind regards John
  16. Just a thought as the manual is from an american site it is possible that locations are swapped side-to-side for RHD so maybe located on drivers side. Hope you get it sorted 🙂 John
  17. Hi This is from jagrepair.com: http://www.jagrepair.com/images/Electrical/Elect-Tech All2/87 - 88 XJ6 Series III XJS Electrical.pdf Regards John
  18. Hi Great cars you will love it. Things to look for are water in the front footwell and spare wheel compartments which are known issues and can cause expensive problems if the computers in the area get wet. Check everything electrical works. As Clive said brake discs tend to need replacing after 3 yrs or so. If it has Stop/Start make sure it works (should stop engine when you stop after warm up unless air-con, lights etc going full blast). If it does not work battery(ies) might need replacing and they are AGM so around £150 plus for the primary one. Other than that stuff you would do on any car. Check air-con blows cold, beware cheap / worn / damaged tyres, worn wiper blades all of which suggest poor care by previous owner. Good service history should reassure and I would beware of very low mileage diesels at that age as the DPF and EGR do not like a diet of exclusively short journeys. But don't let the above put you off they are great cars and I love mine to bits 🙂 Regards John
  19. Hi Easily had on the Internet. £10 on eBay or Amazon, and if you have Amazon Prime same day delivery if you hurry https://www.amazon.co.uk/Grendle-DIESEL-MISFUEL-DEVICE-RESET/dp/B07RBX6M8S/ Under £5 if you try aliexpress but that takes weeks. 🙂 John
  20. ...and the 2.2D is either 200bhp or 163bhp.
  21. Hi Julie https://parts.jaguarlandroverclassic.com/c2d20230-snow-sock-kit.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9pOeouv48gIVyu3tCh0zGQq_EAQYASABEgIWHPD_BwE Much easier to fit than chains and hopefully would get you out of trouble. 🙂 John
  22. Hi I use the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 all seasons (all 4 corners) and am very impressed with the performance so far (A rated for rain) but not had any thick snow to test them in yet. I also have 4 Jaguar snow socks for the next "Beast from the East" but they are still in the wrapping and have never actually needed them in the 3 years I have had the car! John
  23. ..... but only if they were originally fitted 😞 Mine does not have them. John
  24. Hi Misfueling device has been triggered. There is a yellow plastic tool on top of the battery to reset it. Basically push it down the filler and lift Look down the filler and you will see a bright yellow flap with a symbol of a manual on it. Instructions are in the handbook or just google it as there are good videos on youtube. Land Rover has the same system. Regards John
  25. Hi My starting point would be to read the DTC codes as without them you really are guessing. John
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