To anyone asking themsleves why "old people" are the only ones who buy Xj jags, I can say that I have owned and used Jags all my life so there we are that's cleared up nicely!
Thanks for having me here I have looked at several Jag forums but this looks good, hence I have joined.
Trouble is and this is where I would like to ask for some help with my newly acquired 2008 model x358 2.7 Sov (2 days before lockdown ! I wonder if we will start to give lockdowns names like do storms soon:-)). I had been looking for a 350 4.2 but could find nothing so I ended up with a later model oil burner and having been a fan of V8s and V12s (Daimler double six) I love the sound, but I am blown away by this car, it handles better than my 2000 s type 3.0 nearly as ghood as a porsche 928s and goes like a rocket after a slow start!
So I have no front dipped beam or Xenons, I did have on driver side (Uk) then they failed. The car hadn't been used much and I got in one day and and it started and then when I went out and stopped and got back in and went to go engine no problem but wouldn't move from park. I had a ticker tape full of dash warnings soI got my faithful "I-Car" reader and saw more codes than GCHQ. On looking that up I deduced that the front three earthing points behind the lamps might be to blame (I had already tried to fix the pass side lights to no avail and cleaned that post) Anyway cleaned the other two posts and redid the forst one to be sure put it back together and reconnected battery and all codes cleared and the car was back to top standard, except for the lights.
I have cleaned all the connectors that I can find there is power coming into the lamp harness (fuses OK) and the fluctuation on pins to main and dipped, power on both. No Xeneons. If it iss the pcb mounted relays in the front fusebox surely there would be no power?
I'm stuck and help would be greatly appreciated.
I do apologise for a long first post but I hope you can see I am a bit of a jag enthusiast:-)