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  1. This fits in exactly with the issue I am having, and yes, it does appear to be the loom. Fingers crossed the new loom fixes the problem. Cheers, Mac
  2. Hi Taf. The auto-electrician effected a temporary repair to the loom which has fixed the camera, but the quality is incredibly poor. However, the fact that the repair, albeit temporary and not very good, has given me back at least a very poor image implies to me that he was correct and it is the loom, not the software. He has got the loom now and I'll get it fitted in the next couple of weeks. I will keep you all updated via this thread, hopefully getting a few pictures as he goes. The loom cost £40 ish (+VAT) and will take a couple of hours to fit. He charges £50/hour (including VAT) so hopefully not too expensive. Thanks to everybody for their help, I'll be back soon to update you all. Cheers, Mac
  3. Thanks Ceri. The auto-electrician diagnosed a problem with the loom. He has sourced a replacement from Jaguar which is about £50 (probably need to add VAT to that!), so I just said to go ahead. The part won't be available for a couple of weeks so I'll let you know if it resolves the problem. Thanks for your response. Mac
  4. Ceri, this sounds like it could be a solution to my problem. Do you know if this is a standard cable for all models of XF (saloon, not Sportbrake), and if so can you give me an idea of cost, part number and where you got it from? Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks, Mac
  5. Hi. The reversing camera on my 2011 XF started to fail intermittently a while ago, final giving up the ghost just before Christmas. I've had an auto-electrician look at the problem and he has diagnosed a crushed/crimped co-axial cable somewhere in the boot. Can anybody advise where I might be able to get hold of a parts diagram to identify the part number so I can try to locate and buy an after marker part rather than having to go to a Jaguar dealer and paying their prices (I'll check the dealer as well, as they might be cheaper!). Thanks in advance. Mac
  6. Can anybody advise on the brake pad wear sensor please? My warning light came on a few weeks ago and I sought professional advice from a local garage. We inspected the pads together and he assured me there is plenty of "meat" left on the pads (thousands of miles, in his opinion). The only thing he could suggest is that in his experience, the edge of the disc has been known to cut through the sensor cable, triggering the fault. He said there was only one sensor cable for the front and one cable for the rear so all I need to do is change the cable(s). So I have a couple of questions if anybody can help: Is he right about the sensor cables (one each front and rear)? Does this sound feasible? Has anybody experienced this in the past, and did the suggestion clear the warning? All I am doing at the moment is clearing the warning when it comes on (every time I restart the car), but I want to make sure there's not something more sinister and I am putting myself at risk each time I get into the car; I don't normally mess around when it has anything to do with brakes, hence my immediate visit to the local garage, but I am now beginning to wonder if there might be a more dangerous problem and I need to something sooner rather than later. Thanks in advance for your help. Mac
  7. Thanks very much for your responses. I went to the mtec website and priced the whole lot up a lot cheaper than quoted by Jag for just one set. I visited a local garage and they checked my pads, and said the rear ones were worst but still have at least 25% left, so reckon it is the brake wear harness has probably worn through on the edge of the disc. He'll fit the new sensor for a few quid - result. So, next question, is how do I remove the constant warning until I get the harness - any ideas greatly appreciated. Cheers again. Mac
  8. I had the dreaded yellow triangle of expense flash up on my dash of my 3.0 XF-S diesel yesterday saying my brake pads need replacing. Has anybody got any ideas of how much I should be expecting to pay for pads (front and rear) or pads and discs (again, front and rear). Also, any idea how many miles I can ignore it for? I need to get it checked to see if it's just one set or 2, and whether it's just pads or pads and discs, so am just asking so as not to fall off my chair (Jaguar want £385 for one set of pads and discs (that does include VAT!!). Thanks in advance for any help. Cheers, Mac
  9. I know my XF is 2011 (facelift) but I have connected my Samsung S7 Edge. Is yours the new style XF or an older old style?
  10. I bought a 2007 X-type with 50 000 miles on the clock about 3 years ago. The first thing I had done was a Terraclean (decoke in my thought process!). The result was startling. Overnight I got a 10 mpg improvement, although this settled down to 5 after about a month, but the difference in drive was incredible. The pull away and acceleration was really smooth and instant, no lag or stutter. I'd recommend it to anybody with a few miles on the clock - worth every penny.
  11. Hi. I am trying to convince myself that an XK is the next step from my XF 3.0 S D, but am torn about what model/year to look at. I really like (no, REALLY like) the XK-R (it's those vents in the bonnet!!) but am trying to justify the extra expense of the 5.0 engine over the 4.2. I was wondering if the same 8-speed gearbox as my XF is used on the 2011 XK, and if so, what year did they introduce it to the XK. It's such a beautiful gearbox that I'd like to stick with it if possible. Thanks for any advice. Mac
  12. Can anybody tell me where to find the diagnostic plug location in my XF? I'm thinking of buying myself one of the plug-in diagnostic readers to allow me to check any warning lights that might crop up or cancel down any unnecessary warnings. To that end - has anybody had any experience of these DIY kits, and are they worth the money? Cheers, Mac
  13. I have recently bought my 2011 XF and I was wondering if there was any way I could find out if there had been any dealer recalls on the model and whether they had been carried out, or if there were any non-recall repairs the dealer should carry out for free (I have read about the fuel tank "slosh" and was wondering if that counts)? Obviously I want to make sure my car is as safe and up to date as possible, but wouldn't know if any repairs have been carried out. As usual, any help gratefully received. Cheers, Mac
  14. Basically my fuel filler flap doesn't lock. Even when the keys are at least 100 metres away the flap can be opened, either by pushing the flap in and releasing, or by getting my nail behind the flap and pulling. Does anybody have any idea how the solenoid sequence works, can it be reset or if the solenoid might be stuck? Is there an internal release mechanism that I'm not aware of? I would have thought that when locking the car, the plunger would pop out and lock the cap, but alas, no, not mine! I'm a bit miffed because the plunger on my old X Type also failed, so that's 2 from 2!!! I'd appreciate any help, thanks. Mac
  15. Has anybody declared to their insurance company that they have had their ECU chipped and if so, can they advise on what the effect on their insurance premium was? I was thinking of getting my 3.0D S chipped for better fuel economy as I understand the BHP is still increased in order to get the car into higher gears earlier, so you get the best of both worlds (I don't want this thread to run into a "Why would you buy a Jaguar for MPG and not MPH" - because I can easily lose my licence with 275 BHP, even if it is chipped down for MPG, that's why). However, I'm a bit "risk averse" when it comes to my insurance so would probably declare the mod if I proceeded but as I know how the companies will squirm like a squirmy thing to get out of paying up, and wouldn't want to void my insurance for a few mpg!! I wouldn't want to raise suspicion by going direct to the insurers to ask, hence this topic. Cheers in advance, Mac