JimM

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  1. Managed to fix the problem (Well temp fix at the moment). Pulled the righthand rear panel to expose the fuse box in the boot above the battery. Removed each connector in turn and inspected for any sign of corrosion … known Jag XL problem due to leak in one of the welds. Found the bottom connector when removed exhibited corrosion where cable / individual connector pin entered the plastic connector block. Could not remove the pins but did multiple insertion / removal of the connector to scrape the pins … this has worked. When hazard button on dash is pressed, the hazard warning lams flash as expected. I'll try and source a new connector or one from a scrap yard and replace in the future. For now … operational once more. cheers Jim.
  2. Hi, Has anyone came up with possible causes for the hazard switch not to operate the 4 flashers? My 60 plate Jag has developed the same fault ... Indicators work OK when left or right selected. Both operate when alarm is selected ... so all bulbs are fine and I assume fuses are too. I have not tried to change the panel switch yet as I though the problem may be related to the fuse box in some way ... Does anyone have a breakdown of the rear fuse box and which relays or wires are linked the hazard operation? Need this fixed soon as MOT is not far off ..... Rather attempt to fix it myself than send to workshop ... last bill was £880 for Alternator that blew and took out my battery as well. cheers Jim
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    Dead car

    Well, alternator went into self destruct mode. Died and also took out. 1year old battery with it. Was quoted £770 for new alternator and installation. Still to add battery costs. Real bummer.
  4. After total electrical failure my XF grounded to a halt while still in gear. Breakdown folks used plastic skids under the rear wheels to drag the car onto the flatbed. Is there anyway to disengage the gear and place in neutral when there is no power to the car? (Been told that other makers have some hidden switch to make this happen). Looking to make it easier to get car loaded on breakdown truck when its uplifted on Friday to be taken to the Jag Garage for repair. cheers Jim.
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    Dead car

    RAC tried to jump start the car. Sparks flying from the battery post when jumper cable attached. He stated there is a short in the system. Believes the alternator has gone and caused a low lever resistance path across the battery. Battery has drained itself very quickly thus the various warning lights then completed power down. Waiting to get car booked into garage. Will post outcome once known. cheers Jim
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    Dead car

    Battery warning, then various warning lamps then total electrical failure. Waiting on RAC. Any idea on cause?.
  7. Looking for some support in identifying what could be wrong with the Cat. Pressing the hazard switch on the dashboard has no effect on the indictor lights. Lights are all ok as they work with the Left/Right stalk movement. Anyone out there had this problem and can suggest a fix ? cheers Jim.
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    Air Con

    Ouch ...... That's the downside of owing a Jag .... costly repair build.
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    Air Con

    Hi Mick, Let us know the final bill .... I need to budget for similar possibility. cheers
  10. Hi All, On holiday last week - left windows down a little due to hot weather (air con still not fixed). Got a call from hotel owner that my alarm was ringing - would stop then start again after approx. 20 mins. Question for you all ... is this normal. if it is, can the alarm system be switched off if you wish to leave windows down a little. ie when we have the dog out with us ... and is left in the car for a short period of time. Windows well down to ensure sufficient air flow ..... But is this causing the alarm to go off with us not knowing about it?
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    Air Con

    Have the same problem .... Recharged by Halfords .. lasted about a month then back to usual warm air. Tried another garage with the same outcome .... does not cool car after ~ one month. Both said no leaks as the recharge went as expected .... in my car it looks like I have some very small pinholes somewhere that allows the gas tol escape. Thinking on biting the built and taking it to a Jaguar garage .... just worried about the final bill. Or may try the stopleaks option that miken used.
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    Vibration?

    Hi, Last few days I have noticed a vibration when running my car first thing in the morning ... This is on a smooth motorway road and appears 50-60 MPH. Last for 10-15 minutes then goes away. Thought it may be a tyre but as it disappears after a few miles so I have ruled this out. Cant locate where the noise comes from due to the excellent sound proofing on the XF. Any ideas? How do I track it down when it only lasts 10 Mins ..... OK the rest of the day / night driving. cheers Jim
  13. What's involved in an upgrade to Xenon headlight units and bulbs .... Had another headlight bulb blow over the weekend.
  14. Anyone had problems with the headlight bulbs blowing ? I've replaced 4 within a year .... both nearside & offside main beam going dead .... Latest one was from an increased light level bulb ... all purchased from Halfords. Getting fed up with this now and looking for LED alternative. cheers Jim
  15. Hi All, My XF has an issue with the Air Con system. I had it regassed by local Halford garage (2015). No leaks reported by Halfords and system did cool but not as good (cold) as my 7 year old Mondeo that the XF replaced. The system was regassed again last June 2016 This time using local Kwik Fit garage. Again no leaks identified but still not happy with how cool the temp would go. 2017 this time no cooling what so ever. Take the car back to KwikFit as it has 12 month warranty only to find I have driven 14,000 miles and voiding the warranty of 12,000 miles, or 12 months. Any suggestion on why the cooling system while showing no leaks, manages to loose the gas over time? Suggestion on what to do to correct the problem? How cool should temp drop too when at lowest setting? Car is great to drive, however it becomes an oven in the rare summers days we get in Scotland 😎 Need to get it fixed once and for all. Cheers Jim.
  16. Any update on what could cause rear passenger door not to unlock. Pulling on the handle after unlocking via fob, door does nor open. Handle will pull out but nothing happens - intermittent problem - will open some time then not others. Any ideas....
  17. Need to replace dipped beam headlamp bulb.... Any tips on how to do this? Does the full headlamp unit need to be removed or can it be changed easily Thanks
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    Brake pads

    Hi all, Took my Jag to get Air con regassed today at local Halford Autocentre. Asked for rough quote on pads change. Was told my model has two disc sizes think it was 270mm and 310mm. Don't think I need the discs replaced but if I place an order on line, what pads do I purchase? Are the pads same size for both discs?
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    Brake pads

    First time warning - brake pads low. Do these need to be replaced immediately? Is this just a pad swap or do I need sensors as well? All feedback welcome JimM
  20. Can you just add a new set of front sensors to an XF to get all round system checking? I'm assuming all cables have been installed by default? Any idea on costs Cheers Jim
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  22. Hi all, Having just taken delivery of my first Jag, must say its a great car. Now my question for the group. As I was finishing the paperwork on my new car, the sales rep informs me that they have just discovered the boot won't open with the remote control. It was working when I took the test drive. Any suggestions on what could be wrong or how to fix it? Cheers
  23. 2nd posting ... and I don't have a car yet. My new pride and joy will have clocked ~ 100k when i take ownership. From the collective on the forum, what should i look out for in terms of possible faults / maintenance issue. Now i'm broke from purchas of the car I need to start budgeting list for servicing / repairs. cheers Jim.
  24. Hi all, I will take delivery of my first Jag on Saturday. On the test drive I noted the Satnav screen was very dull, compared to the one my son has on his Disco. He tells me they are the same system Are there control adjustments for the display, or is this my first problem to overcome. If it's a problem, any fix suggestion? Also, the near side wing mirrors does not self park. Any idea on what could be wrong and estimated costs to fix. This is probably my first of many postings for assistance. Been wanting a Jag for years .... Time has now arrived. Cheers Jim