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  1. All weather 'Stormshield Plus' cover for Jaguar XK 2006-2014 in perfect condition only used 3-4 times. The car has now sold (2009 model) hence the cover is now for sale. It has been used to protect the car whilst away on holiday, and as it says in the name it is virtually storm-proof. It is made up from various layers providing a waterproof but breathable cover with a soft fleece type lining to protect the paintwork. Full details of the cover can be obtaining from the Specialised Covers website. The cover literally fits like a glove with no excess material to flap in the wind, it does however include securing straps if needed, although these have never been used. The cover is silver/grey on the top panels and door mirror covers and navy blue for the side panels, the price of these covers is normally £359. £150
  2. Hi Colin, I wrote this post a good few years ago but to answer your question; the only way to find which door is causing the warning is to monitor the door inputs to the GEM with a multimeter. One of the pictures shows which pins to monitor for each door. Rgds. Julian
  3. Hi Jim, Thanks for your reply, it’s the outer light unit in the wing. The inner light you quoted seems a reasonable price, I’ll call jaguar on Monday to check the price.
  4. Hi Guys, My wife's XK o/s RH outer rear light unit has failed. The 'C' shaped set of LEDs has stopped working, all other LEDs are working fine ie. brake, indicator and outer position lights. She has owned the car for about a year now, when we bought it some (3-4) of the individual LEDs were not working from the 'C' shape but rest of them were, now all of them have failed. Having looked extensively for a second hand unit without success I am wondering if anyone has any experience of repairing these units? As last resort I will need to buy a replacement from the 'stealership' but I think they cost around £1,000, hence the need to repair. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
  5. Hi Steve, The wires to join are ones you have mentioned in your question, the wires that go to IP6/20 and IP5/14. Simply cut the wires close to the appropriate GEM connectors (IP6 & IP5) and solder them together or use a crimp joiner. The backup sounder plays no part in this, but has to be disconnected so it doesn’t go off. From memory its located inside the front N/S wheel arch. I hope this answers your question. Rgds. Julian
  6. Hi Mick, I wrote this post some years ago now but remember after rewiring the alarm/horn system I discovered it was the driver’s door causing the problem. As the door switch is an integral part of the lock mechanism which is fiddly and expensive to replace I ended up fitting a reed switch between the drivers door card and the end of the dashboard and wiring it to the appropriate door switch input to the GEM. This enabled the lights to come on as usual when the door was opened. Your idea of linking pins 15 and 18 on the CA87 connector on the GEC module would work perfectly in terms of preventing the alarm being triggered. In terms of your rear tailgate glass it sounds as if you are on the right track, possibly moisture has got into the switch and caused some corrosion, as mentioned WD40 would certainly chase out the moisture. Cheers, Julian
  7. Hi Martin, The secondary sounder is located in the left (nearside) wheel arch, to access it you need to remove the wheel and release the screws on the front part of the wheel arch liner pull the liner back and you see it bolted to the subframe. Hope this helps, if you still have issues with the fuse after doing this I have all the circuit diagrams if it helps. Rgds. Julian
  8. Many thanks Peter, I also have one those scanners which has saved me a lot too. Best regards, Julian
  9. I have not posted anything on this site before but thought it might be helpful for some if I gave an account of this problem, as I couldn't find any other posts relating to this specific problem. I have a 2006 X-Type estate which I have had since last August, it is in mint condition with everything working as it should. However over the last few weeks the alarm has been sounding in the the daytime and seems to only happen when the sun shines! - although not much sun at the moment it happens when the car is parked at work and is quite annoying for everyone. I usually only single lock the car therefore not activating the internal volumetric alarm, but has a part of the diagnosis put blue tack over the internal sensors but the problem still exists. Everything else works normally, so I called the local dealer who told me they would charge £130 to diagnose the problem - a bit steep bearing in mind they'll also be charging an unknown amount on top to fix it! They also said they could disable the alarm siren for the same cost (£130). The problem with this (which they didn't tell me) is that it does not stop the horn from sounding. So as I'm not too bothered about have the alarm sounding anyway I set about disabling both the siren and the horn, the challenge was do this but keep the horn working on the steering wheel switch. Disabling the siren (backup sounder) is the easy bit - front wheel off, remove wheel arch lining at the front and unplug the siren -done! The next bit was to stop the alarm from setting off the horn. With a bit of research and managing to download the official Jaguar X-Type electrical guide the solution was quite straight forward. The main unit that controls the alarm is the Generic Electronic Module (GEM) which is located in the driver footwell, the electical guide gives the circuit diagrams and the pin outs from the GEM. Basically the GEM takes an input from the steering wheel switch (horn) and has an output that controls the horns under the bonnet via a relay, because the GEM sits between the two it enables it to sound the horn should the alarm be activated. The solution is to remove the SW switch input and horn output wires from the GEM and then join them together so the switch then operates the horn directly - like the old cars! Having done this the car remains silent but the horn still works via the steering wheel - at last! (The hazard lights do flash though for up 30 secs, for me this is not a problem) The pictures below show the backup sounder, GEM and the GEM pin outs.
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