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Jaguar XK-Series, Electrical, Coupe, Convertible
#19 of 28 Electrical Gremlin
Aug 05, 2008 (7:24 am)
My 98 XK8 convertible has developed a new quirk. When I signal for a right turn the console lights go out (except the radio and climate control). When the signal cancels the lights come back on. It seems related to the signal switch. Is this something a home mechanic can handle? If so where can I find the repair procedure? Thanks in advance for any input.
#20 of 28 99 xk8 convertible top
Apr 22, 2009 (7:36 pm)
my 99 xk8 conv, after setting all winter in the garage has developed a problem that the top will not open nor will the rear windows go up. the battery checks good but has a drag on it that runs the battery down with everything off. i detect a slight clicking sound when the roof down button is pressed but nothing happens, any ideas? could it be a relay? the fuses are all good.
#21 of 28 Re: Jaguar XK-Series: Electrical Malfunctions [Mr_Shiftright]
Apr 24, 2009 (8:10 am)
My 2000 XKR rumbles under hard acceleration and has reduced power.
Interestingly when this happens there is distortion in the radio followed by no treble for 30-45 seconds. Given this there appears to be a disturbance of the electrical system under load.
The car had previously gotten some water on Coil #8 when the old owner washed the motor. The check engine light has not come back on since drying the coil but the rust seen on the #8 coil leads me to think it happened before and might be the culpret.
Anyone had this set of issues? Coils? Alternator?
#22 of 28 Re: Jaguar XK-Series: Electrical Malfunctions [bigdbrent]
May 11, 2009 (8:00 am)
Rumble under hard acceleration gone and radio treble no longer affected by replacing the #8 coil and plug.
#23 of 28 Re: 99 xk8 convertible top [majorspud]
Jan 09, 2010 (8:17 am)
I have a 99xk8 with exactly the same problem and symptoms. Did you fix it? What was the cause? Thanks.
#24 of 28 Re: 99 xk8 convertible top [mehauck]
Jan 09, 2010 (7:36 pm)
The loss of treble on my radio and the rumble on hard acceleration were caused by water getting on at least one of my coils that are in the head. The engine had been washed by the seller and water had gotten under the coil covers. The check engine light came on within 30 miles of being driven after the washing. I dried the coil and was able to drive home 1200 miles without problems. Later I started having the treble and rumble problem. Since it must have been some some electrical disturbance to affect the radio, I made a lucky guess that it was the same coil (#8) that triggered the miss-fire code. Mine is a XKR and the vents in the hood are a likely suspect for why several coils had rusty discoloration.
If you don't have any misfire codes to point you in the right direction I would get one coil and start putting it in different positions until you find one that has a positive effect. Try the most rearward or the most rusty ones first.
Big D topless XKR
#25 of 28 transmission
Jul 08, 2010 (3:31 pm)
This is a 1997 XK8 coupe with only 68k miles (endlessly troublesome!). Now the car won"t start in PARK and I can't remove the key. It does however start in NEUTRAL so I'm leaving the key in (maybe someone can figure out how to steal it!). I can lock it with another key but how long will this last?
Any advice would be welcome,
Another longsuffering Jag owner seduced by a beautiful body, Will
Jun 23, 2011 (8:21 pm)
door locks. when the key fob is pressed the lights go on and the alarm is activated but the doors do not lock. When locked by the key and open by the key fob the doors do not unlock
#27 of 28 Door/Hatch Ajar Chime?
Jun 28, 2011 (8:39 am)
New '09 XK Coupe owner. Does anyone know if when the passenger door or hatch is open, should there be a chime to go along with the IP notification. Driver's door chimes, not passenger or hatch...
#28 of 28 Re: 99 xk8 convertible top [majorspud]
Nov 20, 2012 (6:16 am)
my 98 xk8 conv, after setting all winter in the garage has developed a problem that the top will not open nor will the rear windows go up. the battery checks good but has a drag on it that runs the battery down with everything off. i detect a slight clicking sound when the roof down button is pressed but nothing happens, any ideas? could it be a relay? the fuses are all good