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Jaguar XJ-Series, Jaguar XJR, Sedan
#61 of 75 1996 XJ6 won't start, bad ign sw, relay or module ???
Aug 07, 2009 (8:33 am)
I have a 1996 XJ6, 4.0 116k miles. I tried starting it and heard a click but nothing happened at the switch. Checked the battery and found it to be low at 9.3V so I added another battery but every thing acted like it was in a low voltage mode at the panel. Installed a new battery but still no response. Guages etc. now bright but no dome, trunk or head lights. I do have little lights on at the bottom of the head lights. I then shorted the starter and car started but I couldn't take it out of park. I removed the lock pin and put in nuetral to see if it would start but nothing. Checked every fuse this car has which are everywhere and they were all good. I do hear some relays clicking in the battery compartment when someone turns the switch. A real nightmare to say the least. I don't think it's the shifter module perhaps it's the computer I don't know. I bought the Jaguar parts and service manual off Ebay but it dosen't offer good trouble shooting help or identify and follow the serries of relays and modules as to what they do or how to test them.
CAN ANYONE OFFER SOME HELP?
#62 of 75 Re: Jaguar XJ-Series: Electrical Glitches [Mr_Shiftright]
Aug 09, 2009 (6:13 pm)
I have a 1988 Vandenplas with an electrical issue with the brake lights. i have replaced the rear lamp relay module with 2 different ones and am still getting intermittent failure of the brake light. I have also re-wired the grounds. Any hints?
#63 of 75 Re: Jaguar XJ-Series: Electrical Glitches [jaguar13126]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 09, 2009 (8:15 pm)
When you say intermittent do you mean the lights sometimes work sometimes don't?
Have you check the brake light switch itself for loose wires, etc? I'm not sure if yours is brake pedal activated or master cylinder activated (mechanical switch or hydraulic pressure switch).
#64 of 75 Re: Jaguar XJ-Series: Electrical Glitches [Mr_Shiftright]
Aug 10, 2009 (6:42 pm)
yes it worke moest of the time. when it does not work i can rap the rear module ant the light comes on.
#65 of 75 Re: Jaguar XJ-Series: Electrical Glitches [jaguar13126]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 10, 2009 (9:07 pm)
Oh well then---a bad ground I would say.
#66 of 75 Re: XJ8L GEM module? [goodkitty]
Aug 11, 2009 (5:26 pm)
I got it to a shop that knows what they are doing - they had to replace the transmission module, engine module, and key module - all used, and several thousand dollars later - everything was fine. 3 months later, I turned the key and nothing! It's back at the same shop - they say the transmission module is gone again and that it is a very rare thing, so they are keeping it for a while to drive around and see if there is something else that might have caused the failure. I'm considering getting it running and selling it fast, even though I love it.
#67 of 75 Suspension
Aug 20, 2009 (6:02 pm)
My car too low light came on and after a while my suspension failure light came on just trying to find if someone had this issue before and what to do? The dealer said it might be the compressor a 1000 dollar repair. Please help.
Aug 23, 2009 (12:31 pm)
I have an issue with the turn signal. The turn signal does not work when the brake is applied. I have replaced the rear lamp module with used part and the same thing still happens. I still get the lamp out warning in the driver information center. are there any fixes for this with updated modules? Any suggestions?
#69 of 75 Oil Pressure gage on 88 XJ6
Aug 24, 2009 (8:17 am)
I've only had the car for a few months, the oil pressure gage has never worked. It goes from 0 to MAX as it pleases. I suspect the sending unit is flakey. Does anyone know the specs on the sending unit, the resistance range it uses? These sending units are almost impossible to get and very expensive. I would like to try to adapt one from another car. If I can find one that works, I would be happy to share the info.
#70 of 75 Re: 2000 xj8, power window problems [realliferambo]
Nov 29, 2009 (6:08 pm)
1998 XJ8 driver's door window problem...window stayed up. Was told i needed a new module. Disconnecting the battery worked but only for about 6 window operations. Fixed everything by removing the door module, cleaning up the terminals with a soft brass brush and applying contact cleaner before re-assembling. Good luck,