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Before you dig too deep into your purse check the oil pressure switch itself.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Sep 19, 2011

Was the ABS replaced with a new one or was your old ABS module rebuilt?I see issues with rebuilt modules. The modules do not broadcast the vehicle speed signal to the ECM and the Instrument Pack. You need to have another module installed or send back that one and have it repaired.
----------- But if your module is brand new OEM part and still speedo is not working.Then get the speedo sensor checked.The speed sensor also called as VSS( vehicle speed sensor).Its located on transmission.If the speed sensor is faulty or dirty, then speedometer will not work.- ----------- This will help.thanks.Helpmech.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Sep 02, 2011

This problem is often caused by poor solder joints inside the radio on the circuit board that powers the display lights, so the beat hing to do is remove the radio and send it out for repair, that way they can do any upgrades that have come out since the car was built as well. To remove the radio follow these instructions. There are many places that do Jag radios, just google it for specific companies.

To remove the radio:

Remove the ashtray by raising the armrest cover and removing the two screws at the rear of the ashtray. Slide the ashtray back and then lift it out. Be careful of the two front tabs, as you don't want to break them.

Reach below the wood console, where the ashtray front tabs were inserted. Loosen and remove the two wing nuts.

With a small, long flat bladed screwdriver, pry out the leather shifter surround. The leather shifter surround has a center chrome retaining ring, the leather surround, and then finally a black plastic surround. The chrome retaining ring has 3-4 tabs which are locked in below the leather surround. It depends on the year of the Jaguar. Probably the 95 has three, but maybe four. They should be at the front and rear of the trim piece (2 front and 1 back, or 2 front and two back) but I've seen then on the sides. The point is, you have to be careful with the screwdriver and find the tabs. The screwdriver should be slid between the leather and the retainer. Pull upwards on the retainer gently, and as you loosen the tabs, it will come out.

Remove the leather surround. Once the chrome retainer has been removed, it should be easy to work it out of the console.

Loosen the black trim ring gently as it has tabs as well, but they are visible once the leather trim has been removed. Lift it upwards out of the wood trim and pull it to the side out of the way. You don't need to disconnect the wires, just lay the black trim to the side.

Lift the rear of the wood console trim and gently, gently slide it back and up. It will try to hang on the leather console, and can be difficult. Patience is important, as the walnut on the ski slope cracks easy (really easy).

Once the wood console trim (ski slope) is removed, you should have a row of screws up the side of the center control panel, where the radio and AC controls are. There are four to six on each side, depending on what Jaguar used at the time, as the 95 cars mechanically are somewhat of a blend of the XJ40 and the XJ300. Remove these screws, and note any spacers that were behind them. These spacers get lost quickly, and cause the ski slope to sit awkwardly on the console.

The radio will slide forwards once these screws are removed. Remove the radio harness and the antenna lead. As the books say, assembly is reverse of removal

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Aug 30, 2011

Sounds like a loose or worn belt that is rubbing on the pully. Pull on the belt and if you can move it more than 1/2 an inch out from the line between the two pulleys, you need to tighten it. If the belt is old, you can try adding some belt dressing but that is a temporary fix.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Aug 12, 2011

yuo should be able to get them up if you check the fuses and the motors or it could be the way you did it manually the tops are really touchy and can sometimes create other problems if all fails take to a certified mechanic.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Apr 17, 2011

i am sure this vehicle has a key slot and its behind the emblem ,seem to remember this question before and i wasnt sure but they posted a answer and their was a key hole behind the jaguar chrome strip thats across the boot lid ,but this may have been a different year ?? but as the battery is in the boot it must have access if it goes flat

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Mar 23, 2011


1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Mar 10, 2011

possible faulty switch.! check power and ground to determine.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Feb 03, 2011

change the cap and the router.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Dec 24, 2010

Hi, it sounds to me like voltage to your coils is low. Unfortunately, I do not have a wiring diagram for your car. I suggest you use a voltmeter to check the voltage at the coils with the key on. If you can do this and report the voltage back, maybe another FixYa expert with a wiring diagram or firsthand knowledge can help you with this problem. In any case, please respond to this solution so that the question can be released back to the FixYa team at large.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Dec 14, 2010

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