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Check your fluid level in your resevoir under the hood. If it is low it will trigger the red light. Let me know.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Oct 24, 2010


Pull the lower cover under the steering wheel by removing two screws on the bottom edge, and pulling back on the two prongs on the top corners. Remove two electrical connectors.

This reveals two screws on the lower edge corners of cluster wood panel. Remove those. Two vertical tabs hold the top edge of the wood. Insure the steering wheel is tilted as low as possible and telescoped out. Then pull down and towards youon thewood panel down and slip the two upper tabs out of their slots. Remove the trip computer connector.

This reveals the complete gauge cluster and you can easilysee four screws fastening the instrument cluster to the dash frame. Pull those and viola.

Yes - an easy fix. No need to buy expensive "Jaguar" bulbs, they are standard dash illumination bulbs available anywhere.(#911 or #915 as I recall)They snap into small white adaptors - be very careful taking these out as they are reused and actually make the electrical connection!1/4 turn is all that's needed. Reseat them all when reinstalling as even ones you didn't work on will work loose (don't ask how I know)

Disconnect the battery, especially if you are into the major gauge cluster - removing the electrical connectors will cause mis-fires as the pins come out. (again, don't ask)

It sounds like you'll bein the center stack gauge set - I'm sure those bulbs are as I described above.I can send youinformation on accessing the 3-gauge cluster if you need it.

The lower switches (cruise control and "Sport" transmission setting on an XK8) have the bulbs as part of the switch pack.I don't knowif the bulb can be separated from the unit or whether you have to replace the enitre switch pack.I've had luck getting into the Jaguar switch packsand fixing things, they are pretty simple - I bet you can access the bulb.

Refering to the backlighting for the radio, climate control, seat heaters and all that. Typically that's a different type of bulb than what I was describing.

HERE can find other tips.

Good luck.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Oct 23, 2010


If it was a specific misfire code go to that cylinder and check the following: plug, wire, and coil, if it is a random misfire code, start by checking your spark plugs(including the gap), plug wires, and coil packs.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Sep 24, 2010


Sounds like you have a faulty sending unit which lets you know how much gas is left in your tank. First thing I would do is determine exactly where the sending unit is located on your vehicle. Some are located in the tank while others are underneath the backseat. Then, depending on what you've found out, you would have to remove the sending unit and replace wherever its location. If its in the tank, I would just hold off until the next time you replaced the entire pump, but that decision is up to you. Good Luck

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Aug 30, 2010


replace the fuel pump since all you asking us to do is give you our best guess.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Aug 19, 2010


most shops can reprogram. but your best bet is the dealer since they will have the latest software updates. Plus if this hasn't been diagnosed professioanlly its possible you don't havea computer issue. Computers rarely fail.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Aug 19, 2010


Hi

1. Remove the black trim panel holding the cruise control and sport mode buttons from around the shifter. There are 4 clips holding the panel on: upper left, lower left upper right and lower right. Be careful, they break easily. Remove the wires from the buttons.
2. There are two brackets holding the wood panel down, one on each side of the shifter. Remove the two screws holding down each bracket. Be sure you note the orientation of the brackets - it will make reinstallation easier. Lift off the wood trim panel.
3. Under the wood trim you just removed, there are four bolts fastening the console to the car. Remove them.
4. Open the console lid. Remove the two screws fastening the latch strike plate. Again, make note of the positioning of the latch plate for reinstallation
5. Remove any other screws retaining the console compartment. Lift out the compartment liner. Close the console lid.
6. At the rear of the console is a trim cover. It is held by two tension clips. Just pull it off.
7. There are two bolts under the rear trim cover - remove them.
8. Remove the console.
9. Remove the screws holding the radio in the dashboard and pull the radio forward.
10. Remove the antenna wire and wiring harness connectors from the back of the radio.
11. Unbolt the ground wire from the back of the radio.

Reinstall in reverse order.


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1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Jul 31, 2010


you have vapor lock...try a fuel stabilizer...that should fix it

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Jul 13, 2010


it should be the door selenoid causing the problem it has the linkage attached to it and would give you the problems you discribe

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Jul 10, 2010


I did the best i could, Dayco is the only belt company that posts these diagrams, you can however get the diagram from the dealer parts books if u can't use the Dayco diagram. Sorry i couldn't be of more help with this.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Jul 02, 2010


CHECK OIL LEVEL FIRST.IF LOOKS OKAY HAVE OIL PRESSURE CHECKED IF OIL PRESSURE GOOD.YOUR OIL FILTER AND OIL HAS BEEN CHANGED AND OIL NOT TOO HEAVY OR THICK AND YOU ARE USING THE RIGHT OIL VISCOSITY.YOU COULD HAVE A FAULTY OIL PRESSURE SWITCH.IF CAR STALLING IN MOTION YOUR FUEL FILTER STOPPED UP OR FUEL PUMP GOING BAD.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Jun 12, 2010


You could have a head gasket failure between a combustion chamber and a water channel. Sniff the fumes from the expansion bottle to see if they smell of exhaust fumes. This failure should also produce bubbles in the expansion bottle if true.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on May 03, 2010


technically you do not have front "shocks" you have struts.. they are encased in a spring housing that would need to be removed from the car.. compressed, then change out the cartridges.. you can rent the spring compressor from stores like auto zone and pep boys.. you will need to have your front alignment done afterward.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Apr 15, 2010


SOUND LIKE CLUSTER WORN OUT OR POOR GROUND LOOSE WIRE.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Apr 14, 2010


The manual release for the transmission interlock is under the star shaped
thing on the transmission selector. You will see the release underneath.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Mar 27, 2010

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