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Friend, your situation could be taking place on ANY vehicle, not just the Jag. Anytime this type of thing happens, no matter what it happens to be, ALWAYS go directly to the ground. Check ALL your ground connections on every ground wire you can find, and the ones you can't find, under the dash that are held to the firewall and any metal braces by a simple little screw that could be loose. I find this stuff is a LOT like connecting a trailer to a vehicle for the lights. Sure it's wired properly, you know what your doing!!! Then you check and tighten the ground wires between the vehicle and trailer and it now works. ALWAYS go directly to the ground connections. That's normal procedure. If it still doesn't work, get out the test light and start checking for power. But then your not doing trailer lighting. Get yourself a wiring diagram and check it closely.

1998 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Jan 12, 2019


Same thing has happened on mine!
The solution is to reprogram the window limits. You need to sit in the car with doors shut! Turn the key in ignition in position I or II, roll down the window all the way and keep holding the switch for 5 seconds, then roll the window up and again keep the switch pressed for 5 seconds, repeat same steps for other door.
Reprogramming is also described in the owners manual. I don't know how mine became deprogrammed, should only happen if the battery is disconnected!

1998 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on May 29, 2018


The most likely root cause of the problem has been determined, and its step by step fix is also detailed if you have the skills to do that yourself. See the excellent detailed website posting by Dan Jensen on the Jag-lovers.org site forums.jag-lovers.org under avsn.php?1169101j41 . He describes what goes wrong in the $2800 ABS control electronic board, and that simply re-soldering a few heavy wires to the board will fix the trouble. But it requires some mechanical work to get that module out, and then some more work to saw the plastic case apart to get to that circuit board. - Best regards - MHH

1998 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on May 29, 2018


make sure the door handle on the outside has returned to normal position, sometimes the cold will make them stick. The door opens but the outside handle sticks open and the door won't latch. Hope this helps.

1998 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Nov 30, 2017


check the PNRD safe switch located on transmission

1998 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Jul 08, 2017


front drivers suspension wrecked what parts are available.

1998 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Apr 13, 2016


let your mechanic fix it - there is no where near enough to tell me anything here - - if you don't trust ur mechanic then ur going to need to tow it elsewhere -if u do not trust ur mechanic - get a new one - -also everyone makes mistakes so let ur mechanic fix his - or move on

1998 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Mar 19, 2016


Are you sure it is the coolant light? The coolant system is a sealed unit and should not need topping up unless there is a leak!

1998 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Dec 09, 2015


not adviseable

1998 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Sep 08, 2015


I'm not familiar with JAG but MOST cars have a switch in the front and the back that is called a fuel shutoff switch. I am going to say you may have bumped the switch and it shut off the fuel pump. The switch on most cars is located under the bumper area or around the grill area. Your best bet is to go to the local auto parts store and buy a repair manual for your car and start looking the the electrical schematic section to locate where the Fuel shutoff switch is located.

1998 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Jun 05, 2015


Sounds just like my experience with what turned out to be a bad Mass Air Flow meter. No warning, just very bad behavior from the engine, and heavy foot on throttle to get it going. Happened to my Wife. You can imagine the result when she got home. But thank goodness for cell phones!

1998 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Apr 08, 2015


As i understand your quest you cant open the doors? Can you open the back trunk? If so you can disassamble the back seat wall and enter this way to the car. Post back.

1998 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Apr 06, 2015


In the 1999 Jaguar xj8 there is a fuel cutoff switch on the passenger side right hand panel to the right of the feet. Reach over the top rear of the small panel and find a soft flexible membrane on the top of the switch and press it until it clicks.if that doesnt work,there is a fuel pump relay in the trunk fusebox that might be the problem. 1998 Jaguar XK8 fuel safety shutoff Bing images
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1998 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Apr 05, 2015


first get in the car turn on ignition sit in the seat next to the window that does not close .close door press window switch down until window is all the way down hold your finger on the switch all the time and hold it there for 10-15 sec after the window is down then do the same but with the window going up this will reprogram the window so it knows where it is.for this fault to happen the power to the window has become disconnected, replaced battery with door open is the useual one. good luck.

1998 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Apr 04, 2015

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