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Just change the bulb, open the hood you will see the connector to the bulb, most are a twist lock to release the bulb from the head light lens.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Aug 14, 2019

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1999 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Feb 21, 2019

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 site 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

Transmission fluid is for life.
If however, it has had a hard life, towing etc then changing the fluid every 180,000 miles is recommended.
48,000 is not even run in.

1999 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Feb 18, 2018

intake runner open or closed longer than expected ..p1517 code jaguar xk8

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Feb 06, 2018

it sounds like the lift mechanism/regulator has worn out or siezed and needs replacing

Jaguar XK8 Cars... | Answered on Jan 24, 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

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Jaguar XK8 Cars... | Answered on Nov 29, 2017

The Owner's Manual should tell you what the "S" is for.
It could be for Service, which would mean you need work done on the car.
It could be something as simple as a Tune-up, or more complicated such as a sensor going bad to the really complicated repair of needing a new timing belt.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Sep 15, 2017

Having a restoration shop and running several newer Jaguars I have seen similar situations. Intermittent multiple errors such as these can be caused by a low battery (or corroded connections) that "fool the computers". Also had a '99 XJ8 VDP have exactly the same issues over several months. Issue was a manufacturing fault in the sensors on the throttle body that caused the "limp home" mode - usually in stop and go traffic. Jaguar had an inspection and recall on the throttle bodies but that vehicle had gone through 3 different Jaguar dealers for service and none looked at TSB/Recall or performed the necessary checks on the throttle body. Tried cleaning the throttle several times (per Jaguar TSBs) but no change. Had to replace throttle body & problem solved (over 30,000 miles since then). Recommend making sure all air connections to throttle are clean and open and cleaning the throttle area to see if that helps.

On newer Jaguars (and other Al bodied cars) similar problems occur when the "ground" connections to the body become poor (usually through corrosion but sometimes through collisions). Connections may look perfectly normal but have high resistance. Careful when working with the connections - the posts are usually very loosely fastened to the bodies. Good luck.

Jaguar XK8 Cars... | Answered on Sep 10, 2017

there could be lots of reasons. you need to get a obd2 code reader or someone with relevant diagnostic gear to help. sounds like you have a problem with the can network the drivers door module is part of that system so is the security system. it may let not start the engine go to someone with correct diagnostic equipment thats my advise

1999 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Sep 09, 2017

its easy just follow the instructions in your kit

2007 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Aug 22, 2017

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