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Jaguar puddle light microswitch replacement

I have a 2003 Jaguar XJR that had a common failure for Jaguars. The microswitch in the door latching mechanism failed. All i found for advice was to buy the whole locking mechanism since it is a proprietary switch that cannot be bought separately.I went to a self service junkyard and pulled just the switches out and got two for $13.00. Huge savings and now i have an extra for the next failure.

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My 2003 Jag S won't let me lock the doors manually, with the key or the remote. Found when I put the car in gear and all doors lock. Then it immediately unlocks and will not let me lock the car.

you have a faulty door latch on one of the doors. the lock status switch in the latch or the wiring to it has failed.the drivers door is favorite, the locking module thinks the door is open.

Nov 11, 2015 | 2003 Jaguar S-Type

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passenger door open

BMWs have solenoid actuated door locks (electric box that sits on top of the door latch - some years integrated into latch) that electrically "deadbolt" the locks. The door panel will have to be removed with door locked/closed (may result in damage to panel), electrical mechanism removed from latch, and latch manually unlocked. It's a very effective theft deterrent system, but when it fails, it can be a severe pain. The failure is quite common; they should almost be a regular service/replacement item on BMWs.

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Aug 12, 2014 | BMW X5 Series Cars & Trucks

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fault finding

faulty microswitch on door latch i guess alarm will not arm also because it thinks a door is open you need to find out which door and renew the latch ,try opening and closing each pass door in turn, one door will not turn off interior light as soon as the others the faulty one will wait for the generic control module to time out

Apr 25, 2013 | 2003 Jaguar X-Type

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Door latch fails intermittently (1997 Jaguar XK8)

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

Jul 10, 2010 | 1997 Jaguar XK8

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