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2003 Jag S-type-Blinking dash lights

I just purchased a 2003 s-type, in excellent conditoins, wiht $50k miles,,,after driving for 500 miles the lights on the dash for the temperature started blinking and will not stop. The AC works fine but the blinking lights on dash is annoying,,,,any idea why this could be happening

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  • partapm Mar 30, 2009

    My 2003 S-Type will not start. The oil and brake lights on the dash are flashing rapidly along with a ticking noise. One of the relays in the trunk compartment is constantly ticking.



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The long story short it probably your battery being dead or a computer glitch (if there is nothing else apparently wrong with the car)
One is the battery life of an older model jaguar is going to be short compared to newer models. I noticed I have problems with my battery going dead around the 6 th year of the cars life since then a bunch of silly issues. One thing to know is if your car doesn't start it (even if your lights work) is that your battery is to low for the ignition to work (which requires high voltage). You can try removing the batter than re attaching it back to the car.
I have these issues typically when i don't drive for long periods of time in the winter (mostly). The car contains a big gigantic computer (which a lot of owners do nt realize) controlling everything weather you can start the car or not (it has a security system still armed) so when the computer is not working properly or the battery is too low (and their are no other apparent reasons). I would suggest trying a few suggestions on the jaguar forum because its very specific but you would be surprised how stupid the issues end up being. Flat bed a jagaur to any dealership and your already in the hole for 150 plus.
good luck

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