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
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.
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thats a problem with one of the modules on the can or scp network it is saying there is a programming error, or the module does not belong to this car. have you changed a module of any sort/? they are all connected and will only function on the car they belong to unless they are reprogrammed with jag diagnostic equipment ie. ids software. its all part off the antitheft system
I purchased very similar here in the UK £4800 (trade) two years ago, only problem so far has been O2 sensor failure which I replaced myself but was still fairly expensive. Other than that car has been good. Check for Jag service history
You have to take it to a garage and have a diagnostic check That will give you a code telling you witch part is at fualt.When the fault has been rectified.Then the code has to be cleared eusing the diagnostic tool.Hope that was helpfull good luck.
I had the same problem some time ago, lights would go on and off, odometer appeared to stop counting at times rpm gauge would work and then not... power steering would off and on work and head lights would blink on and off when in driving light mode (off position).. The fix for me was I had to have the dash computer replaced (about $500). After doing this around 50k miles ago all the gremlins seem to have remained gone.. Hope this helps
If the system won't test 1st look a blown fuse, if the fuses are ok you may be the rare case of a burned out Powertrain Control Module (PCM), but before you replace that very expensive module make sure the system not self testing is verified with another tester/code reader/scanner, I would buy one, they are easy to use the test plug is under the steering column dash panel, This is called the OBD data link connector.
Hey stacie young,
In my honest opinion, if you take that good of your car it will be worth it in the long run. Much like the audi's manual transmission problems of the early 2000 models, if you take car of your car it will take care of you.
So i say yes.
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