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96 Jaguar xj6 Electrical Issues

I am having some electrical issues with my 1996 Jaguar XJ6.
1.The tail lights automatically come on when I start the car and dont light up when I apply the brakes
2. When I open the door all the locks jump up and down three times before they stay stationary..relay problem ?
3. The electric antenna will no longer go up-could the motor be burnt out ?

Anyone with even an answer to one of these questions would be appreciated, thanks

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The brake light may or may not be connected the the door problem but I would start with checking the ground wires. i have had a problem with the door lock relay and if that is blown the car will not start.
The antenna is just **** , they get dirty and just stop going up and down.

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