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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 the cigarette lighter does not work. Is this a fuse or a complicated electrical issue. it is a 96 jag.

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  • bulleproof Dec 09, 2008

    Hi, my 1996 has similar prolems. My rear brake lights are stuck on all the time, the horn and cigarette lighter does not work but the light inside the lighter works and my cruise control will come on but not engage. I changed the stop light switch under the brake pedal ($125) only to find out that was not the problem. I do know the cruise control works on a circuit through the brake system which is why it won't engage.



    A strange problem, though, is that when I pulled the switch to replace it, the lights remained on even though the switch was unplugged. I am beginning to believe it is a computer issue which is going to run into some big money (around $2500-$3000). Bad thing is, I purchased it three days ago and it all worked fine then---until my husband pressure washed the engine compartment (Don't EVER do this). I will try to let you know if I find a solution to the problem.





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I forgot to mention about the locks. Mine does the same thing...jumps three times. This is an indicator that one of the locks on the circuit is not functioning properly. Mine happens to be the right front but it could be any door including the boot lid.

The antenna could be a burnt motor; however, my 1987 XJ6 had the same issue. One day it came up just a bit and I was able to slowly coax it fully out. After I got it out, I took some olive oil and lubricated it just a bit--not a heavy lubrication--and it worked well after that although it would still sometimes stick.

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