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1999 Jag XK8 will not start. Cannot locate battery or terminals. Can you jump start with cables in order to get serviced without towing ?

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The battery is either in your trunk or like the xj8 which is under the back seat, and yes you can jump start it when you locate the battery.
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Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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