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Roof wont close or open stuck jaguar xk8 2ooo

Battery fully charged how do I manually close the roof thanks

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  • okc71f Jan 22, 2009

    going try that now thanks

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it is a mechanical binding on the driver's side. Maybe the cable is disconnected or the track is no longer connected to the roof..Can you get it shut at all or is it stuck open?
IF the track is jammed or broke the motor may have blown a fuse

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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    mohammed marika thambi Jan 22, 2009

    Uncover the motor which is in the boot up in the centre behind the
    parcel shelf. You will see a square dog on the end of the motor, you
    can turn it with a tool to move the roof. The cars originally came with
    a small winder handle especially for this purpose - check around, it
    might be in the car somewhere.





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You have to open the trunk (boot) and find the top power motor, once You have located the motor, look for a release mechanism from the motor to the atop arms, any way if You like to get the car book,look in to this link http://www.themotorbookstore.com/carmanuals.html

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I hope by now you have resolved your problem but if not you need to familiarize yourself with the convertible top pump located in the truck on the right side behind the liner. There is a small valve you can turn to release hydrolic pressure and then manually close the top. You will need the allen tool to manually open the top latch. Once you get the top fully latched you can turn the pressure valve fully back and your top operations should return to normal -- at least for my friend it did when he did the exact same thing. This procedure is also detailed in your manual.

Best of luck - hope that helps.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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    Michael Lucas Jan 22, 2009

    This may detail the process a little better.


    To close the top:


    Open both door windows.


    Open the trunk and pull the passenger side trunk liner towards the
    center of the trunk. You may have to work the liner away from the lip
    holding it in place. Once this is done, you will see the convertible
    top hydraulic pump. On the side of the pump is a petcock. Turn it
    completely counter-clockwise. This opens the valve on the pump.


    Now use the allen tool to raise the hook. Pull the convertible top down to meet the hook. Close the top by using the allen tool.


    Return to the trunk and close the petcock. Replace the trunk liner.


    Press the convertible switch to close the top - this will raise the rear windows.


    Close the door windows.


    Have the vehicle checked at a dealership.




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