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Stuck in Park. All dashboard instruments dead.

I have a 2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas with 78,000 miles. The gear shift is stuck in Park and will not shift out unless I unscrew the hex screw next to the gear to unlock it. Then it will shift until I put it into Park again. The dashboard mechanisms are all dead, speedometer, odometer,gas and oil guages, etc. I see the engine symbol, brake symbol all lit up. The dealership says I need an $1800 Package to correct the problem. What say you? Thank you for any help you can give.

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Its a relay

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SOURCE: 1988 Jaguar Vanden replace headlight

What you need to do is remove the 2 screws on the top bezel from inside the engine bay, then underneath the outer corner of the plastic headlamp surround there is a philips screw, (put your head under neath car near from wheel) loosen the screw, do not remove it, now the headlamp plastic bezel/surround will come free enough so you can get a philips screwdriver in through the middle of the headlamp surround, there is a chrome retaining ring holding the headlamp in place, loosen the 3 philips screws (do not remove) The retaining ring will rotate and you can slide the ring out from the outer edge of the headlamp surround. The headlamp will then come out throught the middle of the surround, disconnect the 3 pin multiplug and reverse process for install.

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SOURCE: leaking valve covers, 2000 jaguar vanden plas supercharged

no there is'nt enough pressure underneath to make it leak try tighting up the valve cover bolts or just getting a new gasket about a $6.00 to $10.00 dollar fix depending on where you go

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