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Changed battery on my jaguar xkr 2008 and lights went dim

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If your xk is a later xk ie xk150 behind the rh front wheel is a ground point which corrodes remake it on the brake pipe bracket or if thats ok try a battery reset ie disconnect wait 2 mins and reconnect if you dont make a clean contact when you connect the battery it can confuse the many modules on these cars

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SOURCE: replace cabin pollen filter 2005 jaguar xkr

To get to the cabin air filter on an XK8 or XKR, you have to do the following steps (I know these steps sound in many cars there is just a simple cover in the engine compartment... but...): The air filter is under the black plastic cowl or plenum that is just under the windshield wiper blade connectors. To get to that, you must 1. carefully lift off the plastic covers that reveal screw heads. Remove the screws. 2. lift off the plastic covers that are on the top of each windshield wiper connector - under the cover you will then see a nut or bolt that has to be unscrewed. 3. Using a small puller (the puller that lifts off battery terminals works for this) lift off each windshield wiper and disconnect the rubber hose from each. 3. lift the car's front hood, and remove the plastic cowling (you also have to lift the side rubber runners and a rubber strap from each side that holds up the rubber drain hoses). Once you remove that plastic cowling, you will see the air filter plenum at the back of the engine area. The air filter should come vertically out of that. (This air filter does not exist on my 2000 and earlier editions...I am not sure what year Jaguar installed them.) Full instructions are on the Jaguar JTIS CD which you should obtain...look online for that.

Posted on May 30, 2009

SOURCE: my passenger head light went dim and i changed it ...

You got a bad ground connection somewhere.
You have a voltage drop,where you shouldn't have,and as a result the bulb is dim.
Check the bulb socket/connector and related wiring, to that head light

Posted on May 24, 2010

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SOURCE: the battery is dead -

just hook a charger to battery, to get enough of volts to open trunk. positive to positive post ( red one ) negative to negative post ( black one ).

Posted on Dec 15, 2010

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SOURCE: where is the battery for

in the trunk

Posted on Dec 17, 2010

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SOURCE: We have a 2000 Jaguar

if i am not mistaken that code is for a oxygen sensor...does it idle rough?what is it doing?

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I would read the Jaguar Workshop Manual or ask a friendly Jaguar technician.

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We have a 2000 Jaguar XKR code PO171 and PO171 . Can you help...we've changed the fuel filter but didn't help. Thanks

if i am not mistaken that code is for a oxygen sensor...does it idle rough?what is it doing?

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The battery is dead - 2003 xkr Jaguar - how do we put the charger on to get the trunk open

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Parking brake on 2000 jaguar xkr won't release but moves freely

There are two cables in housings that come from the rear wheels and are exposed to water from the road which results in rusted cables and interiors of the housings. Replace both parts on each side. Make sure that you get new rubber boots for the open ends of the cables.

Oct 12, 2009 | 2008 Jaguar Xkr

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Parking brake won't release but hand lever moves freely


Thanks for using FixYa. In Jaguar XKR the parking brake is controlled electronically unlike the cable ones. The voltage applied to the electronic Park Brake module is applied at the same time you start the engine, consequently on a very cold day the battery will be far less efficient and due to the extra power required to start a very cold 6 cylinder engine the voltage will fall.

Although this reduced voltage will quite happily start the car it will trip out the Parking brake. To help avoid this problem happening again switch the ignition to position 2(position just prior to starting) and press the chrome handbrake tab down while having your foot on the brake. The brakes will be released, the park brake light on the dash will go out and you can now start the car.

On the new XKR module the electronic handbrake is not activated by the gear shift as in the later S models so you can start the car and then release the brake when the engine is running.

Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.



Oct 12, 2009 | 2008 Jaguar Xkr

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Voltage fluctuations with a weak battery etc can cause loss of window memory. Start car, lower windows and hold the switch down for several seconds then repeat in the raised position. This will reset window positon memory.

Sep 16, 2009 | 2004 Jaguar Xkr

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My jaguar xkr has no power whatsoever

  • Check the battery status. it might be dead or the terminals are corroded or loose.
  • Also try to check on your earth line. the terminal lead from the battery to body may be cut or corroeded.
  • Check on the main fuse, it may blow burnt relay.

Feb 01, 2009 | 2003 Jaguar Xkr

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