Question about 1998 Jaguar XJ8L
Since you lost power your "fob" and receiver may not be communicating any more.
This is a process to for your fob to re-sync with your car.
Note : All transmitters being serviced must be available. If the learning process is carried out without having all the transmitters present, all previous transmitter codes will be overwritten, rendering the missing transmitters inoperable.
Hold headlight flasher back.
Turn ignition key to position 1.
Flash headlights 4 times.
Alarm will enter programming mode.
This will be confirmed by "beeps" from the alarm and flashing led on gearshift.
Program each transmitter (up to 5) by pressing the lock or unlock button on each transmitter once.
The alarm will "honk" when you press the transmitter button.
The alarm must honk 5 times to complete the programming. Therefore, if you are only programming one transmitter you should operate the transmitter 5 times.
If you are programming two transmitters you will operate one transmitter twice, and three times on the other.
For five transmitters you will operate each transmitter once.
Posted on Oct 16, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
i know when i programed my '98 XJ8L... i had to use the sender button on the actual opener mounted on the garage roof and not the hand-held remote... not sure if that helps
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
This is the procedure from the service manaul:
XJ8 Remote Control Programming
1. Unlock the Boot/trunk with key.
2. Turn Ignition on.
3. Warning light on dash comes on.
4. When they go out, lift arm rest, inside their is a valley button, Press 5 times within 5 secs of lights on dash going out, Horn & Lights Flash.
5. Press any button on remote, remote programmed.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
SOURCE: 1998 xj8 jaguar
I had this exact same problem and the cable was broken. There is a way to get it open by going through the wheel well. Let me know if this is still an issue for you and I can walk you through it. Thanks!
Posted on May 06, 2009
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