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Gearbox Fault light comes on - transmission stuck 2001 Jag XKR

This is identical to the problem I have had on and off for two years with my 2001 XKR. The car has only 35,000 miles on it. The difficulty is that it is intermittent and I cannot establish any consistency in factors. What happens is while cruising along the "Gearbox Fault" message appears and the transmission is stuck in the gear it was in and won't shift up or down. All I do is pull over, switch the engine off for a few seconds and re-start, presto, fixed.

I have had the car to the local Jag dealership several times, they have never been able to determine the cause.

Any more thoughts?

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Most probably you have a problem with the electronic map for the selector which is the part under the selector lever

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