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05 Jag X-Type dashboard lights won't work.'Screens' light up but nothing else.If I bash the sides of the centre consel or the top of the dashboard they sometimes come on but only for a few seconds.

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The screen connection is loose, it is a common fault after time, it will need to be taken out and repaired, its not a job for the layman needs the screen removing and the case of the screen removed to get to the ribbon on the lcd screen and then the ribbon removed and replaced with a new one. they go at the board end or the bend in the ribbon, on rare occasions they go at the part that attaches to the screen. either way it will need replacement of this part or you could get a used one to replace it, there have been a for on ebay and other sites.

Posted on Apr 06, 2015

Testimonial: "Hi Russ, thanks for the answer but the screens light up, it's everything else on the dash that does'nt light up! Any ideas?"

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    Russ Hill Apr 07, 2015

    yeah the screen will light up its the info cable for the screen its like a tv and you have unpluged the signal you will have a blank screen with nothing on it, you plug something in and the screen comes to life, the screen is not getting the signal, you tap the screen and it gets a signal means it connected but its not holding and then goes off, only way to fix it is to have it taken apart and the connections checked or replaced, the reason this happens is that the unit is under the weathers control, if its cold out side the unit is cold if its warm the unit is worm so the component wires cables etc are stretching and shrinking in the end somthing is going to break, I personally have had these faults, radios dash displays in built dvd players etc they all suffer from this problem in vehicles.

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    nick Apr 07, 2015

    Ignore previous comment (sent accidently!) The screens light up all the time, THERE IS NO PROBLEM WITH THE SCREENS - it's the dials, switches etc that won't light up.

  •  Russ Hill
    Russ Hill Apr 07, 2015

    dials and switches is the lights is the voltage control unit. first check the fuse box, if the lights come on when tapping then its the main connector behind the dash, only way to get to it is thought the speedo dash or removing the center console.

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    nick Apr 07, 2015

    Ok thanks Russ



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