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The door handles were removed in order to paint xk8 jaguar 98 convertible, battery went dead, door post locks remain in locked position; therefore cannot replace door handles. Seems like all things with security locking system is screwed up. we have tried remote, manual unlock, faschia reset to no avail. I do not have a manual with the car, so if it is a fuse, can you tell me which one. Cannot drive it to a dealer because the door post locks will not allow door to shut...

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SOURCE: Adding coolant to a 1998 Jaguar XK8

if the coolant light is on or comes on when driving you MUST let the car cool down at lest 1 hour before doing anything, after this cool down time lift the hood [u.s.a.] or bonnet [uk] looking from the front of the car on the right hand side towards the back of the engine compartment is the coolant header tank,about 5inch square black in color [u.s.a.] colour [uk] with a large screw top and some rubber pipes coming from it,this should be topped up with coolant right to the neck of the screw cap when you remove the cap to top up the coolant unscrew it slowly as it may be under pressure you don't want hot 212F[u.s.a.] 100C [uk] coolant in your face do you.good luck.

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SOURCE: need to install radio antenna on 1999 jaguar xk8

on the base of the antenna mast is a chrome nut (14mm?) unsrew that, then turn radio on , it will eject the guide cable. then insert the new cable, turn radio off and wait like 15sec then the motor will take in the new cable then put the chrome nut back on> thats it

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SOURCE: i want to clear check engine light on 2002 jaguar xk8

go to autozone have them scan it and then clear it record the trouble code and then clear it another option is disconnect the battery both positive and negative and make a jumper wire between the 2 terminals make sure that you disconect the battery very importan

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Try re-programming key fob. It's also on fixya.com. I did it and it just worked

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SOURCE: jaguar XK8 PROBLEM BOOT WON'T CLOSE

In the trunk on the right side behind the carpet is the hyrdaulic unit. There is a T fitting on it. Turn the T fitting counterclockwise to release pressure. Tighten it back up and try the top again. I have had this work for me several times.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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Power Door Locks - Removal & Installation

Door Lock Switch
Door Lock Diagnosis & Testing

  1. Visually inspect the following:
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  2. Motor door glass to fully raised position.
  3. Turn ignition key to position O.
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  5. Remove door casing for access.
  6. Remove door water shedder.
  7. Position PVC secondary water shedder for access.
  8. Slacken and remove the door glass rear runner lower securing screws.
  9. Reposition door glass rear runner. Mark the position of the glass rear runner upper securing screw.
  10. Slacken and remove the upper securing screw and move the runner away from the glass.
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