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Head lights, 04 X-Type Jaguar

I purchased this black beauty resently, noticed the front headlights do not come on. Bought new bulbs, but I can't get my hands in the tight area. How can I change these? Is there a tool or some trades trick to getting the old bulb out? As you may know, mechanic work isn't nor has never been my strong suit. I love this sporty little Jag but already the lights are out, what next?

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  • Anonymous Sep 30, 2008

    Changing the bulbs is a bit tricky. There are a couple of clips that need to be opened, and it is tough to do when your hands barely fit in there. After about an hour of practice, I was able to do it in a few minutes. Now that the bulb is changed, it still doesn't work. Also, I think I touched a wire to ground, and my headlight automatic "sensor" setting doesn't work anymore, so I have to turn my lights on and off by hand. Did I blow a fuse? If so, where is it?

  • rajean944 Oct 08, 2008

    How do you replace the headlights on an X-type Jaguar. I got the cover off from inside the hood, disconnected the wire but for the life of me I could not remove the burnt our bulb. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    access is a major problem. I gave in!

    Halfords wont attempt to change the bulbs on these models.

    Jag dealer wanted £46 to fit 2 bulbs with me supplying them!

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    any more detail on replacment of the low beam bulbs

  • mrs black Jan 29, 2009

    bulb went out went to replace it it was burnt and will not come out, i was told bu dealer that i have to buy a whole new head light set for about 500 dollars, they dont just sale the part that the bulb is stuck in. they need to state a recall for this problem.i just need to replace a 5.00dollar bulb that they are trying to make me buy a whole new light for 500.00dillars this is crazy

  • deeringschef Mar 08, 2009

    I am having the same problem. Got the cover off of the the back of the headlight assembly; however the wires connect to a tennis ball side "orb" that rest in the assembly? Does the bulb fit in this "orb", and if so how do you get it out. Any help would be sincerely appreciated

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2009

    Both Low beam (Dipped) Headlights out on 2004 X type and no support from Jag. This should be an item for recall when we can't get answer


    WHY IS EVERYONE HAVING major problems getting these blow out or short out somewhere in the system. Guess just have to drive with Hi-beams on till police stop us and have it resolved.



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I hope the God that you have not gone to the dealer to get this simple thing done.
Call me and I will do my best to coach you a process that should take you about 20 minutes the first time. my number is 407.718.6145

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I have a 2002 Jaguar S-Type (4.0) that I'm upgrading to Xenon HIDS and can't figure out how to get the entire assembly out of the car WITHOUT removing the front bumber, any suggetions.

BULB SOLUTION: As for the bulb replacement, unsrew the cap on the back of the headlight, disconnect the wire harness attached to the bulb. There is a little meatal clip (ROYAL PAIN IN THE A$$) that needs to be unhooked to released the buld. I would suggest using your GF/WIFE or child for this as you'll need small hands and figers to pull this off. When you figure out the one, the other will be a cake walk! I just did this yesterday on my S-type to add the simulated HID bulbs, but they're still not bright enough for me!

Good luck and let me know if there's a trick to help me out with my bumper prob!

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You would have to take down thw whole front bumper , and take out the entire light to change the bulb

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