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I have a 2000 Jagure S-Type 4.0L, I just replaced the front struts (electronic) and now the (CAT Systems indicator light) is on can you tell me how to turn it off. PLEASE.

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  • Randy Hanslik Mar 19, 2011

    Jason,

    Interesting, when looking in the owners manual, it says "if the car is equipped with electronic dampening system this light may come on" each strut has a connector that has to be plugged in on the top of them and they are. Now I'm assuming that because the connector's were disconnected to replace the struts and reconnected that could have made the light come on. according to the manual this CAT indicator has nothing to do with the catalytic converter. Can you please look into this matter more and let me know if there is a certain code or combination that I have to do to get this light off.

    Thank you for your help in this matter

    Randy Hanslik

  • Randy Hanslik Mar 20, 2011

    Jason,
    I'm not sure if you got my reply. So I'll post it here as well. after reviewing the owners manual it tells me that this indicator has to do with the electronic dampening control, that would make sence seeing as I just replaced the electronic struts. I've checked the connectors on each strut and they are in place. Perhaps because the connectors were disconnected for a short time its caused or tripped the light to come on. is there a certain combination of things I need to do with the key and reset button that would reset the light. CAT has nothing to do with the catatalic convetor according to the manual. Thanks for your help in this matter. Randy

  • Randy Hanslik Mar 20, 2011

    Thanks Jason.

  • Randy Hanslik Mar 20, 2011

    The two fronts. I bought them from the jag dealer.

  • Randy Hanslik Mar 20, 2011

    The front two

  • Randy Hanslik Mar 20, 2011

    It's a amber light right above the steering colum, the writing is in green, where the odometer is, in the information center. Right below the RPM and speedometer. in the instrument cluster

  • Randy Hanslik Mar 20, 2011

    Sure it comes on when you turn the car on and stays on even in park or in drive or moving or not. in the manual looking under section 4-14, the message on the dash reads "CATS SYSTEM FAULT" it says in 4-14 that this message will be "displayed when a fault is detected in the adaptive daping system". Hope this helps, once again Thanks for your continued help.

  • Randy Hanslik Mar 20, 2011

    Thank you and Take Care

  • Randy Hanslik Mar 20, 2011

    Yes it was helpul. Jason took his time and researched everything for me. thanks foe your help Jason.

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Hi,
This indicator is showing a problem with the Catalytic Converter system. Check you have fitted all the electrical connectors first. If you have check the connector on the CAT sensor which maybe unplugged or come loose.
If this is ok then have the sensor checked it maybe faulty.
Let me know if you need more help.
Thanks
Jason

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    Jason Maurirere Mar 20, 2011

    Let me look into this a bit more, I will reply shortly..

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    Jason Maurirere Mar 20, 2011

    Can you tell me which struts you replaced?

  • Jason Maurirere
    Jason Maurirere Mar 20, 2011

    Could you tell me the color and the location on the Instrument Panel where this light it coming on.
    I cant seem to find a reference to CAT for this vehicle except under catalytic Convertor.

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    Jason Maurirere Mar 20, 2011

    Ok, I just need to know if this light comes on while driving or stays on when you turn the ignition on and start the vehicle?
    I just need to determine weather it is a Lateral/Vertical sensor which is part of the Dampening control or a anti-lock brake system area.

    I still can not find a reference to CAT.....I have looked for models before and after...I realize it must have something to do with the dampener replacements.

  • Jason Maurirere
    Jason Maurirere Mar 20, 2011

    Ok,
    I was hoping you would say something like this, what I have found is that this is the main messenger center which displays fault codes etc. Unfortunately you need a Jaguar PDU to check if this is a open circuit fault( broken wire in the dampening system or just a faulty Active suspension system sensor.
    It is possible for this warning indicator to be switched off but it can only be done through using this PDU tool.
    But in the mean time just check to ensure you have refitted all ground wires, brake speed sensor wiring and the lateral/vertical sensor wiring.
    All these sensor take part in the active control of the suspension system and when you removed the dampeners you may have left a connector off.
    I hope this is of some help, thanks for the patience.

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