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Jaguar 2002 X-type - Engine dies - electrical problems

While driving, instrument panel stops working, car starts beeping, engine dies. Car will not respond to attempts to restart engine. Fuses found to be burned out in engine compartment panel and under dash panel. Mechanics diagnose problem as possibly being from alarm system, ignition, radio amplifier or instrument panel. Has happened four times now and have had to be towed. (One time was not able to get car into neutral even though key was in ignition switch and turned on.) Any ideas of what we should do? Any way to diagnose where the problem is from? Not willing to drive car anywhere because of risk of having engine die in high traffic. Car currenly at mechanics who are not sure how to proceed without taking each component out one by one to check for shorts.

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  • lvc3 Oct 30, 2008

    I have a similar problem. While driving home, instrument panel started to blink and readouts turned to dashes. Fortunately go home but car will not start next morning. Towed car on flatbed to Jaguar dealership who claims it needs a new instrument cluster ($1200). My 2002 Jag X-type just turned 40,000 miles. Car was purchased certified pre-owned from Jag dealership. Unfortunately, extended warranty expired 3 months prior to problem.

  • drrrlove Nov 07, 2008

    Have similar problem, but without instrument panel problem. Driving down road the car will stall, then will not start for about 10 min. Changed crank sensor this solve the problem for about 7 months. Now doing it again but will not stay running. I have changed the crank censor again. Have you found an answer to this problem?

  • j85j85 Nov 13, 2008

    I've had a delay in the activation of my instruments upon starting for approx. two weeks. today, was driving and the car shut off. It would not restart, or do anything electrically related. Roll up windows, go in to neutral etc. The dome lite worked as well as the beeping warning signal. It has also been eating radio fuses regularly...

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    Jaguar X300 P REG,car wont start, engine wont turn over, secondary bulb light is on, no interior lights or indicators working however the electric seats work without the key in ignition. Also the alarm is playing up.

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I have not got a jag yet, I am thinking about buying one I have owned bmws and audis. ALL CARS FROM europe have electircal probs. I dont know why, this prob sounds like a ground prob. I would check the controil mode on the firewall. Bmws always had a fuse there that would short out on the hood and cause the same prob. I just moved the fuse panel/controil down lower and never had the prob again. I know bmw are different but a car is a car.

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