20 Most Recent 1989 Jaguar Vanden Plas Questions & Answers

electrical faults.loads of em,too numerous to mention individually.
because its loaded, expect the toys to go first.remote locking/windows/central locking/mirrors/alarm malfunction/immobiliser malfunction,to mention a few.....(please let us go back to wind down windows etc but with an engine/ride thats
really beefy)yes my mustang has an 8track, still.

1989 Jaguar... | Answered on Jul 10, 2018

This is a very rare problem and I haven't encountered it before. I do know that you should confirm no fuses are burnt out, if they are check the wiring to the seat belts for wear that may be touching metal. Get yourself a factory wiring diagram d repair manual as well so you can track down the wiring for the systems components. Since this isn't a USA model I don't know where you can get repair manuals for it on line, we use a site called www.alldata.com here, it may have your model you would need to check, they charge to access the manuals in pdf but it is cheap compared to what even a used one costs if you can find one out there. Also try eBay.

1989 Jaguar... | Answered on Jun 18, 2012

You can only get the code from a Jag dealer - you'll have to prove you own the vehicle. You need the VIN and possibly the sale documents to prove it's your car.

1989 Jaguar... | Answered on Aug 15, 2011

The fuel pump is weak. If you listen close enough you can hear the pump working real hard, it will heat up and quit. It may start up again but will eventually fail. Experience speaking.

1989 Jaguar... | Answered on Jun 12, 2011

Have a 1989 Jaguar VDP the car crank and sounds as if it want to turn over but doesn't . What is the problem and what solution can you give me to fix my car. Thank U please respond

1989 Jaguar... | Answered on Apr 16, 2011

dear www_tattoop,

Firstly I would like to ask you if you have checked the fuses in the fuse box to make sure these are not blown, the fusebox for the car should be either under the drivers' steering wheel or by the passengers, footwell. Some cars have them under the bonnet, so its best to check these locations and the fuses, if not, then it is going to be a question of testing and replacing the bulbs. Are the backlights in question for your speedometer and gauges? If so, this is probably going to be a problematic job, but if you can supply me more information, then I should be able to solve this for you

Look forward to hearing from you soon

Yours sincerely


1989 Jaguar... | Answered on Feb 28, 2011

I would try to call around to some junkyards. I know a Jag usually doesn't stay there very long or even at all, but it is a way to find a tank. Those that are junked don't come in because of a bad gas tank. You can also call a Jaguar dealer and they might be able to help you more. You may also be able to try their website. As far as the junkyards, you can pull them up on Google Maps and there are a lot of listings, depending where you live of course. If you need anything else, let me know. I am here to help. Thanks for using FixYa.

1989 Jaguar... | Answered on Feb 24, 2011

Your going to have to have the transmission checked and repaired. There is a pin inside the transmission that can only be accessed when it is dis-assembled and that has sheared off or there solenoid has faulted inside the transmission. I know this is not good news but that is the truth of the matter.

1989 Jaguar... | Answered on Jan 08, 2011

hi i was just wondering , if you change the gas which can turn to water, and rust . also by cleaning the gas tank check the fuel filter too, thanks

1989 Jaguar... | Answered on Sep 29, 2010

You would be better off having someone familiar with this car do this as the radio cover, console veneer, concole ashtray and console finisher have to be removed to get to th forward retaining screws. Then unclip rear air distrobution box and unplug cigar lighter remove rear securing screw. Unplug security electrical connecter and fuse box harness. pull towards rear to remove. Good Luck.

1989 Jaguar... | Answered on Sep 14, 2010


1989 Jaguar... | Answered on Sep 09, 2010

Replace the turn signal switch. Bad contact inside causing a crossing of the circuits. When the turn signal is applied it should open the brake light circuit allowing for just the signal to work. Doesn't sound like the switch is doing it's job.

1989 Jaguar... | Answered on May 24, 2010

hope you used lead additive on this vehicle ?? unless its a special build for the american market ,10,000 miles too inspect the spark plugs and change the oil every 6000 miles with a oil filter every third oil change thats all it need ,WELL IT IS A JAG ,also polish it every sunday and dont take it out if its raining and most important use a leather cream every month to keep the seats supple

1989 Jaguar... | Answered on May 11, 2010

check the front and rear turn signal and brake bulbs ,check for filament wear or drakness in bulb glass.if this is found replace bulb,you may also have a bad ground to a bulb socket, turn lights on (signal and break) and wiggle wires at bulb socket, watch light, if it dim any replace that socket and check the ground wire.

1989 Jaguar... | Answered on Mar 04, 2010

Fuel pump...change the fuel filter at the same time....

1989 Jaguar... | Answered on Jan 30, 2010

Go to a main dealer and hopefully they will be able to help you with the codes you have. You may have to provide proof of ownership

1989 Jaguar... | Answered on Jan 21, 2010

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