20 Most Recent 2001 Jaguar XJ8 Questions & Answers

If you can isolate the damaged section of the wire harness, it can be repaired without removing the entire harness. At the damaged section, pull a single wire up away from the bundle and cut out the damaged section. Strip about a ΒΌ inch of the insulation from both cut ends to expose the copper wire. Get a spool of wire that is the same gage (or larger) and cut about four inches of that and strip the insulation from both ends. Use crimp type wire connectors and attach the new section of wire to the previously cut wire of the harness. Fold the repaired wire out of the way and pull another damaged wire from the harness and repeat the process described here. Continue until all of the damaged wires have been spliced. Fold the repaired splices and wrap several turns of electrical tape to tidy the appearance of the work. Do not do this work until you have disconnected the battery cables and do only one wire at a time to avoid getting a crossed circuit. Good luck.

2001 Jaguar XJ8 • Answered on Oct 01, 2018

Turn the steering column adjusting knob (located on the side of the column) from the auto to off setting. Good luck.

2001 Jaguar XJ8 • Answered on Jul 10, 2018

Check for obstructions (sorry-have to start here)
1) get to a very quiet place
2) trigger the switch to move the seat
2.a) if you hear an electronic single click, the motor is probably burned out
2.b) if you do not hear the click check the fuses
2.b.1) if not fuse, take to dealer for inspection diagnosis...this should be done free of charge

2001 Jaguar XJ8 • Answered on May 10, 2018

Check your coolant reservoir for cracks and make sure your bleeding hose plug is screwed on tight .

2001 Jaguar XJ8 • Answered on Jan 19, 2018

I'd change the plugs as per this link, and swear by an 'internal service' by chemicals as manufactureed by BG Products available on Ebay (The chemicals are for professional use so stick to the instructions). If you haven't seen this thread, take a look. https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/xj-xj8-xjr-x308-27/xj8-starting-problems-62830/ I

2001 Jaguar XJ8 • Answered on Dec 19, 2017

if its a v8 its gonna be your throttle body its a complete assembly and is a common problem on these models

2001 Jaguar XJ8 • Answered on Apr 11, 2017

Hello Eric Lovins, Your ignition switch goes directly to your BODY module and the engine control module... (with only a RELAY) in the mix... for "starting purposes only" My experience with Jaguars (magnificent vehicles) has taught me to FIRST SUSPECT RELAYS... (easy access the switches (really hard to reach... If you plan on keeping the car (mine being the last V12 Convertible they built)... I keep spare relays... HOWEVER... Control of the running (or not running) seems to be the Ignition control directly from the steering column to the BCM. Logically your Ignition switch (highly used & difficult to get to) should be most suspect... (there are also high risk of triggering logic circuits with RESULTING AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT (EXPLOSIVE FORCE))... Use of care and full knowledge is advised here...!! http://www.ebay.com/itm/707-Jaguar-XK8-97-05-ignition-lid-trunk-door-lock-locks-cylinder-with-key-HH-/320858591370?hash=item4ab4a9908a:g:q88AAOxy-j9SRa1w&vxp=mtr I have the Factory Service Manuals for MY '95 XJS... They are impressively expensive... but WERE cheaper (NEW, PAPER) than a single "visit" to one of my neighborhood JAGUAR DEALERS... (assuming all thing go well... they usually don't). While the Factory Service Manuals are collectors items themselves you might remain in convinced of their inherent value... you can use the FREE data base at BBB Industries website... (registration required) (also see Jag Lovers site below (very bottom)). I found no Technical Service Bulletins on your ignition lock (a good thing)... but in my car it would be very simple to eliminate DOWNSTREAM electronics... simply by removing the wire from the ignition (the engine should stop) You can then confidently pursue that wire into your ignition lock... My vintage vehicle has no PATS (passive anti-theft system) keys... but I will assure your life will be happier if you make SURE you have all the required keys & fobs BEFORE you get into the lock. More Information for STANDARD MOTOR PRODUCTS LX1013 More Information for STANDARD MOTOR PRODUCTS US1076 Start relay (always good to have SPARES) http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/jaguar,2001,xj8,4.0l+v8,1440757,electrical-switch+&+relay,ignition+starter+relay,3804 Jag lovers the Jaguar Enthusiasts premier Internet site

2001 Jaguar XJ8 • Answered on Jan 14, 2017

There isn't a fuse for the shifter, it is run by other components. What's the problem?

2001 Jaguar XJ8 • Answered on Jun 30, 2016

The pins at connector cud b dirty. Or the tool cud b faulty. Disconnect batt a min then try.or unplug computer and clean the pins there...its in engine area or under dash

2001 Jaguar XJ8 • Answered on Jan 05, 2016

remove plastic plugs in armrest, screws behind to undo. remove plastic plug from interior handle eschutchion and small screw.the panel is held on by plastic clips which usually break when you remove panel .to remove panel prize away from door using a trim remover or a screwdriver with care! the clips are a very tight fit.the panel hooks over the window seal at the top. hope this helps.

2001 Jaguar XJ8 • Answered on Oct 29, 2015

shood be main fuse box under bonnet

2001 Jaguar XJ8 • Answered on Sep 08, 2015

look online --easiest call a dealer --also you can call or talk to local auto body shops and ask about their supplier or even seek to have them purchase it for you thats for new --replacement junkyards online --jaguar forums /clubs

2001 Jaguar XJ8 • Answered on Aug 29, 2015

have you checked the o2 sensors on your exhaust

2001 Jaguar XJ8 • Answered on Apr 13, 2015

The Jaguar chrome strip is magnetic. Simply lift one corner with a sharp object (e.g. wood chisel) and pull it up carefully. This will reveal several Torque screws. Undo the Torque screws and you will be able to complete the job. Good luck.

2001 Jaguar XJ8 • Answered on Mar 23, 2015

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