Mechanics

START SAFETY SWITCH ON GEAR SHIFTER ASSEMBLY

1992 Jaguar Vanden Plas • 120 miles

Having a hard time to get it to crank in park. If I jiggle the shifter and hold it in place (in Park) then in cranks and starts fine. The other option is to put it in Neutral, where it cranks and starts right away.

I think this is a problem with the start safety switch, probably needs cleaning or adjusting.

Would like to know where this switch is located and what the recommended procedure would be to correct this problem. Schematics would be super.

Thanks in advance.
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Palmero
April 3, 2012.



1. Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove gear selector knob. Carefully remove window switch panel from center console without disconnecting window switches.
2. Remove screws securing shift control cover. Move cover enough to obtain access to cigarette lighter and door lock switch terminals. Note,  mark and detach terminals. Remove cover,  and detach harness from
inhibitor switch. Connect battery and test light in series with switch.
3. Place gear selector in Neutral,  and loosen lock nuts securing switch. Adjust switch until test light illuminates. Tighten lock nuts. Ensure light stays on with gear selector lever in Park,  and is off with gear selector lever
in Drive.
4. Remove test light,  and reconnect switch harness. Reconnect cigarette lighter and door switch terminals,  and install cover. Install electric window switch panel in center console. Install gear lever knob. Reconnect
battery.

XJ6

1. Place gear selector in Neutral,  and raise vehicle on hoist. Remove switch guard securing bolts,  and remove switch guard. Loosen switch to mounting bracket securing nuts. Remove rubber blanking plug from
center of switch. Switch will now rotate to its limits.
2. Install Switch Adjuster (JD 161) to switch shaft and locating hole in switch body. See Fig. 4 . Lightly tighten securing nuts,  and ensure adjuster can be withdrawn easily using a bar. See Fig. 5 . Readjust switch if
withdrawal is difficult.
3. When adjustment is correct,  tighten securing nuts. Remove adjuster,  and install rubber blanking plug. Install switch guard,  and tighten switch guard bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS table
at end of article. Lower vehicle.


Hmac300
Apr 3, 2012.
Hi. Are the first set of instructions for a different model? I do not have a window switch panel or dorr locks in center console.


Tiny
Palmero
Apr 3, 2012.
The first set is for an xjs yours is the xj6 it didn't copy all of hte article I wanted.


Hmac300
Apr 3, 2012.
OK. You make reference to Fig 4 and 5, but I see only 1 figure.


Tiny
Palmero
Apr 3, 2012.
Teh other one is for the tool that you don't have her eit is though. You'll just have to use a pin to do the line up


Hmac300
Apr 3, 2012.