Mechanics

IGNITION

1997 Jaguar XK8

Electrical problem
1997 Jaguar XK8 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 120000 miles

I can turn the ignition off on my 97 XK8 but the car continues to run and the ony way I can turn it off is to shake the battery and it turns off instantly. What seem to be the problem?
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Jperry14
October 9, 2010.



There is a connector near the battery. It is a two wire white connector. Be sure this is not touching anything and that is doesn't have corrosion on the terminals. It is a transit relay connector that is used during shipment from the factory. It will keep the car running if it is setting in some water, touching any metal, or corroded.

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Jagtech360
Nov 2, 2010.