• Tiny
  • john_quickly
  • 1999 Jaguar XJ8

Electrical problem
1999 Jaguar XJ8 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 73234 miles

The head light switch is faulty. In the middle position the dip light is on, when I go to main beam the lights go out. If I select the 3rd position which is auto lights. Every thing works correctly.
Is the switch faulty and if so how do I remove it to fit a new one

thanks for the answeri

Saturday, February 13th, 2010 AT 11:48 AM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • Dave H
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Removal & Installation (XJ8 & XJR)
Remove steering wheel and air bag. See STEERING WHEEL & AIR BAG. Remove 4 screws and remove driver's side undercover panel.
Release headlight/turn signal switch and wiper/washer switch wiring harness connectors from bracket and disconnect connectors. Cut tie straps, remove key transponder from wiring harness, and disconnect connector.
Disconnect cancellation module wiring harness connector. Remove 4 bolts attaching combination switch/cancellation module to steering column. Remove steering column switch assembly for access.
Remove headlight/turn signal switch from switch assembly. Release wiper/washer switch from switch assembly (soldered connections do not allow the removal of switch).
Remove cancellation module from mounting bracket. Remove wiper/washer switch, bracket, and audible warning speaker assembly from column. To install, reverse removal procedure.

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