REAR BULB FAIL WARNING - JAGUAR XJ8 1998

  • Tiny
  • mrrioloco
  • 1998 Jaguar XJ8

Receiving a " Rear Bulb Fail" warning when I depress the brake pedal. I replaced the right rear brake bulb as it was not lighting, however it still will not light and I still get the warning. This is for a 1998 Jaguar XJ8 that I am looking to get in shape for sale as I cannot afford it any longer. I believe this has a 4.0 L V8. It is an automatic transmission and has about 75, xxx miles. I wonder if it is a fuse issue or maybe a controller unit. Any suggestions? I really appreciate the help. : D Hope all of the donations keep you guys going!

Monday, August 20th, 2007 AT 12:37 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Jack42
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Does that car have seperate sockets for the bulbs or is it a plate that they all plug into? Might have a bad connection in the socket where the bulb plugs into. Make sure the contacts are clean and making a good connection with the bulb

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Monday, August 20th, 2007 AT 3:50 PM
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  • mrrioloco
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It has a plastic plate that 4 bulbs go onto. It has a wired harness that controls the entire board. I will clean the contacts and make sure the prongs are out and not cracked. Is there anything else I should be aware of, or good techniques for cleaning?

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2007 AT 11:39 AM
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  • Jack42
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Small piece of sandpaper or an emery board works good. The problem might be in the board, seen them fail internally before

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2007 AT 12:03 PM

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