1999 Jaguar XK8 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 29,000 miles
I purchased this car new and have given it loving care and good service. At 29,000 it is showroom condition. Yesterday when I started the car the dash display stated " convertible not latched" even though the top was up and had not been down for a week or two. I took the car to the Jag dealer who said " it appears the timing is off and it will cost you $75 to retime it". However after getting it into their garage they called and said " one of the two swithces is bad, however, the switch is not replaceable and we will have to install a Right Side Convertible Top Ram and it will cost you $1,000.&Quot; In checking it they had " reset the time" (for $75, 00) so it is drivable and the warning light will stay off as long as I don't put the top down. I told them I would have to think about it and left their shop.
Question: are they being straight with me and the switch cannot be replaced, and my only choice is for the $1,000 Top Cam?
Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 AT 12:30 PM