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    Quote Originally Posted by KJB View Post
    Good morning folks. Looking for some advice re the above message which came up yesterday in the middle of a 30 mile trip in my 59 reg 3 ltr D ( 28k miles). I ignored the message till I got home and then tried the "hand" brake and found it worked fine. Then switched off the ignition and restarted-no message. Same this morning-no message and brake works as it should. I've found a thread from 2014 talking about a problem caused by wiring becoming exposed after chafing of the cable on the "differential carrier" but that caused the park brake not to work at all-not wht I've got.

    Any body got any ideas before I get it checked out? The battery is a recent replacement and no other signs of a battery fault so don't think a duff battery is the cause.

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    Keith
    Hi Keith,
    had an intermittent problem with mine on my XJ

    It turns out it seemed to happen during car washes and when damp / raining.
    As you so rightly say, the cabling around the rear diff area was chafing and the moisture caused short circuits or something I believe, never happened when it was dry........that was around 2 and a half years ago.

    Whilst I was in at my local Indy for some other work he checked and found the chafing, he simply used electrical tape or similar and re sealed the chafed area and I've had no problems since......a quick and cheap n cheerful solution
    Might be worth checking out if / when you can?

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    Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC64 View Post
    Hi Keith,
    had an intermittent problem with mine on my XJ

    It turns out it seemed to happen during car washes and when damp / raining.
    As you so rightly say, the cabling around the rear diff area was chafing and the moisture caused short circuits or something I believe, never happened when it was dry........that was around 2 and a half years ago.

    Whilst I was in at my local Indy for some other work he checked and found the chafing, he simply used electrical tape or similar and re sealed the chafed area and I've had no problems since......a quick and cheap n cheerful solution
    Might be worth checking out if / when you can?

    Best
    Jim
    Hi folks. Took the car in this week and had a look around the diff area with the mechanic, but couldn't see anything amiss at all. Also, the fault message has not cropped up again, so I think I'll just put it down to computer gremlins unless I get the message again. Thanks for all the replies,

    Keith

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