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  1. Still researching, haven't got my hands dirty...

    Still researching, haven't got my hands dirty yet......I think I am going to need to invest in a DTC reader before I progress this any further, the relay I need to bypass is the IGOR relay (can't...
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    Still researching my work-around for my...

    Still researching my work-around for my infotainment system, but came across this in the manual if it of any use:

    B140D-
    73
    Quiescent
    Power Control
    Relay #1 -
    Actuator stuck
    closed...
  3. No room for another battery, and I don't want the...

    No room for another battery, and I don't want the additional complexity of a split charge relay to charge it, but a good idea thank you.
    BTW, the supply for the radio, if I go ahead will need to...
  4. I am hoping that the systems other than the radio...

    I am hoping that the systems other than the radio which are controlled by the Touchscreen will be "greyed out" as unavailable, as if the fuse were blown to that system...........
    I am not rushing...
  5. Interesting point thank you.......

    Interesting point thank you.......
  6. Thanks Jim, good idea......first job. It will be...

    Thanks Jim, good idea......first job. It will be a very interesting test, clearly the current draw will be very dependent on how high the volume is!! 17 Speakers is 17 magnets being driven by the...
  7. Infotainment over-ride for more than 3 minutes with Ignition Off?

    There are some good brains out there......I would like to air an idea.
    I often have to spend a while in my lovely new (to me) 2012 Sportbrake Portfolio waiting, and would like to be listening to all...
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    Have a look on ebay for someone who is breaking...

    Have a look on ebay for someone who is breaking an XF......there are a few out there.
    Neil
  9. Got the ebay job thanks Poundy....it is different...

    Got the ebay job thanks Poundy....it is different to Jims one, so between them I think I am armed and dangerous!
  10. Just got back from a friends workshop....he has a...

    Just got back from a friends workshop....he has a Snap-0n Diagnostic tool which is very user friendly. Went through the whole cars diagnostic, a few spurious codes which we cleared, and "hey presto"...
  11. Ok, thanks......I may refer to the TOPIx website...

    Ok, thanks......I may refer to the TOPIx website again when in desperation.......this is the latest in a string of emails from the IT support after I filled out an Excell sheet with everything less...
  12. Lets see how the tyre wear works out.......I like...

    Lets see how the tyre wear works out.......I like simple......There are so many "specialists" out there who are using recently promoted Tea Boys to do the work....sadly experience has shown me they...
  13. Front and Rear Wheel Toe in with a piece of string!

    This car is new to me, 2012 XF 3.0D Portfolio Sportbrake. It had new discs/pads/tyres fitted front and rear when I got it. In comparison to 2 other cars I had tested this one seemed to be less...
  14. Jim you are a star!! Thank you so much.....I had...

    Jim you are a star!! Thank you so much.....I had bitten the bullet before I found your message, so I have paid a tenner for the ebay one that Poundy (thank you) suggested......damn, too late, but...
  15. Awesome! Thank you.

    Awesome!
    Thank you.
  16. Hi Jim, 2012 XF 3.0D Sportbrake. (X250) Neil

    Hi Jim,
    2012 XF 3.0D Sportbrake. (X250)
    Neil
  17. TOPix subscription and workshop manual access.

    Hi,

    After purchasing a 1 hr subscription last night I was able to enter the TOPIx website and access some documents, such as Maintenance check sheets/Oil Specifications/ Wheel Alignment/ Technical...
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    Cut a small square of black insulation tape and...

    Cut a small square of black insulation tape and stick it on the instrument cluster in front of the warning light!

    If all the pads are good, it is likely a sensor has had its insulation broken...
  19. OBD tester/Car analyser/Diagnostic code reader....which is best?

    Hi Guys n Girls.
    I am looking to invest in an OBD reader to use on my 2012 XF 3.0D Sportbrake Portfolio......It may be used on other cars too.
    Currently I am considering the Autel MaxiDiag MD808...
  20. Had all 4 door panels off today, thank you Keith...

    Had all 4 door panels off today, thank you Keith and Phil for your insight. Wow, those rear door panel clips are tight, the fronts less so, but still a very hard pull to get them to release.
    The...
  21. Thanks Keith, I found the video of the South...

    Thanks Keith, I found the video of the South African chap playing with his tweeters! I will see whats going on behind my door panels and report back.
  22. Thanks Phil, off to the depths of youtube never...

    Thanks Phil, off to the depths of youtube never to be seen again!
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    It's all coming back to me now.....the servo...

    It's all coming back to me now.....the servo motors used to fail due to dirty armature commutators, if you gave them a tap they would work for a while, if you cleaned the armature they would last...
  24. Interior door panel removal XF Sportbrake Portfolio 2012

    I want to check for the corrosion issue posted elsewhere on the inside of the doors. Before I go possibly breaking anything, does anyone know how the interior door panels are removed please?
    XF...
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    I used to be a Jag tech in the late 1990s, we had...

    I used to be a Jag tech in the late 1990s, we had lots of problems with the servo motors that drive the internal flaps. Your problem may be related to those rather than compressor problems. Is the...
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