Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20

Thread: Cruise has gone missing

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    Kendal UK
    Posts
    180
    Post Thanks / Like

    Cruise has gone missing

    Hi my 2004 XJ8 purchase recently is in great condition and has only done 45k. Cruise has never worked for me. Nothing happens when i press the + or resume button and there are no error messages showing like cruise not available. Have checked the fuse and replaced the brake pedal inhibitor switch. Checked the steering wheel switch has not been disconnected. Everything else works fine and battery spins the engine over well when cold starting. Anyone had similar experience or got any ideas ? Searched the forums to death on this and cant find any similar cases.
    2004 Jaguar XJ8 SE Pacific Blue /Ivory
    previous jags
    2010 Jaguar XK 5.0 Portfolio
    2005 Jaguar XJ 3.0 Sovereign

    VW T 5 camper van
    1976 Suzuki GT750, 1986 Suzuki RG500, Ducati ST4s, Honda Pan Euro, BMW R1100GS, 1998 Yamaha R1

    Making the most of internal combustion before we are both put out to pasture.

  2. #2
    Senior Member redfox666's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    2,678
    Post Thanks / Like
    I would start by connecting a code reader, or get someone to read the codes for you.
    Previous: 2006 X-Type 2.2d S- EBC Turbo Groove & Red Stuff
    2004 XJ Sport 4.2 Black with cream leather
    Current: 2004 XJ Super V8 SWB

    "Speed and power solve many things" - JC

  3. Thanks davidcumbria thanked for this post
    Likes fat controller liked this post
  4. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    Kendal UK
    Posts
    180
    Post Thanks / Like
    Yes got it booked into an Indy Monday week. My local garage all singing multi car diagnostic failed to provide anything useful but at least they fitted the replacement inhibitor switch and gave it a go all at no charge so can't complain. JLR diagnostics the way forward but hoping someone might have an idea what it could be.
    2004 Jaguar XJ8 SE Pacific Blue /Ivory
    previous jags
    2010 Jaguar XK 5.0 Portfolio
    2005 Jaguar XJ 3.0 Sovereign

    VW T 5 camper van
    1976 Suzuki GT750, 1986 Suzuki RG500, Ducati ST4s, Honda Pan Euro, BMW R1100GS, 1998 Yamaha R1

    Making the most of internal combustion before we are both put out to pasture.

  5. #4
    Senior Member redfox666's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    2,678
    Post Thanks / Like
    I don't think it is a common problem, do you have adaptive cruise or just standard? It's easy to tell, if you have adaptive cruise then you will also have the forward alert button down by the filler cap release button.
    Previous: 2006 X-Type 2.2d S- EBC Turbo Groove & Red Stuff
    2004 XJ Sport 4.2 Black with cream leather
    Current: 2004 XJ Super V8 SWB

    "Speed and power solve many things" - JC

  6. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    Kendal UK
    Posts
    180
    Post Thanks / Like
    It's just the standard i.e. Non adaptive cruise control
    2004 Jaguar XJ8 SE Pacific Blue /Ivory
    previous jags
    2010 Jaguar XK 5.0 Portfolio
    2005 Jaguar XJ 3.0 Sovereign

    VW T 5 camper van
    1976 Suzuki GT750, 1986 Suzuki RG500, Ducati ST4s, Honda Pan Euro, BMW R1100GS, 1998 Yamaha R1

    Making the most of internal combustion before we are both put out to pasture.

  7. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    Kendal UK
    Posts
    180
    Post Thanks / Like
    Checked the battery this morning. 12.3v dropping to 11.8 with ignition on. To be fair to it has had some use since last run moving seat and column around as i removed airbag to check cruise switch plugged in. 14.5v when ticking over after start. Has got 0405 stamped in the rubber top next to serial number ( since realised this is wrong age code see below) so I wonder if its the original,14 years old. Apart from cruise not working ( with no message) no other strange electrical messages or behaviours suggesting battery dodgy. What do you think of these readings ? Think I am inclined to preemptively change battery anyway if it really is that old. ( not the case see below)
    Last edited by davidcumbria; 09-11-18 at 11:41.
    2004 Jaguar XJ8 SE Pacific Blue /Ivory
    previous jags
    2010 Jaguar XK 5.0 Portfolio
    2005 Jaguar XJ 3.0 Sovereign

    VW T 5 camper van
    1976 Suzuki GT750, 1986 Suzuki RG500, Ducati ST4s, Honda Pan Euro, BMW R1100GS, 1998 Yamaha R1

    Making the most of internal combustion before we are both put out to pasture.

  8. #7
    Senior Member redfox666's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    2,678
    Post Thanks / Like
    I don't think the battery would cause such a specific fault, probably best to wait for some codes before you go much further.
    Previous: 2006 X-Type 2.2d S- EBC Turbo Groove & Red Stuff
    2004 XJ Sport 4.2 Black with cream leather
    Current: 2004 XJ Super V8 SWB

    "Speed and power solve many things" - JC

  9. Thanks davidcumbria thanked for this post
  10. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    Kendal UK
    Posts
    180
    Post Thanks / Like
    Just rechecked battery and found the correct Varta code on the negative terminal. Actually its only 1 year old so I dont think its that.
    2004 Jaguar XJ8 SE Pacific Blue /Ivory
    previous jags
    2010 Jaguar XK 5.0 Portfolio
    2005 Jaguar XJ 3.0 Sovereign

    VW T 5 camper van
    1976 Suzuki GT750, 1986 Suzuki RG500, Ducati ST4s, Honda Pan Euro, BMW R1100GS, 1998 Yamaha R1

    Making the most of internal combustion before we are both put out to pasture.

  11. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Berkshire
    Posts
    2,272
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by davidcumbria View Post
    Checked the battery this morning. 12.3v dropping to 11.8 with ignition on.
    my 6 year old Yuasa does exactly the same, it seems low but i've never had any of the Christmas tree dashboard lights that many people have had with knackered or flat batteries.
    S Type 4.2 SE Plus 2002 original spec: Xenon HID/SatNav/Voice/Cassette Player/CDC/TV/GSM Phone/Sun Roof/Rear Blind/CATS.
    Retro-fitted: CD Player/Bluetooth Phone/Aux Power Socket, USB & Volt Meter in Boot/Reversing Cam/Dash Cam & PSU/Dual USB sockets in Armrest/
    Wireless Phone Charger under Instrument Surround.
    Pictures of technical stuff

  12. Thanks davidcumbria thanked for this post
  13. #10
    Senior Member Lester Burnham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    North East UK
    Posts
    149
    Post Thanks / Like
    My battery needs to be 100% for the cruise to work otherwise i get the CRUISE UNAVAILABLE message.

    Keep it on a trickle charger now and had no more trouble.

  14. Thanks davidcumbria thanked for this post
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •