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    Can anyone recommend code reader?

    Hi everyone.

    I have a 1999 XJR. I've been doing some reading that pre 2001 cars are less willing to reveal their secrets with generic code readers, and low and behold my cheap and cheerful elm327 doesn't recognise the car.

    Has anyone had any joy with reading codes on a 99 car?

    Many thanks, Luke

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    I use a U480 reader on my 2000 car (built in 1999). Cost about £10 and works well.
    Present car: 2000 XJR Platinum Silver 200,000+ miles

    Previous Jaguars: 1977 XJ6L 4.2
    1985 Daimler Double Six V12
    1990 Jaguarsport XJR 4.0

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    I do recommend the U480

    I tried 3 around the £50 mark which didn't work!

    The U480 £10 ebay item does!!!!! and clears them
    XJR 2001 Pacific Blue
    Range Rover Sport 2005 Red 2.7 TD

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    OK. Two votes for the U480. I'll check out eBay. Thanks a lot.

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    Just read your thread and thought I might get the unit myself. However, when I looked at the part on e-bay and entered my car details (1999 Jaguar XJ8 3.2L ) it said the following:
    This item doesn't fit Jaguar XJ 1999 NAW, NBW [1997-2003] Saloon Saloon 3.2 3248ccm 237HP 174KW (Petrol).
    Can anyone confirm whether they have purchased this unit for this model car or is there something else that can be recommended?
    2005 XK8 Convertible
    Seafrost & Ivory leather plus
    1999 XJ8 V8 Seafrost & Biege leather
    Both a Gem!!!

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    Well I ordered one a few days ago but it hasn't arrived yet so I can neither confirm or deny. But as soon as it appears I'll update.

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    Thanks Luke, I await your feedback.
    Doug
    2005 XK8 Convertible
    Seafrost & Ivory leather plus
    1999 XJ8 V8 Seafrost & Biege leather
    Both a Gem!!!

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    No. It doesn't work.

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    Thanks Luke, won't purchase one then. Anyone else got any other suggestions?????
    2005 XK8 Convertible
    Seafrost & Ivory leather plus
    1999 XJ8 V8 Seafrost & Biege leather
    Both a Gem!!!

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    A cheapo EML327 works on my 2000MY Sov. I've not tried it on the replacement 2000MY XJR yet.
    2000 X308 XJR

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