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    Lights suddenly stopped working

    My lights have suddenly stopped working. Nothing happens when I turn the switch to position I or II - unless I pull it out to the foglight position when they come on in position II. The main beam on the stalk works OK. Surely this can't be related to my recent key fob change? It started happening after that...
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    Sounds like switch problem to me. Try removing the switch and liberally spraying switch cleaner in it and toggle back and forward a few times. Dirt can build up between the switch components.
    I would not think for a moment that it has anything to do with a fob change.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rchiv View Post
    Sounds like switch problem to me. Try removing the switch and liberally spraying switch cleaner in it and toggle back and forward a few times. Dirt can build up between the switch components.
    I would not think for a moment that it has anything to do with a fob change.


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    Hi Roger, thanks for that - I gave it a try but the problem persists. It's odd because the dash lights up, as does the switch, in fact, everything is as normal - except the lights don't work!
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    This sounds like it could be your backup alarm sounder is faulty and blowing fuse f67 or f75. The sounder has an internal rechargeable battery it's known for it to blow the fuse which causes various symptoms (dependant on year/model of x-type) like no headlights.

    If the fuse is replaced and it blows again, then unplug sounder and replace the fuse again. This should prove the point.

    The sounder and plug location is behind the liner under the left front wing and can be seen in this post:

    https://www.jaguarforum.com/showthre...l=1#post613205
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    The OP says that they come on when he selects the fog lights so the fuse cannot have blown.

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    The fuse F67 (or f75 on some models) is only ( I think) 5A. It doesn't directly supply the power to the headlights, but to various other support items, eg relays etc. I remember seeing here that depending on the exact year and options fitted certain functions won't work in certain circumstances when that fuse is blown.

    You are right in that the problem could also be caused simply by a faulty switch though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo20 View Post
    This sounds like it could be your backup alarm sounder is faulty and blowing fuse f67 or f75. The sounder has an internal rechargeable battery it's known for it to blow the fuse which causes various symptoms (dependant on year/model of x-type) like no headlights.

    If the fuse is replaced and it blows again, then unplug sounder and replace the fuse again. This should prove the point.

    The sounder and plug location is behind the liner under the left front wing and can be seen in this post:

    https://www.jaguarforum.com/showthre...l=1#post613205
    So, I may well have caused this while messing about with my key perhaps? Unlocking/locking the car using the fob without a transponder in it...It seems an unusual coincidence that the problem started after the key fob change
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    what about the earth point behind the nearside light , had a similar but not exact problem once, to check i fixed a length of wire from the earth point on the light to a bright part of chassis or negative lead on the battery and lights worked. i think there's two maybe three earth points behind that light that can cause problems
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo20 View Post
    The fuse F67 (or f75 on some models) is only ( I think) 5A. It doesn't directly supply the power to the headlights, but to various other support items, eg relays etc. I remember seeing here that depending on the exact year and options fitted certain functions won't work in certain circumstances when that fuse is blown.

    You are right in that the problem could also be caused simply by a faulty switch though.
    Where is the fuse located? Glovebox or engine compartment?
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    Fuse F67 5A is located in the central junction fuse box though if that has blown you would have lost quite a few other circuits.
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