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    New XF owner

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    Just bought my first jaguar about a week ago and wanted to say Hi. It's a 2010 3.0 XF s and does put a smile on your face when you put your foot down.

    It does have a few niggles which I am getting looked at.

    1. Brake pad low warning light on. Changed both front and back sensors which fixed it.

    2. Drivers side window doesn't open. Mechanic said it's the motor and regulator. He also advised that this needs to be coded to the car?? Never heard of that one before. Any suggestions on accuracy?

    3. Makes a slight scraping noise when making sharp turn at speed.

    Thanks

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    Hi Abidm,

    Welcome to Jaguar ownership, the website and forum.
    Everyone here is friendly and helpful.

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    I have owned my immaculate current 2004 XJ-V8 since December 2016 and it's a brilliant car.
    My previously owned Jaguars are a 1996 3.2ltr XJ6 Sovereign and 2 x 2001 S types.
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    Truly immaculate 2004 XJ 350 - V8 in Jaguar Racing Green which sparkles in the strong sunshine.

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    Thanks Supertrav. That's an impressive list of cars you've owned.

    This is my first ever Jaguar; I made the move from Mercedes ML320. I've previously owned a an audi a6, golf GT, bmw 330d and a Mercedes amg

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    hello & welcome. No need for window mechanism to be coded, you can get the bits off the internet and it's a DiY job. Scraping from front when turning corners is likely to be the brake disc shield. The rivets fail. It just needs re-securing, or bending back away from the wheel. It could also be a lip on the brake disc rubbing against it, maybe a possibility given the pad warning you had, that might have been what caused the warning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by idrobbo View Post
    hello & welcome. No need for window mechanism to be coded, you can get the bits off the internet and it's a DiY job. Scraping from front when turning corners is likely to be the brake disc shield. The rivets fail. It just needs re-securing, or bending back away from the wheel. It could also be a lip on the brake disc rubbing against it, maybe a possibility given the pad warning you had, that might have been what caused the warning.
    Thanks idrobbo.

    I gave it to the specialist earlier on today to replace the motor and regulator and do the so called coding.

    The disc does have a lip on it and will need replacing so I think you're right about that making the scraping noise.

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    Hi Just to give an update.

    The window was repaired today and the mechanic showed me the faulty regulator and motor, it was covered in rust and was wet. He told me that the water drain in the door was blocked which led to the motor being damaged by water.

    I also got the gearbox oil and filter changed too.

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    Thanks for the update, sounds like its sorted now.
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    Hi idrobbo

    I thought that was the end if it but yesterday the battery warning light was illuminated on the dash. I did a basic multimeter test and with the car started it was showing as 11.2 volts so suspect the alternator is gone. Just my luck!!

    I had long trip to do aswell so just dropped it back off to the mechanic. Feel well depressed.

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    If the battery has been run down, you should get it tested. It might recover, but be prepared for other possible battery related messages, spurious ones such as DSC not available, park brake not working etc. May need a new battery.
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    Thanks buddy. I'll do that and keep you guys update

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