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    Senior Member jasz1156's Avatar
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    Modules on the x260

    So I just traded my 2015 XJL for a 2018 XF sold new. I needed a shorter car to fit in a new house garage! The car was a 250 hp Portfolio built for Japan but imported here to NZ by a dealer.This is my third Jaguar orphan the other two being XJ.
    It was clear prior to purchase that a number of changes needed to be undertaken
    1 radio to NZ Wavebands( forget the tv!)
    2 upgrade to 300 hp
    3 get drls
    4 upgrade media software and recalls
    They had already installed the NZ navigation.
    my 2015 Xjl had the last of the old system which was easy to use fast and bulletproof. I knew the new system needed the upgrade but figured with the 10 inch media and Tft instruments was close to the old XJL.
    So the dealer has the car prior to delivery and tells me the dress require a module he has to order and that the car needs to go to the authorised dealer for the upgrade and recalls.
    so after a month he tells me the modules and they will need the car for a day.So the authorised has trouble installing th3 upgrade and recalls and that’s two days gone when they realise they’ve wiped the navigation maps.They can’t reinstall so it needs to go to specialists for the reinstall.Then back to my dealer for the drls . No word so picked up car today to find they ordered the wrong module( even though it’s off topix info) and that another modules required for the radio.
    On the earlier models it was a software tweak . Now the car needs rebuilding.
    The salt in the wound was during 300 k yesterday in partners Kia to see my old car coming the other way looking simply spectacular with its new owner.This seems like a car overly complex for no purpose.Jaguar need to make more modular cars that can be adapted easily.
    The Xf itself is a lovely with adaptive cruise,retractable mirrors,and most fruit. It’s slightly noisier and sporty than the XJ I have it on 18 inch wheels and it’s pretty civilised.Click image for larger version. 

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    Senior Member Andy5112405's Avatar
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    Each and every car is unique with its own wiring looms. I know as I used to work for the company that made the wiring looms. If a fault was found in a new loom that car had to be pulled from the build until a new loom could be ordered and built.

    It is not a simple matter changing the spec of any vehicle. Very few specialists have the know-how or tools to make the changes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy5112405 View Post
    Each and every car is unique with its own wiring looms. I know as I used to work for the company that made the wiring looms. If a fault was found in a new loom that car had to be pulled from the build until a new loom could be ordered and built.

    It is not a simple matter changing the spec of any vehicle. Very few specialists have the know-how or tools to make the changes.
    I'm sure that's true to some extent but it's not the case entirely.
    My car for example was not built with a heated windscreen. Hence, on that basis I'd expect no wiring for it either on the A pillars or the fusebox.
    In fact, the wires were present on the A pillars and on inspection, not only was the wiring present in the fuse box but even the fuses and relays were present. Quite an expense to add 2x heavy duty relays, fuses and 40A wiring that would never be used. I Traced the wiring back to the CJB in the cabin and even the trigger wire was present and wired into the module.
    I added the relevant switch panel, but unfortunately your second point is spot on. After a year of searching, I couldn't find anyone who could enable it in software. In the end, I built my own little module (4 min timer and a relay to convert the timer output from +ve to -ve), patched it into the trigger wire and added a discreet button, but I'm quite sure that all it needed was a 1 rather than a 0 in a config file and it would have fired up normally but this seems impossible.
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