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I have a red oblong light showing in the bottom right side of the speedo it is on permanently,when i first turn the key there is a amber light on the left side and the red light i am talking about on the right the amber one goes out immediately but the red one is on constantly does anyone know what this is my car is a 05 x type diesel,just to add i have had a major body repair and had a few electrical issues since this is one of them,any help identifying this would be great.
 

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You have a message centre, Little LCD panel that displays mpg, miles etc just below the speedo?
That red light is the message centre warning light.
Does your message centre display a message/fault?
There's a long list of faults that RED indicates, from door ajar to abandon vehicle and take cover!

According to the Handbook there should be an associated message displayed on the LCD readout.

The only REDs that do not have an associated message are
Restricted performance
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Yes as i said after body repair i finished up with electrical faults most have been solved but i have finished up with faults glow plugs,air bag and engine management light had engine running from cold temp gauge got just below half way but would not seem to go any higher and the fans did not kick in,was thinking red light may be a over heating warning light,also rear light on one side does not seem to work and no fog lights on rear i suppose the next step is to get the codes read only problem is i don't want to drive car with the issues will have to try and get someone who is mobile but don't think the diagnostic machines are mobile for the jags,thanks for getting back to me at least i know what the red light is now.
 

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sounds like someone has forgotten to plug a connector back together. Thing with these x types is everything is connected to everything! sounds to me like an unplugged connector. Have you had a good look everywhere under the bonnet? Checked all the fuses under bonnet and glove box? I'd take it back cos it sounds like the jobs not finished..
 

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This should have been noticed at final quality check and codes read to try and pinpoint cause if accident related.It should have been sorted before being signed off.
 

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This should have been noticed at final quality check and codes read to try and pinpoint cause if accident related.It should have been sorted before being signed off.
sounds like someone has forgotten to plug a connector back together. Thing with these x types is everything is connected to everything! sounds to me like an unplugged connector. Have you had a good look everywhere under the bonnet? Checked all the fuses under bonnet and glove box? I'd take it back cos it sounds like the jobs not finished..
Problem is i had body repair done with a friend who works for a very good body shop he did it at mates rates the body repair is perfect but the problem as come from he did not have time so someone else removed the dash to get it ready for repair then replaced it after repair seems like this is where problems have come from we did not realise at the time he was not up to it,i have since had someone else a qualified auto electrician remove dash again and re check all connections he found a couple of plugs that had been connect wrong mainly one that was connected to remote climate control should have been connected to the instrument cluster and vice versa same plugs but a bad mistake,was hoping someone could tell me the best way forward or by getting these plugs wrong as he done lasting damage that cannot be repaired ?
 

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I would do as someone else has said, check all fuses and relays as plugging connectors into the wrong place, may have blown something. After this you're going to have start fault finding with modules that are associated with each fault. Very time consuming.
 

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Looking just briefly at the relevant wiring diagrams and the confused arrangement of connections if these three plugs were mixed up, I would find it amazing if some damage had not been done. I'm surprised that the climate control plug physically fitted in (Reached?) the instrument cluster (looks to be a different type of 26 pin plug) but the two white plugs of the instrument panel seem interchangeable with equally potentially disasterous effects. First thing is to be absolutely sure all connections are iaw the published wiring diagrams and then to get a 'professional' quality diagnostic scanner (Not just a code reader) to check the overall system out. That should show up any damaged modules. Unfortunately, because all the modules in the car are interconnected through the CAN and the SCP, the problems could be widespread. Sorry to sound so gloomy, but the systems are just not designed to cope with that sort of mistreatment!
 

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Alto, As repair was done by a friend, if it proves difficult to get electrical problems sorted, then Auto Electrician or Jag Specialist may be an alternative. If you need Jag Specialist just send me PM with your Town & County, then I can reply with list of nearest to you.
Buck is right car should have been quality checked, however if you get stuck Jag Specialist could be your Plan B. Unfortunately extra cost would be involved, so hopefully your Friend can get it sorted for you.
Hope all goes well with it.


Roger.
 
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