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Richard, Jaguar Technician
Category: Jaguar
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Experience:  12 years at a Ford/Lincoln Mercury and Jaguar dealer as technician and shop foreman.
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When i turn my headlights on all four come on. The inner lights

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when i turn my headlights on all four come on. The inner lights seem to be dimmer. i just bought this car but have owned many jags in the past. any suggestions?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Jaguar
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome to justanswer.com
What year and model Jag?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
2004 x type 2.5
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think its a relay, because the arm switch on the steering wheel does not turn them on or off
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
Ok yes if you just turn the parking lights on the small inner bulb will turn on and will also come on when the headlights are on. This is working properly.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How do I turn the headlights on without the high beams.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
everytime I turn the headlights on the high beams are on again
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
By moving the turn signal stalk in towards you will turn off the high beams. The switch may be faulty if in fact the high beams are stuck on.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes, is that a relay?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Where is the switch?
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
The switch is the actual turn signal switch that you move towards you. I will send over the relay info.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
No problem. I will send it over when I get back into the shop.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
relay info?? Thanks
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
Relay R1 and fuses 1 and 4 in the engine fuse box.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks, ***** ***** the fuses and now highs are always on. Won't turn off. If i replace the relay should that fix this?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You have been helpful. Thanks
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
Remove the relay and see if the lights go out.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes, they all go out.
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
Ok we need to perform some tests with a digital multimeter. We should try another relay but it has to be a 5 pin change over relay.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have a new relay coming today
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
Ok. Let me know. I will also send over some tests we can do with a digital multimeter.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. Thanks
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok, Thanks, send the tests over
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
With the relay removed see if the blue high beam indicator is on the cluster
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
With the relay removed no blue indicator on cluster
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
With the relay back in does that indicator go on and off when you flash the high beams.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, it stays on always
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
Ok see if the front fog lights work. If not then lets try a new relay
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No fog lights working
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
Ok we should try the relay.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I pick it up in 30 minutes
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
Ok.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
New relay didnt work
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
Does the high beam indicator turn on and off with the switch or does it stay on
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Stays on
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Could be the stem.
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
Remove the steering column covers and disconnect the switch connector.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Then what?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
does it need a new system or switch?
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
If they turn off then yes it is most likely the switch.