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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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I have a 2002 jaguar XK8 convertible, the top will not lock

Customer Question

I have a 2002 jaguar XK8 convertible, the top will not lock nor will it response to the switch to go up or down. it went down and came back up all by itself. it is up, but refuse to lock the top in place.
JA: Are you fixing your XK8 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I only tried using the switch on the console.
JA: What is the make/model of your car?
Customer: it is a 2002 Jaguar XK8 convertible.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Jaguar
Expert:  Richard replied 6 months ago.

First we need to check the fluid in the top pump reservoir located behind the trunk side trim above the CD changer. The fluid should be between the two lines. See if the pump runs when pressing the switch. If not please check the 40 amp fuse in the trunk fuse box. Let me know.