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my 97 jaguar xk8 has...
my 97 jaguar xk8 has been sitting for about two months, I replaced the battery & it won't even turn over, the lights won't come on or anything, as if the battery wasn't new. Wat could be the problem? A security issue, wiring. etc.? Thanks Antwan
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DId you replace the battery with a new one? When you turn the key to the ON position are any warnings on? Can you get the shifter out of park?

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Customer reply replied 12 years ago
yes, the battery is brand new, & I'm getting no warning signs, & I can't move it out of park
Jaguar Mechanic: Richard, Jaguar Technician replied 12 years ago
Ok first try to reset the inertia switch. This switch is located next to the fuse box behind the driver side dash. Remove the side panel on the driver side dash and you will see the inertia switch. Just depress the top of it and cycle to key to reset it.
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