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Jaguar: I bought a 45,000 mileage XJS Jaguar from a friends…

I bought a 45,000 mileage...
I bought a 45,000 mileage XJS Jaguar from a friend's estate. When I looked at it the top
opened with a push of a button. A new battery was put in and now it will not open
automatically. I live in the country miles from help. All fuses have been checked. Help.
Andy
East Texas
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Jaguar Mechanic: Richard, Jaguar Technician replied 8 years ago
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

'So sorry that I did not give the year...1996.

Jaguar Mechanic: Richard, Jaguar Technician replied 8 years ago
Ok first we need to make sure the parking brake is applied. Then release the two front hooks and press the top down button. Let me know
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

I have made sure the parking brake was applied,, released the hooks, and pressed the button down. I do have the manual for the car. Every-thing is original.

The top does not go down .

Jaguar Mechanic: Richard, Jaguar Technician replied 8 years ago
Do the rear quarter window lower
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

The rear quarter windows lowered when I saw the top automatically

lower but not when I lower the top manually.

Jaguar Mechanic: Richard, Jaguar Technician replied 8 years ago
The switch sends a signal to the top module which will lower the quarter windows then open the top. If you have a digital multimeter we can test the circuit. Let me know.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Yes, I do have a digital multimeter. What do I need to test? Where?

ohms?

Jaguar Mechanic: Richard, Jaguar Technician replied 8 years ago
Ok I will post a test.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Richard,


 


I must have not pulled the hand brake into complete lock. After


further checking...the topo works. Thank you so much for your


helpl


 


Andy

Jaguar Mechanic: Richard, Jaguar Technician replied 8 years ago
Glad all is working.
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