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Jaguar XK8: Morning I have a 99 xk8....runs well in all respects

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Morning I have a 99 xk8....runs...
Morning
I have a 99 xk8....runs well in all respects except :
Sometimes the fob/alarm works and locks /unlocks and sometimes the loud Chirp and only the Key will lock or unlock ///
And thoughts?
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Jaguar Mechanic: Richard, Jaguar Technician replied 2 years ago
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That is the error tone so if everything is closed and fully latched check the key in switch in the ignition lock cylinder. If it is sticking partially open the module thinks that the key is in the ignition. Let me know.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Key isnt in ignition,
Im outside the car ...I lock it on key ...I get beeep error
when the fob works - all good
when fob doesn;t work I lock it on the key - i get error toneAny Fix?
Jaguar Mechanic: Richard, Jaguar Technician replied 2 years ago
Yes I understand. If the door is stuck in the lock cylinder this will happen. Next time the problem occurs look to make sure the ignition door is fully closed. Look at it when the remote works so you see what it should look like.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
WTF are you talking about !!!
Jaguar Mechanic: Richard, Jaguar Technician replied 2 years ago
When you insert the key into the ignition there is a little door that moves. Then when you remove the key this door should move back closed. If it stays open it can cause the problem. Look at the ignition cylinder and you should not be able to look inside it. If you can then the door is stuck.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No lil door on the ignition barrel ...just a hole for the key
Jaguar Mechanic: Richard, Jaguar Technician replied 2 years ago
Yes but we should not be able to see an opening all the way. Do this test. Open the door with the key not in the ignition and see if you hear a warning chime.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Open the door with the key not in the ignition - Car chimes
Jaguar Mechanic: Richard, Jaguar Technician replied 2 years ago
Ok then that door is stuck which is why the remote does not work. Insert and remove the key in the ignition a few times to see if the door will close.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
yes that did it ...it also moved my steering wheel back up to its park position
is that it or do i need to do anything to fix it permanently ?
Jaguar Mechanic: Richard, Jaguar Technician replied 2 years ago
You can try lubricating it which usually will resolve the issue. A graphite lubricant works best.
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