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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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It is stuck in park, no codes ,have not checked for brake

Customer Question

it is stuck in park
JA: Do you have brake lights? Have any trouble codes popped up?
Customer: no codes ,have not checked for brake lights
JA: What is the model/year of your Jaguar?
Customer: 2004 xj8
JA: Are you fixing your XJ8 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes , I pulled the shift assembly apart and found a solenoid that does not seem to be functioning
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Jaguar
Expert:  Jim replied 8 months ago.

Check to see if the brake lights are working, if not check the power supply to the brake switch and replace switch if power is present.

To properly diagnose, a Jaguar compatible scanner will need to be used to check for codes in several control modules.

At the shifter, inspect for clean connections and good battery voltage on Pin #1 Gray/Orange wire. Good ground at pin #2 Black wire.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I have brake lights,I can get the solenoid working when I inject 12volts ,when I hit the brakes with the engine running I have no 12vdc at the connector to the solenoid. Are the switches at the brake pedal normally open, trying to get a manual for this with no luck.
Expert:  Richard replied 8 months ago.

Is the P lite up red on the shifter? Let me know.