The cup holder in the front center arm rest is flimsy and may break, making it impossible to close the cup holder assembly.
Car Problem Reports
Jaguar XJ6 Center Arm Rest Cup Holder May Break
Jaguar XJ6 Problem
Average Mileage: 110,306 mi (50,000 mi - 178,000 mi)
The flimsy circular piece of plastic that holds the cup holder in place broke. Can't see a fix for this.
Visitor, 1996 Jaguar XJ6, 69,678 mi
Same problem, with cup holder. Does anyone have a fix? Thank's
Visitor, 1995 Jaguar XJ6, 115,000 mi
cup holder broke, hard to open center compartment
Visitor, 1995 Jaguar XJ6, 178,000 mi
still pops out, not fixed
Visitor, 1994 Jaguar XJ6, 70,000 mi
Same as everyone else has said. It's a flimsy cheap design and it's broken at the base and misaligned.
Visitor, 1994 Jaguar XJ6, 135,000 mi
cup holder broke and can't close.
Visitor, 1997 Jaguar XJ6, 120,000 mi
same problem with my car
My cup holder broke finally as well. I was able to wedge it in, but upon taking it to a shop the second little nub attaching it broke and i had to resort to a hot glue gun to keep it in place.
Without replacing it, tilt it up verticly and use a hot glue gun to seal that edge...be careful not to touch the opening mechanism for the console.
There is also a replacement cupholder available at jagbits.com.
Other good resourses for this car are Rockauto/parksgeek and google lol.
Visitor, 1996 Jaguar XJ6
I've had this problem twice on two different cars. I replaced the armrest with one that has no cup holder at all. I like it much better since the other was so flimsy and could hold only a very small cup without tipping over (which happened once) so I never used it anyway.
Visitor, 1996 Jaguar XJ6, 158,000 mi
flimsy cup holder broken cannot be closed