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1997 Jaguar XK8 Questions

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I disconnected my dead battery in order to take it to battery shop for replacement while waiting for ride to take me to dealer. I had closed my trunk in the meantime, but now can not get in the trunk - my remote and trunk release in vehicle do not work with battery disconnected. Obviously, there should be a manual way to get into the trunk to replace the dead battery

Problem occured just once

Prpblem occured just once

switch adjacent to brake peddle which turns brake lights on/off - I believe it is a plunger type switch which is simply out of alignment.

Have voltage but it won't crank and the starter loks almost impossible to get to.How do I track down this problem. The car was fine when stored it for the winter.Any help appreciated.Thanks

Put my roof down today but now wont go back up. Back windows wont go up and every time I try to press the button it just chimes. I have not found any leaks and this is the first time it has happened to me. Must admit I have not used the car for a while so it has been just sitting there. I need some advice because as it is so late and I really don't wont to leave the roof of all night. HELP please.

Replaced front speed sensors -lights still on-then replaced rear wheels with ones off front--still on. Pattern is inconsistent--sometimes at starting on-then goes off-but most of time on. Sometimes when not on, will come on and I feel a very slight slipping sensation.
Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thank You,
Mike

Need shop that understands suspension and can for reasonable cost replace my aluminum subframe and upper control arm bushings. I have parts ready.

what type of fluid does a 1997 xk8 convertible top take ?

my xk8 has been garaged for a year ,had flat battery then charged the car ,start ok but after switching off engine won't restart only when jumpstarted .got sometimes abs and control failure system appearing on dashboard?
do u think that I have a got a low voltage or dead battery before that time the car was running fine