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2001 Jaguar XJ8 Question: my car is stuck on valet mode



amandawilkerson, Harvey, LA, February 15, 2009, 15:39

my car is stuck in the valet mode and my trunk will not open at all, not even with the keys what should i do to get it off valet mode and access my trunk area

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, February 15, 2009, 16:36

    I found this on a Jaguar forum " the only way to reset the valet button (because I just did this) is to open the trunk manually with the key. Stick the key in the little hole between the X and the K on the rear panel label. There is a hole for it- it hard to see. This will reset your buttons and open your trunk." it is the procedure for a slightly older Jaguar but may apply. I remember there is a "green" valet key and a valet switch above the radio. I'll look in the owners manuals tomorrow and see if has instructions.

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    Visitor, October 25, 2010, 22:49

    I have the same issue, I just bought my 2001 Jaguar and I pushed the "valet mode" button without knowing anything about it now I have to try what you have placed here and hope it will work.


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    Visitor, May 03, 2010, 23:40

    I had problems for nearly a year of my 99 XK8 going into limp mode and stalling. I replaced the Fuel Filter of all things and she runs pretty good. I have also replaced belts, constantly filling it up with coolent. Cup holder just broke. Seats have went to hell over the year. i love this car but it seems like a daily investment to keep pretty.

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