Center Arm Rest Cup Holder May Break on Jaguar XJ8

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The cup holder in the front center arm rest is flimsy and may break, making it impossible to close the cup holder assembly.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 88,282 (48,000–141,000)
12 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
60 people reported this problem
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Cup holder hinge pin is flimsy plastic part, prone to breakage - really annoying and difficult to repair. I'm on me second replacement!
Stupid cup holder has slipped its little track thing and just won't stay shut anyway. Any little bump makes it flip open.
Seems to be an extremely common problem. Common Jaguar make a reasonable replacement part available.
cup holder latch broken. Still have not got it fixed yet. Still looking to have it fixed with out buying a whole new armrest top.
The cup holder cover plastic latch "hook" broke off making it impossible to close the spring loaded cup holder cover.
Buy a few of those small rectangle magnets and glue them on the top and bottom of the former working latch area....problem solved!!!
cupholder parts springs and plastic came undone. They want $300 at the dealer to install a new one