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Old 05-24-2019, 03:37 PM
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Hi, new here, just got my XJ8, sorting out problems, can anyone help on this........

i have to wait a while, when putting my foot on the brake peddle to move the Auto shifter into position, reverse / drive. I can here a switch or something clicking, which then enables me to move the shifter into position.

can anyone tell me where the switch is, how to change or adjust it.

thanks for any help Jagger98
 
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Old 05-25-2019, 12:46 PM
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Shift interlock solenoid is bolted to the side of the trans shift mech. You will need to remove the shift bezel (a credit card type tool) and the 'ski slope' surround to get at the part. Now you know the names of the parts, use the search function as there's deep knowledge and plenty of posts on this subject.
 
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Old 05-26-2019, 03:37 PM
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Thank you again Sean, that’s great to know the proper part names, will check it out, is this a general fault !

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I have got a solinoid, now need to fit it, looked all over the forum for fitting instructions, looked at videos. Can’t find any showing removal of shifter body/plate/housing on its own. Hopefully won’t have to remove ski slope/centre console, any pointers appreciated.

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Default So, can I get the solinoid or shifter unit out without taking the console out.

 

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yes you can, however I took the radio console out, you might be able to do it in. Sorry if I am repeating info already on here, I hope this is helpful


thought might be interesting to have a pic from underneath.




just undo the two nuts, 1





& 2





slip the link off the pin





Mine is the large hole type, I knocked out the pin on the old/new one and changed the link over


 
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Although the stick moves into Reverse and Drive easier, no more clicking noise, well none as yet, I am still not convinced it is moving quick enough, so I am going to change the Brake Light switch on the pedal, bought a new one, will fit soon.
 
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Thanks for the info Jagger98.
Always good to see photo's of the work carried out.
Enjoy the Jaguar.
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Great Photo's Jagger98
good job
I have to replace the radio/cassette unit
don't know where to start yet but maybe I should replace the solenoid while I am in there.
 
 
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