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1990 Jaguar Vanden Plas side marker lights flashing when vehicle is off.

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1990 Jaguar Vanden Plas side marker lights flashing when vehicle is off.

 
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Default 1990 Jaguar Vanden Plas side marker lights flashing when vehicle is off.

Only happens when the car is off. The lights flash on and off, you can hear a click each time.

I just disconnect the battery once I get out (which is getting old) I couldn't find any Info online.

Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions for a fix?

Have you seen this before?

I'll try and get a video up later.



Front/side flashing

Rear/side and license plate flashing
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read WHAT XJ6 DO I HAVE? at the top of the page. This forum is for XJ-6 up to 1987.

our sidelights don't flash unless you modify them.
 
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PNW...when time permits place an intro in the new members section where you'll receive a warm welcome and links to assist you..
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After a little reading it seems my car would fall into the XJ40 category.? The guy I bought it from had XJ6 listed on the paperwork. The WHAT XJ6 DO I HAVE was really informative, I'm new to Jaguars and first time posting on a forum site. I appreciate the heads up.
 
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Thank you, I'll write a post later tonight.
 
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Only happens when the car is off. The lights flash on and off, you can hear a click each time. .....​​​​​​​
Welcome to the forums PNW,

I've moved your question from XJ6 & XJ12 Series I, II & III to XJ40 forum. Members here with the same model will be able to help.

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You need to press your remote keyfob transmitter 5 times ( or a combination of remotes 5 times) to get the security system to stop 'wanting' the keyfob configuration.

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Default 90 VNDP - Car is off all marker and license plate lights flash + inside beep

1990 Jaguar Vanden Plas Magestic

Hi guys,

So every time when the vehicle off,..

The license plate, glove compartment, and all of the marker (front/rear, sides) lights will flash in unison
A beep is heard inside the car on the drivers side, it sounds close to the ground. (the beep is synced the flashes)

Once I start the vehicle they turn off... The vehicles back to normal.

Could this have something to do with the alarm system? I recall reading about how your suppose to press the key fob when it beeps? )I DO NOT HAVE A KEY FOB. Fuses are fine



Rear/Side marker + license plate lights flashing.

Front/side flashing marker lights.
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Hey bob, thank you, I had a feeling i read the fob was needed.

what do you mean a combination of remotes?

i don't have the fob, to get one would I have to go to a dealership or locksmith? Is it expensive?
 
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what do you mean a combination of remotes?

i don't have the fob, to get one would I have to go to a dealership or locksmith? Is it expensive?
combination = if you have more than one, (you don't so doesn't apply)

Dealer won't have one, locksmith either. Best bet, eBay - but beware, expensive and remotes changed type of signal on later XJ40's. Those universal remotes are set up for the later signal and only work with 93 and 94 models.

Sometimes wrecking yards have them, you can call around local pick-and-pulls and ask if they have one. Ask for XJ6 though, as they won't know what an XJ40 is.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but remotes are hard to find - however - if all else fails, locate your local Jaguar owner's club and borrow one to do the 5 presses to stop the flashing then just get along without one.

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I used to keep a keyfob transmitter in my toolbox to stop the beeping/flashing when I reconnected the battery after repairs to XJ40s (with no customer transmitter).

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Hi PNW,

I have merged your two threads on this topic into one thread to avoid confusion and duplicated effort on the part of members who want to help. Please do not start any more threads on this same issue.

Cheers,

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