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XJS DIY Lesson 1

 
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:01 PM
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Just because parts look identical doesn't mean that they are.

So I picked up my XJS because I always wanted on and I also wanted to do as much of the necessary work as I could myself (I have limited experience at best). I decided the best place to start would be to replace the map light switches because one of the wasn't working. I thought that this would be an easy "confidence boosting" project.

I found an identical looking switch on the web; purchased it and eagerly awaited it's arrival. Today it arrived and I eagerly removed the old. Imagine my surprise when I realized that although the switches appeared identical, the connectors were different. So much for confidence.

I have attached photos of the 2 connectors. Is there an adapter I can use between them or will my first project include rewiring the harness?

Suggestions?

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There will not be an adaptor, or most likely room for oner. i think it best to either splice the wires to the correct connector or send a pic of the switch and connector type you need to Grublogger in the UK (who will surely have one) for the correct switch, if you cannot find one in a USA scrapyard.
 
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Thanks. I think I'll likely splice the wires. Am I correct in my assumption that as long as I match the colors it will work?
 
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That would be my GUESS..but thats all it would be.

Here are some electrical diagrams that may help...

Jaguar electrical reference

Chances are that someone with more knowledge than I will be along to help

Good luck
 
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Maybe I've missed something, but.....

Why not return the *incorrect* switch and purchase the *correct* switch?

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