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Adaptive Headlight warning light

 
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:43 PM
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My impression was that there was a TSB, saying to replace the module.
 
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And has anyone else noticed that ALL FOUR OF US who live with this have 2010 or 2011 XKR's?
I also have this problem intermittently and have a 2011 XKR-S. Perhaps there is an issue with these 2010-2011 year models light module.
 
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Old 04-16-2018, 12:45 AM
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Hammer it with an open fist about 3 hard times, then use your key fob to lock to doors. Unlock, get in and start the car, adaptive headlight warning should disappear. Make sure you hit the lights very firmly.
 
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Hi All

Had the AFS warning light issue today for the first time. Very annoying! It came on while driving and making a somewhat sharper braking manoeuver. The lights were misaligned then pointing down for the remainder of that trip.
The error light stayed on for another trip one hour later, but the lights were back to normal functioning, not pointing down anymore. However it seemed that the left light did not follow curves.
When home, turned car of and gave left light a hit. Started car again and error was gone.

Can this also be a bad connection somewhere in a socket connector? Any tips or experience welcome!!

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ter

ps: off course it is an xk from 2011.
 
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oops.
 
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Damn! Today it happened again! What a crap. The driver side headlight pointed down and warning light blinking. Then a few restarts and knocking on the affected head light cleared it.

Not happy...
 
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Last time I took mine in they said it needed a software update. When I was seeing errors, my lights were pointing forward and just not following turns, so it wasn't much of a problem,other than the blinking warning light on the dash. I did not have them perform the software update but I did have them do an update for my license plate lights and it worked. Pretty crazy that it required a software update for license plate lights. Why did they make this car so complicated electronically? Really could do without all the electronic wizardry.
 
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Originally Posted by u102768 View Post
This one?
Hi all,

May I ask if anyone successfully got rid of the AFS warning blinking light only by replacing the control module refered to in this technical bulletin JTB00353?

And if yes, did BOTH headlights play up and point downwards sometimes or only one light sometimes? The tech. bulletin says „headlightS pointing down“.

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Thanks, it works like a champ!
 
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Originally Posted by autom8tr View Post
Thanks, it works like a champ!
thanks!! Apart of the warning light in the dash, how did the headlights missbehave in your case, before you got it fixed with the module?
- both pointing down?
- one side pointing down?
- no problems at all with headlights (only warning light)

many thanks!!

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Thank you for figuring this out... I convinced myself that my 07 xkr did this due to low battery. Today I slapped each light once with an open palm then locked/unlocked the car and started up without the warning light.

just show her the hand...
 
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Meanwhile I spent a few days driving around only with daylight driving lights (=Aheadlights are on but not swiveling) without further warning lights. Also removed the left headlight for inspection and provided some wd40 to connectors and tiny amount on swivel mechanism.

This was 2 weeks ago. So far no more playing up from the headlights.
Hope it stays that way!! (But new trouble with TPMS with new winter wheels).

BR
ter
 

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I have the internittent warning indicator issue and took it in to the Jag dealer. They quoted a $650 part replacement, so I am eager to try the smack method...
 
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Mine broke the wires internally twice. Ozone from the lamp element attacks the wiring sheath. It cracked and then broke. One thing I read but never verified was when in auto the lamps will do an aim calibration every time you start the car. When in manual they do not. Possibly a way to get more cycle between failure.

Oh yeah, whack the lamp housing hard enough and once damaged it'll hurt you more than you hurt it...
 
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Originally Posted by Ranchero50 View Post
One thing I read but never verified was when in auto the lamps will do an aim calibration every time you start the car. When in manual they do not. Possibly a way to get more cycle between failure.
Thanks for the update. I also suspected this and checked. As far as I can judge looking at the headlight movement upon engine start it seems to me they do the very same calibration movements, no matter if in auto or non-auto mode (non-auto mode in my case also includes daylight driving headlights on, with „off“ position on the stalk switch).

Only possibility for me to have less headlight movements use would be to drive around during daylight with parking lights, which is in fact not legal in my country.

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Hi all!

Unfortunately my swivel headlights warning ⚠️ has come back again various times. It comes on when in auto mode or even in “off” mode, with daylight headlights on.

After smacking the left headlight (it is always the left headlight thay points down when the warning comes up) and twice locking the car, the warning disappears until next time.

I am starting to believe that maybe my left headlight has a wiring bug or step motor damage. Would be very cool if there was a step by step instruction how to repair this.

Br
ter
 

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Old 11-14-2018, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Ter11 View Post
Hi all!

Unfortunately my swivel headlights warning ⚠️ has come back again various times. Always when in auto mode.

After smacking the left headlight (it is always the left headlight thay points down when the warning comes up) and twice locking the car, the warning disappears until next time.

I am starting to believe that maybe my left headlight has a wiring bug or step motor damage. Would be very cool if there was a step by step instruction how to repair this.

Br
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I have decent pics and instruction about what happened to mine in my build thread. Wasn't horrible once the lens was off but getting that lens off sucked.
 
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Originally Posted by Ranchero50 View Post
I have decent pics and instruction about what happened to mine in my build thread. Wasn't horrible once the lens was off but getting that lens off sucked.
hi Ranchero

Thanks! I heared that you are the expert on this.
I will try to find the tread you mention.

Best regards,
Ter
 
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Old 11-14-2018, 09:31 AM
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Maybe the thread should be re-titled 'Smack a Big Cat & See The Light'?

Not too hard or you'll be setting off your pedestrian protection system...now wouldn't that be something!
 

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