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unless you want the hassle of removing the door cards and winding up the window by hand, I suggest you get a good battery or jump from another car
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Thank you for your reply. Much appreciated. Unfortunately we are leaving the XK in a location that does not allow me the time or opportunity to jump or get new battery until we return. Trying to recharge with cute charger, hopefully will charge before we leave. By door cards do you mean door interior side panels? Do you remove them and there is a crank? Sounds like a lot of effort.
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Sorry but unless you change the battery or jump, no other method will get the window closed any quicker. Removing the card and winding up the window by hand will take about 30 minutes or more.
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Thank you for your help. Hoping the ctek charger will charge before we leave.
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Welcome to the forum WRPDRYV,
Please post an intro in the new members section when you can.

Ctek is the tender of choice, there is no crank behind the door card.

When are you leaving?
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Thanks for the welcome. Leaving in approximately 15 hours. I hope it will charge by then. Hoping it's not an altogether bad battery. Never had this problem before and not sure what caused it to discharge.
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'there is no crank behind the door card'

Never said there was, you have to wind the motor by hand or disconnect the drive and push up the window mechanism.
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+1 on phanc60844, but if you were to disconnect the motor inside the door you'd have to reconnect it with window raised. It wouldnt stay up on its own.

Partner, your only viable option is to get 12volts to the window motor. Can't you jump the battery from another battery (in a car or not)? Car does not need to start. IOW, you can close window with partial charge.

You have no access to window motor power cable that I know of without taking off door card.

Friend take this very seriously: hands GO NOWHERE NEAR inside of door while motor is co nected to a live battery.. More than enough leverage to amputate your fingers when moving unexpectedly, by accident, or intentionally.

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'there is no crank behind the door card'

Never said there was, you have to wind the motor by hand or disconnect the drive and push up the window mechanism.
Never said you said there was.
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Sorry, WR mentioned it, not you
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Hello all...will a ctek 3300 bring a discharged battery to full charge or is it strictly for maintenance?
After several hours of charging, no progress. Does this indicate a totally/mostly dead battery?

Also, is the "snowflake" setting a better one than the "automobile icon" setting?

Many thanks.
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a dead battery is a dead battery. No charger on earth will restore it to full capacity if at all. If it did take a charge it would only be temporary, just one of those battery myths.
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Posted 12-05-2017, 10:03 PM (GMT)
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..... Leaving in approximately 15 hours. .....
Posted 12-06-2017, 10:50 PM (GMT)
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..... After several hours of charging, no progress. .....
More than 24 hours after your original post.

How do you plan to leave your present location? Walking would seem to be the only mode of transport which doesn't have a battery that could be used for jumping the XK8.

Please follow this link New Member Area - Intro a MUST - Jaguar Forums - Jaguar Enthusiasts Forum to the New Member Area - Intro a MUST forum and post some information about yourself and your vehicle for all members to see. In return you'll get a proper welcome and some useful advice about posting to the forum.

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