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What Is This Component?

Old 07-07-2019, 06:26 PM
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Hello Forum Members. I have attached two images of a component that is located in the right forward fender area of my 2004 XKR. It is just aft of and below the headlight assembly. What is this component? I need to move it to repair a leak in the headlamp washer plumbing. Any problems in just removing and replacing it?

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Looks like the security sounder??

Old 07-08-2019, 03:29 AM
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It certainly does. I often wondered where that was.

Going through all the photos of changing upper wishbone bushes on my 2001 and 2005 XK8's, this is the only one I have looking forwards:

Sure enough, there's the security sounder on a 2001.

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Thanks to Graham and Bob for the information.

The component is indeed the security sounder

After removing the component I was able to gain access to the plumbing leak at the headlamp washer clip.

Thanks again for the help!

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As I recently learned the internal battery dissolves in this little bugger and and blows the fuse, which also powers the center console switch pack (fog lights,heated seats & traction control) and and heater pump. So I have left mine unplugged as the alarm still sounds the horn.
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