Jaguar XK/XKR Convertible Top Issues

The origins of the British auto company, Jaguar, can be traced back to 1922, although they only manufactured motorcycle sidecars at that point. Today, Jaguar is world-renowned as a producer of luxury autos like the XK and the second generation XKR. Produced from 2007 up to the present, these are great grand tourers, but they are not without certain repair issues.

One issue that has been encountered by owners of the Jaguar XK and XKR models concerns the operation of the convertible top. This issue coincided with the owner's changing of the car battery. This may just be a coincidence or the battery change may have inadvertently disconnected a wire necessary to power the motor on the convertible top.

There are also a series of things you can try before you bring your XK/XKR into a mechanic. First, it is recommended that the driver double check to make sure that the trunk has been fully closed. This is necessary to operate the motor. If there is something preventing the trunk from latching, this may be the problem. Also, check to see if there is a dash display message that would indicate that the luggage separator is not deployed. If so, set it into position. You can also try removing the fuse box for a few seconds and then reinserting it.

If none of these quick troubleshooting tips help rectify the situation, then it may be necessary to have your XK/XKR brought in to be inspected by a specialized British auto maintenance mechanic. If you do, there is also a good chance that you may save some money over a dealership.

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