The XK series is a line of full-size luxury sedans manufacturer by British automaker Jaguar, which are ideal for the discerning consumer. These vehicles are perfect for the buyer who has owned a luxury car in the past and wants to upgrade to the pinnacle of excellence. Jaguars are widely recognized as some of the best luxury vehicles money can buy, yet even these automobiles do have some known problems.
One of the most common issues Jaguar XK8/XKR owners experience is a malfunction of the dash lights. The dash lights will illuminate when the vehicle is started, but go out when the head lights are turned on. Turning the headlights off restores the dash lights. The dimmer on the dash lights also fails to work. These can lead to very serious issues, especially when driving at night. Unfortunately, easy solutions like replacing the fuses or the dimmer module do not solve the issue.
Usually, this situation is a symptom of a wiring issue somewhere in the steering column or between the dash and the vehicle’s computer. Because of the complexity in isolating the cause and performing electrical repairs, we do not recommend that a home mechanic attempt to solve it.
The professionals at your local independent import service shop have the tools and experience necessary to make these repairs on your Jaguar XK8/XKR. They will thoroughly evaluate any issue you have and discuss the repairs you need with you before undertaking them. You will find that their commitment to customer service and satisfaction often exceeds the service at any Jaguar dealership.
Search for a local, independent Jaguar repair shop with Jaguar mechanics that have dealer-level expertise at a fraction of the expense.