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Today is a video tutorial on another FAQ, How to fix my Jaguar X Type rear parking sensor problem? The link below will send you to a video to hopefully help fix any problems.

FAQ: How Do I remove my Front Bumper on my Jaguar X Type.

On the following PDF is a diagram on how to remove Jaguar X Type front Bumper:

Frequently asked question

How do I find my Jaguar Paint Code?

When buying new parts such as a bonnet or a bumper its essential you get the right colour to match your car. We get many people ringing in asking for parts but they don't know their paint code.

 XJ: Inside the engine compartment

X TYPE, S TYPE, XJ, XF, XK: Located on the column on the inside of the passengers side door.  (UK)

You are looking for the word 'Paint' followed by a 3 Letter code such as ' LHK' or 'PED', this will help our paint shop team find the exact paint to match your car. 

We regularly get asked questions on fault codes that occur on X Types here is two common ones P1000 and P1111 explained. 

Common Jaguar X Type Issues

 These are the main problems to watch out for when buying a used X-type.

Jaguar X-type indicator problem
On some cars built between January 2001 and October 2002, there have been issues reported with indicators. The external indicator can be broken, but the interior light will continue to flash, breaking UK law.

Jaguar X-type sensor problem
A number of X-types built between February and March 2004 had sensor issues. The yaw-rate sensor has been known to internally delaminate, which could result in uneven and unexpected application of the brakes.

Jaguar X-type brake problem
Some cars built between January and February 2004 could have problems with their brakes. Vehicles with manual transmission, that are parked on an incline with the handbrake on and vehicle out of gear, could roll away due to brake components shrinking as they cool.

Jaguar X-type short circuit problem
Some models built between August 2003 and August 2004 had insufficient clearance between the battery's positive cable and the number one cylinder fuel injector. This could cause the cable to chafe on the injector nut and result in a short circuit.

Jaguar X-type cruise control problem
A number of X-types built between May 2005 and January 2010 had cruise control problems. It's possible that the cruise control might not disengage if certain faults occur with the engine management system.These issues should have been fixed by Jaguar, so make sure the work has been done before you buy.  

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