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Oops.. no headlight washers on Daimler :-)

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Oops.. no headlight washers on Daimler :-)

Postby RedXJ40 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:17 pm

I own this Daimler for about 3,5 years now, but today i noticed there should be headlight washers on the front bumper, but they are not there :mrgreen:
I guess at some day it got a new front bumper, or a new rust free steel insert, i don't know?
I guess headlight washers were standard on Daimlers in 1991?

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Re: Oops.. no headlight washers on Daimler :-)

Postby NMV 1E » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:44 pm

Just a thought ... Maybe to check if any pipe work exists under or behind the bumper or grille :?: ....
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Re: Oops.. no headlight washers on Daimler :-)

Postby RedXJ40 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:03 am

Yeah i did that.
I see some hoses and green electric connectors so i should have fog lights as well 8-)

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Re: Oops.. no headlight washers on Daimler :-)

Postby pimgmx » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:40 am

RedXJ40 wrote:...so i should have fog lights...

Not necessarily... :ugeek:

The wiring looms for XJ40s were mostly one size fits all, and included wiring for options that might not feature on your car.
You know whether your car was originally fitted with front fogs if you have the corresponding switch on the LH side of your dash...

If you want to retrofit them, you will need the fog lights (purely ornamental with halogen bulbs, they melt as quickly as an ice cream in the Sahara :shock: ) and the dashboard switch to get everything to work.

I did that upgrade on my Sovereign a while ago:

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Before: blanking plate instead of switch

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Blanking plate removed: note the 'on' indication LED is present already!

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Donor PCB, showing the switch layout including front fogs. I cleaned the plastic switch and fitted that onto the PCB shown in the previous pics.

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Re: Oops.. no headlight washers on Daimler :-)

Postby RedXJ40 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:37 am

I just checked, i guess they weren't on my Daimler after all.

I thought fogs where standard on Daimlers :)

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Re: Oops.. no headlight washers on Daimler :-)

Postby pimgmx » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:54 am

And I forgot to mention the connectors for the heated headlamp washer nozzles, they may or may not be hiding somewhere inside your front bumper... :roll:

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Re: Oops.. no headlight washers on Daimler :-)

Postby RedXJ40 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:59 am

But headlight washers were standard on Daimlers i believe?

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Re: Oops.. no headlight washers on Daimler :-)

Postby naki_k » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:28 pm

RedXJ40 wrote:But headlight washers were standard on Daimlers i believe?


Yes.
Almost certainly, the car has had a replacement bumper fitted, without the washers. You should see a blanked section of hose from the washer reservoir. It’s on the RH side.
Finding goods bumper centre chrome ms is not easy now, so I would be happy to have those over washer jets. Though I understand you want all the original features present and correct.

Front fog lights were a cost option on battery under bonnet models. The wiring looms are standardised to allow the easy addition of options.
The yellow round plug is for the fog lamps.
If you check, you will likely find a blanking plug fitted. This has a built in resistor to fool the lamp modules, so that they do not show a bulb fail.
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Re: Oops.. no headlight washers on Daimler :-)

Postby RedXJ40 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:23 pm

Thanks for the great info Naki!

Vince attended me on a Ebay add with the correct bumper with foglights and washers for a small price, but i spended my
monthly car budget already, so i think i won't buy that bumper.
The bumper on my Daimler is in like new condition so it would be stupid changing that bumper for one with washers i guess.
I could glue washer caps on them so it looks correct :lol:
Anyone has partnumbers on these?

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Re: Oops.. no headlight washers on Daimler :-)

Postby pimgmx » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:14 pm

RedXJ40 wrote:Anyone has partnumbers on these?

JCP is your friend... :roll:
https://www.jaguarclassicparts.com/uk/j ... ash-system

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the GT: 89 XJS http://bit.ly/1WQGpC5
the project: 95 X306 http://bit.ly/1cW11DN
the pocket rocket: 97 Z3 http://bit.ly/12IfE7B
the ex: 93 3.2 http://bit.ly/14GTNrq