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Elsa_My first Jag_1994 3.2s

Elsa_jag
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Re: Elsa_My first Jag_1994 3.2s

Postby Elsa_jag » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:19 pm

ChrisW wrote:Its a great feeling when you finally fix a long standing fault. Those fuse boxes cause a lot of "hard to pin down" or the even worse "intermittent" electrical faults.


It is a great feeling! It’s an even greater feeling when everything else is working too! I’d forgotten just how lovely this car is in the flesh. Can’t wait to start using her again.

That’s exactly what my fault was, intermittent. It came and went so randomly that I would replace a suspect component and the fault would seemingly disappear only to come back again shortly after!

It does seem fixed now, just need an mot and some miles under the belt to prove it.
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Regards, Carl

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Re: Elsa_My first Jag_1994 3.2s

Postby naki_k » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:49 pm

ChrisW wrote:Its a great feeling when you finally fix a long standing fault. Those fuse boxes cause a lot of "hard to pin down" or the even worse "intermittent" electrical faults.


They certainly do. Hence why its another of those mandatory preventative measures all these late models need. All my late cars have them done as a matter of course. Its when not if.
Congrats of getting it done. Did you do the solder work, or farmed out?
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Re: Elsa_My first Jag_1994 3.2s

Postby pimgmx » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:38 pm

Good news, Carl!

Those bad solder joints can and will cause a headache or two when they decide to play up. Been there, done that... :(

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Re: Elsa_My first Jag_1994 3.2s

Postby Elsa_jag » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:17 pm

naki_k wrote:
ChrisW wrote:Its a great feeling when you finally fix a long standing fault. Those fuse boxes cause a lot of "hard to pin down" or the even worse "intermittent" electrical faults.


They certainly do. Hence why its another of those mandatory preventative measures all these late models need. All my late cars have them done as a matter of course. Its when not if.
Congrats of getting it done. Did you do the solder work, or farmed out?


My father is very keen on electronics and he builds model railways etc. He’s very handy with a solder iron. So no I didn’t do it myself!
Regards, Carl

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Re: Elsa_My first Jag_1994 3.2s

Postby old del boy » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:09 am

That's good to hear Carl , definitely not the first thing you would suspect and i suppose a last resort when all else has not solved the problem , time to re discover what a fine motor car you have :)

Derek..
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