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94 Sovereign 4.0 Auto

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Re: 94 Sovereign 4.0 Auto

Postby donkeyotty » Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:32 am

Chris Barney wrote:Random question. Should my 1988 Sovereign have a light in the J gate? Thanks Chris

Yes it should Chris, it is a little green capless bulb.
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Re: 94 Sovereign 4.0 Auto

Postby Chris Barney » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:25 pm

Thanks Don. Can you get the small gear number plate off to access the bulb without removing ski slope? Not that that is a problem as I have done it many times. Also does the plate slide off or clip off? Thanks again Chris
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Re: 94 Sovereign 4.0 Auto

Postby Chris Barney » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:28 pm

Sorry Don, just realised the gear knob and surround come off first. However question about removing the plate still stands
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Re: 94 Sovereign 4.0 Auto

Postby donkeyotty » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:26 pm

Chris Barney wrote:Sorry Don, just realised the gear knob and surround come off first. However question about removing the plate still stands

I literally cannot remember, it was nearly 8 years ago :? :lol:
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Re: 94 Sovereign 4.0 Auto

Postby Chris Barney » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:22 pm

No probs I’ll sort it. Can you give me an idea where I would get a bulb from or a part number. Thanks Chris
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Re: 94 Sovereign 4.0 Auto

Postby donkeyotty » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:25 pm

Chris Barney wrote:No probs I’ll sort it. Can you give me an idea where I would get a bulb from or a part number. Thanks Chris

Yep it is a green capless 286 bulb, best place would be a motor factor or eBay.
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Re: 94 Sovereign 4.0 Auto

Postby Chris Barney » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:38 am

Thanks Don
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Re: 94 Sovereign 4.0 Auto

Postby david » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:18 am

IIRC you don't remove the 'plate' bit on the J-Gate (at least not on my '93) - the bulb is not under it but is sited at the front of the J Gate deep down in its own little trough. You do need to remove the ski slope. Replaceing the bulb is quite fiddly. I probably have some photos on my computer somewhere for my 93 model year if they are useful. I imagine it will probably be basically the same.
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Re: 94 Sovereign 4.0 Auto

Postby naki_k » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:24 am

david wrote:IIRC you don't remove the 'plate' bit on the J-Gate (at least not on my '93) - the bulb is not under it but is sited at the front of the J Gate deep down in its own little trough. You do need to remove the ski slope. Replaceing the bulb is quite fiddly. I probably have some photos on my computer somewhere for my 93 model year if they are useful. I imagine it will probably be basically the same.


Under, you should be able to pull the wiring and bulb holder down to access the bulb change easier.
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Re: 94 Sovereign 4.0 Auto

Postby david » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:41 am

It is at the front though of the J-Gate assembly rather than directly underneath it - You don't take the top plate off the J-Gate assembly to get to it, if you see what I mean. I'm not expressing myself well here!

http://www.jag-lovers.org/snaps/snap_vi ... 2BlpjIM7kU

Unfortunately these photos no longer open - you need a magnifying glass but if you squint hard enoughm, you can see what I mean...
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