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Dashboad of xk150

michael schenkman
South Florida Jaguar Club *

forum user since 2006-11-08

 

I have a 58 XK150 DHC and it is left hand drive. Next to the steering wheel is cubby box that is open and to the left of the box is a hole about half inch in diameter at the bottom of the cubby box. What would go in this hole? All the pictures I have seen block this area and I cannot tell. I would appreciate any help and Thank You in advance. Michael Schenkman




Dashboad of xk150

Michael Eck
Jaguar Auto Group *

forum user since 2004-05-12

 

Perhaps it's for the brake fluid/handbrake warning light.

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Dashboad of xk150

William Brady
Jaguar Owners Club, Inc. *

forum user since 2004-02-15

 

This is about where the overdrive switch would be, but it could have been made by someone to fit an accessories switch.

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Dashboad of xk150

michael schenkman
South Florida Jaguar Club *

forum user since 2006-11-08

 

Wiliiam, this car does not have overdrive. I appreciate your help. Michael Schenkman


Dashboad of xk150

michael schenkman
South Florida Jaguar Club *

forum user since 2006-11-08

 

Thank you for your help. This could be the answer. Michael Schenkman


Dashboad of xk150

George Camp
Jaguar Society of South Carolina *

forum user since 2002-11-24

 

If the car does not have overdrive then perhaps the facia is from another car--in 1958 there would have been no brake warning light unless retrofitted--that came in on the 150s about the same time the tach generator appeared. (1960)

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Pat Harmon
North Georgia Jaguar Club *

forum user since 2005-06-06

 

By any chance does your car have the automatic transmission? With these cars there is an intermediate speed hold switch in the dash to the left of the cubby box. This switch activates a solenoid preventing the transmission from shifting into third gear. In manual transmission cars with overdrive, this switch controls the overdrive unit.


Dashboad of xk150

michael schenkman
South Florida Jaguar Club *

forum user since 2006-11-08

 

This car is a four speed with no overdrive. I have looked at different books but the steering wheel hides what is at that spot just left of the open cubby box if you can call it that and even with the bottom of that open box. Thanks for the help. Michael Schenkman