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Don McMillan
Pacific Jaguar Enthusiasts Group *

forum user since 2007-07-28

 

I recently had the power steering/water pump belt break on my 1995 V-12. By the time I got the car stopped, the engine had heated enough to blow out some of the coolant. Now that I have changed all the belts (quite a job) the check engine light is on. Can anyone tell me how to reset this?

Don McMillan
1995 Jaguar XJS V12 Convertible

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Maynard Hirsch
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forum user since 2005-07-17

 

I believe your car has OBD II. If it does, you can tell by a computer plug under the drivers side dash, and you have a scanner, you can use it to delete it. Alternatively, try one of the parts stores, like Autozone, who will pull the code ad can try to clear it. If it doesn't have OBD II, or don't have a scanner, you can try disconnecting the battery for a few minutes.

If the code reappears, you have another problem.

Maynard Hirsch
94 XJS V12 Coupe
86 XJ6
91 XJS (RIP)
78 MGB
67MGB

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Don McMillan
Pacific Jaguar Enthusiasts Group *

forum user since 2007-07-28

 

Well, after quite a bit of research, I have learned that the OBD11 system started in 1996. My car, which has the OBD11 plug under the dash is actually OBD1 compatible. Sorry, unhooking the battery wont solve the problem, but using a scanner which has OBD1 codes apparently will. I have ordered a cable, software and instructions to do this for $59. Since I love to work on my beauty myself (to learn what makes it tick) I don't want to take it to the dealer. I'll post the results later. Thanks for the advice.
Don McMillan
1995 Jaguar XJS V12 Convertible

Check Engine Light

David Dew
Jaguar Association of New England *

forum user since 2006-09-09

 


My 1995 is OBD II compliant and I have been able to reset with a standard ODB II code reader. However, mine is a 6 cyl. and the emissions sticker on the hood does designate as ODB II compliant. You are correct that the federal requirement to be compliant started with the 1996 model year,but obviously some cars were able to be compliant the year earlier. Have you checked your sticker and if you have the ODBII plug, have you tried to read the codes?

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Maynard Hirsch
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forum user since 2005-07-17

 

The situation is model year vs. date of production. Different markets may have different model years, even if the cars were made on the same day in the same factory. Which scanner did you order, and do you know if it will work with earlier models?

Maynard Hirsch
94 XJS v12 Coupe
86 XJ6
91 XJS (RIP)
78 MGB
67MGB

Check Engine Light

Don McMillan
Pacific Jaguar Enthusiasts Group *

forum user since 2007-07-28

 

Hello

I'll post the website:

http://www.obd2allinone.com/sc/details.asp?item=aldlobd2

There's a lot of information. I am waiting for them to respond to me to advise which diagnostic software to download and will advise once I know.

Don McMillan
1995 Jaguar XJS V12 Convertible

Check Engine Light

David Dew
Jaguar Association of New England *

forum user since 2006-09-09

 


I am traveling and thus cannot look at the scanner at the moment, but it was a standard scanner from Autozone, orange-yellow in color, "acctron" I believe. Cost about $120

As far as any particular car, the emissions sticker under the hood will state if it is a OBD II compliant model.



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