i have a jaguar 2003 x type check engine light, anti break light, alarm light basically all lights on car still runs fine like before but can't see speedometer can someone help? went to two mechanics

Asked by Aug 16, 2015 at 10:10 PM about the 2003 Jaguar X-TYPE 3.0

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

all lights on while driving car and no speedometer mechanic said  its a code p1638 but he
can't fix need help

4 Answers

5,725

I'm afraid you will need to take this one to the dealer to fix. The first guy is right but had a bad way to say it. S-Type's are not rated very good and you would be wise to get rid of it when it is running right. If you try to get rid of it with "Check Engine" on, everyone will be afraid and not want it, including me.

Let me know if you figure this out, I've had it happening to me on and off over the course of 3 years. Took it to the dealer and they said it was a bad battery...replaced it, still happened, they gave me a new battery again, didn't drive the car more then 1k miles over the course of 2 years, started driving recently and same issue (all lights on the dash, all instruments drop to nothing, car runs fine) at this point I have no idea, 60k miles on the car, but nothing but lights on the dash :-D

5,725

It is a shame. Jaguar has been awarded "Best Luxury Car Service" or some such name. The shame is; with an award like that, why the hell can't they fix it. They can call the factory direct. Speaking of which, have you tried to write, email, etc. the factory? They may be more helpful. Be sure to let them know which dealers you went to so they can know that there is something wrong.

My girlfriend is having this very same problem, changed battery and problem went away for a couple of months. Is it possible that the voltage regulator in the alternator could be causing the problem? When AAA replaced battery and did tests, said something about system was overcharging. Dash lights come on, speedometer and tachometer shut off, door locks operate but car runs fine and no loss of headlights or parking lights. Would like to get this fixed without having to take it to the dealer if at all possible.

Your Answer

X-TYPE

Looking for a Used X-TYPE in your area?

CarGurus has 469 nationwide X-TYPE listings starting at $2,000.

ZIP:

Jaguar X-TYPE Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,810
  • #2
    Raihan Ahmed
    Reputation
    780
  • #3
    superdiver
    Reputation
    490
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jaguar XJ-Series
54 Great Deals out of 2,201 listings starting at $2,495
Used Jaguar S-TYPE
8 Great Deals out of 424 listings starting at $1,900
Used Jaguar XK-Series
36 Great Deals out of 644 listings starting at $4,000
Used Jaguar XJR
91 listings starting at $8,495
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
707 Great Deals out of 22,780 listings starting at $1,450
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
898 Great Deals out of 28,311 listings starting at $2,001
Used BMW 3 Series
1,159 Great Deals out of 32,871 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Mustang
609 Great Deals out of 39,402 listings starting at $1,895
Used Audi A4
328 Great Deals out of 12,508 listings starting at $1,899
Used Chevrolet Corvette
182 Great Deals out of 17,470 listings starting at $3,000
Used BMW 5 Series
565 Great Deals out of 15,749 listings starting at $1,650

Used Cars For Sale

2004 Jaguar X-TYPE 3.0 For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 110 listings starting at $2,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.