My 05 XJ8VP was attacked by a squirrel last week! It (the bitch) ate the bundle of wires on the left side of the engine (next to the oil filler). I soldered the wires back together, BUT now, there are numerous error messages displayed on the cluster such as traction, airbag, engine wiring, parking brake, etc. The car does start up/idle perfectly with the error messages, but will not rev above 5 mph! I cannot get into the engine ecu with my iSoft scan tool which I understand is a known flaw in the software.
IS it likely the car needs a complete reset with the Jag dealer software? It did start up the morning after the squirrel ate the wiring, but ran very poorly. Again, the car now starts perfectly and idles perfectly with the wiring repair.
Any help much appreciated! Frustrated because the car was awesome before.