My location is Western Australia. Would anyone be able to provide me with advice, please regarding the replacement of a failed third stop lamp in my 2008 build LWB Super V8 Portfolio X358. The lamp is
mounted at the centre top of the rear window and despite looking on the
internet for related topics, I cannot find information about the following:
- how to remove the outer cover (don’t want to break anything!)
- how to remove and replace the lamp itself. I assume once inside it will be
reasonably clear about how to remove the (presumably) failed stop lamp, but
advice if this is not straight forward would be appreciated.
- suggestions on where to source a replacement lamp(s) and are they LEDs?
(This question is based on the assumption that genuine Jaguar spares would
be expensive through my local independent Jaguar specialist and it might be more economical to source directly from the UK, genuine or otherwise).
- If I test the lamp unit with a separate 12V source and find it to be OK,
what next steps can a reasonably handy DIY person take to find the fault? If
the lamp unit is OK and I cannot easily find and repair the fault I will
have the matter examined by my independent Jaguar service specialist.
Have just completed a nut and bolt restoration of my S2 E-Type FHC so I am
reasonably hands on (just a bit shy of plastic bits which have a habit of
breaking when you don’t know what you are doing). Any assistance anyone can
give would be greatly appreciated.