Everything was fine but I just couldn’t leave well enough alone !!!
For some reason I decided to adjust how my ski slope fit around the radio/clock/climate controlled unit and after pushing the assembly back in it’s “cave” I noticed the lights were out in the A/C panel and clock.
I checked the fuses and found that one in the console box was blown along with a circuit 3 failure warning. Replaced the fuse and the warning went out but the problems remained. On further investigation I found more nonfunctioning systems and lights then Tom Hanks had in Apollo 13.
I checked for a pinched or broken wire in the “cave” but everything looked good. All the wires actually looked fresh and pliable. Nothing brittle or suspect.
After some inter-web research it appears that the “Central Microprocessor” controls a lot of these failed items. So right now that’s my main suspect.
Has anyone had any experience with this component? I can find plenty of used processors for later model XJ40s but can’t even find a part number for my '89. Actually I’m not really sure exactly where it’s located.
So … A little help here please …My beloved daily driver is in the hangar until I can figure this out and my wife seems to be always on the go in “her” Uber Germanmobile. So I’m doomed to watching reruns of “Gilligan’s Island” until I sort this out.