Fw: [xj] Need help with radio says CODE when i turn it on

I think Jeff meant this to go to the List.

Jamie----- Original Message -----
From: Jeff Booth
To: NWJag
Sent: Saturday, September 28, 2002 3:40 PM
One more thing, if you want me to scan the radio page out of my owner’s
handbook and send it to you as a JPEG, I can do it. Just let me know.

NB: Look around the car for 4-digit numbers that someone may have writted
down for just such a situation as you know find yourself in, Fred.

Let us know how you make out.

Jeff Booth
Oakville, Ontario

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, September 28, 2002 12:09 PM

Fred as Bob says, you need the code to be entered, then the radio should
work. There are several entries in the Archives on “Radio Code” which may
help provide more or clearer information (due to paraphrasing etc)

You may find the code documented in your owners manual or on a sticker in
the boot, on the lid, or perhaps under the bonnet. I’ve even seen it
written with a permanent marker on the boot lid and on back of the radio.
The one on back of the radio was a bit comical as I remember thinking,
“Thanks, now that I had to pull my dash out for this I get to have more
now”. The reason was because I got that old ‘tinker’ feeling and I ended
totally replacing the dash wood. And of course “one thing lead to

So if you end up not finding the code number in any of the ‘easy’ places,
just pull the radio out (also documented in the Archives), write down the
serial number and contact the local dealer with the serial # and your
of ownership of the car. You will probably have to go to the dealer for
this, but I got really lucky one time and was able to get results on the
telephone. Might as well try it first, eh?

Now, after you get the code and get the radio going again (following the
directions in the owner’s manual or written out in the Archives), write
number in your owner’s manual AND on a sticker or use a permanent marker
place the number on the boot lid for future use.

Good luck and have fun,


Jamie & Dru
87 Series III XJ6 VdP (parts)
88 Series III V12 VdP “Roxanne”
Everett, WA USA

----- Original Message -----
From: Peddlarbob@aol.com
Sent: Saturday, September 28, 2002 5:49 AM
Fred. You will have to find the code for the radio. sometimes it can be
on a little label stuck someplace in the car. Alternately you will have
remove the radio and read the serial number of the radio, take that to a
Jaguar Dealership who can look up the code for you. Reinstall your radio
punch in the code. Then and only then will you be able to once again
that music. Mind you without the radio you get very much to appreciate
quietness of these cars, especially the V-12’s

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