[modern] radio problems, '95 XJR

My problem is that the sound in my radio keeps cutting out, not a big
problem as the car is still a great pleasure to drive, but I would like to
do so with the great sound system operational. I’m sure this is a contact
problem. The sound cuts out typically when I hit a bump in the road or turn
a corner. The power to the radio isn’t the problem as the digital display
doesn’t flicker or cut out. I can often get the sound back on by pushing on
the face plate of the radio near the volume knob. But, that doesn’t seem
like a Jaguar thing to do. My real problem is that I don’t have a clue as to
how to access the radio or extract it from the console. If I could, I
suspect I would find a loose connection quickly. Suggestions please.
Steve

Steve - getting the radio out of the console is a 30 minute job, but from
the sounds of it your problem may be internal. The task has been posted a
number of times, and is essentially the same as for the XJ40, but here
goes…

Open can of beer.
Remove the cigaratte lighter and ashtray.
Remove two screws retaining ashtray holder and remove holder, disconnecting
power feed and bulb wiring.
Have a drink.
Put your hand into the now empty space and feel forward. There are two nylon
wingnuts holding down the rear of the ‘ski-slope’ wooden trim. Undo and
preferably don’t drop.
Unclip the trim from around the J-gate.
Pull the rear of the ski-slope upward so the fixing bolts are clear, then
withdraw to the rear. The little bit of bend you put on the wood often feels
scary at this point, so have another drink.
Move the transmission selector into D ( needs ignition and footbrake! ).
Undo six(?) screws holding selector gate. No need to remove the plastic
assembly itself, but loosening it makes removing the rest of the stuff
easier.
Undo the six(?) screws holding the centre console in place.
Have a drink, you’re nearly there.
Pull back on the centre console - the whole thing will move backwards into
the car and tilt up slightly to clear the tranmission.
You can now get your hand behind the assembly to release multi-plugs etc. I
think the radio can be pushed forward out of the mountings at this point.
Get yourself another can and contemplate what you see…

Refitting is the reversal of removal, as St. Haynes would say, but make sure
you don’t trap any wires as you push the main assembly back into the hole.

Cheers - Jez> -----Original Message-----

From: Steve Ansel [mailto:ansel@slamcoll.com]
Sent: 21 October 2001 15:23
To: ‘modern@jag-lovers.org’
Subject: [modern] radio problems, '95 XJR

My problem is that the sound in my radio keeps cutting out, not a big
problem as the car is still a great pleasure to drive, but I
would like to
do so with the great sound system operational. I’m sure this
is a contact
problem. The sound cuts out typically when I hit a bump in
the road or turn
a corner. The power to the radio isn’t the problem as the
digital display
doesn’t flicker or cut out. I can often get the sound back
on by pushing on
the face plate of the radio near the volume knob. But, that
doesn’t seem
like a Jaguar thing to do. My real problem is that I don’t
have a clue as to
how to access the radio or extract it from the console. If I could, I
suspect I would find a loose connection quickly. Suggestions please.
Steve