[xj] Electrical: radio, power antenna, AC, interior lights

I recently purchased a 1985 XJ6 from the original owner and it is a
sweet thing to look at. Unfortuanately, I entered Mr. Lukas world
of darkness today: I tried to replace my power antenna. The tape
player worked but no radio…well, sometimes some static for a
short period, and the antenna was up and the power antenna motor
wouldn’t run. the radio cassette deck is an older Sony replacement.
When checking the voltage at the power antenna relay in the trunk,
the tape player stopped working. After looking through the Jag
archives, I checked the in-line fuse in the right side of the dash
with the brown wires and the fuse was OK. I checked the 2A fuse
under the ski slope and it was blown, and I replaced it. Also
checked on the left side of the front console for other in-line
fuses, one of which was the AC 3A fuse… it looked fine…AC had
been running fine.

After replacing the blown 2A in-line fuse which I believe has
something to do with the radio according to some archive posts I
read…it is the in-line fuse that is located behind the radio in
the manuel…I turned the tape player back on, and…nothing, and
the interior lights will no longer go on when you open the door or
when you push the switch for the map light and the switch for the
interior light.

There is only .88 volts going back to the purple #1 wire to the
trunk and the power antenna relay, which I believe is the power
source for the antenna relay. I can’t get the new power antenna
motor to operate using the purple wire as a power source.

As a side note, I had a '91 XJS and I believe the knobs for the
climate control were lit up when the lights went on and I’ve got
nothing, and had nothing before today.

Adding to all the above, I drove it tonight and the AC fan comes on
but it is not blowing cold anymore. While driving with the blower
fans on, the voltage regulator registers just above the red line on
the left…about 11? When I turn the the climate control knob to
the off position, the voltgage regulator comes up to just under
13.

I forgot to mention that I replaced my trip computer today with a
used one. When I took the old trip computer out, I found that the
two wire plugs were not attached. I plugged them in to the old one
and the digital display went on and off. I plugged in the new one
and the digital clock comes on and I think it is working, I can’t
really tell because I need a new Speedo transducer.

So my weekend project has turned into a nightmare. Can somebody
help me, please?
Peter in Virginia–
Peter Jones
Manassas/Virginia, United States
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Before digging any deeper, check (better yet, replace) the #3 fuse in the
main fuse box, left side.

Doug Dwyer
Longview, Washington USAFrom: “Peter Jones” pjones1951@aol.com

I turned the tape player back on, and…nothing, and
the interior lights will no longer go on when you open the door or
when you push the switch for the map light and the switch for the
interior light.

There is only .88 volts going back to the purple #1 wire to the
trunk and the power antenna relay, which I believe is the power
source for the antenna relay. I can’t get the new power antenna
motor to operate using the purple wire as a power source.

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The archives and FAQ will answer many queries on the XJ series…
FAQs: http://www.jag-lovers.org/xjlovers/xjfaq/index.html
Archives: http://www.jag-lovers.org/lists/search.html

To remove yourself from this list, go to http://www.jag-lovers.org/cgi-bin/majordomo.

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