F-Type Convertible window drop when opening the drivers door

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Re: F-Type Convertible window drop when opening the drivers door

Post by jono_h » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:43 pm

If you get stuck you could give Grange Jaguar Brentwood a call. (Send me a PM and I’ll give you my contact there).

My car was put back on Autotrader and has just sold, so I assume they found the problem eventually.

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Re: F-Type Convertible window drop when opening the drivers door

Post by philhutton01 » Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:28 am

Thanks for your suggestions.

The car had everything reset and and also a new battery in the key fob (just in case...). Everything worked fine - windows dropped and mirrors opened on unlock. This worked fine for about a week with me checking it every day.
However, once I leave it for a few days and then go to open it, problem comes back again.

Something must be forgetting the settings???

Anyone got any new ideas????


Thanks

Phil

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Re: F-Type Convertible window drop when opening the drivers door

Post by Tel » Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:42 am

philhutton01 wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:28 am
Thanks for your suggestions.

The car had everything reset and and also a new battery in the key fob (just in case...). Everything worked fine - windows dropped and mirrors opened on unlock. This worked fine for about a week with me checking it every day.
However, once I leave it for a few days and then go to open it, problem comes back again.

Something must be forgetting the settings???

Anyone got any new ideas????


Thanks

Phil

Phil,

How old is your battery? This sounds like KBS (Knackered Battery Syndrome).

F's are very temperamental if the terminal voltage is lower than eleventy billion Volts.

If you have a battery tender, whack that on for a few days, do a system reset, then stick it back on the tender and see if it mis-behaves again.
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Re: F-Type Convertible window drop when opening the drivers door

Post by scm » Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:14 pm

+1 for the battery.
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Re: F-Type Convertible window drop when opening the drivers door

Post by jono_h » Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:24 pm

Hi Phil,

Mine was originally faulty all the time, but the Dealer eventually got it to the same state as yours - it would work Ok, but fail once it had gone to sleep. I really hope it’s a not battery problem - they had the car 5 weeks and I can’t believe that wouldn’t have been checked.

Speak to Matthew Overall at Grange Jaguar, Brentwood. He’ll know what they eventually did to fix it.

Jon

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Re: F-Type Convertible window drop when opening the drivers door

Post by MAYDIT2 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:45 am

Hello to All.

The same issue as per original post has recently developed with passenger window on my 2014 soft top. A new battery was fitted last year and I have tried all the solutions suggested in the previous posts above.
My feeling is that there must be a sensor within the latching system that has failed......and needs to be replaced?? As may be obvious i am not a mechanical virtuoso, but I am wondering if anyone has been down this path and can offer some insight re best solution.
My car is serviced annually by an independent Jag specialist who did not seem to want to provide a solution when I discussed it with him (time to move on??). Do I need to see an Authorised Dealer?

Many thanks in advance..
John

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Re: F-Type Convertible window drop when opening the drivers door

Post by philhutton01 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:43 pm

Hi John,

Mine is back in the garage at the moment.
Currently the door has been stripped and the lock etc working fine.
The window does drop sometimes. They are currently still investigating some electronic unit in the door.

NB, we did notice once that the door was opened and it did not drop the window. Leaving the door opened, several secs / min later the window eventual dropped on its own - magic!!

Will let you know if they find out the problem.

PS, Mine is in an independent garage, and has had a new battery and all the settings for windows etc have been reset.

Please let me know if they fix yours first!!

Cheers

Phil

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