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11.16 - Sports / Normal Switch Light Replacement ( )

Jaguar does not offer a replacement bulb, but insists you replace the switch. However, replacement is straightforward with a sub-miniature bulb as sold in electronics shops.

To gain access to the switch, remove the ashtray and plastic transmission selector surround (see section 10.1 of this guide).

Using a small screwdriver, release the clear plastic lugs holding the lower part of the switch into the black upper casing and remove the lower part of the switch. The bulb sits inside a small piece of rubber which itself sits on two metal prongs which carry the current to the bulb. The wires from the bulb go back up through the rubber in the same holes as the mounting prongs.

Remove the blue cap from the bulb then pull the rubber mount off the prongs. Gently pull the bulb wires through to the lower side of the rubber, straighten them, then lift the bulb out of the rubber from the top.

To refit, put the new bulb in, making sure the wires go through the two tiny holes in the rubber mount underneath the bulb. Bend the wire round and up inside the mounting holes, then push the rubber back down onto the prongs. Make sure the switch position is the same on upper and lower halves of the switch, then click the lower assembly into the upper casing.

Reattached the wiring and refit the plastic transmission surround and ashtray.


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