Tricky repair solution for 2018 Jaguar F-Pace

ALLDATA Repair has offered a solution to a customer enquiry it received about a 2018 Jaguar F-Pace, which had left the technician puzzled.

The 2018 Jaguar F-Pace had been experiencing issues which left a technician puzzled and scratching their head. The lights, indicators and the wash wipe system worked intermittently. The technician scanned the vehicle’s systems, but no trouble codes were present – it was very odd and frustrating, as it was proving difficult to solve.

Thankfully, ALLDATA Repair’s experts had come across this issue before and, indeed, it was tricky to solve! The root cause of the problem was down to a poor connection on the connector mounted on the PCB board within the lighting and/or wiper control switch.

The technician removed the control switches (highlighted in image); in the example, it shows the left-hand control switch, but the right-hand side is the same. Upon doing so, the technician connected and reconnected the control switches at least twice to clean the electrical contact points.

They obtained some NyoGel electrical contact lubricant – a suitable equivalent is fine! – and applied it to the connector on the PCB. For future reference, it’s vital that it’s not directly applied to the control switch connector.

Finally, they removed excess lubricant and refitted all components as required. The same method can be used, if required, to the right-hand control switch. This solved the issue and allowed the technician to complete a professional, correct and efficient repair, which meant their customer was a happy customer.

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Published on: June 20, 2023

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