Category: Electrical

Can’t do CAN Bus

For the several months we have struggled to diagnose a vexing CAN Bus problem. Recall that the CAN Bus is a 5-volt communication network that is electrically isolated from the standard 12-volt operational circuits....

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Intelligent wiring

About CAN bus In 1986, Robert Bosch GmbH, the German engineering and electronics company with a long time focus on the automotive industry, introduced a CAN bus protocol that launched the “smart car” era...

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LED bulbs and sockets

See also XJ6 original exterior lighting. Background All the old incandescent bulbs will be replaced with much more efficient LEDs. But what is the optimal bulb for each lighting function? Definitions British automotive bulb...

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Power windows & locks

Legacy window system Although power windows were first introduced in the 1940 Packard using an innovative hydro-electric system, Jaguar lagged far behind the industry. Our 1961 Mk2, for example, had manual rollup windows, and...

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Keyless ignition

The Infinitybox CAN bus system provides an elegant keyless ignition solution especially when deploying the popular Honda S2000 start button switch. Infinitybox separates vehicle security from the engine start function. This means that doors...

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LS3 harness connections

Background The General Motors LS3 crate engine has 10 engine harness connections on the engine block: coolant sensor – 2 pin engine oil pressure sensor – 3 pin crankshaft position sensor – 3 pin...

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Battery cutoff switch

As part of the new fuel system design, we previously planned to repurpose the driver side rear fuel cap as a hidden (and locked) battery cutoff switch. The fuel cap housing was machined to...

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Exterior lighting

Original 1972 configuration The Jaguar XJ6 lighting design borrows from earlier saloons. Standard Jaguar wiring links fog lamps to both running lights and headlights in that if fog lights are switched on, headlights automatically...

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