Re: CTL-ALT-DEL for S-Type
"mdp" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I have a 2003 S-Type R. I've had a few things stop working over the last
> year or so and am finding out the dealer often only has to "reboot" the
> computer to fix it. Is this something I can "try at home"?
an ignition recycle, or rebooting the on board computers, will solve any
number of problems at least for the time being. To do this:
1) turn A/C, radio, lights, etc. off and wait about 30 seconds.
2) turn ignition on, but do not start, wait until all instrument panel
lights go off that normally go off and the chime stops.
3) turn ignition to start engine.
If you are lucky the electrical problem will be cleared and it works on some
problems you might not suspect to be electrical. This does not solve any
underlying problem such as a check engine light or a severe malfunction but
it may get you back on the road until the dealer can properly address the
problem. Unless the check engine light is flashing, the car is safe to
drive. My experience is that of a Jaguar test driver. I retired about two