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How do you replace the lens on a jaguar xk8 front nearside

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How do you replace the lens on a jaguar xk8 front nearside headlight?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Jaguar
Expert:  Mike replied 3 years ago.

Mike :

Hello and Welcome..

Mike :

My name is XXXXX XXXXX happy to help you ..

Mike :

Please send me a reply - so that I know you are here in Live chat for sure..

Customer:

hi Mike

Mike :

Hello there -

Mike :

So its the actual headlamp lens you want to replace yes?

Customer:

If that's possible. All the lights work just the glass is broken.

Mike :

Ok - give me a moment while I transfer an image for you which will help - a picture says a thousand words as they say !....

Mike :

Sorry - do you have the headlamp out ?

Customer:

no

Mike :

Oh right ok - so you need that info also?

Mike :

Ok first I will send you the info as to how to change the headlamp lens - then I will send you the info as to how to get the lamp out to do that ...

Mike :

First - see this pic Im sending you below - this shows the clips that retain the lens

Mike :

click the image to enlarge / view.

Mike :

Release lens to headlamp assembly upper retaining tangs.

Mike :

Let me just get the other info over for you

Customer:

OK

Mike :

Sorry - just before I do that - you need to remove the bulbs / wiring etc

Customer:

OK

Mike :

This is a little cart before horse... but while i have them up... the "install instructions" are as follows :

Mike :


Installation
1. Install new lens seal to headlamp assembly.
2. Position lens on headlamp.
3. Install parking/side lamp bulb holder to headlamp lens.
4. Install direction indicator lamp bulb holder to headlamp lens.
5. Install lens to headlamp assembly ensuring that retaining tangs are correctly engaged.
6. Install headlamp assembly on vehicle.
7. Carry out headlamp beam alignment check and adjust as necessary.

Mike :

Now I will get the headlamp unit removal instructs' for you ..

Customer:

OK

Mike :

Ok...

Mike :

removal as follows :

Mike :

Removal
1. Turn the steering to full lock, as follows:
Right- hand headlamp - Left-hand lock.
Left- hand headlamp - Right-hand lock.

Mike :

2. Displace the wheel arch liner for access.
1. Release the center fastener which secures the wheel arch liner access panel.
2. Lift the lower retaining catch and disconnect the lower edge of the access panel from the wheel arch liner.
3. Remove the access panel.
4. Remove the fixings which secure the front of the wheel arch liner to the body.
5. Reposition the wheel arch liner for access.

Mike :

I will just upload you another pic to help you with the above.. give me a mo to do that ...

Mike :

The pic as follows matches up with the "numbered" instructions there above ---

Customer:

ok got that

Mike :

there is more to follow - Im just uploading that now for you -

Mike :

Written instructions I have inc with the image there - to go with that..

Mike :

Im just transferring the last lot now... ;)

Mike :

...

Customer:

It doesn't have a washer jet does this make any difference?

Mike :

Im sorry there is a lot of info - I thought it best to transfer it that way though - complete with images which help as you go.

Mike :

No - just ignore ref to that then.

Mike :

And thats it - thats all the info to complete the job for you ;)

Customer:

if I order the parts do I need to specify anything other than the lens such as sealant gaskets etc.?

Mike :

No thats it - new lens and seal.

Customer:

Thanks

Mike :

No problem at all - Im very glad to have helped.

Mike :

If we are done - I just need you to click on the OK ratings for me at this point please - and I thank you for using us here at justanswer UK... If there is ever anything else, you are welcome back anytime .

Mike :

Please dont forget to click on the OK ratings for me before you go as thats how Im credited for helping you - Thank you again.

Mike :

( the system says you are typing but Im not seeing anything from you - sometimes the system hangs... just it the REPLY / Enter now - and send what you have... then I will know even if you are part way through typing.....so that I know whether the system has hung or not....

Mike :

Ok - the system now says you have gone out of chat - I didn't receive any type from you or the accept / Ok rating.. I will give its a min.. If I dont here from you - I will switch us over to the QA system which works fine..

Mike :

Ah I see you are here again - did you try to click on the OK ratings ??

Mike :

I just need you to do that to finish up please..

Customer:

Tried to print your answer but for some reason It only prints what is in the chat window that is visible. can you send it to my email?

Mike :

Ah right ok - what you need to .. are you using a laptop or pc - with a mouse?

Customer:

laptop with mouse.

Mike :

Ok if you position your cursor at the end of the chat- in the pane above... then click and hold the left hand mouse button - then with the mouse / touchpad - scroll all the way to the start of our chat session - it will all turn blue ( keep the left mouse button down held until you reach the top - then let go - then press Ctrl and P on your key board - that will then take you into your print options - then just print as normal

Mike :

You will find the type prints out all ok - you will need to individually then open the images I sent you - click your mouse in the pane that they are open in - and then click ctrl and P - as above - to print the images - they will then come out printed a proper size.

Mike :

(Our chat stays here anyway if you cannot print it for any reason - once you have clicked the OK ratings - you will get an email from justanswer - in there will be a link to bring you back to here - where it is all retained for your future use.

Customer:

ok i'll try it. Still no luck. I have managed to save most of it by pasting it into word but the end is still missing

Mike :

Ok which bit is missing??

Mike :

I can give it you again while you are here if needed...

Customer:

ok thanks

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