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by Alanqs
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: XE Golf Umbrella
Replies: 63
Views: 2061

Re: XE Golf Umbrella

I wish mine was smaller, sob, sob. Even the ladies don't like it... takes too long to get it up...

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by Alanqs
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: XE Golf Umbrella
Replies: 63
Views: 2061

Re: XE Golf Umbrella

My son got me a Jaguar Golf Umbrella for Christmas, from Jaguar. It is longer than the one being discussed because I tried the locations shown and it wouldn't fit. For about 10 minutes, I had it fitted to the underside of the boot lid but it had to be positioned just so or else one end or the other ...
by Alanqs
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Interior and Exterior Cosmetics
Topic: Road Rash on the skirt area just in front of the rear wheels
Replies: 40
Views: 5107

Re: Road Rash on the skirt area just in front of the rear wheels

As has been said, there is no need for a heat gun or a hair drier if you are just doing the rear sill in front of the rear wheels. The heat gun is for stretching over irregular shapes which does not apply to the rear sills. Water with a touch of liquid soap (Fairy would do) and 20% IPO, spray it on ...
by Alanqs
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Electronics and In Car Entertainment
Topic: Fitting a 12v socket to the boot in a facelift
Replies: 46
Views: 1793

Re: Fitting a 12v socket to the boot in a facelift

It arrived this afternoon. Thank you very much Rob. It is of so much better quality than the Amazon unit but I'll need to dig out the soldering iron and shrink sleeving I think, to connect it, or I may try and get a plug from Jaguar when they open. It appears to have two earth pins. Perhaps it's a g...
by Alanqs
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Electronics and In Car Entertainment
Topic: Fitting a 12v socket to the boot in a facelift
Replies: 46
Views: 1793

Re: Fitting a 12v socket to the boot in a facelift

My cabin sockets have black lids too, it's just the contrast washing out to make it look slightly grey. But thanks for your offer. What would you propose for getting it to me, in that I want to minimise your time and expense?
by Alanqs
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Electronics and In Car Entertainment
Topic: Fitting a 12v socket to the boot in a facelift
Replies: 46
Views: 1793

Re: Fitting a 12v socket to the boot in a facelift

Rob, does it look anything like this: The cap says 12v in white though it is not too clear in the photo.
by Alanqs
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Electronics and In Car Entertainment
Topic: Fitting a 12v socket to the boot in a facelift
Replies: 46
Views: 1793

Re: Fitting a 12v socket to the boot in a facelift

I can't use E-Bay and that is nothing like the interior sockets I have in the car anyway. The cap is also not included. Thanks for the thought.
by Alanqs
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Electronics and In Car Entertainment
Topic: Fitting a 12v socket to the boot in a facelift
Replies: 46
Views: 1793

Re: Fitting a 12v socket to the boot in a facelift

Success. I took it apart. The earth tag is one piece with a small plate. When the tags assembly is screwed together it should come into contact with the underside of the metal casing but there is a tiny air gap all round. No matter how hard I tightened the screw there were a couple of tiny tiny plas...
by Alanqs
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Electronics and In Car Entertainment
Topic: Fitting a 12v socket to the boot in a facelift
Replies: 46
Views: 1793

Re: Fitting a 12v socket to the boot in a facelift

Well, I spoke too soon. I tested the socket with my voltmeter, connecting the negative to the earth tag on the back of the socket and touching the interior positive in the socket with the other probe and it worked. My earth lead is working properly and so is the positive source. But when I plugged i...
by Alanqs
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Electronics and In Car Entertainment
Topic: Fitting a 12v socket to the boot in a facelift
Replies: 46
Views: 1793

Re: Fitting a 12v socket to the boot in a facelift

Yes, I did but, unfortunately it was much smaller than an ordinary 12v socket and appeared to be for a "standard 12v DC plug", which I'd never heard of (getting old) so I got the one I fitted from Amazon.