Used Jaguar Speedo Electrics

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About Speedo Electrics

The speedo is a gauge that is used to indicate the velocity at which a motor vehicle is being driven and most modern speedos are electric. They operate by way of a sensor that is mounted in the vehicle’s transmission, which delivers electronic pulses to the car’s onboard computer. The computer is able to convert the pulse signals that it receives into speed, which is then shown on the speedometer clock, which may be either analogue or digital.

The sensor is normally made up of a collection of magnets or a metal disc with teeth. As the drive shaft turns, these magnets or teeth, according to the type of sensor, produce the pulse signals that are sent to the computer. In newer versions of the Jaguar electric speedo system the pulses are sent from sensors within the vehicle’s anti-locking brake system. The modern Jaguar electric speedo, unlike older versions, has the ability to display the speed at which the vehicle is being driven when it is in reverse gear.

The Jaguar electric speedo provides the driver with an accurate reading of the vehicle’s speed. As speed control is essential to driving a vehicle safely (and within legal speed limits) if a fault arises within the Jaguar electric speedo system the vehicle should be taken for immediate repair and any faulty parts replaced.

Jaguar trivia

  • The Jaguar XJ has that luxurious leather interior, but did you know that all of that leather comes very specifically from Scottish Angus Bulls? Bulls don't get stretch marks, and they don't get bitten much by mosquitoes either. Belly and neck skin becomes the dash and door finish, while the backbone and the rump are used for the seats.
  • When they first launched in 1922, Jaguar was called the Swallow Sidecar Company. They changed the name in 1945 because of the unfortunate use of the letters 'SS' by Germany in the war.
  • The iconic Jaguar ornament on the bonnet isn't included as standard anymore. Lots of people seem to think it's illegal, but they're not, as long as the ornament is spring-loaded. The jaguar ornament is known in-house as The Leaper, and you can still buy the Leaper as an after-purchase accessory.
  • Steve McQueen was a huge fan of the Jaguar XKSS and even found himself with two driving bans because of his passion for driving fast. He was one of the few people to ever drive an XKSS because only 16 were ever made! McQueen did eventually sell his car, but regretted it immediately and paid more to get it back. The car is now owned by US TV host Jay Leno.
  • Jaguar was bought out by Ford in 1990, but they didn't really capitalise on the investment. Eventually, Ford sold Jaguar to the current owners, the Indian company Tata Motors.