I've just spent an interesting couple of hours installing the radio-cassette player and connecting the phone to the main loom.
As I've previously mentioned. I had downloaded the instructions for various installation of parts. These gave illustrations as to which panel had to come off and which screw had to be removed. Very handy! Everything came apart as it should. Well, almost. There's always one screw that doesn't want to play. I have this theory. The 'awkward screw' is deliberately designed. This screw is then randomly put into a parts bin. When the car is assembled. The 'awkward screw' is randomly fixed into the car. Why, I don't know. However, you always manage to find it! Moving on.....
The radio-CD player was the first to come out. As it was removed, a couple of bits of paper fell onto the floor. One of those bits of paper was a Lottery ticket from 2013. OK, the deadline for claiming was long gone, but I just had to know. Was it a winner? I jumped onto the interweb to find out. More later.
With the radio-CD player replaced with the radio-cassette. The unit was re-installed back into the dashboard. Before anything else was done, the unit was tested. The radio worked fine. I tried a cassette, but it wouldn't go in. After some head scratching, I lifted the cassette flap. There was already a cassette in there. Phew! I ejected that cassette and inserted one of mine. The cassette player worked perfectly. I did a quick tune of the radio to ensure correct functioning. Everything was fine. It was then onto the phone loom.
Although getting the centre console apart was easy. Putting it back together after connecting the phone to the main loom was a sod. Everything had to be jiggled about, in order to get the holes lined up again. There's a bracket that sits inside the console. The bottom screws to the body. The top screws to the armrest, where the phone sits. So you've got 3 thing that have to sit together, but the only things that hold them together are the screws. What a faff! Got it done though.
Once everything was back together. It was time to do a more thorough check of everything (I'm not at home to Mr Cock-up). Everything I had taken apart and put back together again worked as it should. I still need to completely tune the radio (I've only done the FM stations), but I don't tend to use MW and LW much. Out of curiosity, I pressed the CD autochanger button. It came on! I couldn't believe it. It didn't come on when I had my original radio-CD player, but there it was. Playing! Even the steering wheel controls worked. If the CD autochanger worked. What about the phone? I just had to know. I pressed the button on the radio and .............. It came on! Would you believe it? I lifted the armrest and looked at the phone itself. The display on the phone was working! The display on the radio even said that I had a signal. Considering that the Jaguar Forums I looked at, said that I would have to go to a Jaguar dealer to get the ECU sorted. I now know that I don't have too. Result!!!!! All I need now is a SIM card and I'm in business. So much for Jaguar Forums.
Oh. I almost forgot. The Lottery ticket. I did check. Sorry. It only had 1 number. Lose!