Originally Posted by Mud Flap
When my battery went dead for a few days I had to use the emergency access key code to get in, but the fob still wouldn't work until I turned the key in the door while holding one of the buttons.
Wasn't this the process you go through to set the fob to the car? Wouldn't this have worked on a new fob that the car had never seen before?
If the battery had gone flat for long enough for the car to forget my fob then wasn't my fob just the same as a new one?
Why can't this same process be used to program the car to a new fob?
the range rover key fob uses a rolling code, the above procedure just re-syncs the code to the vehicle, it dont change the transmission frequency! The frequency it transmits on for your vehicle HAS TO and i think CAN ONLY be set by land rover using VIN and proof of ownership of course!!
And of course the oher advice i would offer is NEVER buy a key fob from anyone else for your R/Rover, Landrover may charge but your assured it will work! i paid £103 last march, i dont know what LR charge for just the programing of the key but it may work out just the same or close!