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Old 19th-February-2008, 17:32
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does any one know if i buy a key fob from e gay can it be re programed to my car or do i need to go to main agent
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Old 19th-February-2008, 17:44
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Default Re: re program key fob

I'm pretty sure it has to be programmed by an authorised dealer, or at least with someone with a testbook computer.
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Old 19th-February-2008, 22:12
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hi all
does any one know if i buy a key fob from e gay can it be re programmed to my car or do i need to go to main agent
DO NOT buy your key fobs from anywhere else than an Independent LR garage or a main dealer.

There are unscrupulous people on eBay at the moment that will use RF DATA recorders to obtain your key fobs signal, gain access to your registration document and then come and steal your Range Rover.

Just a warning...just pay the 116 and buy it from LR and have piece of mind your beloved RR is secure.
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Old 19th-February-2008, 22:15
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i`ve got 1 of those ebay specials dont go there waste of time cant be reprogrammed have tried get genuine lr key 3 or 4 for about 100 try 4x4 store in exeter they`re independent but work very closely with matford lr dealer
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Old 19th-February-2008, 23:32
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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?
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Old 19th-February-2008, 23:35
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to reset key you need access code which is made up of 4 numbers when you put key in the door you either turn clock or anti clockwise the number of turns of each digit of code
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Old 20th-February-2008, 08:06
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Because of the alarm system used on the RR, the key fob can't be reprogrammed to the BECM. I looked into this when I bought mine as it only had 1 key.

There are 2 stages to the alarm system, the first unlocks the door, which sometimes can be synched to another key as mentioned above by Mudflap, the second stage is when the key is inserted into the ignition barrel, the becm looks for a rolling code from the fob. This is unique and set to each BECM.

The only place to get a key that will work is from LR. the blades are cut in the uk, the fobs are manufactured and programmed in Germany (apparantly) against the original build data (BECM Serial No.) for the car.

I hope you didn't pay too much for the key, as I've seen them go for stupid money, and they aren't any use to anyone, unless you get the lockset, ignition barrel and BECM as a job lot.
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Old 20th-February-2008, 08:28
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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!
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Old 20th-February-2008, 23:38
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These keys will not work and cannot be reprogrammed despite what all these people say on Ebay.
I have posted on this subject before, yet people will still part with their cash.
Each key is programmed to a unique 14 digit lockset code which is programmed into the BECM and cross referenced to the VIN. This lockset code cannot and will not be doneby the dealer. I and others on this forum have gone through the process of buying new keys and they have to be programmed in Germany and take up to a week if you are lucky and are not "Knocked up" in the dealers stores or workshop. If you do buy a new key ALWAYS ask the dealer for the lockset code and make a record of it (Not in the handbook etc.!!!).
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Old 21st-February-2008, 12:12
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These keys will not work and cannot be reprogrammed despite what all these people say on Ebay.
I have posted on this subject before, yet people will still part with their cash.
Each key is programmed to a unique 14 digit lockset code which is programmed into the BECM and cross referenced to the VIN. This lockset code cannot and will not be doneby the dealer. I and others on this forum have gone through the process of buying new keys and they have to be programmed in Germany and take up to a week if you are lucky and are not "Knocked up" in the dealers stores or workshop. If you do buy a new key ALWAYS ask the dealer for the lockset code and make a record of it (Not in the handbook etc.!!!).
so would it be right to assume that once a key is coded it cant be done again! hence second hand keys with the blade changed are no use what so ever? i would guess so! when i needed one i never concidered going anywhere else but LR but allas i didnt ask for the lockset number!
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