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Old 15th-November-2008, 20:16
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Default Freelander Immobiliser Problems.

Hi Guys, Dosair here, I've just joined.
I have a 2000 Freelander and sometimes the immobiliser will not reactivate and we have been left stranded. If the car is left overnight and you come back to it, it starts fine. My wife has a habit of not locking the car and I understand that if it is left unlocked, after about 5 mins the immobiliser disables the starter relay etc. and alarm gets confused.
I would like to know how to deactivate the immobilser completely and just have the central locking enabled?
This problem is really pissing me off. I have tried all the usual tricks when it wont start like locking it and reopening it again etc.
I need this sorted asap before we get stranded again. A Krooklok is much better......if anyone wants to steal it , they will anyway!!
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Dosair.

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Old 15th-November-2008, 20:19
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Default Re: Freelander Immobiliser Problems.

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Hi Guys, Dosair here, I've just joined.
I have a 2000 Freelander and sometimes the immobiliser will not reactivate and we have been left stranded. If the car is left overnight and you come back to it, it starts fine. My wife has a habit of not locking the car and I understand that if it is left unlocked, after about 5 mins the immobiliser disables the starter relay etc. and alarm gets confused.
I would like to know how to deactivate the immobilser completely and just have the central locking enabled?
This problem is really pissing me off. I have tried all the usual tricks when it wont start like locking it and reopening it again etc.
I need this sorted asap before we get stranded again.
Regards,
Dosair.

Does your missus have a big set of keys or bulky key ring? Sounds silly but there is a reason for the question.

Do your keyfobs look like this?
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Old 15th-November-2008, 20:23
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Default Re: Freelander Immobiliser Problems.

not to state the obvious but maybe the fob battery is low? when you open vehicle do you get a beeping noise from instrument pack?

regarding immobilisation, u could posssibly have the market setings changed to a market that not set for immob :P
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Old 15th-November-2008, 20:32
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Default Re: Freelander Immobiliser Problems.

Hi LR, Thanks for that, the main battery is ok as the car starts when you just tickle the key and the key fob opens and closes the doors no problem. When it has stranded us outside the house, we locked it with the fob and came back to it in the morning and it was fine. I have heard that you can have it recoded to deal with this.
I will try that. I dont get any beeping noise from the instrument pack.
Thanks,
Dosair.
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Old 15th-November-2008, 20:37
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Default Re: Freelander Immobiliser Problems.

Hi Ratty,
The fob does look like that and the bunch of keys isn't that big, maybe four keys on it, not a bunch like Prison Warder would have!
Thanks,
Dosair.
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Old 15th-November-2008, 20:38
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Default Re: Freelander Immobiliser Problems.

There is a receiver ring around the ignition barrel that detects the presence of the key. If your fob (plip) is faulty it wont work or if you have too many keys on your key ring you cannot get the plip close enough to deactivate the immobiliser.

Try holding the fob right up to the ignition barrel next time it happens. If that doesn't work then try the spare fob.

If you have your immobiliser permanently disarmed it may invalidate your insurance.
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Old 15th-November-2008, 20:57
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Default Re: Freelander Immobiliser Problems.

I will try what you suggest and let you know how I get on.
Thanks for your help.
Regards,
Dosair.
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Old 15th-November-2008, 22:53
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Default Re: Freelander Immobiliser Problems.

or any other chipped key will cause interference. can't have my wifes zafira key on my bunch, or come to think of it, both keys for the freelander together or it just don't start
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Old 16th-November-2008, 19:47
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Default Re: Freelander Immobiliser Problems.

Hi Optimus,
I will try all these things and let you all know how I get on.
We left the car last night and the immob deactivated after about the third go this morning. I need to get this sorted out.
If you guys can think of anything let me know and I will let you know what cured it.
Thanks alot,
Dosair.
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Old 17th-November-2008, 15:46
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Default Re: Freelander Immobiliser Problems.

hi dosair,

your problem sounds similar to the one my wife had on her freelander when we first purchased it. sometimes start first time, sometimes would nt start no matter how may times we tried.

we thought imobeliser too.......

as for the chip bit in key fobs load of b*ll*cks, thats what the buttons are for door locks imobiliser on door open imobiliers off.

if the car has been left standing unlocked just press the unlock button to turn off the imobiliser.

besides the point...... getting back to your problem....

try wiggling the key whilst trying to turn it, still a bit hit and miss but better than just turning. work for us short term.......

the problem with ours was the ignition switch behind the key barrel in the steering column, the part is about 15 from brookwells landrover, devon way i think,do a search on the net they were very helpfull and fast delivery.

easy to fit and a 15 - 20 job in total.

since changing ours no problems and every one kept blaming the imobiliser on ours too, even the dealers. i spoke to a fellow owner i knew and he usggested this and ours worked fist time every time since.

if you can't find brookwells let me know and i will send you the number etc.

hope this helps, it did for us.

cheers mark
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