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P38A Central locking

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by Ruby Range, Aug 23, 2020.

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  1. Ruby Range

    Ruby Range Well-Known Member

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    So iv had my headlining out a door card off the o/s and the centre consol to sort a few issues out and now I have 1 big one. Car will not lock / unlock on fob or key but will lock from the inside and then you can unlock it with the key outside !! I’m convinced all connections are good so any ideas chaps. Was all working before I stripped down.
     
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    You haven't got the key in ignition message even when it's out?

    Forget that, it would still lock with the key.
     
  3. Ruby Range

    Ruby Range Well-Known Member

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    No no message on dash but key in ignition only when it’s in. Car starts and drives !!
     
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    Hi Ruby , so what year , ? engine etc ?? . is there power to the actual fob ??. regards Mozz
    p.s. what other issues did you have so to take door card off ?
     
  5. Ruby Range

    Ruby Range Well-Known Member

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    Hi mate 1999 2.5 fossil burner . Took door card off to sort out speaker issue and central console to sort out radio and window switch pack.
     
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    ok , power to fob ??? red lights flashing on both pressels ?? is r.f. receiver connected= blue cable ?? cheers
     
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    Ok so fob lights up when pressed and excuse my ignorance but where would the rf blue cable be !! Would this stop the car from locking and unlocking with just the key !!
     
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    ok ruby , rf receiver is in boot on drivers side under parcel shelf " lift " shelf off and on the right against the window is a long flat plastic trim , u need a small philips screwdriver 1 screw on side of trim near seat belt holder , just behind back seat on right against door frame .. remove screw , then with small thin penknife remove the 3 plastic studs from the plastic flat trim be gentle with the studs they pull out , so remove and keep safe with the screw , look down in the gap and near the seat belt end there is a black box with one blue wire and a purple and black wire to the bottom connector ,, ok there should also be a blue round sticker on the black box " rf receiver " the sticker denotes year of fitting . i,e. mark 1 rf , if it has green round sticker that should be mark 2 or hopefully mk 3 .. green is good blue is old !!! anyway as you said earlier everything was working fine before you started fettling so , need more info off you tomorrow , will pm u my number and can help u thru tomorrow after 11am please / ok speak tomorrow cheers mozz
     
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    RF receiver should not stop the key turning in the lock.

    Might be worth taking door card off and checking no wires fouled and the plastic clips that hold the lock levers are all good. Someone may have unplugged the RF receiver to try and minimise interference. Holding the fob up to the mini aerial on the driver's rear quarter-light might work. Or try resynching the key, although I would expect '99 year to resynch in ignition.
     
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    Yes I agree mate that the rf shouldn’t stop the lock. I will take the door card off and check the lock rods as it seems strange that it will not lock or unlock wit the key !!!
     
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    wammers STILL BREATHING. Donater

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    You may have disturbed the connections from handle to latch. Or pinched a wire somewhere. Unlock with key is mechanical and should always work.
     
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    Morning wammers bit grim up north this morning is it ??? . Yer spoke to muzzy yesterday and I think the first problem is that one of the rods has become detached on the door lock and then we have either not replaced a plug in the door card or headlining or disturbed something. My opinion is that it’s some where in the door card as I cannot see apart from the sensor in the n/s headlining what else would effect it and I know that’s plugged in. Once this weather calms down I’ll strip the door down again and have a fettle around !!
     
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