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EKA code format

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Hippo, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Hippo

    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    Do you know your Freelander 1's EKA code? If so, can you advise what format it is?

    I don't need to know your EKA code. I just need to know what format it is. For eggsample: 4 numeric numbers or 34R688

    I don't have my EKA code but my hawkeye tells me what mine is, but I think it's wrong and can't test it.

    I still int mad but I does have problems. :eek:
     
  2. Irishrover

    Irishrover Well-Known Member

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    I have both original security cards and there is just a blank in the EKA box.

    The card looks identical to the one I had with my P38 which does use the EKA and this consists of four numbers between 1 & 9.
     
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    Singvogel Well-Known Member

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    Same as Irish Rover - the EKA box is left blank.

    My Dad's old Rover 75 had a 4 digit number code.

    Like this one:
    EKA Code Key Cutting


    However that very same specialist key company - remotekey.co.uk - on another forum gave a list of cars that have no EKA - including my dad's 75 - Curious. :confused:

    See here also:
    MG Rover key fob information

    SV.
     
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    its just four numbers.....
     
  5. Hippo

    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    Thats cleared that up then. My hawkeye tells me the code is something like E^>4RK

    Thanks
     
  6. Singvogel

    Singvogel Well-Known Member

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    Methinks your Hawkeye needs to be connected to this meter here:

    SV.

    ps click on the thumbnail to get an accurate reading.
     

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    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    It's a nice bit of kit but a little bit of testing in the final stage (or any stage) of software creation would have gone a long way.
     
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    Singvogel Well-Known Member

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    I agree - I don't 100% rely on any of these gizmos. They are a guide and for assistance only.

    Like my SatNav which tells me my average moving speed was only 34mph.

    OBD readers and SatNavs are great gadgets but I don't trust some of the average statistics they can show.

    SV
     
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    :behindsofa:

    The EKA relates to a DIY means of resetting the immobiliser/security low level issues to enable the car to a driveable mode.
    The four digit code is translated into a specific number of turns with the key in the drivers door lock, clockwise & anti clockwise (Lock & Unlock positions)...e.g a code of say 1234 would signify 1 turn to lock, 2 turns to unlock, 3 turns to lock and 4 turns to unlock.
    As the Freelander uses a different CCU to say, the P38, which has the EKA function & codes and has a Becm it is more than likely that the EKA is not a requirement on the Freelander.
    Zero is not used in EKA codes due to the fact that zero turns of the key is not possible..likewise alpha characters (A-Z) are not used.
    EKA codes can be changed in the Body ECU to suit user preferences and I have done this many times for P38 owners who have either lost the code or wished to change to a memorable number. I had one owner who had the original code of 9847 which was a pain in the ass..especially when it was p***ng rain-I changed it to 1212 !!!

    :)