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freelander transponder key.

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by supersid10, Oct 31, 2010.

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  1. supersid10

    supersid10 New Member

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    Hi everybody need some help with keys and fobs.
    bought a freelander TD4 2001. Have only got 1 key and no fobs.
    the key works fine opens and locks door and turns allarm on etc.

    would like to get a spare key can get a blank no problem and get it cut, but it needs a transponder chip what type do i need and were do i get one.

    does anybody know what fob i need for this freelander. i think i will be able to get it coded ok.

    cheers sid.:)
     
  2. Chaser

    Chaser New Member

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    If only it were that easy. As far i'm aware it's dealer only for these. £$$££$
     
  3. Psycho_uk

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    I think they cost about £140+VAT.....

    I lost my key when I had an Alfa and managed to get one via an independant garage for a fair bit cheaper than the dealers. They recoded the new key and everything was sorted in about 30mins - although it did take 3weeks to get the new key posted from Italy!!

    It may be worth trying an independant, but be prepared to go through a dealer.
     
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  4. Allen 666

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    There are places,I only had 1 key with my transit,Then a market trader told me of a place in Birmingham,Went there he cut me 2 more keys plugged a gadget in under dash removed all my key codes then inserted the 2 new keys and my original one downloaded new codes, took him about 2 hours total cost£70..I will have a look for his invoice and post on here in next day or two..
     
  5. chromiumuk

    chromiumuk Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately a transit isn't a freelander & most independents who can do most cars will initially tell you they can probably do it till they scan your key & their computers tell them it's a no no.
     
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    Not sure if I'm being a bit thick or not, but how could this be coded to your car if you buy it over the net?
     
  8. Mojoke

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    There you are y'see, thats sort of what I was asking! Where/who actually codes them? Do they have to be done by Landrover, or is that a big and very expensive scam (I think we might surmise an answer here)?

    I thought, from what I've read around the net, that the dealer codes it to your car. So, don't pay £100+ for a key from LR, spend about $10, and achieve the same thing?

    If it has to be done by Landrover then the company making these is going to have a very small market, so why make them if it doesn't work... If it can be made to work, I'll happily buy a few hundred and stick them on ebay!
     
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    When i bought my 98 freelander it came with 2 sets of keys, 1 set was original L/R the other set are clearly after market. I asked guy i bought it off and he said he got it off the net and had it programmed to the car, and yes it does work, both key and remote fob. Unfortunately there is no make of remote on it but it obviously can be done.
     
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    when did you buy your car and what colour is it i know this sounds stupid but if you can answer
     
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    Who is the crazy question directed at?
     
  12. Mojoke

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    Yes, who? If me last Thursday, Gold... what have I won?:D
     
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    If he lives near you ........a possible stalker:D
     
  14. Mojoke

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    Haha! Hmm yes, didn't think of that! I was thinking more along the lines of a shed load of money, new car, cuddly toy... that kind of thing!:rolleyes:
     
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    Anyway, back to the OP subject...! I have ordered a couple of these keys, I'll report back if I can get them working!
     
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    nothing like that at all and it was aimed at the new owner mojoke because if it had been my old one i could have given you the second set of keys but you are not the new owner of my old one so you do not get them sorry
     
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    Many thanks for the offer, shame not your old car! The car I bought was from a family in Devon who have owned it from new. I really would be grateful for a spare remote if you have one though!;)
     
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    sorry I am having it as I only had one key and remote with mine also
     
  19. Mojoke

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    no worries, thank you anyway!
     
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    Any news on the Key? have you got them and do they work?

    As everyone else on here, i am in the same situation and your info would be interesting to know.
     
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