Key Fob re-programming
Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:10 AM
I have just picked up a 57 plate S-Type 2.7D which came with 2 key fobs. One works fine but the other looks like new but is totally inoperative. I guessed it was the spare and the battery had expired, so I replaced the battery but it still doesn't work.
Several searches on t'internet have revealed that it needs re-coding to the car (along with the one that works) and that it can ONLY be done by a dealer with IDS??
Can anyone confirm whether this is true and, if so, how much it is likely to cost?
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:42 PM
I was told it would cost upwards of £250 to get a new one.
In the costing was the price to program the key which, at the main dealer was around £45 +vat.
Being a bit of a "I'm not paying that" kind of chap I found an independant Jaguar dealer who did the job for £35 +vat, in doing so he quoted me a lot lower rate for all the servicing etc.
Just an idea to look on the web, and tap in independant jaguar dealer/workshops in you area.
In the end I bought a used fob, a new transponder, and blade. All in £115.
Hope this helps
Kind regards Trevor.
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