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Hi Buds.

 

Just purchased a 2003 x-type 2 ltr V6 petrol and found that the key fob only works by using the key and then putting it in the ignition to position 1 to stop the alarm sounding. I have looked on the forums and found several ways to program the fobs but the only one that works part way is to put the key in the ignition and turn to position 1 then to position 2 four times. I then here a chime but the only button that will work is the lock button and then all that will do is arm the alarm and nothing else, no other buttons seem to do anything. Am i doing something wrong or is there possibly another issue. I have replaced the battery with a known good one.  Please Help.

 

Mick.

 

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Mick I had the same problem a few weeks ago and IANSAN posted a set of instructions for reprogramming the fobs. I followed them to the letter and it worked a treat.

 

I copied his instructions for you

 

1 Open drivers door


2 Turn ignition switch to position 1 then to 2 four times. You will hear a chime.


3 Turn the ignition off and remove the key


4 Press a key on the key fob within ten seconds (unlock is a good one) You should hear a chime


5 If you want any other key fobs programmed just press a button and listen for the chime. Max of four can be programmed.


6 Close the door


7 Check to see if it has worked.

 

Good luck

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Thank you Prof

I have tried this with the door open and with the door closed but the only button that seems to work is the lock button and then all it does is arm the alarm and lock the passenger doors. unlock, boot release and lights button do nothing, it is also the only button that makes a chime after taking the key out of the ignition when doing the reset. I have put a new battery in the fob.

 

Do i still need to put the key in the ignition to position 2 first to disable the alarm after unlocking the drivers door with the key before doing the reset?

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It sounds like you have a faulty fob. Try fingazfobz or get a second hand one off ebay. Any x type fob can be reprogramed to open and close your car. You can also program one fob to open and close multiple cars. I can open both our cars with one of our spare fobs. 

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Thank you.

I have ordered a refurbished fob from Ebay and I will see how that goes, if it works than I shall get another one later on. I take it the security chip is in the front part of the fob where the key is?

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Thought so. Just wanted to be sure that after replacing the fob I would no have problems starting the car because of the security chip.

Many thanks for your help. When the new fob arrives I will update this post, hopefully with good news.

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Yep don that. It will change from miles to kilometers and back if i press the right button on the lower left panel and if i press the cruse control buttons it says cruse control on/off. I think i may have a stuck or non functioning stalk button, will need to investigate that first i think.  :rolleyes:  :mellow:

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Yep don that. It will change from miles to kilometers and back if i press the right button on the lower RIGHT panel and if i press the cruse control buttons it says cruse control on/off. I think i may have a stuck or non functioning stalk button, will need to investigate that first i think.   :rolleyes:   :mellow:

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  • 2 weeks later...

I had this problem and bought two different X-type key fobs off eBay and although they fitted in the ignition they would not turn to position one.

 

It's not as easy as everyone is making out. Surely anyone could get an old fob off eBay and break into a car and programme a key and drive away.

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Hi.

Not wanting to teach you to suck eggs, but if it is an auto then you must ensure that it is properly in Park and all the doors are closed before you try to program the key fob.

I had issues turning the key and even removing the key from the ignition until i noticed that it was not in park properly and I did not get any pings if the door was still open.

If it is a manual then ensure it is in neutral.

You may also need to ensure that the key fob battery is a new one or in good working order.

 

Mick.

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  • 4 years later...

hi guys i need help fully charged car battery put new battery in fob paired fob to car got all the right pinging noises as the instructions say fob worked then stopped working any ideas guys my car is a 04 x type saloon diesel.

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