Wizardpants

XF Central locking Malfunction

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Morning Everyone,

                              First time i've been on any kind of Forum for anything so here goes...

I had my rear break pads replaced by a mechanic who lives across the road from me. When this was done, apparently he had to disconnect the battery for 30seconds (something to do with resetting the handbrake)

Since then my central Locking system doesn't work. I'm assuming that i have to reset something. The key is communicating with the car, so its not to do with the key.

When you sit in the car and try and lock the car using the dash buttons - Nothing..

We have checked all the fuses and they are ok..

I'm reluctant to have any thing to do with going to a jag dealership as i've been poorly treated in the past (i will bore you on another post later on that one)

Desperate to get help on this one as i cant use the car in this state.

my car is a 2013 XF 3.0 Portfolio

Thanks

 

Mark

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Hi

just had a quick look , cant find any info

at a guess it lost its sync with the car, its with rolling codes on the remote

your hand book says only a Jaguar dealer should replace the car battery and autodata says it can be done and there nothing special, apart from reseting all the auto stops on the windows

have you tried pressing the lock or unlock with 5 seconds of switching the ignition on

cheers

Joe

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Hi Joe,

           Thanks for the reply... i shall go and try that right now.. i shall report back

 

thanks

 

Mark

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Hi Joe,

             No change. i carried out the procedure to reset the windows as described on page 157 and i tried holding down the lock/un-lock button within 5 secs of switching on ignition... 

is there a hidden menu on these models? theres one on the older models, i wondered if there is a reset within that.. if there is one?

 

Thanks

 

Mark

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Hi

Just curious, do you have a spare remote, have you tried that

cheers

Joe

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Hi Joe,

            I have, i will give it a go. But the existing remote is communicating, so im not entirely confident. 

Thanks

Mark

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Hi Joe,

               No joy with remote. Ive booked it in with a local performance specialist. i shall report his findings.

 

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HI

They should work

only thing I can think of there a error in disconnecting the battery and its thrown a fault up

plugging in with Jaguar SDD will show any faults and might just want resetting

let us know how you go on

cheers

Joe

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Hi Joe,

       So i took car to the performance specialist and he put his machine on it and it had thrown up a lot of errors which he reset. Apparently it wasn't quite as straight forward as that but its all working now...

Lesson, Dont disconnect the battery!!!!

 

Thanks Joe for taking the time to try and help.

all the best

 

Mark

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Hi

Its usually ok to disconnect the battery

as long as ignition is off, usually no problems

if there were a lot of errors, only thing I can think off, was battery was disconnected with the ignition on, causes every module to go into error/fault

glad you got it sorted and hope it was not too expensive to sort

cheers

Joe

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Mark,

I had the same issue with central locking (but key was responding as it started the car). Only difference was it wasn't after a brake replacement.

Out of interest when it went to the performance center, what did they actually do to correct it?

Also did you get a copy of the error/diagnostic report before they cleared the errors? 

Cheers

Dave

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My central locking works ok except from the n/s rear door. Can anyone suggest anything. Is it a module or unit that is playing up, if so, where is situated? Jag xf 2.7 2009.

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Had this exactly the same problem which Mark had with JAGUAR XF SPORTS SALOON 2013 to 2015.

I removed the batteries when engine was on. And my Car lost the key memory as well. Had to reprogrammed both of my keys back to normal. But centrel Locking still doesn’t work 

I now have to go to the maindealers to sort it out as my car needs a maindealer machine to reset it  

Please do not change or reset your batteries at home nor recharge them. If you want to do it make sure your car is fully switched off. 

 

Thanks.

ARHUM ADALE. 

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On 5/27/2017 at 8:48 AM, Wizardpants said:

Hi Joe,

       So i took car to the performance specialist and he put his machine on it and it had thrown up a lot of errors which he reset. Apparently it wasn't quite as straight forward as that but its all working now...

Lesson, Dont disconnect the battery!!!!

 

Thanks Joe for taking the time to try and help.

all the best

 

Mark

Did the performance center tell you what they did to solve this issue have same fault 

cheers 

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On 5/27/2017 at 8:48 AM, Wizardpants said:

Hi Joe,

       So i took car to the performance specialist and he put his machine on it and it had thrown up a lot of errors which he reset. Apparently it wasn't quite as straight forward as that but its all working now...

Lesson, Dont disconnect the battery!!!!

 

Thanks Joe for taking the time to try and help.

all the best

 

Mark

 

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