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Central Locking Problem with 2013 XF Portfolio S

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Just to bring my input for this thread to a close. Spent ages searchng for local garages using Autologic. Found a couple but when I mentioned the specific problem it sounded like they didn't have a clue! Decided not to risk any more costly mistakes so bit the bullet and booked it into E+E for this morning. About an hour and half drive from Dagenham so could have been worse! Met a chap there who had driven down from Liverpool for exactly the same fix. As mentioned above, 15 minutes later I was on my way back home , £90 lighter but problem fixed. So much for getting a cheap battery! Still, lesson learned. Now to start looking for that BMW I fancy!

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On 2/2/2020 at 10:15 AM, Jimbob64 said:

Hi.

I wanted to add to this thread as I encountered the same problem after a local garage installed a new battery for me. Without all the detail, their Autel system wouldn't reprogram so I went to another placewith the JLR software which also didn't work... I then came across this thread and booked in with a garage who use the Autogic software. 10 minute and on my way, all done. They're an indy Jag specialist.

MDM Services
Unit 4 Stephenson Industrial Estate
Coalville, Leicester
LE67 3HP
01530 838666

No affiliation at all to said garage but they were fantastic - fitted me in without an appointment and were well priced.

How much do MDM Services charge for this reset of the central locking?

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I honestly can't remember as they also sprayed and supplied a lock cover for me. Give them a call and explain the problem - they are familiar with it now so should be able to give a rough idea of cost.

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43 minutes ago, Jimbob64 said:

I honestly can't remember as they also sprayed and supplied a lock cover for me. Give them a call and explain the problem - they are familiar with it now so should be able to give a rough idea of cost.

Booked in for tomorrow. Quoted me £50 as long as no problems, so I'm happy.  I never mind an excuse for a 2 hour trip in the XF 🙂 🙂 

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Fantastic.

I thought it was something like that but didn't want to get your hopes up.

Mention the forum (and the chap with the sport brake who had the key cover).

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Hi I just wanted to add to this thread and say and MASSIVE THANK YOU to you guys for highlighting this issue and the fix. My 2013 XF Sportbrake had a failed alternator. When swopped I got the double beep mislock. Long story short been hunting for the solution for ages getting the SDD software, blah, blah. Eventually found this thread and phoned local garage with Autologic software. Took the printout of this thread and 15 mins and £54 later problem fixed !

The garage for reference was All Trans Autos in Stanway, Colchester. They managed to fit me in within a week. The local Jag dealer couldn't see me for a month, wanted £168 to hook up their machine and seemingly from this thread wouldn't have known how to fix it. They started saying it was probably a door lock..... All power to the internet and the posters on here.

Cheers Mike

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There is a Technical Service Bulletin from Jaguar about this problem. That specifies changing two junction boxes. So Jaguar DO KNOW about this problem and so should their dealers - so no need to hook the car up to find what is wrong.

Presumably the junction boxes lose the coding.

 

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On 11/17/2020 at 6:00 AM, PaulT said:

There is a Technical Service Bulletin from Jaguar about this problem. That specifies changing two junction boxes. So Jaguar DO KNOW about this problem and so should their dealers - so no need to hook the car up to find what is wrong.

Presumably the junction boxes lose the coding.

 

HI, I'm a newbie on here so a big hello to everyone. I had this problem about 2 years ago when I changed the large battery on my 2014 3llr XFS. Tried to find a solution on several Jag forums but eventually took it to my local Jag dealer and they changed the junction boxes to solve the problem.

I wonder now if I should have left the smaller battery connected and thus avoided the problem, but too late now!.

Cheers

Steve

 

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21 hours ago, NCC XFS said:

"I wonder now if I should have left the smaller battery connected and thus avoided the problem, but too late now!."

Steve,

In my experience, leaving the small battery connected does not help with saving your central locking. It can, of course, be reprogrammed in a few minutes by a garage with the Autologic software, thereby saving the replacement of the 2 units and many hundreds of £££££"£

Best regards#

Mervyn

 

 

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47 minutes ago, mervyncp said:

 

Always connect (via jump leads) a spare, fully charged battery to the + and - leads whilst changing the battery - I learned my lesson...

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Hi Jim,

Yes.  Always do that if you can.

Regards,

Peter.

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