Key lock out use remote message on dash display of ranger rover
I have a ranger rover 2000 year and i disconected the battery to work on the cd player and now am unable to start the car as a message on the dash display says key code lockout or use remote fob
i have read the manual and tryed to programme in the code but am still having problems
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First try to re sync. the key with the car.
To re sync the controller, please do as it follows:
1: close the vehicle from the driver's side with the key!
2: Wait until the alarm is armed.
3: With the unlock button pressed turn the key in the barrel to unlock position, then back. Now release the button.
4: Now with the lock button pressed turn the key to the locked position, and back. Release the button.
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There is a sequence of left and right turns of the key in the driver's door that will reset your bECM (Rovers brain) if the following have been tried.
1. Replace batteries in remote and 're-sync by depressing lock button on remote while physically turning and locking the door. Don't release button until locked and key removed. Repeat for unlock button.
2. Disconnect negative/earth cable from battery. While disconnected open driver's door, turn ignition to position 2, return to battery leaving driver's door open and reconnect the negative cable. Proceed to ignition. Turn off completely. Close all doors and hood and attempt starting.
Should both of these methods fail, run a search here on fixya for "engine disabled Range Rover P38" This will take you to step by step instructions on resetting the bECM which I opened this post with. It has been covered many times here, including by myself, no reason to post it again.
Sounds like the contact in the key remote has been shorted or broken. It has happened to many of my remotes. If you shake it does it sound like something is rattling around inside? If so, its unfortunately broken and you need a new one.
So did you fix your problem? I'm now having the same exact problem. The key simply doesn't work; HOWEVER, I know the key is not dead. I also have a 2008 LR2 and there is no "Battery" in the key fob. I compained countless times to the dealer that the key would just stop unlocking doors on me. They told me the battery charges when it is in the ignition but there is no battery to replace. They recommeded I rotate my main and spare key to make sure they're both always charged. Well, I do, and same problem.
This problem started one year ago and I complained that I should not have to spend $500 for them to replace the key... because a 3-year-old key SHOULD NOT be dying. And not to mention, a large chunk of that $500 is for them to "program" the key.
I have an appointment on Friday at a certified Land Rover repair shop but NOT the dealer. The shop I called said the '08 LR2 has "huge key issues." I have had it with Land Rover and their lack of interest in helping deal with the problem, which I might add is clearly THEIR problem, if so many are having similar problems.
I will post an update after my appointment Friday.
Unfortunately, there is a trick to replacing the battery.
1) Open the Driver side door.
2) Open the Bonnet and take the battery cover off.
3) Use your remote to lock and unlock the car (keeping the driver side door open)
4) Pull the Negative Lead from the battery first, followed by the Positive Lead.
5) Change or replace with charged battery.
6) Closed down Bonnet.
7) Your windows, sunroof, and key FOB will not work... so follow the next steps.
7a) Insert your key, with door closed into the exterior lock on driver's side.
7b) While turning the key to lock the door, hold down the "lock" button on your remote for 5 seconds while in "lick" position
7c) Your remote will reset, and you should be able to use your remote now
7d) While driving, roll each window down twice. On your third attempt, you should only have to touch the window button, and the window will have reset
need to re-sychronise the key put key in door lock hold button in on fob and turn then back to middle and let button go if it worked the hazard lights will flash. if you got a handbook it will explain it better
key code lock out usually happens when you have entered the wrong code too many times leaving the battery connected should allow the timer to run down for 30 mins so you can try again, it is cumulative though so the more you get it wrong the longer you have to wait. make sure battery is fully charged first.
Prob your RF reciver. Change it for about £130 ish. Make sure your access code works before the change to avoid confusion. Use part YWY 500 170 only.
If you can't get the £££ unplug the RF reciver (behind rear NS passenger seat) and use the key manualy. Good luck.