Theft lock engaged because multiple attempts to start without key in car. How do I reset?
Range Rover was parked, husband walked away with fob, wife tried multiple times to start. Now car won't start even with fob in car. Tried placing in position for car to recognize fob but doesn't. Probably anti theft engaged after wife tried too many times to start without fob. How can I now reset with out taking car (towing) to dealer?
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Yes, car will not start or will start and run for about 20 seconds and shut off if the anti theft system is active. The theft system will either disable the starter circuit, cut the fuel injector circuit or both. Sometimes you can lock the doors with either the key fob or electric door locks, then open manually with a key and then lock with key fob, wait 30 seconds and unlock with key fob or key. Occasionally that will reset the system, or turn on ignition 3 times for 10 seconds each without starting the car, (turn key to where dash warning lights illuminate, but not to the start position), wait 30 seconds then start the car, for the ECM to relearn the key code. If that doesn't work, most likely will have to be reset at a dealership. Good luck!
You have locked yourself out of a vehicle that has one of the most "overengineered" and theft resistant security systems known to man.. If you are locked out do not, repeat DO NOT ALLOW anyone or you yourself attempt to gain entry with a "slim jim". Just trust me without further explanation. The only method i know to be succesfull without damage is the "wedge" method. Best done by someone with experience like a AAA/towtruck driver. Rubber or wood wedges are inserted or wedged in between the upper door frame and the roof panel opening up a gap sufficient to work some long tools to trigger the door lock. Once you get the door open Im assuming you will have your key which will disengage the engine "immobiliser" when the ignition is turned. If youve lost your key there is no option except to visit your Rover dealership parts department, title/registration and ID in hand, to order a new laser cut key. Usually about three days for the key only and about a week and $200+ for the flip out key remote. Hope this helps. feel free to post more info/questions, ill do my best to help. Good luck!
Many times the dealer gives you a valet key made to give to the vet to park your car, these keys work even though the theft deterant system is active, but they will only work for short periods untill the theft system activates and imobolizes the vehicle. The system is reset when the valet brings your vehicle and you insert your normal (chiped) key.
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
Not far fetched. The frequencies may bleed like a radio channel does when its not right on. Your two frequencies may be so close or one much stronger(other car) You should have it check before someone else notices it. Good luck