Re: RR 4.6 HSE key fob...beware!
TonyB <Norfolk@soxclara.co.uk> decided to enlighten our sheltered souls with
a rant as follows
> "Alun P" <alun.priddle@NOSPAMblueyonderDOTcoDOTuk> wrote in message
>> A tale of woe...remote fob No 1 showed as low battery on dash
>> display so I used No 2 fob. No2 fob failed yesterday ;leaving me
>> with engine immobilised and EKA 30 miles away at home! having got
>> the code I am now using the key. Not too much of an issue.
>> Went to my local LR dealer to sort out batteries for fobs etc and I
>> was told that if you leave a key fob with a flat battery it becomes
>> useless and will not work again, even if you put new batteries in
>> it!!!!!!!!!(where does it say that in the hand book????)
>> So, I now have two knackered fobs.
>> Ok, so I have to order a new fob, but as they are made with the key,
>> I have to produce V5 and other ID...not an issue but.....£126 each
>> for the fobs and a 5 week, YES FIVE weeks wait!!!!!
>> Wow, don't you just love customer service?????
> That's it. The world has finally gone completely mad. £252 to get
> into your motor? ( Plus vat I expect?)
That's cheap that is... well, sort of.
To fix the remote central locking on my old Alfa 155 costs £800 because of
Fiats insane security system.
One of the previous keepers managed to lose the all important "brown" key,
which reprogrammes everything, they also lost a little key which happens to
operate the alarm master switch. The "brown" key isn't an issue because most
locksmiths can clone the key I've got, and the Alfa doesn't know it's been
cloned. However, to make the little alarm plipper in the key work you need a
special code, and the little key for the alarm master switch. Alfa refuse to
give you the code, and won't sell the master switch separately - which means
buying an alarm unit, engine ecu, lockset, alarm receiver unit and a couple
of other bits.
I think I'll suffer with turning the key in the door lock.
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