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Gavin Perry, Jaguar Mechanic
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Changed battery in the fob as I could not unlock the car.

Customer Question

Changed battery in the fob as I could not unlock the car. The car is still not unlocking even with a new battery in the fob
JA: Have you changed a battery before?
Customer: Yes it was change before
JA: What is the model/year of your Jaguar?
Customer: Xf 2008
JA: Are you fixing your XF yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Just trying to access it. It hadn't been used in 2 days and then we couldn't unlock it. There is no jaguar dealership near us so just looking to see what we can do
JA: Is there anything else the Mechanic should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No that's everything thank you
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Jaguar
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 14 days ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** am here to assist you Today is this key like the one you have see image.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
that's the key
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 14 days ago.

Have you tried to unlock the vehicle using the blade part of the key.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
My partner tried but couldn't get that to work
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 14 days ago.

Was it very stiff in the lock to turn it.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I think so
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 14 days ago.

He might need the aid of a set of pliers to help turn the key,

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
OK we will try that later. Will the fob work after it is put in the ignition? I think the alarm will go off once opened manually
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 14 days ago.

I think you could have a flat car Battery keep me posted please.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Is there a way to turn the amarm off if the car doesn't start?
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 14 days ago.

Has the alarm already gone off.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
No not yet, but I believe when the metal key is used to open the car it does go off
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 14 days ago.

Depends on vehicle voltage.

Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 14 days ago.

Keep me posted with how you get on.

Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 14 days ago.

Have you got in your vehicle.