Pairing New Fob

3 weeks 6 days ago #192366 by Nik P
When I was working at Longbridge the rolling code was seen as a security feature to prevent scanners getting the code. They also shortened the distance the FOBs worked to help prevent scanners picking up the codes from a distance.
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2 weeks 5 days ago #192437 by technozen
The rolling code is more secure, certainly it was a step-up from the previous system where each fob had a fixed ID and the system shared a synchronised clock.
I suppose the earlier system having been designed in the 80's-90's used the best technology at the time.

Unfortunately the Pektron system only partially used the full ability of the Philips chipset, not having the ability to reset the rolling code system
renders the fobs useless if they lose sync with the SCU and this became a major point of failure.

Hindsight and all that........ !
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2 weeks 4 days ago #192445 by VVC160
(Having locked my original keys in the boot..)
Break one rear lights plastic assy..............

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2 weeks 4 days ago #192446 by pscan.uk
I did the same thing with my Jag XJ a few years ago. I used the remote to pop the boot open, threw my coat and bag in the boot and closed it, then had no key to open anything as they were in the boot.

My old Peugeot 607 had a button on the fob to pop the boot open, but much more sensibly on that car opening the boot would also unlock the doors aswell.

Fortunately with the Jag I had a spare key at home and so I got someone to give me a lift home, picked up my mum's car and went to get her from the airport (she had been their over two hours at this point) and got her to take me to work the next day to pick up the car.

I now have a solution to this. I got the smallest key blade that I could find and had it cut to the cars locks. It doesn't have the electronics in it to un-immobilise the car so it won't start it, but it's small enough to go in my wallet which I am very unlikely to throw in the boot and it will mechanically open the boot so that I can retrieve the real key if it ends up in there.

I don't know enough about MGFs to know if that would work but my understanding from a quick google is that there is an external lock.
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2 weeks 3 days ago #192458 by talkingcars

pscan.uk wrote: …..I don't know enough about MGFs to know if that would work but my understanding from a quick google is that there is an external lock.


The MGF/TF boot only has an external lock. It is not connected to the central locking at all. The only way to get into the boot is using the key. Also the boot is either closed and locked or open and unlocked.


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