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X type: jag..Key fob suddenly not working..alarm

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I have an x type jag (2004). Key fob suddenly not working. Car is LOCKED and alarm on ! If i use the key in the door will the alarm go off and if so how do i stop it . will it stop if i put the key in the igition ???
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Richard replied 8 years ago.

Hello and welcome to


The alarm shold not go off as long as you unlock it with the key. If the alarm goes off just relock the vehicle with the key.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.

Will i still need to go the dealer to the the keyfob reset???

Expert:  Richard replied 8 years ago.

No you can reprogram the fobs yourself. If they do not program then you will need to check the battery and/or replace the fob.


When carrying out the alarm remote programming, ensure that no other vehicles within a 50 meter radius are undergoing the same programming procedure, as this could affect the programming operation.


Note :All required remote transmitters must be available when carrying out this procedure.


1.Open driver's door.


2.Turn the ignition switch to the "auxiliary" position, then turn the ignition switch to the "ON" position and back to the "auxiliary" position four times.


Note :A chime from the Generic Electronic Module (GEM) will indicate programming status has been enabled.


3.Turn the ignition switch to "OFF" position.


4.Remove the key from the ignition switch.


5.To program the transmitter, press any key within 10 seconds.


Note :If the remote transmitter has been accepted, the GEM will make a chime.
If any other remote transmitters are to be programmed, press any button once on each transmitter within 10 seconds.


Note : A maximum of four remote transmitters can be programmed to the vehicle at any one time.


7.Close driver door.
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