Jaguar Key Programming / Reprogramming

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Hello everybody.

Firstly, I must apologise to all those who have purchased these instructions from me over the past few months.

From May this year, Ebay revised their Downloadable Media Policy & decided to ban all digitally delivered items. This meant that the instructions that I have been successfully emailing to people were now banned from being delivered by email. I could have elected to print each set out & post them to buyers, but to be perfectly honest this would be both time consuming & an unnecessary use of resources (printer ink, paper, envelopes etc.) so I decided to simply stop listing in order to be a good boy & comply with the policies.

Unfortunately, not all members are as good at sticking to the rules as myself & several are still listing on a nudge, nudge, wink, wink, "I won’t actually state that I email the instructions even though I do" basis. This guide is dedicated to these members.

It would seem that the only way to make sure everybody sticks to the rules is to make sure that the information is made available to all, so rather than paying for the instructions to be emailed, here they are for free:

Note:

Check the barrel in the ignition where you insert the key, with the key removed there should be a little gate that drops down over the hole, it may be stuck open. If it is your remote won’t work. Squirt a little WD40 in there and work the key in and out until it does. This may render your remote operational again without having to carry out any of the below procedures.

It is also worth opening the keyfob and using a cotton bud to gently clean the gold contacts under the rubber buttons and also the rubber contacts themselves. You can sometimes find the finest black residue which can actually stop the fob from working.  Apparently you should use "de-natured alcohol", but a dab of vodka or ouzo can work just as well.

Jaguar XK8

Procedure

1. Unlock the Boot with key.

2. Turn Ignition on.

3. Warning light on dash comes on.

4. When they go out, lift arm rest, inside there is a valet button, Press 5 times within 5 secs of lights on dash going out, Horn & Lights Flash.

5. Press any button on remote, remote programmed.

Jaguar XK8 (Alternative Method)

Procedure

1. Hold headlamp stalk in the flash position

2. Put ignition key in and turn to position 1 (i.e. radio on, but no engine start)

3. Flash headlights 4 times

4. Car enters programming mode - signified by a beep/flash

5. Then press lock or unlock on each transmitter to programme. The presses must total 5. So if programming one remote, press five times, if two remotes then 2 presses on one, and three on the other, up to 1 press each on 5 separate fobs.

6. After five presses on transmitter(s) car will beep to show exiting program mode.

 

Jaguar X300 (XJ6, XJ8 etc)

Procedure

1. Open the boot lid and drivers door, and switch on the ignition. Press central locking switch (in the centre console) 5 times. The siren will chirp to indicate it has entered learning mode.

2. Press the lock button of the remote, the system will chirp to confirm it has received the remote.

3. To program further remotes, press the central locking switch once. The system will chirp twice for remote number two, then press the lock button of the remote as above.

4. Wait for 30 seconds for the system to close and chirp twice.

Jaguar X300 (Alternative Method)

Procedure

1. Open the boot lid and drivers door, and switch on the ignition. Press valet button (in the centre console) 5 times. The siren will chirp to indicate it has entered learning mode.

2. Press the lock button of the remote, the system will chirp to confirm it has received the remote.

3. To program further remotes, press the central locking switch once. The system will chirp twice for remote number two, then press the lock button of the remote as above.

4. Wait for 30 seconds for the system to close and chirp twice.

Jaguar X Type

Procedure

1. Insert key into ignition
2. Turn the key to ''I"
3. Turn the key to "II" and back to ''I'' quickly 4 times
4. Alarm system should chime once when the key is back to ''I'' for the
4th time
5. Remove the key from the ignition
6. Press any button on each key fob and the alarm system will chime
for each fob if it has been programmed correctly

NOTE: Some models will require you to press all of the buttons simultaneously on key fob and the alarm system will chime.You will need to repeat this step for each key fob.


7. Press unlock/lock/boot release etc to make sure everything works

Pay particular attention to point 6, every fob you have must be programmed at the same time although you only need use one key in the ignition.

 

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