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 Post subject: smartlock
Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:10 pm 
Oompa Loompa

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Hi all, i have just bought an ef xr8. It came with no key fobs for the smartlock, so in order to start my car i flick the ignition to on the jump out and touch a wire to +12v away she goes. (sounds dodgy but ive done stolen checks and have receipts right back to original owner).

My question is if i get some fobs and program them in, am i then right to remove this wire and smartlock/central locking will work as normal, or is it not that simple. Any advice will be much appreciated.

Thanks Justin



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 Post subject: Re: smartlock
Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:48 pm 
Smokin em up

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Location: cairns
QLD, Australia

You don't need the fobs to start the car since I don't use the remotes to open the doors and use the key to open the doors.The key starts the car every time so I would think that you have another problem with your starting circuit.
 Post subject: Re: smartlock
Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:58 pm 
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As above, the fobs are just for remote access.

Try smacking the panel at your left knee whilst turning the key.
If the BEM has a fault, this is the way to test it! :P

I'd be looking at the rear of the ignition barrel, common for them to come unstaked. also check all wiring.



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