I've been following the threads on keyless entry with interest - it looks as though getting replacement remote key fobs is a bit of a problem outside the UK now. For those of us in the UK the situation is still not ideal as it seems that Land Rover now require a signed disclaimer in case replacement keys from them don't work. I wonder if this might be a useful solution:
For those outside the UK it might be worth asking if he will post internationally?
I'm in the process of giving him a try and will keep the thread updated as I go along.
The following is a copy and paste off one of their ebay listings here in the UK
We can supply the replacement remote key (As pictured) which is functionally completely compatible with the OE folding key (upper), and features:
• On-PCB RF transponder feature, just like the original.
• Silca (Italian) manufactured key blade
• Much improved ‘resynchronisation’ process – will resync to cars even when the original key won’t. See details later on in this document
Firstly, P38 Range Rovers do not support a diagnostic ‘Key Learn’ process. The official Landrover process is to order a new key from a VIN, however, we can provide an alternative
to this.Four situations exist:
1. You have a key available, which still operates the car, even if only on one button, or unreliably.
2. You have a key available, which still transmits RF, but does not operate the car, usually after a battery change, either in the key or on the car
3. You have a key available, which no longer transmits RF, and so doesn’t disarm the car.
4. No key is present.
Situation 1 - You have a key available, which still operates the car, even if only on one button. Level of difficulty is easy. Chances of success are almost 100%. You do not have to part with his key. Process is as follows:
We can send you a data recorded this will record your keys codes which will be Programmed to your new key.
Situation 2 - You have a key available, which still transmits RF, but does not operate the car, usually after a battery change, either in the key or on the car Level of difficulty is easy. Chances of success are good, but not 100%. We will always refund keys that are returned as ‘unable to resync’.
Our key has Active Resynchronisation Mode. This allows the key to be resynchronised without knowledge of the EKA, and even with a failed door lock or associated microswitches. Ordering process is the same as above.
Situation 3 - You have a key available, which no longer transmits RF, and so doesn’t disarm the car.
Level of difficulty is more advanced. Chances of success are smaller, but as the remote isn’t working already, you have nothing to lose apart from time. Generally, if the key isn’t functioning at all, either the battery contacts have failed, or there is an internal problem on the remote’s PCB. Note that the key’s case is sealed,
so that any repair that involves opening the case is likely to be tricky. If the battery contacts are suspected, it may be possible to wire a 6 Volt supply into the back of the remote in order to make it transmit. The photo shows the correct locations. Don’t attempt this unless you have some competence in this area. If the key can be made to transmit, even briefly, and ‘on the bench’, the the RF Data Recorder can be used to record a few transmissions.
Situation 4 - No key is present.
The level of difficulty here is high, and the amount of time that you may need to spend if this is the case, is large – probably half a day.
The success rate is fairly good, it is possible to obtain the codes from Land Rover or we would need to remove the BeCM to extract the codes, which if needed can be done via the postal service.
CAUTION REMEMBER SITUATION 4 IS GREATLY DEPENDANT TO WEATHER YOUR VEHICLE STILL HAS ITS ORIGINAL BeCM, IF A SECOND HAND UNIT IS IN YOUR VEHICLE THEN THE ONLY WAY FORWARD IS TO REMOVE THE UNIT AND SEND IT TO US.
Please note there may be a second postal charge if we need to resend any items