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dunno what the hell is going on with my rangie????
last week i had key battery low flashing up on display, bought new batteries and fitted them, everything working as normal..... until yesterday! :(
my mrs went shopping, locked the rangie with the keyfob then when she came back to open it the fob wouldnt work?
im getting "press remote or enter eka code"?
after a read up on how to do this i had to come back home to get the code..then went back to the rangie to try it. :evil:
after 3 hours of waiting and wiggling key in the lock i had enough and had to get towed home by a recovery truck!
why would this happen or is it just a faulty keyfob?
still cant get it started as last week my bonnet sensor decided to have a funy 5 mins and i get the 3 beeps everytime i pull off and bonnet open on display!
im sure i read that all doors, bonnet and boot should be closed when entering eka code ?
so would that bonnet sensor cause the eka code not to work?
its starting to really do my nut in now as everything was working perfect when i bought it :x
anyone got any ideas guys??
 
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waited all night and tried it again and i got lockout on the display straight away??????
wtf is going on with my rangie guys? coming close to burning it soon :evil: !!!!!
 

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Sounds like your BECM might have gone into a "locked alarm state".If this is the case it will have to be removed and sent to someone who can unlock and reset it.
This is presuming you have correctly applied the procedure to enter the correct EKA code.
Fill in your location and your Model year and someone near to you may be able to give more precise assistance.
 

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When you send your BeCM in to be returned to normal status you can have the immobilizer deactivated so that you don't have this issue again. You should also check out your bonnet switch and adjust, replace or bypass it as well. These warnings really aren't there just to annoy us, they are a hint that something is in need of attention.
 
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i really dont get this at all????????
i tried everything possible go get it sorted and still nothing??...
my m8 turns up last night 9;30pm to take a look and didnt go no where near the rangie...pressed the unlock button and it unlocked :thumb: , got in and started perfect!!
i tried it again a few times and its all unlocking and locking perfect on the keyfob again now? the fob didnt work for nearly 2 days then all of a sudden its resynced on its own and working again?? wtf is going on there guys?
i gotta get it sorted as i dont wanna go through all the hastle of this again as next time my m8 might not be on recovery and it will cost me a fortune to get dragged home every time it decided to do this.

anyone got any ideas what happened?? or why?
 

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I think if an eka code is entered incorrectly a number of times the BeCM goes into a lockdown state and you have to wait a period of time for this to clear, not sure of the timings but that's what I was told by my indy garage guy.

I had a simular thing happen when I parked fairly close to a mobile phone mast, I locked the car with the remote but it wouldn't unlock, I could only use the key in the door and the nmessage display showed, like yours, use remote or enter eka.

Eventually it unlocked using the remote by putting the remote directly on top of the reciever behind the rear seat and htting unlock....I got in the car by using the key in the door and climbed over the seats.... :roll:
 
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ill try that if it does it again, off down Caerphilly to get it checked out now just incase.
 

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ah ha, you near me then? I'm in Blackwood and use the guys at HBH, they've an odd sense of humour sometimes but know their stuff.
 

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I get locked out EVERY time I go to a local hospital here, and now and then at one particular supermarket. I've found that if I just get in with the key, then leave the key in the igntion for five minutes or so (ignition off), the system resets itself and unblocks the engine.
 

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:idea: One littlebit different remark about EKA code.
It is obtained from dealer. BUT ... be sure that you have correct one. One key stopped functioning. So i thought it would be wise to test EKA code. Didn't work and as i had one key left i didn't pay enough attention to issue. Until second key also stopped working. Then i was in deep as EKA code didn't funtion. :doh:
Checked twice from local dealer. Then took car to dealer (about 140 km of towing). Then they concluded that BeCM was changed and new EKA code also. But it was forgotten to mentioned. It wasn't marked to database either.

So my point was that be sure you have correct EKA code. It is quite possible that P38 from 2000 have changed BeCM. So test it in normal situations to make sure you can start your car in case of emergency. 8)
 
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