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Hi all. So my p38 rover came with only 1 key fob, and it's pretty screwed up as most tend to be. I went to the local dealer and the man in the service dept. there told me that they stopped manufacturing the key fobs a couple years back and sold me just a key instead. Is there ANYWHERE i can get a programmable key fob? I am not looking for the housing or a blank uncut key, i'm looking for the whole deal with the circuit board, which I cannot seem to find and this is very frustrating as I have the typical door switch issue where the key only sometimes works so my fob is the only way to lock/unlock, and furthermore it barely works any longer because the battery door was forcefully pried open and damaged.
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Bad news....they stopped selling them around August of 2017. The worst part about it is Land Rover made 2 extra FOBs per vehicle and they stored them in England. If a customer needed one they had to order it from Land Rover. So they finally decided to not support the FOBs after 15 years after the model was discontinued and they most likely threw all those extra FOBs away
 

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I'm in a similar situation. But neither of my original FOBs work. I had a solution. I installed a 3rd party FOB this past May. It only cost about $12 on Ebay. Anyway I had no issues until this week. I have a thread "Door locks double beeping and engine disabled"

If you are in the USA and have not had your EKA code enabled in the BECM then I don't suggest doing this. The FOB has a very critical function for USA P38's. It will unlock the BECM from a locked status and turn off the alarm. The USA Rovers don't have the ability to do this with the key unless the BECM has been changed and the EKA function has been turned on.

Anyway, if you want to see what I did here is the youtube video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKAi-uSlAHA
 

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Also, your door switch issue may be a clue that the door actuator may be about to go out.

This part is one of the classic issues of the P38. Drivers side door actuator.
 

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Thank you for both of those, I will look into each.
 

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Hi all. So my p38 rover came with only 1 key fob, and it's pretty screwed up as most tend to be. I went to the local dealer and the man in the service dept. there told me that they stopped manufacturing the key fobs a couple years back and sold me just a key instead. Is there ANYWHERE i can get a programmable key fob? I am not looking for the housing or a blank uncut key, i'm looking for the whole deal with the circuit board, which I cannot seem to find and this is very frustrating as I have the typical door switch issue where the key only sometimes works so my fob is the only way to lock/unlock, and furthermore it barely works any longer because the battery door was forcefully pried open and damaged.
Thanks all.
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Fix Or Replace The Door Latch!
You can buy a brand new case for your working electronics on e-bay. cheap. easy fix.

If you really love your P-38 there is one other little known option.
Go back to your dealer and ask him for a lock "Kit" for the P-38.
For near to a grand, you will get the door lock, ignition lock, glove box lock, and 2 (count'em 2) fobs.
This was available as of Match of this year. The Parts Master in Mission Viejo, Calif., who I have known for 40 years was actually surprised to find it.
(He dug deep in his computer for me as we are old mates!)
I may have the part number he gave me...I will look when I get back to Calif.
 

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Bad news....they stopped selling them around August of 2017. The worst part about it is Land Rover made 2 extra FOBs per vehicle and they stored them in England.
Not entirely true. You have a bit of misinformation there.

LR never stored fobs, they always came from a third party supplier for security reasons. 4 fobs were originally available for each P38. Each fob originally had a different colour coded cases and numbered on it's back label. Later in fob production they all had black cases. LR's supplier ran out of #1 primary fobs mid year 2017. #2 fobs about a year ago. #3 and #4 fobs were still available until this past spring.
 

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Yea, the "stored and thrown away" theory did not resonate....
My very reliable LR source says all of them are gone. 1,2,3,and4 for NAS P-38.
Just the full lock kits still in the pipeline. (as of March)
TH, If you have a source for #3 or #4 fobs, please PM me and I will travel to them to get a second one for the Borrego.
Gotta take a road trip to Arlington, Wa. soon anyway......
 

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Just want to explain my issue. Got my P38 with a extremely damaged fob. The blade is fine but the fob was taped up felt broken and lifeless, had a small hole in the casing. Did not light up ever, batteries did nothing. I had this for a year or so and finally found an eBay ad from "crescent radio" a radio repair shop offering services from London. For approx 34 pounds I USPS my key to London no tracking outside of U.S (I'd go fed ex next time) and within 7-9 days I got my key back and I kid you not I jumped up and down because I did the standard sync procedure I think holding lock button while inside lock barrel on driver door and bingo worked like a charm? felt very secure durable and full of life. Perfect condition. Genuinely blown away because the LR dealer in Albany NY told me to go f-myself and it would not be their responsibility if I F-ed myself to hard and wound up not being able to F myself any longer. I do have to mention a near future issue, I dropped my P38 to Indy specialist. Half hour after leaving, he called and explained the engine lockout fault had appeared and that now it will not start, or respond to the fob. After calls to many dealers and concluding with the original dealer of purchase nobody could find or provide an EKA code the original dealer said if I showed up in person 4.5 hours away they would give me the code. I did more research and luckily stumbled on an informing thread. then provided a standard key unlock code to my specialist as he was completely stumped.
The code is very similar, or equal to the 1-5, 1-5, 1-5, 1-5 standard North American alarm reset procedure. Anyway he did it the way I explained over the phone and BAM it started working and never has given me an issue since. Fob works flawlessly. LASTLY we were moments away from sending BECM out for repair in UK prior to that code. Now about 4-6 months later my low beams have quit and their is no power at the harness meant to source the power for the bulb. 1 randomly failed in driveway then the other a couple days later when I went to change the failed bulb. The bulb was not failed something else happend. Sorry to extend the message so long I figure somehow it's all good to know.
 
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