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Hi guy's, i brought my 2011 vogue SE with only 1 key (even that hadn't got a blade)..

Anyway, I've gone to my local stealer to have a blade cut to the chassis number which was £55 (which i didn't think was actually that bad), now, I'm looking to get a spare key & ideally, ill get someone who will cut it from my new blade and then i can program using my jlr sdd..

One question is, I currently have this key
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Now, can anyone tell me if i can have my spare as the newer, slimmer type
like this?
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or do i need to keep the same style of key?

The other question is, I've seen some people will cut the blades or the keys using a photo (on the internet), are these any good & does anyone know of anybody who can do this with mine?

Many thanks in advance

ASH
 

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You might want to reference your owners manual. You do indeed have a blade on your remote and you have a keyway in the driver's door to use it in. Slide the right chrome side of your remote outward, flip the blade up. Use the blade to remove the keyway cover on the door handle then insert blade.
 

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No mate, its missing from my key, thats why I've gone to land rover for a new one
 

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Well you didn't tell us that. You'd be surprise how many owners have no clue the blade key is inside the remote.
 

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I've had good luck using Chris at the below vendor.

FWIW, I usually order from their later Jaguar blade offerings, with the small sleeve which folds out 90' to aid when it's being turned (it's the same as the OEM blade which is embedded within the fob)

https://www.ebay.com/usr/keysinthepost?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2754

If you plan to order another key fob MAKE SURE you open the side of your existing fob and check the fine print (etching) on the case's sidewall, under the bright side trim which pops off when the end clip is depressed, to determine exactly what frequency your keyless system is tuned to. UK based vehicles offer slightly different security settings than US based models so you need to ensure that you purchase the same frequency of your original's key fob.

You can either use a magnifying glass to read the numbers or take a picture on your phone and expand it :)

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Thanks Rob, I've taken a picture pf my key, but it doesn't seem to have the frequency on it
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Any ideas??

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I compared your key fob to one on my 2010 full size HSE.

My car is a North America model version and so, in the top right set of numbers where you have a CMIIT prefix ahead of numbers, the US/NA versions are prefixed with FCC (Federal Communication Commission).

EU versions can have passive unlock enabled whereas NA versions do not offer this option (to the best of my knowledge).

It doesn't look like the frequency is etched on these fobs. Therefore, when you source your replacement key fob it looks like the inclusion of a reference to a CMIIT number (versus a US/NA version with an FCC notation) may be the most appropriate determining factor for an EU/UK model.

Hope that helps a little more.

Rob

P.S. I also looked under the chrome trim on one of our Jaguar key fobs (same style as your picture above of the "other" style of Rover key fob). There are no reference numbers visible on the inner surface behind where the emergency key blade is kept.
 

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Just paid $480 for fob and key in USA. JLR sent dealer the heavier fatter fob twice they couldn't program that style. Proved to be wrong frequency. I was able to get slim newer one cuz that had the correct frequency. So u should be able to get slim one. They took the key out of the fat fob and put it in the slim fob apparently they are interchangeable. But the whole fob, dealer, situation really sucked. Took two weeks and cost too much!
 

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Just paid $480 for fob and key in USA. JLR sent dealer the heavier fatter fob twice they couldn't program that style. Proved to be wrong frequency. I was able to get slim newer one cuz that had the correct frequency. So u should be able to get slim one. They took the key out of the fat fob and put it in the slim fob apparently they are interchangeable. But the whole fob, dealer, situation really sucked. Took two weeks and cost too much!
Tell me about it. I paid $407 recently at JLR to get a new key + programming. I had to wait about 3 weeks for the physical key to be delivered from LR UK too.
 

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Good question about using the smaller remote. I see pictures of both remotes in my owners manual. I wonder if they are compatible and/or interchangeable.
 

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Been doing some hw on this and I ran into this service. It's doable. Another owner from a different rover site does the work and has a good track record. Adding this to my to-do list.

https://www.fullfatrr.com/forum/topic39391.html
 

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I had to make a spare for my 2010 and they had to make it out of the newer style key. So my spare is now exactly the same as my SVR's key. Not sure if they've changed since then or not.

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