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Originally Posted by cardiff_gareth
I have contacted Gary already, he said to make sure that the card is the proper one for the car. The emergency keys in both are the same so I think its for the car but I was concerned about it not registering with the card reader etc ?
Think its worth trying ?
The key card effectively has two separate parts.
An ignition imobiliser transponder that is used to enable the engine and unlock the steering.
A remote lock / unlock RF circuit.
Normally it is just the remote lock /unlock that fails.
If your card does not allow the car to start you can use the imobiliser indicator on the dash to get an idea of what is wrong.
With the card out of the slow the imobiliser LED should flash slowly (about one flash per second).
If the imobilised code for the card is not recognised when the card is inserted then the LED will flash quickly. This indicates that the card has sent a code but the code is wrong.
If the imobiliser does not change when the card is inserted it probably indicates a fault with the key.
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