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Having a problem with our MG ZR. It recently went in for a head gasket problem. This morning i have gone to drive it but the key fob wouldn't open the car, yet would lock it (after using the key…
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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
Having a problem with our MG ZR. It recently went in for a head gasket problem.

This morning i have gone to drive it but the key fob wouldn't open the car, yet would lock it (after using the key to open the door).

I then put the key in the ignition and nothing apart from all the lights on the dash and there was a beeping noise coming from the car.

Anyone know how to sort this out?
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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
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#1
The unlock button also disables the immobiliser
battery needs replacing?
left button not working right?
#2
whatsThePoint
Put a new battery in the fob


its NOT the fob, as stated above, the fob works to lock the car.

I think its something to do with immobilizer
#3
DAMNOME
The unlock button also disables the immobiliser
battery needs replacing?
left button not working right?


Ye mate the left one wont unlock the car, yet the right one with the padlock on will lock the car. Everytime i unlock with the key the alarm kicks in
#4
whatsThePoint
darcyleverfc
whatsThePoint
Put a new battery in the fob
its NOT the fob, as stated above, the fob works to lock the car. I think its something to do with immobilizer


Just because it locks it, that doesn't mean its sending out a strong enough signal to unlock it
Plus its foolish to spend money in other area's when a battery is cheap to try first and likely to be the cause


A new battery has already been tried in Both fobs, as both are doing exactly the same thing.

This still had the same result
#5
I have used that site thanks. Sorry forgot to put that in OP too.

Edited By: darcyleverfc on Nov 20, 2010 19:49
#6
Hi there sounds like the imob has activated and has developed a fault,what year is the car and do you have the original hand book that came with the car,i ask this because you will need the EKA code to deactivate the immobiliser it is easy to do with your key and the drivers side door lock once you have the EKA code. I had the same problem with my MG zs. Please look http://www.mgrovercodes.com/mg/zr/eka-code/ you will have to buy your EKA code if you cannot find it. No other way i am afraid.
#7
If you do have your EKA code please follow these instructions to deactivate the immobiliser.
Emergency Key Access Code Entry Instructions
The procedure has to be followed exactly as shown below. After three failed entry attempts the security system invokes a delay period of 15 minutes during which the system will not accept any further attempts to enter a code.

Using the key, turn the drivers door lock (clockwise) to the LOCK position and hold it there for at least 5 seconds. Then return the key to the centre position. It is now possible to use the key to enter the numerical value of the four digits of the EKA Code as follows:

1. The first digit of the code - Turn the key fully, as far as it can go, anti clockwise to the unlock position (the doors will unlock) then back to the central upright position. This should be done the amount of times as the first digit of the EKA code.

2. The second digit of the code - Turn the key fully, as far as it can go, clockwise to the lock position then back to the central, upright position. This should be done the amount of times as the second digit of the EKA code.

3. The third digit of the code- Turn the key fully, as far as it can go, anti clockwise to the unlock position then back to the central, upright position., This should be done the amount of times as the third digit of the EKA code.

4. The fourth digit of the code - Turn the key fully, as far as it can go, clockwise to the lock position then back to the central, upright position., This should be done the amount of times as the fourth digit of the EKA code.

5. Once the EKA code has been entered correctly, turn the key once to the unlock position then fully return it to the central position. Please wait 5 minutes before you open the door.

6. If the code has been entered successfully, the anti-theft indicator light will stop flashing and the engine can be started.
#8
tara1082
Hi there sounds like the imob has activated and has developed a fault,what year is the car and do you have the original hand book that came with the car,i ask this because you will need the EKA code to deactivate the immobiliser it is easy to do with your key and the drivers side door lock once you have the EKA code. I had the same problem with my MG zs. Please look http://www.mgrovercodes.com/mg/zr/eka-code/ you will have to buy your EKA code if you cannot find it. No other way i am afraid.


Got the handbook yet the code is not in it. The car is a 2003 reg. (53)

How much is it to order a new EKA from that site?
#9
Sounds like a flat battery, have you tried to jump start it?

Edit: After reading it properly and a quick google I might be wrong. tara1082 may be right but you could try..
The usual method is to remove the battery from the fob, hold the buttons down for 10 seconds or so to completely discharge the electronics in the fob, then refit the battery and keep pressing the lock button until the doors lock (if unlocked), or the unlock button until the it unlocks (if locked). This needs to be done fairly rapidly to make the fob cycle through all its possible signals until it resynchronises with the car. I can take 15-20 presses, so don't worry if it doesn't appear to be happening at first.


Edited By: jtx on Nov 20, 2010 20:27: added
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#11
YOu need to click the link and fill in the form with your VIN number which will be found on your log book,you will then have to put your email address and click get my code it will then tell you if its available and give you price. I paid £15 and it was delivered to my email address within 3 hours i can vouch for the site as i have used it only 3 months ago for exactly same reason as you and this disabled my immobiliser so i can drive the car,you will then need to have the keyfob replaced and recoded to the car. Hope this helps
If you get the EKA and have trouble imputting it to the car,if you have roadside assitance for the AA or similar they will come and put the code in for you to get the car started.
Once you have put the EKA in you will not have to do it again until you get the remote fixed but dont use the remote keyfob until its fixed as it will reset the immobilisre again and you will have to put the code in again.
Out of interest where are you located? as my partner put the code in for you if you have problems. We are in teeside though.

Edited By: tara1082 on Nov 20, 2010 20:49: add

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