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Old 13-03-2006, 10:05   #1
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MGF remote central locking - stopped working!


When I tried opening my 2000 MGF yesterday, I was unable to do so. Nothing happened when I pressed the button on the key fob.

I immediately assumed that the battery on the key fob had gone flat. I replaced it, but still nothing happened.

I looked inside the car, and could see that the red light was still flashing on the radio, so I assume the car battery isn't dead.

Does anyone have any idea what's the likeliest cause of this problem?

And is there any procedure for opening the car with the key - without the alarm going off and without it being immobilised?

Thanks very much,
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i believe you have to open the drivers door with key, then press the unlock button 4 - 8 times to reset it when youve changed the battery.
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Old 13-03-2006, 10:20   #3
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Remove battery from fob.Hold each button down for 5 secs each.Replace battery.Unlock door with key(do not open).Press lock button at least 4 times.This will sync fob.Car should then lock/unlock with fob.
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or unlock the car with the key, MAKE the alrem go off, then turn it off with the alarm. shut the door, and lock with the remote. done.
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Old 04-05-2006, 19:03   #5
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I'm having the same problem.

I can lock the door using the remote but I can't unlock it. I tried resetting the fob as instructed above but no joy - I can still lock it but not unlock it.

I had the fob tested in a car shop and both the buttons were working.

Any ideas?

I've got a 98 (R Reg) MGF VVC.


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