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Hi

I acquired my EKA code for my zr because my key fob has broken and I can't disable the immobiliser.

I used the correct method to open but it still does not work.

I've started with the door locked with the key turning to lock the door for 5 seconds, once done I've turned the key to unlock the for how many times the first digit is. Then to lock using the same method how many times the second digit is etc and done that for the left of the code.

Once I enter it, weirdly my hazards come on for about 10 seconds then go off. I thought this would be a confirmation that it worked bt when I unlocked the door the immobiliser was still activated :(

Any suggestions please or help

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Am no expert having car starting probs myself on ZT but to do with ECU water damage.

But read on here whilst researching the car and key can go out of sync,
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it said
with key out of ignition door shut but not locked,
press either the lock or unlock button on your fob x4 times in quick succession ensuring you within range of the car so it receives signals.

This syncs them back up maybe worth a try until one of Guru's comes back to you
Take Care
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The plip synchronising method described above only applies to the earlier cars with the squarish two-button fob.

If you have a late 2003 on car with the Pektron SCU and round fobs (VIN/serial number 732814 or later), there is no synchronisation proceedure such as this (as it is a 53 plate, I guess this may be the case?)

The problem of people obtaining an EKA code for their car and then finding it won't work isn't new. How did you obtain yours???

The only foolproof way of getting the right code is to have it read directly from the SCU. If you obtained it from one of the specialist code suppliers or an dealer, it is known that the original MG Rover database contains some codes which are incorrect, and if the car has had the alarm/SCU changed at some point, the original code will no longer be valid.

The lights flashing is to do with the locking of the doors - it doesn't indicate anything to do with the immobiliser; the indicator for that is the red led in the instrument binnacle.
 

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The plip synchronising method described above only applies to the earlier cars with the squarish two-button fob.

If you have a late 2003 on car with the Pektron SCU and round fobs (VIN/serial number 732814 or later), there is no synchronisation proceedure such as this (as it is a 53 plate, I guess this may be the case?)

The problem of people obtaining an EKA code for their car and then finding it won't work isn't new. How did you obtain yours???

The only foolproof way of getting the right code is to have it read directly from the SCU. If you obtained it from one of the specialist code suppliers or an dealer, it is known that the original MG Rover database contains some codes which are incorrect, and if the car has had the alarm/SCU changed at some point, the original code will no longer be valid.

The lights flashing is to do with the locking of the doors - it doesn't indicate anything to do with the immobiliser; the indicator for that is the red led in the instrument binnacle.
I obtained my EKA code from http://www.remotekey.co.uk/

Im having no luck atall with it, Im turning it precisely and gently to the lock/unlock positions and then slowly to the centre.

I also read that I may have the wrong code as some came with the incorrect codes.. the code I obtained is 1389, I read to add 1 to the 2nd and 4th didgit. But my last number is already 9? Does that mean I should try the code 1481? Putting the 9 back to 1 and zero isn't an option....

Haha any help would be great!

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The Pektron system mate and the Liverpool area. L32 to be exact!
With an SCU ( Pektron ) system you must leave it for 5 minutes after the last key turn before opening door or the immobiliser will just reset itself.

"edit" you will also have to enter the code everytime you turn the engine off for 10 minutes or more
 

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With an SCU ( Pektron ) system you must leave it for 5 minutes after the last key turn before opening door or the immobiliser will just reset itself.

"edit" you will also have to enter the code everytime you turn the engine off for 10 minutes or more
Even if I leave the car for 5 minutes after I enter the code, I should still see some type of indication that the code worked though?

Ive tried waiting 5 minutes, I believe the code is incorrect? Is there anyway to tell if the code is wrong...
 

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Is there anyway to tell if the code is wrong...
Yes - it won't work :p

Are you entering the code correctly and waiting for five minutes afterwrds as per the instructions in the handbook ? :-

ENGINE IMMOBILISATION OVERRIDE
If the handset is lost or fails to operate, the engine can be remobilised by using the starter key in the drivers door lock to enter the numerical values of the four digit emergency key access code (recorded on the security card) as follows:

Before commencing, the starter switch must be turned off and the driver's door locked.

1. Insert key into driver's door lock. Enter the FIRST digit of the code by turning the key to the UNLOCK position the number of times indicated by the first digit of the code (e.g. if the first digit is 4, turn the key four times).

FULLY return the key to the centre position after each turn.

2. Turn the key to the LOCK position the number of times indicated by the second digit of the code. Remember to FULLY return the key to the centre position after each turn.

3. Turn the key to the UNLOCK position the number of times indicated by the third digit of the code, returning the key to the centre position each time.

4. Turn the key to the LOCK position the number of times indicated by the fourth digit of the code, returning the key to the centre position each time.

IMPORTANT: Each turn of the key must be undertaken with care and precision. Ensure the key turns through the FULL extent of its travel, and is FULLY returned to the centre position after each turn.

If the correct code has been entered: The alarm indicator light will stop flashing and illuminate for 1 second, immediately the key unlocks the door. A 5 minute time delay then commences, during which the engine remains immobilised.

During the 5 minute delay, DO NOT lock or unlock the doors using the remote handset or key. If this occurs, the emergency key access code must be re-entered. If it is necessary to secure the car, use the door sill locking buttons to lock the doors, ensuring that the remote handset or key are not left in the car.

During the 5 minute delay, the starter key may be turned to positions I or II and the relevant electrical systems operated (in starter position II, the immobilisation warning buzzer will sound).

Once the 5 minute delay period has expired, the engine MUST BE STARTED within the following 10 minutes. Failure to start the engine within this period will result in the engine immobilising again, requiring the emergency key access code to be re-entered.

Even after the engine has been started and run, the 10 minute mobilisation period remains active. This means that the engine will need to be mobilised using the emergency key access code whenever it is left, switched off, for longer than 10 minutes. Locking the car with the handset will return the alarm system to normal operation.

If an incorrect code has been entered: A warning bleep will sound when the key is turned to the final unlocked position. In this case, open and close the drivers door, and enter the code again.

After three incorrect entries, a 30 minute delay period is invoked, during which the security system will not accept any further codes.
 

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Hi

Im entering it as per manufactures instructions but once complete I do not get any indication that it is incorrect or correct, for instance it says if it is wrong it will beep.. when I complete it, I get nothing atall.. and I am slowly turning it fully to each lock & unlock and always back to the centre position but am getting nothing atall.

It is very frustrating that my attempts are not registering atall.
 

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The other thing to factor in is that a problem with the switches in the drivers door lock mechanism will stop the correct signals being sent the the SCU.
 

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Can anyone tell me if my EKA code could have four numbers AND a letter. I’m desperate to get it now but haven’t got it with me. From what I remember it was 6776 F. So it may be 677F. i live in Scotland car has been parked in Holland three months, having to get to car from Spain on Saturday to ,perhaps flat battery,or needing code. If I get it wrong i can try both but if my 62 yo brain lets me down I’m missing the ferry, I’ve got two hours to catch it lol. Maybe it will start and be fine . But. Does anyone know if the 6776F sounds right Or more likely the 667F. Thanking you in advance.
 

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The five character code is the code used by a locksmith to cut a new key, it is not the EKA code.

The EKA code will always be four digits in the range 1 - 9.
 

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The five character code is the code used by a locksmith to cut a new key, it is not the EKA code.

The EKA code will always be four digits in the range 1 - 9.
Excuse me. But I’m only asking if it would be 6776F or 677F. From my memory. As the F actually is 15. A= 10. B= 11 C= 12 D=13 E = 14 and F is 15. That may come in handy for someone. If they gave 15 as just that ,that would make it a 6 DIGIT. It’s 4 “Numbers” not “digits.” And it doesn’t go 1 to 9 with no letters. And it is My AKA code. Not Radio code. Sorry. Kind regards Trudi.
 

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Excuse me. But I’m only asking if it would be 6776F or 677F. From my memory. As the F actually is 15. A= 10. B= 11 C= 12 D=13 E = 14 and F is 15. That may come in handy for someone. If they gave 15 as just that ,that would make it a 6 DIGIT. It’s 4 “Numbers” not “digits.” And it doesn’t go 1 to 9 with no letters. And it is My AKA code. Not Radio code. Sorry. Kind regards Trudi.
Thanks for the reply though.
 

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You are excused.

The 5AS and Pektron SCU only used EKA digits in the range 1-9, 0 cannot be used as it represents no turn of the key.

The only module that I know for certain used the full hexadecimal range was the 27VT BCU in the Land Rover Freelander.
 
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