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Im posting this because i had a problem with my key fob and have managed to resolve it, so this might be useful if anybody else has the same problem.

Basically i parked up and locked my 6 one night, (got a cobra alarm, Jspec mx6) came to open it the next morning and nothing worked when i pressed the button on the fob, fortunatly i have an overide in place for my system, using a little black pen key thing to unimmobilise it so i was able to unlock with the key and drive.

I thought it must be the battry in the fob or some wires that had come loose or something. So i changed the battrry, but then there was still no joy, the alarm and c/locking still didnt activate on the fob. And i looked at all of the wires i could see, and they all seemed fine.

i posted on here and the general outcome was that the alarm was buggered and would probably need replacing....

so after my mate having the same problem with his hyundai, we started looking online to see if theres a way to reprogramme the fobs because we figured that the battry had gone weak and lost its signal, as everything else was intact.

we eventually managed to figure out how to reprogramme the alarm key fobs back to your cars alarm / central locking setup. Well ive done two so far, a cobra and a scorpian system.

how to do it....

Firstly on both of the ones we have done the key fobs have had two buttons on them, so if yours is different then i apologise, but this may still work.

1. get a new battry in the fob, because once this is done you want it to last.
2. standing next to your car ( i was by the drivers window) press and hold both of the buttons on the fob together for approximatly 15secs until the LED goes solid. This means it is reset and searching for frequency.
3. press and hold the left button for about 10 secs.
4. release the button and press it a few times (the left one) and it should resume normal operation!

Like i say this worked for me and made me really happy because i thought i was going to have to buy a new alarm.

Hope this helps somebody!
 

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Nice one, good for you. Sometimes the best advice is to find the answer yourself.
I had some problems with an Autowatch cat 1 system on mine, and being mechanical I know nothing about the smoke and mirrors in an alarm system.
I found these guys very helpful
Car Alarms
Good website, and stocked some older spares, that my local alarm specialist said were like rocking horse [email protected]#t to get. They also were happy to give advice on the phone.

Mike
 

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So, if I get a fob like yours, all I have to do to get in an deactivate the immo would be to do the steps you describe. I mean YOUR car???

Surely this should not work on any fob??? It sounds too easy if I was criminally intent.

I mean, I just buy a fob like yours and stand next to your car, doing the same thing and voila! I'm In...:shrug:
 

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thats what i thought to be honest mate!! but it definatly has worked twice!!! so maybe we should change career.......
 
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