tom13 Posted Thursday at 05:22 PM Share Posted Thursday at 05:22 PM Sorry for the long post. Picked up my 2004 Rover 25 this morning to take it for an MOT. Already paid for it a couple of weeks ago. Picked the battery up as well so I could out it on charge. Got to it this morning, hadn't been out on the road for about 3 years. Car is great condition but a couple of giffer repairs such as a silicone shut sunroof and no hot air inside due to a blocked matrix. Low miles though at 58k paint is really good and it's been well cared for and polished otherwise. Anyway, unlocked on the fob fine this morning. Started fine. Took it and stopped for fuel fine. Then went for MOT passed with flying colours. Couple of errands again locking and unlocking with the fob. Starting fine. Went to Streetbike to look at a Himalayan on the way to pick the logbook up from the previous owner. Came out after. Fob wouldn't work. Key in the door and it unlocked fine but hazards flashing and it then wouldn't even turn over. Thought it was a battery issue so jumpers and spare battery (I was prepared to this scenario lol) deployed but no luck. Then thought it was an immobiliser issue so disconnected battery and left for just over 30min. Came back connected still the same. Called my mom to go and get me another battery and bring it to me. While she was getting it I took the key apart as the fob looked a bit worn and I though maybe it was the fob playing up. Anyway dissembled and put back together and all of a sudden pressed it and the car unlocked from the fob and I was able to start it. I pressed on to the previous owners house fine. Left the car running. Then moments later went into the post office locked car with the key no fob. Sorted the tax out came out again unlocked with key. Key into ignition and the same fault again. Messed about with everything again and got it going. Now can this be a battery issue? I have the new battery at my mom's which I am collecting tomorrow. It's weird that it will always work fine if the fob manages to unlock the car? If I just use the key though without the fob why is it not disabling the immobiliser? Surely I don't need to have the fob on me all the time? Picture of the car and said Himalayan I was oogling. djim and lesapandre 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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