Remote Fob Programming Instructions Jaguar X300 XJ6 XJR XJ12

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Auto Reserve Jaguar – X300 Remote Fob Programming – Detailed Instructions:


These instructions are suitable for the following models:


XJ6 3.2 1994-1998
XJ6 4.0 1994-1998
XJ12 6.0 1994-1998
XJR6 4.0 1994-1998


The procedure to program the remote fob or fobs is very simple and should take less than one minute. No tools are required.


All remote fobs available must be present when the car is in programming mode, so that they can be programmed at the same time as the new fob. Any fobs that have previously been programmed to the car will need reprogramming at a later date if they are not available when carrying out the following procedure.


1. Enter the car and sit in the Drivers seat. IMPORTANT – Keep the Drivers door open


2. Press the “Boot Open” switch once and be sure to hear the boot open. (If the boot does not open by pressing the switch, go to the back of the car and open the boot using the boot switch above the number plate or using the key blade in the boot lock.)


3. Place the key in the ignition and turn to “Position 2″ to get the ignition ON (dashboard lights should appear as usual), but do not start the engine.


4. Open the Armrest, and look for the “Valet” switch. Press the “Valet” switch FIVE TIMES.


5. Wait to hear a loud “Chirp” noise from the car alarm siren – this indicates that the car has ENTERED PROGRAMMING MODE.


6. Press any button on one of the remote fobs you wish to program to the car. Upon pressing the button you should again hear a “Chirp” noise.


7. If you have more than one remote fob to program, press the “Valet” switch again ONE TIME ONLY. Wait for the “Chirp” and then press any button on the second remote. If you have more fobs, repeat this step (up to a maximum of FIVE fobs).


8. Wait for the car to exit programming – this will be indicated by a final “Chirp” around 10 seconds after you last pressed the “Valet” switch.


9. The remotes are now ready to use.




Q: I have followed the procedure but cannot get my car to make a “Chirp” noise. Am I doing something wrong?


A: You are probably doing nothing wrong, the problem may be with the alarm siren in the engine bay which produces the “Chirp” noise. Sometimes these fail. Continue with the programming procedure as set out above, you should still be able to program the fobs.


If you follow the procedure but still cannot program the remote fobs, there may be an internal fault with the Security Locking Module which is preventing the car from entering programming mode. In this case you will need to consult a Jaguar Dealer or Specialist.


Q: My car enters Programming Mode in Step 5, but when I go to Step 6 there is no “Chirp” when I press the button on my remote fob.


A: There may be a problem with the fob itself or the receiving aerial in the car. There are a few things to try:


(i) Check the green and red lights on the fob light up when pressing button. Ensure the fob is fitted with a good quality, new battery (the battery size is “CR2032″ – we recommend Duracell, Varta or Panasonic).


(ii) Try holding the fob close to the rear windscreen, at the top centre of the glass. This is where the receiving aerial is located.


(iii) Check the connections on your Security Locking Module are clean and show no sign of corrosion. The Security Locking Module (SLM) is located inside the boot. To find it, open the boot and remove the side wall carpet on the LEFT side. Look for the fuel filler neck. The SLM is very close to the fuel flap release mechanism – look for 2 x 10mm nuts which hold the SLM inside a metal compartment.


Q: I have programmed the fobs successfully, but when I press the button to lock the car nothing happens!


A: This may be caused by a faulty sensor on a door, or the boot or bonnet. Check all these are fully closed, and that there are no warning lights on the dashboard.


Q: I purchased a remote fob from a seller in a different country. The lights work when I press the buttons but it does not communicate with my car.


A: The remote fobs work on different transmittor frequencies in different parts of the world, for instance U.K and most of Europe use 433mhz, whereas U.S.A and Far East use 315mhz. If purchasing a fob from outside your own country you must be certain that the frequency matches your car requirement.



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