Remote Key Fob Programming – Jaguar X-Type

Jaguar – X-Type Remote Fob Programming – Detailed Instructions:

These instructions are suitable for ALL X-Type 2001-2010 models

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. Put key into ignition

2. Turn to position I

3. Turn key between position I and II four times

4. On the fourth turn back to position I the sounder will chime to indicate the car is in programming mode

5. Remove key from ignition

6. Press any button on each available key fob within ten seconds of entering programming mode. The sounder will chime with each press of a new fob.

7. Wait for the car to exit programming (normally sounder will chime to indicate programming complete.


Q: I have followed the procedure but cannot get my car to make a “Chime” 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 “Chime” 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 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 “Chime” 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) 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 Module are clean and show no sign of corrosion. The Security Module is located under the dashboard in the footwell, above the Engine Control Module.

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 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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