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Old 01-16-2008, 10:57 PM
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Hi all, just got a new to me 2004 XJ8. My friend came over for a test drive and he ended up hitting the valet button. Now the trunk won't open and the glove box won't open. My owner's manual is in the glove box. I found one post that said to just use the key fob to unlock the car and that will reset it. However, I only got one key with the car and the remote part of the key doesn't work! The remote hansn't worked since the day I got it, before the valet issue. I'm still under factory warranty but I'd like to avoid the 1 hr. trip to the dealer if possible. I'll have to get there eventually for the remote, but I'd like to open my trunk ASAP. Thanks.
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:23 PM
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What key do you have? If you have the key with the remote (flip style) you should be able to put it in the trunk and open it. The green key is the valet key that doesn't open trunk.
If you don't know where they key goes, look above license plate where plate lights are. To the right there is the key hold. Put in they key and turn. Trunk should open. I don't think it will relieve valet mode though. If your remote doesnt work, you will likely have to go to dealer. When they programme remote, side effect will be that it will deactivate valet mode.
Side note - while you are there, if they replace remote and programme it, that would be the time to buy another one. That way you wont have to pay for programming because they already programming. just as easy to do 2 as it is 1
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or you can stick the key in the door and lock it and unlock all the doors... that dissables the valet mode. and i believe holding down the remote on unlock or lock does too.
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:42 PM
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thanks for the info. it worked on my jag
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Old 01-20-2010, 03:45 PM
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man thanks that really works i appreciate that alot beat the dealership
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or you can stick the key in the door and lock it and unlock all the doors... that dissables the valet mode. and i believe holding down the remote on unlock or lock does too.
oh man its been a while since this post.. anyways my xk8 wont deactivate valet mode lockin and unlockin with they black key, ha i dont even have a valet key lol and also no control.. hard reset off the ecu might fix this though..
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Interesting. My wife's recently purchased 07 VandenPlas had the car stuck in valet mode when she unlocked the car in the morning. I found this issue as well one morning.

As it was a select edition, we took it to Jag and they replaced both remotes. No problems so far.
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tried to program remote of ebay and hit valet by mistake now trunk won't open ANY HELP
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tried to program remote of ebay and hit valet by mistake now trunk won't open ANY HELP
Welcome to the forum smorgan,

Sorry to hear about your predicament.

You've posted in X350 forum but your profile is showing XK8. Which model and year is stuck in Valet?

When you get a minute, please follow this link New Member Area - Intro a MUST - Jaguar Forums - Jaguar Enthusiasts Forum to the New Member Area - Intro a MUST forum and post some info about yourself and your vehicle for all members to see. In return you'll get a proper welcome and some useful advice about posting to the forum.

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I have a 2004 XJ. My key does not open the trunk. My remotes are gone and the valet is set. I have tried opening all doors with key but that doesnt work either. Anyone know how to disable the Valet system?
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I have a 2004 XJ. My key does not open the trunk. My remotes are gone and the valet is set. I have tried opening all doors with key but that doesnt work either. Anyone know how to disable the Valet system?
Button in the glove box
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Glove box won't open either in valet mode. Same thing happened to with my 2004 XJ8. Unlocking the trunk with the key took it out of valet mode. I think it beeped also, but I had the other doors locked. Unlocking them stopped the beeping.
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Looks like i'm having this issue also. I hit the valet button by mistake trying to open the trunk (boot) and now my glove box and trunk are locked. I can open the trunk with the key fob. Problem is, the lock and unlock buttons on the 1 fob I have stopped working last week. Panic and trunk buttons work just fine.

I've tried opening the door with that key, but that doesn't deactivate valet mode. Any other ideas?
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Old 04-09-2016, 05:33 PM
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You tried leaning down, as heavily as you can, on the trunk lid while you tried the key in the lock ? It may (may) take the strain off the lock mechanism and make it easier to open.

Then again it may not, but what the hell ... it's worth a try.
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I got it. I had to lock, unlock, and start the car with the valet key, then unlock with the key attached to the key fob.
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