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Hi everyone,

I looked through previous threads and have not found a solution to my problem. Here's a couple pics.




I'd like to repair this without buying a blank key and hiring a keysmith. I've thought about buying this (
Amazon Amazon
) but i don't know if i could take the uncut key out of the head and put my key in it.
 
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Take your fob apart and take out the key itself. You'll probably see it isn't worth trying to repair, although it could possibly be brazed for a short term fix Complete fobs are cheap on eBay and even have a battery with them. You'll need the new blank to be cut (not that expensive) and the key can be programmed to your car quite easily by yourself, without the need of a specialist. The process is available on Youtube.
 
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Looks like your key and fob are toast,take a look at this thread https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/x...ictures-93167/
You can get a new fob and key, get the key cut somewhere like this https://www.triple-c.com/Products/TI...HIP/KEY-S32FJP
The transponder can be switched over so no need for programing.
In the meantime please post an intro in the new members section.
 
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Originally Posted by DDS8606 View Post
i don't know if i could take the uncut key out of the head and put my key in it.
I don't know about the one on Amazon, but a genuine Jaguar fob off e-bay should be be able to accept your key.
Construction of the filp blade mechanism can be seen in this thread. https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/x...ictures-93167/
 
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Originally Posted by clyons View Post
I don't know about the one on Amazon, but a genuine Jaguar fob off e-bay should be be able to accept your key.
Construction of the filp blade mechanism can be seen in this thread. https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/x...ictures-93167/
After looking closer it looks like the key might be good, so the amazon one would work with the key and transponder switched over, assuming the existing fob buttons work.
Of course you do have a spare key?
 
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Looks like I'll eventually have to get a new key. I'm not super proud of this but I super glued the key into the fob. I will eventually get back to making a new key but at the moment I'm making a list of other repairs my jag requires. I just bought it used, 2002 X-type 3.0 with 112k miles and a mile long list of faulty codes.
 
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Unfortunately no spare key.
 
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Then make plans for two keys, losing your only key is a disaster.
IIRC X Type fobs are easily programed.
 
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Take your fob apart and take out the key itself. You'll probably see it isn't worth trying to repair, although it could possibly be brazed for a short term fix Complete fobs are cheap on eBay and even have a battery with them. You'll need the new blank to be cut (not that expensive) and the key can be programmed to your car quite easily by yourself, without the need of a specialist. The process is available on Youtube.
The buttons on the key fob does not work. Should I be able to

1. buy this (
https://www.amazon.com/KeylessOption-Keyless-Control-Replacement-NHVWB1U241/dp/B018415DCG/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1547356178&sr=8-4&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=2002+jaguar+x+type+key+fob&dpPl=1&dpID=41TImxQ8Z-L&ref=plSrch https://www.amazon.com/KeylessOption-Keyless-Control-Replacement-NHVWB1U241/dp/B018415DCG/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1547356178&sr=8-4&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=2002+jaguar+x+type+key+fob&dpPl=1&dpID=41TImxQ8Z-L&ref=plSrch
) and have a locksmith come out to cut it?

And 2. Reprogram the newly cut key by myself following a YouTube video?
 
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My key FOB wonít work and the key would work if it was still attached to the FOB but thatís not the case. Thatís my only key and FOB. Whatís the cheapest way to go about fixing this?
 
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Could a locksmith cut a new key for me and program the key to my car? I could program the remote by myself since thereís simple DIY videos online.
 
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Some locksmiths have right kit to reprogramme; best ask before proceeding.
See link too
https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/x...remote-203958/
 
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I bought two blank keys with remotes on ebay for only $40 That way my wife has an extra key also. I was quoted $250 for a locksmith to cut and program both keys. I'm going to wait until tomorrow and call the local jaguar dealership along with other locksmiths that weren't open today.
 
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Sounds like a plan, you really need a second key.
 
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Too expensive (at least here, in Australia). I bought a complete fob and blank key from an Asian supplier on eBay, changed my old key to the new fob (although I realise that you can''t do that, so would have to have new blank cut), and programmed it myself in not more than 20 seconds. Too easy! To answer a previous question, if your buttons are not working on the old fob, either the battery is stuffed, or either the rubber '****' on the back of the buttons are worn, or the micro switches under the buttons are buggered. Get a new fob.
 
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I've changed the fob itself a few times - moving the metal key itself from the old fob to the new one. That works just fine....
BUT - in your case it looks like your metal key itself broke off of the circular metal thingie that allows it to swivel open when you press the button.
If that metal bit is broken, maybe it can be welded back together.

If not, that means a trip to the dealer to cut a new key.

A couple months ago my son lost his keys. He had to take it to the dealer for a new key and they charged him about $1,000 for two new keys (one new key was not an option.)
 
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I bought two blank keys with remotes for $40 total on eBay. I called the local Jaguar dealership (Wichita) and they donít even cut keys I canít imagine why a jaguar dealership wouldnít cut Jaguar keys.
 
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I found a local locksmith willing to cut and program both for $185 total. I lucked out based on some of the prices Iíve seen on this website.
 
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DDS, try these guys, great and knowledgeable =

https://www.centralkeyandsafe.com
 

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