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Author Topic: central locking remote key  (Read 623 times)

Offline Garth

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central locking remote key
« on: June 13, 2019, 05:28:27 PM »
Could someone tell me how to change the battery in the remote locking key for a 2003 MK2 Ford Galaxy V6, and also how to set the key back up again. Thank you.

Offline brianh

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Re: central locking remote key
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 06:12:01 PM »
The batteries is fairly simple - look at the back of the key (the side without the buttons) it prises apart with a screwdriver, Once you have the fob part out of the blade, you can then gently prise the fob apart and remove BOTH batteries (the second one should be under a metal plate below the first one).

Make sure you don't lose the PATS chip - it should be stuck in place, but frequently is loose inside once the fob is removed. Best bet is to find a table to disassemble the key on with nothing too close so if it does drop out you don't lose it!

The original manual does have the instructions for changing the batteries with some photos I think

The second bit is detailed here > https://www.fordmpv.com/smf2/ford-galaxy-common-faults-and-problems/ford-galaxy-remote-key-locking-programming-and-information-(mk2)/ But you probably won't need that if you can get the batteries swapped over quickly anyway.

Offline Garth

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Re: central locking remote key
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 09:47:30 PM »
Thanks very much for the information, I will try it next week when I get the correct 2016 batteries.
Cheers,Garth

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: central locking remote key
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2019, 11:00:59 AM »
If youíre not technically minded, why not pop into Timpson or somewhere like that and Iím sure their friendly staff will be pleased to help
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

Offline Garth

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Re: central locking remote key
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2019, 05:38:18 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion about Timpson, but 30 years man and boy in the Royal Navy as an electrical artificer, I will have a go at anything technical ;)

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: central locking remote key
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2019, 06:21:32 PM »
Excellent, thereís nothing quite like self sufficiency!

Do make sure you use the best batteries you can get... Duracell is worth paying the extra for! :)
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

 

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