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Thought I would share my experience today adding a kay/fob to the one I received when I got the car. I followed these instructions:

"Two transmitter fobs are provided with the new car. If one transmitter is lost or damaged, a replacement should be obtained immediately, and programmed to the car alarm controller using the alarm system’s unique specific Identification Number (PIN). A maximum of 6 transmitters may be programmed to the car, any thereafter overwriting the first to have been programmed.

- With the engine immobilised (tell tale flashes briefly once per second), turn on the ignition.

- Enter the PIN as detailed in the emergency disarming process below, followed by the additional two digits 1, 1.

- The tell tale will flash rapidly for one second, then turn off.

- Within 8 seconds, press any button on the transmitter to be programmed. The tell tale will then pulse rapidly and the siren will beep.

- Within 10 seconds press any button on the next transmitter to be programmed (if applicable), and repeat this process for all remaining transmitters.

- When all transmitters have been programmed, wait for 10 seconds, or turn off the ignition.

To disable a lost or stolen transmitter from the system, use the above procedure to programme 6 transmitters, if necessary repeatedly reprogramming the same transmitter if less than 6 programmed transmitters are to be used.

Emergency Disarming/Mobilising

If the key transmitter is damaged or fails to function, and a spare key is not available, the alarm system’s unique sPecific Identification Number (PIN) may be used to disarm the alarm provided that access is available to the cabin:

- Turn on the ignition. The alarm tell tale will light.

- If the alarm is armed, accessing the cabin, or turning on the ignition will trigger the alarm until completion
of this emergency process.

- Within 10 seconds, turn the ignition off; the tell tale will begin to flash.

- After a number of flashes corresponding to the first digit of the PIN, turn on the ignition. Note that the first flash may not be of full duration (but is still to be counted) dependent on the waveform position at time of ignition switch off. Note that 10 flashes correspond to a zero digit.

- Turn off the ignition and after a number of flashes corresponding to the second digit of the PIN, turn on the ignition. Repeat this process until all 5 digits have been completed. If, at any stage of the process, a number is entered incorrectly, the system will immediately revert to the start, so that the whole PIN must be re-entered.

- If the PIN is entered correctly, the alarm will now be overridden and the engine mobilised. However, automatic immobilisation will still occur after an ignition off time of 40 seconds, requiring a repeat of the above procedure to mobilise.

Note that automatic re-arming of the alarm and automatic door locking cannot occur until a working transmitter is used to operate the alarm."
Overall a very easy job in my opinion. My only note is that, for me at least, adding the new one disabled my old one even though it's supposed to hold 6. I can't say if it's an error in the code or the wording of the instructions. But my advice is that while you're there, re-add any existing fobs. It's just a click of a button on each fob after you've entered the pin.
 

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Also, had third key made for my Evora. When done, it was now the only key that would work. Upon inquiry,dealer noted ALL keys had to programmed at same time or only new key programmed would work. This is what I experienced until had all 3 keys programmed by dealer.....
 

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One key died today but I thought I was "the man" as I had a spare battery in the glove box. Well, not so much as that did nothing. I'm sure glad a took a photo of my PIN and had this website to refer too. I was only stuck 20 mins. Made it home and am now headed to the garage with both keys to reprogram.
 

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One key died today but I thought I was "the man" as I had a spare battery in the glove box. Well, not so much as that did nothing. I'm sure glad a took a photo of my PIN and had this website to refer too. I was only stuck 20 mins. Made it home and am now headed to the garage with both keys to reprogram.
Sorry to hear, especially since I keep spare battery in car for backup also........will be interested if is key programming problem or if spare battery also dead.....? How would key programming be dumped, I wonder? (have added PIN-security code- to glove box!)
 

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This may be a dumb question, but does a key have to be programmed to work? I just bought a fob and key (cut) ... which by the way was an amazingly easy process for about $150 shipped in 2 days through a dealership that Lotus pointed me towards ( feel free to PM me or ask if anyone needs).

I assume the key fob needs to be programmed because of the immobilizer. However, if the immobilizer only goes into effect after 30-40 seconds after unlocking the car, couldn't I hypothetically just lock/unlock the car again with the key or button inside? Could also just make sure to turn on the car within the time frame after unlocking the car. Let me know if I am missing anything here.

I am going to to try to program both of my keys, I am just a little weary of not being able to do it and not having either key work. Let me know if anyone has a video or anything as well.
 

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The key blade will not kill the immobilizer. The timed immobilizer cancel is a result of using the fob. But, the fob must be synced with the car to work. Therefore, you can unlock the car with a key blade as quick as you want, but it still won't start. So, as DrHeLpErZx mentioned above, you need to program the fob.

As long as you have the PIN, you would still be able to start the car even if you somehow couldn't program the 2 fobs (although it certainly would be a pain in the neck until you got the fobs going again).
 

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Ah that makes sense. Thank you to both you and DrHeLpErZx for the feedback.

The key blade will not kill the immobilizer. The timed immobilizer cancel is a result of using the fob. But, the fob must be synced with the car to work. Therefore, you can unlock the car with a key blade as quick as you want, but it still won't start. So, as DrHeLpErZx mentioned above, you need to program the fob.

As long as you have the PIN, you would still be able to start the car even if you somehow couldn't program the 2 fobs (although it certainly would be a pain in the neck until you got the fobs going again).
 
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