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Hey guys, I picked up a 2007 Exige that is heavily modded. Came with just the key, no fob. I don't have manual to get the pin for the car but the other issue is it has an AIM dash. Is it still possible to programming a new for to the car? If so how would I go about it? Thank you!
 

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If there is no fob, the immobilizer has been bypassed and your car is as easy to steal as a 73 Chevy. Break the column lock and drive away.

You can get the code from the dealer.

figure out if there is still an immobilizer in it, or if it has been torn out
 

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Also I don't believe my car still has the Cobra alarm system. I would just like to be able to lock and unlock the car when parking it.
If there is no fob, the immobilizer has been bypassed and your car is as easy to steal as a 73 Chevy. Break the column lock and drive away.

You can get the code from the dealer.

figure out if there is still an immobilizer in it, or if it has been torn out
There is no immobilizer in the car. Considering I don't have to use a fob to start the car as it sits. Just hoping to be able to lock and unlock when taking it out and about.
 

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I have not had to dig into mine, but I have purchased and programmed remotes. So call the dealer and get the code and buy a Cobra remote and you can follow the directions elsewhere on this site
 

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If there is no fob, the immobilizer has been bypassed and your car is as easy to steal as a 73 Chevy. Break the column lock and drive away.

You can get the code from the dealer.

figure out if there is still an immobilizer in it, or if it has been torn out
His battery will also last longer than a week without dying lol!
 

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Why? What’s it got to do with his issue? All you seem to do is be a Debbie Downer when you post
 

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see #11

Note to new Elise & Exige Owners:


1. These cars have large (i.e. dangerous) blind spots. Multivex mirrors are NLA, but RLS (Really Light Stuff) offers very good tape-on replacements.

2. The horns are way too weak (quiet). There’s an inverse relationship: smaller the car, louder the horn needs to be.



Sounds like this “excuse me”….


Get something such as a Stebel Nautilus. Or, from beloved parts supplier, RD Enterprises: Compact Air Horn $59




Ultra Compact two-tone air horn unit measures about 4-3/8" tall x 5" long x 3" wide and weighs under 2 lbs., and it's LOUD! The sound measured at 2 meters is 115 dB. Easy installation because there's only one part to install, horn compressor relay and instructions included.

Stebel: “HONK! LOOK OUT!”


Remove the stock horn; replace with louder.



(I drive with my finger on the horn button in any traffic. Iffy situations, my headlights are on.



Stay to the left of traffic, i.e. avoid passing on the right if you can.



Stop way behind trucks, SUVs, etc. Some have blindspots >50’. )



3. The early cars came with misaimed and dim headlights. If you drive at night, convert to HIDs. While better than stock halogen bulbs are available, HIDs throw more light. Stay around 5000k. As of this writing LEDs are not as good.



4. Ensure your car has had the work required by the recall for oil line fittings done. You could lose an engine and/or spin in your own oil.



5. Transmission:



The best transmission lube I’ve found is Redline MT-90 plus a little Power Punch Extreme Gear Oil Additive. (Note that it takes two changes to get rid of the previous lube.)



a) Early cars have wobbly shift towers. Look up Stan’s Mod (bolt and spacer; http://www.billswebspace.com/ShifterReinforcement.pdf) and



And, use:

Re-Enforcer long thru bolts that terminate under car and tie down the tower:

https://www.inokinetic.com/lotus/re-enforcer?category=Transmission



These (lube, mods) make a huge change in shifting. I also reoriented one swivel joint.



6. As per some engine builders on these sites, wait AT LEAST 20 -35 minutes aftercoolant has reached full operating temp before engaging cam switchover.



For street cars, consider removing one or both oil coolers. Some cover them. Oil doesn’t get hot enough on street, leading to cam wiping.



I use Mobil 1 5W-40 Turbo Diesel oil. 85k miles and fine, but one is not a useful example.



7. Rear toe-links can loosen and break with disastrous results. You can check tq periodically, or use Nordlock washers. Best is conversion to better engineered brace, such as BOE’s and InoKinetic’s for two examples.



8. While under the car with panel off, look around for hoses and wires chafing their way to failure. That’s how this was found:




9. The stock radiators are prone to leaking where the end caps meet the metal part. Keep an eye on this. Most of us use single-pass all-aluminum radiators.



10. When your wheel well liner comes loose, skip the lame plastic rivet and use Well-Nuts instead.



11. Life will be better if you disable the auto-arming alarm function on the earlier cars. You won’t have to press a button to start the car. Instructions:

Remote Key Fob, Immobilizer & Misc Alarm Programming



12. These cars cannot be left off a Battery Tender for weeks at a time. Unless dead batteries are a particular joy of yours. Buy one right away. There are numerous threads here about which ppl use and like.



You NEED a digital multimeter (voltmeter) to work on modern cars. Handy around house too. Get one this week.



13, Some on this site are a bit obsessed with hockey pucks for lifting the car. Don’t use these. Too hard and slippery, generally, and too small a surface area. Use a piece of wood, as your hero does.



14. If you are fooling with sparkplugs, remember to slather those tubes in dielectric grease (prevents shorts).



15. Visit the Uber Thread



**Elise/Exige Uberpost READ THIS. Everything you need...



16. Most parts on the car are made by Toyota and others, so buying things like a/c compressors, engine parts, etc. is wildly expensive when purchased thru Lotus.

Toyota dealers, auto parts stores are way less expensive.



17. The soft high-grip tires on most of our cars lose much of that grip when temperatures drop below 50 F. I know of too many ppl who spun their cars when not remembering this. I use hi-performance all-seasons.



Note that many summer tires cannot even be stored in temps below 20 F.



18. Many benefits to joining Lotus Ltd (USA Lotus club). Get help wherever you are, using the contact booklet they update every year. (I’ve helped a few ppl who contacted me.) This is who stages LOGs (Lotus Owner Gatherings) every year. https://lotusltd.com

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Plus, “How to bleed brakes”:

Maintenance and Repairs.




How to Search:

For future reference: Don't use the search on this site. Simply use Google and end the search text with "site:lotustalk.com". E.g.
Transmission Fluid change what bolt site:lotustalk.com

no space betweensite:lotustalk.com
 

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Lol just post a link. He joined in 2009. I don't think he needs all that, and it clutters up threads.
 

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Why? What’s it got to do with his issue? All you seem to do is be a Debbie Downer when you post
Cause it’s more interesting to see how he made 700HP but can’t program a key fob? I’m the troll under the bridge I guess....700+ HP is a huge number on these, I’d love to see that setup, or not just 1, but owning 2 exiges in excess of 600HP.
 

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Cause it’s more interesting to see how he made 700HP but can’t program a key fob? I’m the troll under the bridge I guess....700+ HP is a huge number on these, I’d love to see that setup, or not just 1, but owning 2 exiges in excess of 600HP.
I’d be more concerned with learning how to fix your own idle issues before exploring 700hp cars, or trying to troll.
 

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just add a manual battery by-pass switch and hide it somewhere in the cabin or trunk. better security and more reliable than the OEM cobra alarm system
 

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I’d be more concerned with learning how to fix your own idle issues before exploring 700hp cars, or trying to troll.
You must be mentally ill, as you’ll see the issue im having is a common issue that hasn’t been resolved in 14 years correctly unless going to a standalone. I have no desire to have a 700hp Exige, but sure like to see what people are capable of with these cars. And I could throw this right back in your face as looking back at your “helpful” comments are just about as worthless as can be. So enjoy your day buddy, and I’ll be sure to fix my idle issue, as i actually try and help issues get resolved and contribute my experience and knowledge to the forum as well as look for others who are more knowledgeable to help me along my journey as I don’t have the luxury as most of taking my car to a shop sh*tting money out at them to fix it.
 

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Check out this link if you want to add keyless locks back to your car without the alarm/immobilizer.

 

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You must be mentally ill, as you’ll see the issue im having is a common issue that hasn’t been resolved in 14 years correctly unless going to a standalone. I have no desire to have a 700hp Exige, but sure like to see what people are capable of with these cars. And I could throw this right back in your face as looking back at your “helpful” comments are just about as worthless as can be. So enjoy your day buddy, and I’ll be sure to fix my idle issue, as i actually try and help issues get resolved and contribute my experience and knowledge to the forum as well as look for others who are more knowledgeable to help me along my journey as I don’t have the luxury as most of taking my car to a shop sh*tting money out at them to fix it.
Must be the Covid getting to us. o_O

Both of you have been very helpful to others on this forum. I hope this continues...
 
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