Hi All, got a problem with my smart key, intermittently having to insert the key into the slot under the steering wheel to start it, sometimes it worked and other times not.
It eventually failed trying to open the doors but still started by putting the key into the slot.
went and seen my local Jag specialist and advised that I need to replace the door module and keys, this was a brand new part, after replacing these and getting them reprogrammed I could still not use these to open the car and have to keep putting the smart key into the slot, message on the dash is SMART KEY NOT FOUND.
after further investigation the aerials and all other modules were replaced, these were all second hand parts as he had these on the shelf and was not extra charge for me, there was a message that cam eon intermittently saying battery low, I have now got a brand new main car battery as I heard on other forums that this could cause a problem.
It got booked in with an auto electrician who checked all modules and found no problems.
if the smart key starts the engine by being in the slot does this mean that they are programmed or is this something I still need to look into? Don’t really know what to do next