[xj40] 1992 Jag infra red remote control central locking - batteries?

Hi all

I have recently found one of the original remote controls for the
central locking system for my late wife’s 92 Jag that I recently
completed rebuilding. Looks like my late wife took the batteries
out of the remote before she put it away.

I need to know what batteries fit the remote. It is sort of skinny
and rectangular, with a single button. It looks like from the
illustration in the manual that it takes three thin flat round
batteries

The Jag manual says to get the remotes batteries from the Jag
dealer, but doesn’t specify what the batteries actually are. I
called the local Jag dealer, he says the batteries are ‘‘battery
pack JLM 1727’’ for $13.75, but doesn’t carry them in stock and
doesn’t know if he can get any, as the infra red system is now
apparently obsolete.

Does anyone know what the battery specifications are? Battery
number or identifier? I am sure they must be a common size, I just
don’t know what that size is.

I am hoping that installing batteries in the one surviving remote
will get the infra red system working. If that doesn’t do it, the
dealer tells me the infra red systems are no longer available
through Jaguar. Are there any after market Central Locking Sytems
that would control the Jag’s door locks, with remotes?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Regards
Paul LeClair
ps I did a Forum historical search and checked the On Line Manual,
without success–
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In reply to a message from laverda1200 sent Fri 16 Feb 2007:

Hi Paul:

I opened my remote control and it has three 3 volt batteries in it,
The type being CR2032 (MnO2-Li Cell).

Hope this helps.

Best regards,
George–
The original message included these comments:

I need to know what batteries fit the remote. It is sort of skinny
and rectangular, with a single button. It looks like from the
illustration in the manual that it takes three thin flat round
batteries


'93 XJ40 Daimler V12 LHD - V 674343 - Westm Blue/Magn
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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The CR2032 is an extremely common battery available just about anywhere.

Date: 2007/02/16 Fri PM 02:26:30 EST
To: xj40@jag-lovers.org
Subject: Re: [xj40] 1992 Jag infra red remote control central locking - batteries?

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In reply to a message from dboarder@sympatico.ca sent Fri 16 Feb 2007:

With the battery codes given above, your local Radio Shack or
Circuit City should be able to help you out. Good luck, Ian–
1992 XJ40 4.0 LHD Kingfisher Blue
Montreal, QC, Canada
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In reply to a message from Nisbet sent Fri 16 Feb 2007:

Thanks very much for taking the time to open your remote and check
the batteries for me. Greatly appreciated. I now have gone and
bought three lithium 2032 batteries, fit perfectly, the infra red
central locking still does not work, even with the remote inside
the car and pointing directly at the opaque bubble from a foot away.

It was worth a try, I guess that is why my late wife had thrown the
batteries out and put the Jag remote away.

Is there any way to determine if the remote is actually working
with the new batteries in it? The manual says the red light on the
remote only flashes if the batteries are low. The red light is not
flashing, which I guess is good. At this point, I don’t know
whether the remote is broken, whether it can be tested somehow,
whtehr it can be repaired and by whom, or whether the head unti
behind the little dome is not working, and if so, how to test that?
The central lock/unlock works with the key in the drivers door, and
the dash mounted lock switch both work.

Alternatively, is there some other remote system that can be fitted?

Regards
Paul LeClair–
1992 Jaguar XJ 4.0 Sovereign
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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In reply to a message from laverda1200 sent Fri 16 Feb 2007:

som, I have found a product that is supposed to detect infra red
output from an IR remote, if the remote is working

see: http://www.newremotecontrol.com/IrDet.htm

At this point I am thinking that I would like to just buy a system,
with new remotes, that would hopefully just hook up/plug in into
the stock Jag wiring harness in place of the exisiting Jag IR
system. Does anyone know of such a product, and where it can be
obtained?

I can’t be the only one out there with a 92 and prior XJ 40 with a
dead infrared central lock/unlock system, surely?

Thanks
Paul LeClair–
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In reply to a message from laverda1200 sent Sat 17 Feb 2007:

Paul,

I wonder if the IR receiver components are still in place on
your car?

This item from an earlier thread may be of interest to you:-

http://forums.jag-lovers.org/avsn.php?842827m85--
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I can’t be the only one out there with a 92 and prior XJ 40 with a
dead infrared central lock/unlock system, surely?


Bryan N, sans '91 Sovereign 4.0 L, in Florida
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Hi Paul,

If my experience is the norm, the infrared receiver and/or transmitter
life is about 6 years. When I got my 89 at 6 years old, the system did
NOT work. With the infrared system, you had to get an new system, BOTH
the handheld transmitters (2) and the receiver mounted in the roof
panel, and the package cost in 1995 was about $500 from the Jaguar
dealer. I did that once, and it worked fine for about another 6 years.

You can now get a new system with all the bells & whistles, including
remote start & security, and use just the features you want (just
remote door locks if that’s all you want to do) in the $50 to $100
range. You just wire the new system into the Kiekert system, the horn,
the lights, the starter (if you want those features). There are some
online sites such as Bulldog that have wiring information for your car:
http://www.bulldogsecurity.com/

Just click on Vehicle Wiring Diagrams in the site home page, and select
yu model.

George Balthrop, Clifton, VA USA
85 & 89 XJ-S Coupes; 89 XJ40 VDP-----Original Message-----
From: pleclair@hotmail.com

At this point I am thinking that I would like to just buy a system,
with new remotes, that would hopefully just hook up/plug in into
the stock Jag wiring harness in place of the exisiting Jag IR
system. Does anyone know of such a product, and where it can be
obtained?

I can’t be the only one out there with a 92 and prior XJ 40 with a
dead infrared central lock/unlock system, surely?


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The battery type is Varta V625u

Paul. I have the remote you are inquiring about and its still in use . The batteries are cr2025 3 volt. I am in Canada and the Dollar store sells them for $1.25 for three, the brand is Sunbeam. good luck. John