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I cannot open my Evora boot from either key. 

I've tried all possible button presses and combinations - 2 or 4 presses, doors locked or unlocked, handbrake on or off, but still nothing.

The lower button on the fobs does work (I can set off the alarm if I hold it) so it is not simply a key issue. The middle button unlocks both doors simultaneously (not just the drivers door only on first press as the manual suggests) which makes me wonder if there is a setting somewhere that can change how the keys operate? Unfortunately my ODB reader which lets my tinker with these things on my VW does nothing particularly useful on the Evora.

Thankfully I can open it from the dashboard button (which is what I think the previous owner did), but it gets a bit wearing having to turn the ignition on to open the boot.

Any hints?!

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5 hours ago, pixelmix said:

The middle button unlocks both doors simultaneously (not just the drivers door only on first press as the manual suggests) which makes me wonder if there is a setting somewhere that can change how the keys operate? Unfortunately my ODB reader

Found this in one of the owners handbooks.....

Note: Your dealer, by request, can configure the system to unlock only the driver’s door on the first button press, and the passenger’s door after a second press.

Which suggests that the setting can be changed. The generic ODB readers will get access to the basic engine codes, settings like the above will be by lotus techcentre.

Does not explain about the tailgate though.

 

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Thanks. One step forward!

I'm not too fussed about the passenger door opening setting, but if that can be tweaked, perhaps there is a related setting for the boot. 🤔

Unless there is another solution, I'll get it looked at when next being serviced.

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Not a peep. It works fine from the dash button - you can hear an audible clunk and I can then lift the boot lid, but nothing at all from either key, with or without the ignition switch on.

I just tried it with the ignition switch on too to see if that made any difference, but still nothing.

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I'm pretty sure the interior button is quirky enough, needs the key in position II and handbrake on to work. 

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Having read about the handbrake requirement, I did think it was odd that my car doesn't care if the handbrake is on or off to use the interior button. Clearly wired by a different electrician!

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