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My spare key has been sitting for quite some time, so now it doesnt work. I checked the batteries - all good. Has anyone done the press key 17 times thing to re-initialise? If so can you give me some more in depth description? My main key is working fine but I really want to get my spare working.

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You will need the alarm code and an alarm specialist with the Meta coding equipment to make your dead key live again. If your live key fails before you sort your spare key it will give you a world of pain.

Never heard of the press 17 times thing.

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16 hours ago, S2111S said:

You will need the alarm code and an alarm specialist with the Meta coding equipment to make your dead key live again. If your live key fails before you sort your spare key it will give you a world of pain.

Never heard of the press 17 times thing.

Yes these are the instructions in the actual Lotus Elise tech manual. -  see attached

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3 hours ago, S2111S said:

Good to know. Did it work?

 

No its too confusing, whenn you press the key button the alarm pips so do you do it when its in the  ignition or what -its not clear.

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I realised my original comment relates to the touchkey re-syncronisation.

As for your spare ignition key try this before anything else:

Ensure you are within range of the alarm system and press both remote buttons at the same time.
Wait until the remote LED goes out.
Release them and check the remote LED comes back on.
Press either button on the remote control to test.

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If that doesn't work here's a slightly clearer explanation of the process that Lotus describe. Key not in the ignition.

Remote Fobs:

Fob fails to operate alarm - replace batteries and/or re-sync fob to alarm.

This proceedure will only work with fobs pre-coded with the 16 digit code.

Fob syncing proceedure.

With a working fob arm and disarm the alarm sixteen times or until the alarm stops responding, alarm now in program mode.
Once in program mode press the button of the non-working remote, then press the button of the working remote. Don't exceed 8 seconds between each action.
Wait 8 seconds to exit learning mode. Test remotes.

Note the text in bold.....if you have the earlier Meta with a much shorter code this procedure won't work.

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8 hours ago, S2111S said:

I realised my original comment relates to the touchkey re-syncronisation.

As for your spare ignition key try this before anything else:

Ensure you are within range of the alarm system and press both remote buttons at the same time.
Wait until the remote LED goes out.
Release them and check the remote LED comes back on.
Press either button on the remote control to test.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If that doesn't work here's a slightly clearer explanation of the process that Lotus describe. Key not in the ignition.

Remote Fobs:

Fob fails to operate alarm - replace batteries and/or re-sync fob to alarm.

This proceedure will only work with fobs pre-coded with the 16 digit code.

Fob syncing proceedure.

With a working fob arm and disarm the alarm sixteen times or until the alarm stops responding, alarm now in program mode.
Once in program mode press the button of the non-working remote, then press the button of the working remote. Don't exceed 8 seconds between each action.
Wait 8 seconds to exit learning mode. Test remotes.

Note the text in bold.....if you have the earlier Meta with a much shorter code this procedure won't work.

OK, thanks for your input.

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