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le bouch



Member Since: 15 Jan 2014
Location: UK
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United Kingdom 2010 Freelander 2 TD4_e GS Manual Santorini Black
eBay replacement key fob

Anyone have any experience of these?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=ht...2643287506

Supposedly a direct replacement for the OEM LR013005. Supposedly with virgin, unprogrammed chips.

I messaged the seller to enquire if they come with a barcode (which I thought was vital?) - his reply:

“no, it comes without bar code. Any independent locksmith can program the key without that code”

Are they too good (cheap) to be true?

Post #354161 30th Jul 2018 8:40 am
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Badger51



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Australia 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 SE Auto Nazca Sand

No experience of these whatsoever but I do believe they can be programmed without the barcode (you will need a working key as well), as long as you have the key programmer to do it. You would also need to get the emergency key cut to match. 2008 Freelander 2 (Nazca Sand) SE TD4
123000 Km as of 05/18
Superchips Bluefin Flash
Nanocom Evo II

Post #354162 30th Jul 2018 8:59 am
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le bouch



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United Kingdom 2010 Freelander 2 TD4_e GS Manual Santorini Black

Thanks. The last time I looked (over a year ago) these ‘clones’ didn’t exist. Now they’re all over ebay from £22 to £50 - they all look like the same item.

Might be worth a punt... the cheapest I can get a genuine Land Rover one is about £110..

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Sidthecat



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Try contacting forum member Adam - on here as RRUK, who does a key replacement service

Post #354167 30th Jul 2018 9:56 am
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le bouch



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United Kingdom 2010 Freelander 2 TD4_e GS Manual Santorini Black

Thanks. I’ve bought a couple on a whim and contacted a local auto-locks guy who reckons he can code them. If they’re rubbish they’ll be going back but I’ll report back here for others benefit.

Post #354174 30th Jul 2018 11:44 am
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JulesK



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Thumbs Up That what we need more of. *Feedback* so the unscrupulous and scammers get found out Thumbs Up If it wasn't so bad it'd be funny.

Freelander 2 GS 2013..... Gone.
Freelander 2 HSE auto 2014 ( Florrie ) ..... Try again.

Post #354177 30th Jul 2018 12:09 pm
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le bouch



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United Kingdom 2010 Freelander 2 TD4_e GS Manual Santorini Black

So, the fobs arrived today. Good, quick service.

They look and feel ok - the micro-switches feel positive.

The emergency keys from my old fobs fit them fine. In the picture I’ve attached you can see one of the new fobs with an old key inserted. The old fob is top right of the pic.

I hope to get them coded this week but so far, so good.


Post #354255 31st Jul 2018 6:06 pm
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le bouch



Member Since: 15 Jan 2014
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United Kingdom 2010 Freelander 2 TD4_e GS Manual Santorini Black
The result..

Richard from https://www.brightoncarkeys.co.uk came this morning and coded the two eBay fobs. He charged £80.

They work perfectly and don’t stick in the slot like my original, swollen fobs do.

Obviously it’s very early days - who knows if these fobs will last as long as the OEM ones?

As of now though, they do seem a bargain at £23 each.

Post #354385 3rd Aug 2018 9:46 am
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Bobbyg



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Got report ,keep us updated as second key would be good.

Post #354454 5th Aug 2018 7:11 pm
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Round



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United Kingdom 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 XS Manual Izmir Blue

I just bought 2 of these and swapped the guts out from original keys.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=ht...2377686937
Look and fit great

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AJ918



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Auto Santorini Black

Hi

I have used these people when I left the key in my jeans pocket and my OH accidentally washed and tumble dried my Freelander 2 (2014) 5 button smart key, they supplied and coded the key to the car, £140 all in which I thought was a good deal compared to LR price. The key is exactly the same just no LR logo.

3 Peaks Car Keys
Dan Tracey
Low Barn
Keighley Road
Skipton
North Yorkshire
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United Kingdom

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MarkFL2



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United Kingdom 2009 Freelander 2 TD4_e XS Manual Lago Grey

Do these keys have a "soft feel" to them like the originals or is it a fully hard case and buttons? -Mark
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MY2009 FL2

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