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andypreston33



Member Since: 24 Apr 2013
Location: London
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United Kingdom 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Stornoway Grey
Key fob working at last

Finally took the plunge and got Stanley knife & soldering iron out to replace battery in errant key fob - it would start the car from the dock but not lock/unlock doors etc

Quite a fiddly job, and had to add magnifying glass to toolkit to see if solder good, but job done, and once charged up a bit in the dock for a short trip I now have two fully functioning keys - and saved about 200 quid for a new one in the process

If anyone needs the instructions for this try this US link with pix

http://www.landroversonly.com/forums/f11/l...ons-58270/

cheers Andy

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Windslayer



Member Since: 27 Nov 2013
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United Kingdom 2009 Freelander 2 TD4_e HSE Manual Baltic Blue

Hi everyone, Yes you probably guessed I'm a windsurfer or something similar from the name. I'm new to this site as I wanted to know how to open the fob. just opened it and ordered a new battery, let you know how I get on. Thanks to everyone who gave advice. Wonder if it'll make my board gybe better

Freelander2 MY2009

Post #209102 27th Nov 2013 1:33 pm
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Nymagee_Boy



Member Since: 05 Oct 2010
Location: Darwin, Northern Territory
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Australia 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Alaska White
Key-Fob battery (VL2330) recharging cycles

I am now about to replace my key fob battery a second time and the present VL2330 lasted about 2 years. I will be replacing the case because the original is becoming decrepit and I do not wish to have dust and dirt enter and interfere with the momentary switches mounted on the PCB.

Interestingly, I searched for the Panasonic information about the OEM battery supplied in the key-fob. The Panasonic VL2330 data sheet is in my gallery, however it clearly states that the battery has a life of about "1,000 cycles" (see table below). This indicates that the Panasonic battery should provide for provide for about 1 years use, assuming that one uses their Freelander 2 approximately three times per day, providing for about 1,000 charge cycles each year, and, assumes the fob discharge approximates to about 10% each cycle. However, one would doubt that it would lose 10% charge for the pulse to communicate and open the vehicle's doors.

I will leave the further technical discussion to other engineers and scientists to ponder.

The charging information for the VL2330 is provided on its data sheet in my gallery.

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 MY08 Freelander 2 HSE TD4
130K kms
Darwin, Northern Territory
Australia

Post #212323 29th Dec 2013 11:00 pm
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xtd5



Member Since: 18 Apr 2008
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United Kingdom 2010 Freelander 2 TD4 XS Manual Baltic Blue

Has anyone on the forum used this service yet?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390744873995?ssP...1423.l2649

The reason I am interested rather than doing it myself is that they claim to replace the casing with a new casing...just not sure of their service...anyone got any experience of this repairer??

Thanks

Xtd5

Post #224382 10th May 2014 10:27 am
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SYFL2



Member Since: 16 Jun 2012
Location: Sheffield
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2007 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Stornoway Grey

Hmmm they will have your home address and the code for your car.

Post #224384 10th May 2014 10:43 am
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wilfandrowlf



Member Since: 18 Apr 2016
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United Kingdom 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Santorini Black

I replaced my battery last night and to be honest it's dead easy.
Prising the case apart is the trickiest bit to be honest, I used a nice sharp scalpel blade and it just pays to take it easy and not rush.
Once inside simply unsolder the battery and remove it from the circular plastic clip.
I did find a solder sucker useful as it enables you to remove the solder from the circuit board leaving the terminals exposed.
Refitting is pretty much the reverse although you need to bend the new terminals in to place so they line up with the existing holes in the board.

Once finished I used super glue to bond the two halves of the case together again, make sure you ensure the glue line is consistent all around the edge as I do believe the fob is supposed to be waterproof?

Job jobbed, all for the princely sum of 5.50 (for the battery) from a well known internet based auction site Wink

If anyone in the Bristol area need a hand or advice, PM me and I'll help you out for a beer token or two Laughing

Incidentally, I never set foot in the main dealers, but how much do they charge? Or do they just want to sell you a brand new fob? I bet it's eye watering Rolling Eyes Currently working on this: www.bloodhoundssc.com

Post #334709 8th Nov 2017 9:55 am
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dunkley201



Member Since: 09 Jul 2011
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United Kingdom 2010 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Stornoway Grey

Fobs? Cannot repair them sir, we supply new items only.

Bob 10MY (Sept 09) TD4 HSE Auto in Stornoway Grey - HEL braided brake lines, LR side steps,"Facelift" front bumper & tail lights. Si4 twin pipe box. 19” Triple Sports with Conti UHPs.

08 FL2 TD4 SE Manual in Rimini Red (Now Gone)

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Dippy



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United Kingdom 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Barolo Black

Replaced mine today too. 3 quid from RS for the battery, new case for a fiver from eBay, good as new!

Post #334738 9th Nov 2017 12:07 am
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Deano64



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Orkney Grey

Dippy

You don't happen to have a new ECU on a F800GS do you ?
Name sounds familiar[/quote]

Post #334760 9th Nov 2017 1:45 pm
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Dippy



Member Since: 22 Oct 2017
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United Kingdom 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Barolo Black

Nope. Not me.

Post #334761 9th Nov 2017 2:03 pm
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Deano64



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Orkney Grey

OK Ta

Just a coincidence - on BMW bike forum there's a Dippy and I'm sure its Derbyshire

Post #334763 9th Nov 2017 2:24 pm
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Godfrey



Member Since: 04 Jul 2019
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United Kingdom 2010 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Galway Green
Key Fob Refurbishment

Hi
I have just purchased a 2010 Freelander 2 and have used the following service for refurbishing one key fob. I found the service excellent. Key posted to him on Monday afternoon and received back on Wednesday. All working fine.

eBay item number:
eBay Item No. 264216277053
Second-remote-repairs
Jon Dean
16 Sutton Avenue
Biggleswade
Bedfordshire
SG180NZ[

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