How to Change the Battery in a Land Rover Key Fob

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The Land Rover lineup is packed with state-of-the-art features, but one of the most common questions we get with our Delray Beach customers is “How do I fix my Land Rover key fob?” Whether you need a new battery or directions on Keyless Entry, Land Rover Palm Beach is here to help. Check out our guide to the Land Rover smart key, so you can learn how to change the battery in a Land Rover key fob in your Boca Raton garage.

Step-by-Step Land Rover Key Fob Battery Replacement

When your Land Rover key fob battery is running low, you’ll see a warning on your instrument panel. Head to the Land Rover Palm Beach parts department to pick up a replacement, and then follow these instructions:

  1. Push the button to the side of your key fob and pull out the emergency key blade.
  2. Use the emergency key blade to pry the smart key case open.
  3. Remove the old battery and insert a new CR2032 type battery with the positive side upward.
  4. Snap the case back into place and replace the emergency key blade.

Where Can I Get a Replacement Land Rover Key Fob?

Need a full Land Rover key fob (not just the battery)? Land Rover Palm Beach is here for both your key fob and battery replacements. Drop by our service center or schedule your service appointment online, so that we can get you back on the road to your next big adventure as quickly as possible!

How to Use Your Land Rover Smart Key

Each new Land Rover model will include two smart keys, which act as remote controls as well as alarm systems for your vehicle. Not only can you use your Land Rover key fob with just a touch of a button, but your fob also includes an emergency key as a backup. Here are the basic functions of your Land Rover smart key.

  • Lock: Press the LOCK button to lock the door. If you have power-fold mirrors, they will fold in simultaneously.
  • Unlock: Press UNLOCK to unlock the doors and disarm the alarm. Your hazard warning lights will flash twice. This will also turn on your interior lights and unfold the power-fold mirrors.
  • Headlights: When you approach your Land Rover, your key fob can switch on the headlights automatically with a preset delay of your choice from 0 to 240 seconds.
  • Taildoor: Press quickly to unlock the taildoor alone. All other doors will remain closed for security.
  • Panic: Press and hold for 3 seconds or press three times within 3 seconds to turn on the panic alarm. Your horn and hazard warning lights will activate.
  • Emergency key blade: Push the release button.
  • Emergency key blade: Pull to withdraw the key blade.
  • Emergency unlock: Insert key blade into key barrel and rotate counter-clockwise to unlock door.
  • Keyless unlock: Press button on front of door handle to lock the vehicle.

How to Program Your Land Rover Key Fob

Wondering how programming your Land Rover key fob works? If your Land Rover key fob is not working or your Land Rover smart key is not recognized, you’ll find three simple steps to get you back on the road quickly:

Step 1

Step outside with all of your Range Rover doors closed to begin your Land Rover key fob programming. On the key unit and integrated remote fob, continuously press down the “Lock” button. As you’re holding down this button, put the key into your driver’s side door lock.

Step 2

As you’re still holding down the “Lock” button on your key fob, rotate the key in the door lock clockwise. Keep your key rotated as far as possible for three seconds. As you’re rotating your key back to the center position, take it out of the lock without releasing the “Lock” button.

Step 3

Stop holding the “Lock” button on your key fob once the key is clear of your door. The Range Rover and the key fob will synchronize and your remote buttons can then control your vehicle’s lock functions.

Why is the “Land Rover Smart Key Not Found” Light on My Dashboard?

In the event that you need to use the emergency blade key to unlock your Land Rover, or if your smart key isn’t recognized for some reason, you will need to use the keyless start backup feature both to first disarm the alarm and start your vehicle’s engine.

It’s important to note that the keyless start backup feature is only an option when, in your message center, you see “Smart Key Not Found – Position As Shown And Press Start Button” displayed. Should this be the case, here are the steps you will need to follow, according to Land Rover:

  1. Position the smart key flat against the side of the steering column. Note: There are markings on the steering column to help locate the correct position.
  2. While holding the Smart key in position, firmly press and hold the brake pedal.
  3. Press and release the engine START/STOP button.
  4. Once the engine starts, release the brake pedal, if it is safe to do so.

If, for whatever reason, your engine doesn’t start or your smart key isn’t recognized, please reach out to Land Rover Palm Beach, so that we can assist you!

How to Care for Your Land Rover Smart Key

If you want your Land Rover key fob battery to last as long as possible, here are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind for proper smart key care.

  • Keep your Land Rover key fob out of extreme conditions. Avoid extreme heat, dust, and humidity when possible.
  • Keep your key fob dry. Fluids can damage the equipment.
  • Keep your key fob out of direct sunlight. Sunlight can also damage the exterior materials.

Find Out More with Land Rover Palm Beach

From replacement parts to certified service, Land Rover Palm Beach is here for all of your Land Rover needs. Contact us with any questions about Land Rover land rover key fob battery replacement cost or any other


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