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Hi all, new here, recently bought a 2003 Rover 25 which only had one key fob, unfortunately this is almost worn away- u can see the inside workings of the fob--Can i buy just a new key fob case and transfer the internal workings to the new case? If so can anyone recommend anywhere in the West Bromwich area where i can get one? Any help would be very much appreciated Thanks
 

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Do you have the squarish black two-button Lucas fob, or the round black and grey Pektron one (the changeover date for the security system was July 2003).

The case is fairly easy to swap over, for both types and as Hugh says, there are plenty of both on eBay. If you want a spare fob, a second hand used one of earlier Lucas type are able to be reprogrammed to work with a different car using suitable diagnostic equipment - I would expect most garages and auto lock specialists will have suitable equipment (although garages in particular may not know how to use it to reprogram the fobs?).

Used Pektron fobs can't be programmed to a different car, so you would need a brand new fob and it would need to be matched to your car. The easiest course of action would be to contact technozen who can supply a new fob and can either program it (if you are either local to Brighton, or can remove the SCU from behind the dash and send it to him) or could probably recommend somewhere local where you could get the job done - some ex MG Rover dealers are still equipped to do things with the cars, and all current MG Motor dealers are supposed to have the equipment and diagnostic software to deal with the legacy MG and Rover cars.
 

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If it is the oval type. This what you can do. Living in SA these hard to get parts is painfully slow particularly with these covid delays. To pay 20 pound for a courier, the import taxes is a huge blow. The first Rover fobs lasted 12 years the replacements covers lasted less than three. Not worth the 6 odd pounds.

1] Strip the fob into parts.
2]Using modeling knife and a pin I repaired mine by stripping out the old rubber bits. Washed it clean with meths [soap and water will do.] Make sure the anchor holes for the old rubber are free of rubber as this will key your new layer.
3] Assemble the back case inserting the electronics bit.
4] cover the switches and electronics with one layer glad wrap.
5] Find a bit of plastic 2mm thick [ I asked a builder for an off cut down pipe ] or best you can find, cut to reasonable shapes and insert on top of each glad wrap button. this will be the prssure plate which activates the micro switches.

Assemble the fob. press the sealant into the original rubber location holes It is simple matter of using any flexible sealant from acrylic builders seal to silicone bath sealant. Smooth with finger the over
I did mine using the above technique six month ago and still fine and clean. The only problem is learning which to press to open and lock the car.
I am following through with the spare seeing it works so well this time around I will use a bead for colour code.
In all I did this of an evening within 30 minutes and left it to dry overnight for use to get to work.
Note it will not work if you do not cover the electronics first and provide a pressure plate.

enjoy.
 

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If it is the oval type. This what you can do. Living in SA these hard to get parts is painfully slow particularly with these covid delays. To pay 20 pound for a courier, the import taxes is a huge blow. The first Rover fobs lasted 12 years the replacements covers lasted less than three. Not worth the 6 odd pounds.

1] Strip the fob into parts.
2]Using modeling knife and a pin I repaired mine by stripping out the old rubber bits. Washed it clean with meths [soap and water will do.] Make sure the anchor holes for the old rubber are free of rubber as this will key your new layer.
3] Assemble the back case inserting the electronics bit.
4] cover the switches and electronics with one layer glad wrap.
5] Find a bit of plastic 2mm thick [ I asked a builder for an off cut down pipe ] or best you can find, cut to reasonable shapes and insert on top of each glad wrap button. this will be the prssure plate which activates the micro switches.

Assemble the fob. press the sealant into the original rubber location holes It is simple matter of using any flexible sealant from acrylic builders seal to silicone bath sealant. Smooth with finger the over
I did mine using the above technique six month ago and still fine and clean. The only problem is learning which to press to open and lock the car.
I am following through with the spare seeing it works so well this time around I will use a bead for colour code.
In all I did this of an evening within 30 minutes and left it to dry overnight for use to get to work.
Note it will not work if you do not cover the electronics first and provide a pressure plate.

enjoy.
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No matter Yasmine. It can still help those who cannot get the pektron part easily. It is a simple solution that works until one gets the new part. I ordered mine in November 2020 and am still waiting. It was sent priority mail to South Africa and is still in transit. A Christmas card sent 9th November arrived last week.
 
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