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    Smartkey not FOUND

    Hi Everyone
    Because of the LOCKDOWN in South Africa, my Jaguar 2013 XF 2.2 DIESEL LUXURY's battery failed.
    I then bought a new battery and swapped it myself.
    Now my car doesn't want to start. No functions work.
    I also replaced the Smartkey's battery.
    I tried to stick the smartkey to the fob but nothing happened.
    It remains SMARTKEY NOT FOUND
    REPOSITION SMARTKEY
    SMARTKEY BACKUP ERROR

    So what can I do.
    We here in South Africa are still in LOCKDOWN I can't get to the dealer.
    Please Help ??

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    Just realised this is an old post so may have been resolved by now.

    Is the new fob battery a decent brand such as Duracell from a reputable source? Cheap batteries have been known to cause problems. Is the new car battery fully charged? Have you got a spare fob and does this do the same? Have you checked the battery terminals are attached firmly and are making good connection? I know some of these things are obvious, but can sometimes get missed. Have you tried holding the key closer to the sensor in the dash - earlier models had a slot for the key, but I think your model doesn't. Do the buttons on the key unlock the doors or if keyless, allow the doors to open when close to the car?

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    Presume you have checked battery inserted correctly, and all the little contacts are in the right place, it’s easy to bend one out of position.
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