Jaguar Forum banner
1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
377 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have two fully functioning fob keys.
SWMBO complains about the weight of the normal ( spare) fob in her handbag so I want a basic Tibbe key for emergency use.
Which is the correct one ? Do I buy one with a dark blue chip ?
On opening one of my fob keys I found a dab of dark blue on the inside. Is this a clue that blue is required?

With such a key I assume I could of course open the door and would then need to quickly put it in the ingnition to avoid the alarm ?

A simple key might also be hidden within the external bodywork.

Has anyone had such a key made ?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
308 Posts
I've had a standard ford key cut and programmed to work with the x-type. I think there is a time limit after you unlock the door in which you have to put the key in the ignition to disable the alarm but I'm not sure. Just pop down to your local auto locksmith and they'll get you one made up.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
778 Posts
timpson did me one with transponder and works for £40
 
G

·
I reckon you require a blue chip, because :- long story here:-
My MK3 mondeo had a blue chipped normal key, I programmed a Jaguar fob to use on the Mondeo, I have since changed the keyblade in the fob and I am using it as a 3rd key for the Jag.
If you get a blue chipped key cut at Timpsons etc. you will be able to program it yourself to start your car - as long as you have 2 keys that will already start it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
377 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
I reckon you require a blue chip.... MK3 mondeo had a blue chipped normal key, I programmed a Jaguar fob to use on the Mondeo, I have since changed the keyblade in the fob and I am using it as a 3rd key for the Jag.
Thanks for that info. It confirms ( with experience) just what I suspected.

You will be able to program it yourself to start your car - as long as you have 2 keys that will already start it.
I do have two keys which I am pretty sure are the originals and they both work the ignition.
I have the instructions to deal with the new key.

I can see on Ebay new blue chipped "Ford" keys from £3-4 upwards and I have a locksmith friend who will cut it.

My new "Ford" key should very nicely diguise that it fits my X-Type.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
377 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
A general point. If you do not already know the "T code" for your Tibbe key it might be useful to determine it for future use.

Store the T code in your mobile then you should improve your chances of getting an emergency key from a wide range of sources before an emergency call out and a big ££££ charge.
I know it will not start the car but might allow valuables to be extracted fairly quickly.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
377 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
I can see on Ebay new blue chipped "Ford" keys from £3-4 upwards and I have a locksmith friend who will cut it.
I have now ordered a key - £8 ( the cheaper ones had not chip in them).
Out of interest to any others, I will enquire how much Timpsons charge to cut the blade.
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top