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Vadim



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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Santorini Black
Emergency/mechanical key lost - battery dead

Hi all,
I am having a major problem. I’m now travelling around the world with my dog and we stopped at my parents for a few weeks. Unfortunately, the battery died and I cannot find the emergency/mechanical key (which is inside the key fob). It broke away from the original key long time ago under the same circumstances when I tried opening the door but I pushed the key a bit too hard in the wrong direction. I cannot find it anywhere and I can’t get into the car. I still have both keys with me, it’s just that the car wouldn’t react to them because the battery died.

Please note, I am not in the U.K. right now.

Please help

Regards Vadim A.

Post #588500 Sat Oct 12 2019 3:55pm
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rickshaw



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United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Santorini Black

Hi Vadim

Probably a stupid question but you say you have both keys - is there an emergency key in your second key fob??

Probably another stupid question - do you have any breakdown cover eg Land Rover Assist, AA etc??

If all else fails call a garage.....

Hope you get it sorted. Sorry I haven't got any brilliant ideas.

Post #588502 Sat Oct 12 2019 4:20pm
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Vadim



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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Santorini Black

No, there is no emergency key inside the spare key. Damn it! Vadim A.

Post #588505 Sat Oct 12 2019 4:50pm
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Brit Plumber



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England 2012 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Autobiography Fuji White

Have you got Land Rover rowing electrics? If you do, have you got access to a battery charger? 2012MY RRS 5.0 Supercharged Autobiography (Current)
Mods:
TPMS (Complete)
Genuine LR DRLs (Complete)
Remote Boot close from key fob (Complete)
2016 Discovery 4 Mirrors AKA RRS2 (Complete)
2014 L405 Surround Camera retro fit (WIP)
2013 RRS Dual View Screen fit (Complete)
2016 LR4 RSE (Complete)
2014 LR4 Homelink (Complete)
2016 FFRR Electrochromatic Wing Mirror Glass (Complete)

67 plate Focus ST Line (Current)
1942 VEP Ford GPW Jeep (Willys) (Current)

Post #588510 Sat Oct 12 2019 5:59pm
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Vadim



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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Santorini Black

No, u fortunately I do not have towing electrics. Is there any way at all to access the battery somehow without unlocking the car? Vadim A.

Post #588519 Sat Oct 12 2019 10:46pm
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Brit Plumber



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England 2012 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Autobiography Fuji White

It’s a real pain but you could remove the undertray and connect jump leads from a spare battery to earth and the positive on the starter if you can get to it. 2012MY RRS 5.0 Supercharged Autobiography (Current)
Mods:
TPMS (Complete)
Genuine LR DRLs (Complete)
Remote Boot close from key fob (Complete)
2016 Discovery 4 Mirrors AKA RRS2 (Complete)
2014 L405 Surround Camera retro fit (WIP)
2013 RRS Dual View Screen fit (Complete)
2016 LR4 RSE (Complete)
2014 LR4 Homelink (Complete)
2016 FFRR Electrochromatic Wing Mirror Glass (Complete)

67 plate Focus ST Line (Current)
1942 VEP Ford GPW Jeep (Willys) (Current)

Post #588520 Sat Oct 12 2019 11:16pm
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rover75



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Not sure about yours, but on my07 (and many other vehicles) you can from underneath connect to alternator or starter and frame to get battery charged in lack of right tow bar electrics.

edit: BP beat me to it, think you can get to alternator without tray off, maybe just with right front wheel off, I could on my07. Not easy though...
But as said mine isn't 100% same engine .

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Vadim



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Brit Plumber wrote:
It’s a real pain but you could remove the undertray and connect jump leads from a spare battery to earth and the positive on the starter if you can get to it.


I’m really not so into cars. I literally have no idea what you just said. But it does sound promising. Please elaborate. Vadim A.

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Vadim



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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Santorini Black

rover75 wrote:
Not sure about yours, but on my07 (and many other vehicles) you can from underneath connect to alternator or starter and frame to get battery charged in lack of right tow bar electrics.

edit: BP beat me to it, think you can get to alternator without tray off, maybe just with right front wheel off, I could on my07. Not easy though...
But as said mine isn't 100% same engine .


Unfortunately I can’t get the wheels off as I don’t have that special bit to undo the bolts on the wheels. Vadim A.

Post #588523 Sat Oct 12 2019 11:50pm
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rover75



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Denmark 2007 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Stornoway Grey

You can on mine get to the alternator positive without taking wheel off, you need jacking up and please remember safety first, jack stand or something preventing personal injury if jack fails.
You likely have to take off the right plastic splash shield for easier access, fairly easy.

If it was me I would attempt to charge battery on vehicle, connecting other batteries in tight spots not ideal.

And get rid of any silly security wheel nut, nowadays they prefer to take whole car Very Happy

Just reread you're not mech minded, isn't there a close by garage with call out there can help? where are you? shouldn't be a secret in an emergency.

Post #588524 Sun Oct 13 2019 12:04am
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Brit Plumber



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England 2012 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Autobiography Fuji White

The only issue with using a battery charger is that occasionally you can’t get the juice in quick enough for a very flat battery and the alarm will start to sound. Then you can’t stop it until you get enough in there to unlock the door, pop the bonnet and remove the battery terminal. At least a pair of jump leads connected to the car and a spare battery at a distance keeps you away from the vehicle should something go wrong.

You’ll have to forgive my directness but you should really carry out some basic repairs such as new keys/blades, locking wheel nut key etc. And anything else as it’s these relatively inexpensive items that can end up being very expensive in the long run. 2012MY RRS 5.0 Supercharged Autobiography (Current)
Mods:
TPMS (Complete)
Genuine LR DRLs (Complete)
Remote Boot close from key fob (Complete)
2016 Discovery 4 Mirrors AKA RRS2 (Complete)
2014 L405 Surround Camera retro fit (WIP)
2013 RRS Dual View Screen fit (Complete)
2016 LR4 RSE (Complete)
2014 LR4 Homelink (Complete)
2016 FFRR Electrochromatic Wing Mirror Glass (Complete)

67 plate Focus ST Line (Current)
1942 VEP Ford GPW Jeep (Willys) (Current)

Post #588525 Sun Oct 13 2019 1:00am
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rover75



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Denmark 2007 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Stornoway Grey

especially when travelling around the world in a LR, one should be a little prepared.

Post #588527 Sun Oct 13 2019 1:04am
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Duc750



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And lets be honest - a" little" prepared in a land rover is a lot more prepared than any other vehicle 2012 SDV6 HSE (technically its hers)
2000 D2 TD5 - definitely mine
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Post #588533 Sun Oct 13 2019 9:58am
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Vadim



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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Santorini Black

Guys, take it easy. Battery went flat and I just lost they manual key. Otherwise I’m super prepared. My dog has plenty of food with us Laughing

I’ve just ordered a new manual key. Just the blade. Vadim A.

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