Post crash of Rover, and no warranty, I took it to an Auto Electrician, who successfully programmed the one set I had with me at the time. to operate the doors etc.
Over the past 5 plus years I've tried to get the other set (with bar codes) working. Four ex main dealers and 2 members herein have tried unsuccessfully to enter the bar codes into the ECU (Engine Control Unit) via the T4 (Testbook version 4.Computer Diagnostic System). The last was Duncan, a few weeks ago, who confirmed the bar code tags don't relate to the key their attached to.
We concluded I try on all three main Rover forums, to gain a transponder with a genuine bar code attached in 'Items Wanted', as well as Ebay.
With nil responses, and no joy on the web, this morning I re-visited the original Auto Electrician who seemed confident he could provide the solution and for a very reasonable Ã‚Â£35.
Somewhat conscious of my seemingly insoluble problem, I was pleased to let him try.
Upon returning a couple of hours later, I was advised both keys have now 'lost' the remote capability!
So now I only have the manual key operation, which means I keep tripping alarms etc etc.
The Electrician (a large established business locally), is going to refer the problem to an ex 'Rover' dealer, with a T4 tomorrow and loan me a car for the day.
My faith in 'Rover Dealers' with 'T'4's' is very low, so I expect I'll end up with a 'non -remote keyed' vehicle, around tea-time?
At worse, (now a likely probability as I reason it), I need 2 new transponders and barcodes from BMW at a cost circa to Ã‚Â£400?
As this problem is something I want gone, I've decided to 'buy my way' out. Can anyone tell me how I go about this? Do I just pitch up at Mr BMW dealer (who's going to be so interested) and ask for transponders, complete with log-book, receipt for car etc, etc.
Any help appreciated ...