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I am not sure whether this comes under "Electrickery" but here goes !!

I left the P38 with my local garage guy [who I do trust] while I was away. He was changing the heater matrix while I was visiting my son, to help him move, and my guy did the job and dropped te P38 back at my house. Now, I only lock the car with the key to save key fob transmission issues [ the fob works fine at the house but I can't go near the supermarket and use the fob as I may not be able to open the car again] but when I went out to the car yesterday afternoon, after tree weeks sitting, the key didn't work to open the car.

There doesn't feel like there is any pressure on the key when I turn it so I suspect that something may have come un-attached, such as the locking rod. The door lock opens, but only with the remote key fob that I left with the garage so is this a case of needing to resyncing the key fobs ?

Does disconnecting the car battery prevent the physical key from working in the door lock ? I thought that the key would always open the lock, but am I wrong about this ?

There are no other problems, and both keys start the car. So I am wondering if the door lock has disconnected something, or do I just need to resync the keys again ?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Pierre3.

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If the door unlocks with the fob, then it is likely the rod from the lock has come adrift. Fobs will lose sync if the battery is disconnected but it won't affect physical locking, that is purely mechanical.

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Hi Richard, I was thinking that. It feels like something has detached because there is no pressure or tension on the key, and none of my keys open the door. Bit of a nuisance as now I will have to take the new water shedder back of the inside of the door. I would like to express my frustration by using a rude word that rhymes with "duck" and "muck" !!!

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Use it then, no nanny state profanity filter on this forum.....

As I pointed out to the previous admin on Rangerovers.net when he banned someone for using profanities. We own Land Rovers, we have every right to swear at times.

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Ha-ha-ha, I will whisper it, as my wife will batter me about the head for using profanities - "f+++++++++++".

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Problem solved. It turned out that the locking rod, connected to the back of the door handle key barrel had come out of the spring retainer.

Pierre3.