My Red Highway King: XUV500 W8 Initial Ownership Review


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My XUV Key fob totally disintegrated and I had to change it. It was getting softer and softer .Rubber on the pressing points was wearing away over the years. I was dilly-dallying for the past one year. When ultimately holes started appearing on the pressing points, It got very difficult to open and lock the car !!
I was worried about the water entry onto the green chip in daily usage and car wash etc. Went ahead the changed it .It is very tricky and there is high risk of green board(motherboard?) damage if you use screw driver to pry it open. The key cover was stuck with some glue like substance from the factory ,maybe for sopping water entry.

XUV in present state. This pic is taken from inside the glass door, so pardon the dirty glass coming in-between.
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Hope you didnt forget to replafe the black coloured chip.
Thanks for the warning. Did replace it. Without that micro chip( which is immobiliser) the XUV was not starting, although the door was getting unlocked and all, but the XUV wont start.



Also noticed that this red light on the remote has started working now as before, post the DIY.




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Hope you didnt forget to replafe the black coloured chip.
This chip is very delicate and can get damaged easily. Moreover it is encased in a box like plastic covering. Be very cautious in pulling it out.



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For those of you who need part no. and price here is the pic showing the details. Feb manufactured genuine part. Price 919/-
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It is very tricky and there is high risk of green board(motherboard?) damage if you use screw driver to pry it open. The key cover was stuck with some glue like substance from the factory ,maybe for sopping water entry.
I can relate to your ordeal. I had changed XUV keyfob shells a few year ago. The entire key is glued with some strong epoxy and does not want to come out. I finally gave up and gave those shells to the ASC who changed it for me. 900 bucks something per piece.
Then I got these Orange and Blue Silicone key covers to further protect the shell.
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The entire key is glued with some strong epoxy and does not want to come out. I finally gave up
very tricky and there is high risk of green board(motherboard?) damage if you use screw driver to pry it open. The key cover was stuck with some glue like substance from the factory ,maybe for stopping water entry.
I think I was very lucky I didn't ruin anything.
Had things gone south with this DIY,15,000/- for new key set from M&M, someone said.
Plus It would have looked quite stupid in my own eyes.
 
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