Key reader

Asked by Fred_007 Mar 17, 2019 at 02:05 AM about the Ford Bantam

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Is the key reader just a carrier of the signal or does
it get programming also like the key and epu

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It depends what model Bantam. With the earlier Rocam model Bantams the key reader is the bridge between the Key and the Computer Box. The signal is taken from the transponder in the key, 'bounces' off the Lock Barrel steel ring and is read by the key reader. From ther the key reader sends the signal to the Computer Box. With the Newer Euro 2 Computer Box, The Keys are coded to the key reader first, once this is done they are coded to the Computer box and the vehicle will start.

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Can I transfer the chip from the original key too another?


Gerando, Yes you can transfer the chip from the original key to another key.


Hi my 2005 rocam just cut out in the drive an dnt want 2 swing but wen i try starting it manually by the starter it just swings .i check there is no spark an fule

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Sounds like a Computer Box problem. When you switch the ignition to ON, The LED next to the clock must come on for two seconds and then go out. Does this LED flash quickly, or not come ON and all or does it come on and stay ON. We repair these computer Boxs called PCMs. We are based in Elardus Park , Pretoria East. My phone number is : 0820606425

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