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1 hour ago, GarethM said:

Is has an immobilizer built into the key.

It's a little RFID chip that talks to a receiver surrounding the ignition switch.


It's been compulsory since 1998.

Not on my 2004 defender either, key is just lump of plastic at the top and no coil around the ignition barrel. Think some defenders had central locking etc but anything electric best avoided on LR.


Can't see how it would be compulsory?

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If you’re in the process of buying a car or car insurance, you’ve probably noticed the term ‘factory-fitted immobiliser’...


It will have one, if you have buttons on your key it's an immobilizer/alarm.


If it's just a plain padlock style key, then someone has disabled things.

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I guess it comes down to a cost against the competition thing. 

if Greenmech for example were to lead the way and add them, their machines would be potentially automatically £xxx more expensive than the competition. 

you’d need (for example) the 3 big uk makes to all do a gentleman’s agreement and all start adding them at the same time 




simmilar happens here in Sweden when you buy a new car, they’re sold on summer tyres, but no extra set of winter tyres. rendering the vehicle potentially illegal to drive for 4-6 months a year - because if one make started to throw them in automatically then they’d be that much more expensive 

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