Electronic coding on Peugeot Boxer keys

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  1. Viennese

    Viennese Funster

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    My friend was recently unable to start his Autosleeper Warwick at Portsmouth after overnighting at the port, and called the AA, who told him that several vehicles (about 15) had suffered the same problem there in recent months. The AA man believed that something in the area was interfering with the ignition key coding - radio waves or something.Luckily my friend had a second key which worked, but has had to have the failed/altered one re-coded again today at the Peugeot dealer.

    Has anyone heard of this before?? Or can offer an explanation?
     
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    Yes, I have seen exactly the same problem and was given the same reasons but for me it was at the M42 Tamworth Services by an RAC man!
    It was my previous van (1999 Peugeot Boxer). It would not recognise any of my keys (I also had the red one with me). The RAC man towed me from in front of the services to the side of the petrol station - he said that should fix it try now - and it started up first time!

    Now I always avoid stopping in that area!
     
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    Yes. Though I think it was keyfob unlocking. If there is a high powered transmitter nearby it can swamp the signal. I have a feeling it was some new Police radio system blocked keyfobs.

    I am surprised it actually damaged the key though.
     
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    That reminded me. In Edinburgh one of the Scottish Widows buildings when driving past and use the vans two way radio the electronic doors would open. We did tell them about this but nothing was done.
    BTW some Tesco stores do key cutting service and can also program some keys. They did my old 306 and when i get round to it make me a spare for my Fiat.
     
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    had the same problem a few times with my 4x4, especially at one estate I used to visit frequently in Wales. just certain parking spots though, and they were caused by a warden call radio system. all down to congested radio bands in the frequency used for remote key fobs
     
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    Used to have the same problem on the north York's moors in a car park on the A169 near Goathland (heartbeat country).
    The car park is less than 1/2mile from RAF Fylingdales early warning station.
    The station emits microwave signals which block fob signals in many vehicles.
     
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