Keyless entry 98 Jackaroo

Submitted: Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 14:24
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I have recently bought a 98 jackaroo SE and would like another remote control thingy. Holden want $400+, which I can live without. There simialr units on ebay for US$10-20 can anyone copnfirm if they are suitable.

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Reply By: Savvas - Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 16:13

Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 16:13
Yep ... I've been told $485

You know that all the remote does is central locking. It has no bearing on the other security features such as immobiliser and alarm. These are activated by key withdrawal from the ignition and door being locked.

You may want to try Jackeroo World (that's not a spelling mistake, btw) at, and see if they can do any better or have an alternative.
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Follow Up By: Member - NOBBY - Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 16:51

Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 16:51
Jesus, I hope I never lose one of those "thingys". Have to take out a bank loan to pay for it.
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Follow Up By: donc - Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 21:55

Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 21:55
That figures sounds about right for Holden parts,

Queried a price on the pressed steel sump pan for a '98 Rodeo i owned at one point as was told about $400, no-one could believe it, given the bit is about the size of a dinner plate. Learnt to live with having oil go everywhere when doing changes as the dent in it forced the oil directly back at the crossmember just behind the sump.
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Reply By: Glenos - Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 17:03

Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 17:03
Prices I have been quoted are:
Holden-Tasmania $486+$40 for programming
Holden-Victoria $401 plus programming he couldn't face quoting me rrp.
Jackeroo world $340 but I would need to organise the programming, ihave promised him an email with a link on how to program.

Looks like I need to buy one on ebay and post if it works, or I could buy one and if it works setup a business importing remotes.

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Reply By: diamond (bendigo) - Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 18:10

Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 18:10
gday glenos.
why not go to somewhere like strathfield car radio and have a word with them.
they may have a new kit they can intergrate to the holden set up and would be heaps cheaper.looking foward to september(landcruiser park/fraser island)
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Reply By: yarda - Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 19:20

Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 19:20
You may not want to hear this, but... the keys on jackeroos have a passive circuit built into them which controlls the immobiliser and is powered by an induction coil surrounding the key barrel. The SE also have the central lock transponder which is why they are so expensive, fronteras are about $480, new falcons about $400 as well. The key has to be cut by a locksmith first, then the programming has to be done by a holden service department using the tech2 unit and holdens tis computer network, this is very time consuming and takes around an hour just to do the programming job. You need to get the dealer to order you the correct year of key, as they changed manufacturers during the UBS model. You will also need the security code which came with the vehicle on a credit card sized card. The dealers can get this code off holden if needed but this adds to the cost..
I actually own a 98 jackeroo base model and used to work as a holden technician and tried to get a extra key done, but experienced a glitch with the computer not taking the program function and hence am left with a $40 key that only opens the doors, the problem was that the spares dept. ordered the wrong key..I have since left the dealership and now my only answer is to take it to another dealer and let them worry about the hassles and wear the cost if they stuff up..Most new cars with decent immobilisers are the same.
Good luck, Brad
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Follow Up By: Savvas - Monday, Jul 07, 2003 at 13:08

Monday, Jul 07, 2003 at 13:08
You're right .... I didn't want to hear that.

However, I had a remote transponder replaced on 2 VS Commodore keys and that "only" cost me $80 each including coding at a dealers. So, the Isuzu spares costs are outrageous.
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Reply By: yarda - Friday, Jul 11, 2003 at 09:47

Friday, Jul 11, 2003 at 09:47
Yep, the commodore keys are easier to do, it can all be done on the car within about ten minutes, But you are right - the isuzu spares are dearer than gold..Wait till you see the bill for the 100,000 k service on the V6...

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Reply By: Glenos - Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 22:00

Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 22:00
Took a punt and bought a beeper on e-bay from the states. Just got it today, took 5 minutes to reprogram, and works great, I also reprogrammed my old one. Only thing is the thrid button "panic" button doesn't work. If you want tips let me know.

Or I can sell you a remote and programming instructions for $250. |Half holden price and I still make $200+. lol

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