Rover 400 Series 1995-2002 KeyFob Remote Keyless Entry Programming Procedure
How to Program Rover 400 Series KeyFob Remote Keyless Entry for the year 1995, 1999, 2000 and 2002.
KeyFob Programming Procedure (Remote)
Note. If battery is replaced inside key fob or if key fob buttons are operated repeatedly whilst vehicle is out of range and central locking / alarm system becomes inoperative, carry out the following reinitializing procedure.
- Manually “Unlock” the vehicle using the key
- Ensure all of the doors, Bonnet and Boot are all closed and both front doors are unlocked.
- Hold the remote key fob close to the vehicle
- Press the “Padlock” or “Dimpled” button on the key fob button 4 times or more in quick succession, until the vehicle locks are enabled.
- Key fob is re-initialized.
- Repeat above procedure for all remaining key fobs
- Confirm operation of key fobs by locking and unlocking vehicle using key fob buttons.
About Rover 400
The second generation 400 Series, codenamed Theta or HH-R, was launched in the summer of 1995 as a hatchback, and later as a saloon.
This time, it was based on the Honda Domani, which had been released in Japan in 1992, and was sold as part of the European Honda Civic range in five door hatchback form. It was no longer as closely related to the 200 Series, which was revised independently by Rover but still shared many components with the 400.
Power came from 1.4 and 1.6 litre K-Series, 1.6 litre Honda D series SOHC (Automatic gearbox only) and 2.0 L Rover T Series petrol engines, as well as a 2.0 litre L-Series turbodiesel from the more luxurious 600 Series.
The Rover 400 might have been marketed as a small family car, as it compares closely in size and engine range with contemporary models such as the Ford Escort and Vauxhall Astra. Instead, Rover priced the car to compete with vehicles like the Ford Mondeo and Vauxhall Vectra.
This was due as Rover’s only offering in the C/D segment at the time was the ageing Montego, and this gap in the company’s line up needed to be filled. A saloon version was later introduced for the 400.
The related Honda Civic was not sold as a saloon in the United Kingdom, although a four door version was available in other markets. This helped to expand the appeal of the Rover model up market into the executive car segment, and to better differentiate the two cars.
The second generation 400 was initially popular, being one of Britain’s best selling cars between 1995 and 1997. But within three years, it was being outsold by traditionally poorer selling cars, such as the Volkswagen Passat and Renault Laguna. (Source Wiki)