Rover 45 Series 1999-2006 KeyFob Remote Keyless Entry Programming Procedure



How to Program Rover 400 Series KeyFob Remote Keyless Entry for the year 1999, 2005, 2004 and 2006.


KeyFob Programming Procedure (Remote)

Re-initializing Procedure

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.


KeyFob RKE Programming Procedure: Rover 45 Series 1999-2006



  • 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 45

During the end of the 1990s, replacements for the Rover 25 and 45 models were developed by Rover Group under the codename R30. Intended for launch in 2003 as the Rover 35 and 55, these would have been based on an all new platform. At launch, these would have used K Series engines, but new Valvetronic engines were anticipated to be introduced by 2006. The R30 Project was cancelled, when BMW divested its ownership of Rover Group in March 2000.

It is possible that some of the development work may eventually have benefited the BMW 1 Series.

A preview of how the RD62 “Tourer” might appear was given at the 2002 Geneva Motor Show in the form of the Rover TCV (Tourer Concept Vehicle) concept car.

During the design process, MG Rover’s design partner Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR) went into administration. MG Rover lost access to most of the computer aided design work for their new vehicle. Efforts were made to reclaim these from the administrators, however, the resulting uncertainty and delays made it impossible to progress with the project.

The abortive SAIC Deal of August 2004 was to have included bringing a replacement for the ageing 45 to market, and the RD/X60 was a likely candidate for this. Ultimately, no such joint venture was entered into. After MG Rover’s collapse, SAIC bought some of the company’s intellectual property, and released a concept called the Roewe W2. Like the RD/X60, this was partly based on the platform of the Rover 75. The W2 entered production in April 2008, as the Roewe 550.

A hatchback derivative of the 550 was announced in November 2009, as the MG6. (Source Wiki)

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