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Sir, Also a scanner was plugged to my Range rover sport 2006 to check why it has refused to start and the problem it reads out says not able to connect with immobilizer. Please what does this mean, does it mean that the key has a problem? Your answer will be appreciated.

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If you plugged in a factory-level scan tool and the tool could not connect to the immobilizer then you probably have an immobilizer fault.  Such a fault might prevent the truck from starting.  The immobilizer is the part that reads the key and sends a code to the engine control unit to allow starting; it is not the key itself.

If you have an immobilizer problem you will need a shop with properly trained staff and factory-level test equipment to sort it out.  That is not a home or corner garage sort of problem

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I own J E Robison Service in Springfield, MA. We are Bosch Car Service for Land Rover, BMW, Mercedes, and other European lines. I can answer most questions about Land Rover service or repair. I'm known as a car enthusiast, machine aficianado, photographer, writer, and speaker. I've been around Land Rovers and British cars most of my life. Visit me at my car business, www.robisonservice.com or my author website, www.johnrobison.com. Check out my autism and writing blog at jerobison.blogspot.com or my photos on www.pbase.com/robisonphoto John Elder Robison

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I have been a Land Rover service manager since Land Rover returned to North America in 1987. My company is a four-star Bosch Car Service facility, known nationwide for Land Rover service, overhaul, customization, and restoration. In addition to Land Rover our company services BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Rolls_Royce, and Bentley motorcars. We have factory-plus-level service capability for all makes. Visit my company online at www.robisonservice.com > service > land rover Also visit my blog at robisonservice.blogspot.com

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In the Land Rover world, my writing can be found in various print magazines and online at robisonservice.blogspot,com. In the wider publishing world, my work is published by 20 publishers in over 50 countries. Mt books Look Me in the Eye, Be Different and Raising Cubby have made US and international bestseller lists.

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I am ASE certified, Bosch Trained, and trained by Omnitec/T4 and Autologic on their Land Rover test systems.

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