PhilB wrote: ↑Fri May 22, 2020 3:17 pmEven if you don't have keyless entry, the ignition is still keyless as in you can keep the key in your pocket and once the car detects it's inside the car it will start on the button.
Using the relay method fools the car into thinking the key is within 1 metre of the door so it will open if the car has keyless entry.
They then fool the car into thinking the key is inside so it will start so it's still good to shield the keys even if you don't have keyless entry.
The keys are active 24/7 sending out a weak signal which can be picked up close to the car to allow entry and start.
That's why people are surprised the batteries tend to go at roughly the same time.
The newer system in the latest RR's will have the thieves working on it right now to find a way round it though.
Thanks for this information. I now know that it’s a good idea to keep using the Faraday pouches to shield my F-Type keys even though I don’t have Keyless entry (no button on the exterior door handle).
I was wondering why the key fob batteries needed replacing quite often so now I know why. On a BMW that I've owned for over 10 years, the key fob is charged whilst the key is in the ignition and I've never had to change the key fob battery!
Yes, no doubt thieves are working on something to beat the latest Range Rover's security!.......The fight goes on!