Xantia Plip configuring

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Xantia Plip configuring

Postby madpenguin » 05 Mar 2002, 00:10

Hi all,
I need a plip for my xantia and citroen said they could supply one. They also said that they could configure it for me for an extra charge.
What does it take to configure these plips? Can I do it myself?
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Postby iancook2000 » 05 Mar 2002, 02:05

If your Xantia is one without the keypad (i.e. the plipper releases the immobiliser) then the answer is no, you can't programme it yourself. Citroen will charge you about £65 and you will need to take all your keys/plippers with you when they do the job.
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Postby madpenguin » 07 Jul 2002, 22:35

Ok, I know this thread is a bit old, but I have a useful update.
I acquired a plip from a scrappy, sorry, automotive reclaimer, and programmed it to work with my alarm.
It's very simple....
1. Turn ignition to position M but do not start the car.
2. Hold the new plip very close to the sensor in the roof and press button A for a few seconds.
3. Turn the ignition off and try the newly configured plip.
If you want a new key to fit into the plip for your car, take your V5 to Citroen dealer and they will order a new key. You will also need to get a plip repair kit. The whole bill came to just over £12.
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Postby philqneve » 05 Dec 2004, 17:37

Hi, it might be an old thread but I just used the instructions for setting the second hand remote on my Xantia and it worked perfectly.
Sorry Citroen but my money stays in my pocket this time.
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Postby Mosser » 07 Dec 2004, 16:35

If you do try it with your spare plip, make sure your regular one works afterwards, i can only get one or the other working, as soon as i programme the second key in, the first one stops working,
Its like you can only have one key working at a time with this method
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Postby Panjandrum » 07 Dec 2004, 18:44

taipan,
I guess I probably said this on the other thread too - but I have two IR plips, both of which work OK.
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Postby Robin » 07 Dec 2004, 19:11

As I understand it you need to have plips with different end codes to the numbering inside. Otherwise they are the 'same' when it comes to code hopping and one will disable the other.
Equally the codes are either numeric or letters and you need them to be the same.
It gets even worse with the non IR type. However you CAN have two working together, they just have to be the correct two!
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Postby philqneve » 02 Jan 2005, 17:00

To Taipan, remove the small screw on the fob, take the top off and slide out the remote control workings. You can now use your ignition key and re-programme the fob at the same time.
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Postby rpaco » 03 Jan 2005, 00:07

My 98 Xantia has a radio type plip (it works from in my pocket) can this be programed in the same way?
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Postby wheeler » 03 Jan 2005, 04:55

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by rpaco</i>

My 98 Xantia has a radio type plip (it works from in my pocket) can this be programed in the same way?
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No,for RF type plips you need a citroen diagnostic machine to do it,you also need the 4 digit transponder imobiliser code and all the keys & remotes for the car must be done at the same time or they will no longer work.
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Postby Mosser » 03 Jan 2005, 05:12

Taipan,
My car is a 1997 1.8i with the infra red keys, like yours, i am happy with just one key working though, at least the other key can unlock and drive the car even if the alarm is going off !
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Postby rpaco » 16 Oct 2005, 12:01

wheeler wrote:<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by rpaco</i>
<br />My 98 Xantia has a radio type plip (it works from in my pocket) can this be programed in the same way?
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No,for RF type plips you need a citroen diagnostic machine to do it,you also need the 4 digit transponder imobiliser code and all the keys & remotes for the car must be done at the same time or they will no longer work.


Just came back to this thread whilst searching for something else and have to tell you it did actually work buy putting the key in the ign and to accessory position and pressing "A" for 3 seconds. I now have two radio plips working ok. So poss saved quitea few quid there!
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Postby john alexander » 16 Oct 2005, 16:33

Hi as one of the previous posts said take the inside out of one of the plips ,use that key in the ignition then point both sets at the roof and make sure you pressboth at the same time . it worked for me. regards john.
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