Did pre L-reg R8 are ready IR alarm

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Did pre L-reg R8 are ready IR alarm

#1 Post by MGZRreplica » Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:02 pm

Just been looking on Facebook.

Found out you can buy an alarm IR kit
For early R8 before the fitted the Alarm/immobiliser as standard.

I have a G-Reg could that have the IR
capability?
As anybody got any information?

Thanks for your time.
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Re: Did pre L-reg R8 are ready IR alarm

#2 Post by RoverRevival » Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:38 am

I’ll keep quiet as I was the one replying on fb page... :wink3
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#3 Post by MGZRreplica » Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:46 pm

Rimmer couldn’t help.
So I took the plunge!
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Re: Did pre L-reg R8 are ready IR alarm

#4 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:10 pm

I will cautiously say "no".

The 1993 model year revisions were quite extensive and that would have involved alterations to wiring looms and more.

In 1989/90, very few cars were supplied with factory-fitted alarms/immobilisers, even as options.
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#5 Post by RoverRevival » Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:40 pm

It was more the m reg cars that got the 5as upgrade.
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Re: Did pre L-reg R8 are ready IR alarm

#6 Post by MGZRreplica » Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:36 am

Thanks for your advice.
I received the part today.
The multipoint connector in the Cars
courtesy’s Lamp fitting didn’t fit
the
New ‘Ir’ courtesy/receiver lamp fitting
connector!

It was worth a try.
It would been an easy upgrade.
Now sending it back to Rimmer Bros.
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#7 Post by RoverRevival » Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:12 pm

unlucky, my l reg 420gsit had the ir system
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Re: Did pre L-reg R8 are ready IR alarm

#8 Post by Dorchester » Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:08 pm

My parents' 1991 214Gsi was offered an alarm by the then Rover dealer because it wasn't fitted from factory.
So it was a genuine Rover alarm - or rather dealt by Rover, but it never worked properly and was sometimes blowing at random.
Finally they asked the dealer to take it off.
BTW my 1994 214i cabby is sometimes blowing at random as well, as my seller had warned me before the deal.
Easy solution: shutting the doors with the key and opening them with the fob.
No longer any trouble.
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#9 Post by RoverRevival » Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:19 pm

Just replace your door switches :wink3
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Re: Did pre L-reg R8 are ready IR alarm

#10 Post by 961tat » Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:22 pm

1234dist wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:19 pm
Just replace your door switches :wink3
Replace all door switches cleaned connections on boot lock, interior light and still evey now and again alarm blows and usually at the end of the day one foot in bed 🤣 if you lock with key no issue ever 1994 214 cabby .

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Re: Did pre L-reg R8 are ready IR alarm

#11 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:32 pm

My 89 216gsi had what I assume was a dealer fit alarm immobiliser . It automatically shut the front windows & closed the sunroof! :clapping

Now scrapped :slapme
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Re: Did pre L-reg R8 are ready IR alarm

#12 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:52 pm

Mr Teddy Bear wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:32 pm
My 89 216gsi had what I assume was a dealer fit alarm immobiliser . It automatically shut the front windows & closed the sunroof! :clapping

Now scrapped :slapme
That's called "lazy lock" and it was on the 600/800 IR systems by default IIRC...
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Re: Did pre L-reg R8 are ready IR alarm

#13 Post by redandwhitE » Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:21 pm

MGZRreplica wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:02 pm
Just been looking on Facebook.

Found out you can buy an alarm IR kit
For early R8 before the fitted the Alarm/immobiliser as standard.

I have a G-Reg could that have the IR
capability?
As anybody got any information?

Thanks for your time.
You'll have to forgive my ignorance but....

I have '94 416 Gsi which has an infra red receptor as part of the interior light in the centre of the roof. This car is a parts car so if there's anything you need (and can explain how to remove it) let me know.
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Re: Did pre L-reg R8 are ready IR alarm

#14 Post by Roverlike » Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:15 am

Johnny 216GSi wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:52 pm
Mr Teddy Bear wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:32 pm
My 89 216gsi had what I assume was a dealer fit alarm immobiliser . It automatically shut the front windows & closed the sunroof! :clapping

Now scrapped :slapme
That's called "lazy lock" and it was on the 600/800 IR systems by default IIRC...
"Lazy locking" was a feature of the Rover 800. Do not know if that came as standard, but certanly it was not standard on Rover 600. You need to pay extra sum to have it. Actually, it is so rare on 600. However what you could do is to make retrofit from Honda Accord 1993-1997 as on Honda it was almost standard. So many Hondas with them fitted.

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