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The Range Rover Emergency Key Access (EKA) code is often located in the owner’s manual, on a card provided with the vehicle, or can be obtained from a dealership using the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
In this article, I will break down everything you need to know about the Range Rover EKA code, including what it is, how to find it, and, most importantly, how to use it when you’re in a pickle.
What models are affected?
- Land Rover Defender
- Range Rover Discovery
- Range Rover Evoque
- Range Rover Sport
- Range Rover Velar
- Range Rover Vogue
What is the Range Rover EKA code?
The Emergency Key Access (EKA) code is a security feature on many Range Rover models.
It allows owners to manually unlock their vehicle using a sequence of digits if their key fob stops working or the battery dies.
This feature is particularly useful if you are in a remote location without a locksmith or spare key access.
Where to find your EKA code
Before we dive into the step-by-step process of using the EKA code, let’s talk about how to find it in the first place.
The EKA code is a 4 or 5-digit code that is unique to each Range Rover vehicle and is typically found on a credit card-sized security card that the manufacturer supplies with the vehicle.
If you’ve lost your security card, don’t worry!
There are a few other places you can check to find your EKA code:
- In the owner’s manual
- On the inside of the central upright on the driver’s side
- On the inside of the glove box
How to use the EKA code
Now that you’ve located your EKA code, it’s time to learn how to use it. Here’s a step-by-step guide that should work for most Range Rover models:
- Insert the ignition key and turn it to the “unlock” position.
- Turn the key back to the “lock” position, remove it, then insert it again and turn it to the “unlock” position.
- Repeat step 2, but this time turn the key to the “accessory” position.
- Turn the key back to the “lock” position and remove it.
- Using your EKA code, turn the key to the “unlock” position the number of times that corresponds with the first digit of your code.
- Turn the key to the “lock” position.
- Repeat step 5 for the second, third, and fourth (if applicable) digits of your EKA code.
- After entering the last digit, turn the key to the “unlock” position one final time. You should hear the doors unlock, signaling that you’ve successfully entered the EKA code.
So, there you have it, folks! Everything you need to know about the Range Rover EKA code. While it’s definitely not something you’ll use every day, it’s an important feature to know about in case of an emergency.
As someone who has experienced my own fair share of roadside mishaps with my Range Rover, I can attest to the fact that having knowledge of the EKA code can save you a lot of time, money, and frustration.
So, next time you’re out on the open road and your key fob stops working, don’t panic! Just whip out your EKA code and get back on the road in no time.
Last updated and verified on 5th September 2023