Last I checked, the activity kit with the electronic part for the trunk lid was not listed for the I-Pace. The F-Pace has a kit listed in the accessories pages, but no info is available as to whether it would work with the I-Pace. If you take your emergency mechanical out of your electronic key module and then put your electronic key in a 2" steel conduit pipe with steel ends on it you can hide the pipe in your car and then use the mechanical key to lock and unlock the car. There is info in the owners manual as to how to get the handle open to unlock the car with the mechanical key. Locking the car with the mechanical key does not set the alarm system to arm. As for locking the car for triathlon, I put the mechanical key in a realty lock, that is locked to my trailer hitch. I would not want to carry anything extra like the activity key wristband or the mechanical key, when doing triathlon. I have lost goggles, watches and keys on the swim.
The Jaguar parts sites give a little conflicting information. Activity key T4A13653 for the I-pace fine print says preparation kit J9C7892 is required. However, looking up that kit says it doesn't fit the I-pace. It is the E-pace kit. It probably works and the web information is incorrect.
This happened when I got the warning triangle. The accessories catalog gave the part number but the part web sites said it didn't fit the I-pace. I got it anyway and it fit the storage space in the hatch as expected.
Total cost could be $400+ not counting labor and taxes where applicable.
My service advisor has worked for JLR for over 10 years, and wasn't able to find any information about installing or programming an activity key for my I-Pace. He was pretty mystified by it. The parts department found 3 parts that are required, though the key itself is back ordered. But when they went to quote me for install, they weren't able to because they couldn't find any infromation on it.
One person on F-pace forum ordered the kit, went to install it, and found all the parts were already there. He just had to get the key matched to the car. I wonder if it would be worth removing the hatch panel and taking a look first.
When I bought my "demo" car , I asked the dealer to give me the full description of all options the car have, and I saw, among other options, the activity key. When I ask for the activity key, he said that he did not have it, he asked around, without success. I guess I have the receiver in the trunk, but can I order the band and pair it myself, or is it something that must be done at the dealer ? Documentation is not clear on this subject. It shows a pairing process, not not clear on how to initiate it.
JLR headquarters never gave me a definitive answer as to why adding a key isn't possible. My dealership seemed relatively clueless as well. I do see a new item that popped up in Topix that seems interesting. Anyone have access and can tell us what this is about? I'd love to think that they've decided to make this an aftermarket option.
The "old" activity key has to be held up against Jaguar badging on the boot to lock/unlock with an authorized fob inside the car. That is the only functionality it has. A Wear OS watch will not work with pre-MY21. The car will not lock with an authorized fob in it unless being locked by use of the activity key.
MY21 key locks/unlocks via swiping the face upwards and then locking/unlocking by touching the icon. There are different electronics pieces in the car to support this.
I don't think a Wear OS or Android watch would be able to lock the car with an authorized fob inside (the purpose of the activity key).