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Help, Ive been immobilised in my 97 Disco

I recently had a dead battery so I changed it out- the alarm went off once as I opened the door. My keyfob doesnt reliably work so Ive been using the key to manually unlock for some time. This time the key did not unlock all 4 doors tho, and the very last gasp of the keyfob shut off the alarm in Lock mode, now I have a dead key fob (its not the battery) and an immobilised truck. The alarm doesnt go off anymore -it chirps, can occasionally get the red alarm light to go off or into fast/intermittent/slow flash modes but truck cranks and will not start. Is it the ECU, the 'spider', the keyfob or a combination of all three. Can this be bypassed cause frankly I dont care if theres an alarm or not. I just need the sucker to start. Any advice?
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Probably going to have to order a keyfob and have it towed to the dealer for re-coding.

The microswitches in the keyfob go bad. You can pop it open, replace the battery and try to get it to work by either pushing the switch directly or by jumping the traces on the circuit. The switches are very tiny SMC devices. I would wait until you have the new keyfob and an appointment- you may only have one chance. If that
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