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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 20th January 2007 Thread Starter
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Key Fob Recoding - BEWARE!

Thought I'd Go Down To The Main Dealers Today To Get My Key Fob Recoded, As I Phoned Them Yesterday And They Quoted Me £45.80 - So I Get There Nice And Early And They Took My Car Straight In (What A Result!!) Twenty Minutes Later My Keys Are Back , But I'm Told They Can't Do It The Mechanic Said There Was A Fault With The Software So It Would Need Re-Flashing!! Asked How Much This Would Cost - £200 But As He Had Never Seen This Fault Before, It May Not Solve The Problem, (But I Would Still Have To Pay This If It Didn't) So Being Really Silly I Asked What Would Solve It - Replacing The Computer And The Key was The Answer At A Cost Of Over £1000 . Not Bad For A Quote of £45.80 - Which, I Still Had To Pay Before I Got My Keys Back!!! Hey Who Needs Key Fobs
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This is something that I have been thinking about, I bought my espace a few weeks ago and it didn't have the key fob so no way to arm the alarm / lock all doors with the button.

I have only had a Vauxhall nova before so Iím new to the refineries like key fobs; can I buy a fob from a breaker and maybe program it myself? Or is this somthing only a renault dealer can do?
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I'm 99% sure that second hand keys are not re-programmable,certaintly not without specialist equipment.

It might be worth contacting a local autolock specialist as they can usually supply new keys and programme them at a fraction of the cost of a main dealer.

I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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