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can anyone help !!
key cards packed in
local dealer wants 110 +vat for a new one
surely they can be replaced cheaper than this
any help will be much appreciated
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The dealers have this one pretty much sewn up, I'm afraid. Due to problems with unauthorised card cloning in the past, the cards have to come from France pre-programmed for your car.

For a while, there were a few truly blank cards floating around on eBay , but I don't think you'll find any now. Don't let anyone kid you that a used card can be re-programmed. They can't.

If the 110 quid includes coding to the car, I'd bite their hand off. Or if you don't need it urgently, it might be worth getting in touch with one of the card repairers to see if there's anything they can do (a forum search for 'keycard repair' should give you some more information.)
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Hello, before you go and buy another, what exactly is wrong with yours?

If it's got a bit of a rattle and the buttons don't quite feel like they ought to then it might just be that something has come adrift inside and can be easily fixed for 30. I have an Espace with 2-button cards and have had both of mine repaired with complete success.

I used

and I've heard that these people do a good job for about the same price.

Best to investigate fully before you blow all that money, good luck!
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welcome to the forum gary,

If you read the first post in the thread below you will see why they are not cheap, (the one you have been quoted is cheap though)

As Horatio said don't get one from ebay !


A problem well stated is a problem half solved !
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