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Hi Bunge,

Presume they must be chipped keys, with the remote control facility for the central locking at that price?

I was qouted a similar price for the ones to my kangoo, when they both eventually failed.

I got replacements form a local key cutting/multi service centre for 7.50, he copied the code from the old key and coded up the new one, but he could not provide remote c/locking facility, so I have to lock manually now .

Hope is some help

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These keys sometimes come up on ebay . Most key cutting shops can make a new blade for the key which screws in in the same way that you would change the battery. Reprograming the keys is straight forward as described at the web address below, just copy the link into your browser. Have not tried this myself but all their other advise is spot on and acurate.

However just as a thought before spending loads of money could it be something as simple as the battery needs replacing. The battery is going on one of my keys which causes the central locking to take longer to register the signal from the key.
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OK - on my 1998 Scenic, I've just changed the batteries in both remote keys in connection with the almost-flat battery problem my wife had. The batteries are 2 x CR2016 per key at 2 each from Maplins, Tesco etc. It's worth spending 8 in the first instance to make sure that it's not a weak signal from the key that is causing your (mum's) problems. If you change the batteries fairly quickly, the keys will NOT require re-coding (mine didn't); I'd changed the batteries in "my" key about 4 years ago but the wife's key still had the originals in them (at over 7 years old). Without the correct remote operation, the immobiliser will not cut out and you won't be able to start the car.
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