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Clio 2 - Key Coding for Remote and Immob.

Hi, I recently obtained a spare RF Clio remote key from Ebay for my 2002 Clio 2 to replace the lost spare key. The key looks identical to my remaining key and according to the Ebay seller was originally from an 02 Clio 2! So far so good! I have now contacted two Renault main dealers and an independent auto security firm; all claim that this 'new' key cannot be programmed into my ECU (for immobiliser and remote) because it has already been used on another car. They tell me they would have to obtain a new 'virgin' key from Renault France and have the ECU programmed to match for 150. I am very sceptical about this; also it seems to contradict many posts on this forum. Does anyone have definitive knowledge on this? Is Renault (and others) simply trying to maximise their profits or is what I'm asking technically impossible? I welcome your views.
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