BTW I there's no need for me to get an uncoded copy from Timpsons as I already have a key that fits and unlocks the doors but obveviously wont start the car.
I need a spare key for my 2001 156. To start with I bought a spare blank blade from ebay - went to Timpsons to get it copied, hoping to use it in emergencies only. The guy said he could cut it, and it would get me in the car, although he also said "don't try to start the car, it will immobilise" I don't understand!! If im in why will that happen? It's not a brand new model, it's a March 2001 plate.
So, what i want to know is this: if I open the door with just the spare blade what will happen? I assume the alarm will start, but will it go off after a while? Is that right?
And, once i'm in, why will the copy blade (no casing remember) immobilise the car? Would opening the car with a copy blade only, have already imobilised the engine? Logically, if i'm in, and the alarm starts, then goes off, I had thought that the ignition would still work, and i could use it "old school" i.e no alarm just a key blade to start, open and lock. But it seems i'm wrong. Why? Any ideas?
Help! What i the deal here!!?
BTW. Timpson told me they are going to be offering a service to sell coded and chipped copy keys very soon, within the next month or so, but the price will still quite steep although less than dealer