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key does not unlock doors

hi, i have a alfa romeo 156, and i have a problem with the key. i only have 1 key. the problem is that the button to unlock the doors does not work, so i have to do it myself. when i press it the red light does not work. the other button to open the bonnet works fine and the red light comes on. what could be the problem?, i opened the key up to see if the chip was in the right place and that i was pressing the button on the chip and that was ok.
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Re: key does not unlock doors

Did you try pressing the button while the key was in pieces? If so, did the LED light then?

If not, try shorting the switch with a pair of tweezers or something. It's probably the microswitch that's knackered and needs replaced, which'll require some reasonably fine soldering skills. And a new switch, obviously!
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