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Broken Key / dodgy boot lock

Hi All - I have a 156 V6 with 2 red keys - registered in 1998.

Yesterday, whilst opening the boot the lock seemed a bit sticky so I could not pull the key out easily. Luckily, just after I had extracted it, they metal section of the key broke in half.

I not have one key on which the immobiliser/central locking does not work too well with a usable key and another with a good immobiliser/locking fob, but broken key. The Alfa dealer had qoted me 60 for a new key plus 40 to program it - 100!!

(1) Does anyone know of a source for new programmed Alfa keys?
(2) Has anyone had the sticking boot lock problem?

Help and advice would be gratefully recieved.
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Re: Broken Key / dodgy boot lock

See if swapping the rubber insert you press on the key helps, the button that activates the imobiliser is very small and if the rubber is worn it does not work well,this sorted mine out. WD40 sprayed into the lock should sort the sticking boot lock.
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Re: Broken Key / dodgy boot lock

Thanks for your advice - definately worth swapping the rubbers to get one good key.

These Alfa's do seem to consume a lot of WD40 according to the posts I've seen on this site!!

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