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Why not look on ebay and buy an ecu setup for a 147 from 150 incl key etc.
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a collegue with the same 147 as mine (02 plate 1.6) lost his only key. Contacted a local locksmith who sent off for a replacement key using the chasis number (off the log book), opened the car with the new key that had been cut by Alfa, re-coded the key to the car. Sorted. All for 300 which included a new key, new code, coding and call out charge to the car 20 miles away. They said it works on all alfa's from 01 onwards.
Seems cheaper and alot less hassle than a new ECU and body computer etc.
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Originally Posted by din786 View Post
just joined tis site today seen some good posts helping people out!
i have lost keys for my 147 51 plate last week.
gone to the delaer and paid 160 for new keys
they have called today and said they can get into the car but cannot start or anything as i will need a new body computer. this will cost another 400!!!
is there anythg you guys know that can help me out i don't and cannot affords another 400 to spend!
is this the dealers just being lazy and taking the easy way out or is there another way?????
They are talking crap, they just need to pair the keys to the car of which they need the code card, they are trying to mug you off so don't stand for it.
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Hi All. I got my body code today from a real nice guy i found on ebay. He did it for a third of what my dealer quoted. If anyone wants his contact details, then give me a shout.
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i think i have lost the will!
every locksmith i have called locally has said if the dealers can't do it they cannot do it!
i think i am just going gto have to go with sunnyside garage and hopefully they won't quote me to high!! 4 weeks without a car!!
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