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HELP: New keys required

Hi all,

Looking for a new key for my recently purchased 147, rang local Alfa dealer to be quoted as follows:-

New Key 167.71
Key Code 57.26
Programm to car 53.70

Total 278.67 incl VAT

Now thats just robbery!

So I have a ELM 327 and FiatECUscan, could I not program the key to the car with this?

If so does anyone know where I can get a new Key and Keycode at better than 225 inc VAT?

Here's waiting in antisipation lol

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Key Code 57.26 is well OTT, but the other quotes seem about normal

FES won't do it for you - AFAIK the full blown examiner software is required

There is talk of Timpsons (IIRC) being able to clone keys, but I've not read much about it TBH
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If I have understood correctly the various threads that have occured on this evergreen issue - Timpsons can clone the early keys but not the later black flip keys because the security transponder needs to be matched and recorded in the cars security system, this can only be done by using the examiner software.
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I just paid 260 inc VAT for a black two button fob all coded etc from my local Alfa Romeo dealer!
I don't think there is much choice when you only have one fob in the first place......
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Here you go, this lad may be able to help you out (and he's highly recommended on this here website)

It's Chris

Unless it's a brand new key you want, though you'll have to ask him.
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I've got two old keys. 3 button keys one is missing it's battery holder. I was quoted 35 for key code from alfa dealer in leicester last year.
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OK, so if I need another key it has to be new? i'd be happy with a used key with a new blade programmed to my car, or is that not an option?

Also what is required to read or program the main body ecu eprom, is it the examiner software? is this the only software that can do this?

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