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Key fob question please help!

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is it possible to swap the metal key from one fob to another? (the part you actually insert into a lock barrel)

the reason behind this...... I need to change the lock barrels on my car but i dont want to go through all the hassle of having to change the ecu and remote locking box (finding it diffuclt to find a full set for a 156 selespeed cf2).

so i figured i could just buy a set of door lock barrels, ignition barrel and boot lock barrel from another 156 similar year, but doesnt have to be a selespeed, and just simply keep my existing key fob which would have the transponder chip already in it and just swap out the metal key.

Would this work? anyone tried this before?

some help would be greatly appriciated guys thanks.
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Yes that'll work, quite easy to do as well.
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Isn't it even easier to swap the transponder from your existing key into the new one.......?
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brilliant that's good news, I didn't think to just swap the transponder.......... I assume the key blade is just simply there to work with the lock barrels, all the electrical stuff (immobiliser and remote locking) is just done through the transponder?

so in short I can just get new barrels all round with keys, and just place my transponder in the new keys?

thanks guys for you help, nice to get some re-assurance!
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