Re: Urgent Advice please on 147 purchase!!
In the drivers door jamb there is a sticker saying REPLACE AIR BAGS BY....... that date is 10 years from when the airbag was made and will be within a few months of the build date.
I hope its cheap, its not exactly A1 condition, is it?
There are handbrake gaitors, but you need to replace the whole cable assembly, they are about £75.00 plus an hours labour - easy for your brother.
BTW the keys cant be DIY recoded, I think what he has done is reset the alarm with it when the battery died.
Take £200.00 off for a new key.
If its an import you need the radio, mechanical and electronic code cards (they came with the car) as the UK dealers wont have them.