Upset about lack of
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: United Kingdom
I'm still trying to prove a key off eBay can be programmed into my car. (usually around £25 to £30)
First attempt failed and there was a lot of suggestion that it wasn't possible and the key had to be new.
I then noticed my key had a number 3 under the arch on the top bit with the metal key blade and the key I got off eBay had a 2 on it. Some further reading suggests this MAY relate to cars having different receivers.
I have now tracked down a key with a 3 on it and will get a garage to have a go at programming it in the not too distant future.
Garages charge around £50 to program a key and you will probably need them to get the code sheet from Alfa at around £18.
So if it works, it's about £100, which is a lot less than getting a new key from a dealer and having it done.
If it does work, and your key is a 2, then I'll let you have it for £20...
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