Brought GTV but have key issues
After buying a naff full of issues LHD to RHD conversion 3.0 GTV a few years ago we've only just brought another, its a JULY 1999 GTV 2.0 LUSSO T-Spark.
However a bit of a problem straight away, no wonder the delivery guy quicky left!!
I only have one key, not a red or a brown, just a normal 3rd party key with a tiny chip held on by installation tape, not a big deal I thought, however key does NOT open or lock the doors, it only works the boot and ignition, so tonight its unsecure with all doors unlocked.
So my questions:
1. Does anywhere sell blank red keys at non dealer prices (so I can at least have a decent looking key for the ignition.
2. Is there anyway of re-coding a key to work the remote locking (hence key not fitting locks would not be an issue unless battery went flat!!!)
3. If I buy a used key, can the buy the blank shafts, I ask as I keep seeing 2nd keys on E-bay and wonder what use they are.
4. Can somebody show me a photo of a 1999 GTV key so I know what I'm looking for
Lastly there is a guy selling an ignition barrel, 1 brown key 2 red keys, and ECU from a 1996 of the same car, he says they will fit but after looking on here I think mine is version 2 and this would be version 1 (see ebay item No 320427119521)
I brought the car as a repo, last owner was Wheelclamping Unit, DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AN, it was a untaxed vehicle on London streets so it got lifted, hence the bodged key issue and no history or books, Can't even get duplicate history as the Alfa dealer changed hands last year and new owner doesn't have any records, on the plus side its only had one owner, oil is very clean as is engine bay, interior is mint although a very in your face orange/tan colour lol!!.
Any help would be so appriciated...