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I know someone who's trying to sell their GTV and were going to trade it in against another car from a dealer (work forces it unfortunately) only to be told that they have to provide the brown 'master' key or the deal's off. Alfa are apparently quoting 1,500 quid to provide a new one !!

Anyone know if there is a cheaper alternative here - somewhere that can provide these? or is it just another Alfa parts con which you have to put up with??

any help / advice much appreciated.

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i hope you get more than just the key for that amount, must be for a new ecu/key system.

you only need the brown key if you have got problems, has he ?
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im told there come's no brown key with the gtv's but if you loose a key a new one must be ordered by chassisnumber at the alfadealer costs 100 euro overhere in belgium!

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Re: Brown 'master' key - is it really 1.5k for a new one??

Picked up my new GTV on Saturday.

Got 1 Master key (Purple/brown)
Got 1 Valet key
Got 1 Standard ignition key

There are supposed to be 2 of the above, so dealer is investigating....would like to think he'll pay for a spare one.
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Re: Brown 'master' key - is it really 1.5k for a new one??

Just looking through the old threads and noticed this. I just bought a GTV with no master key. According to the Alfa service centre near me there is no way to get a replacement. Instead you have to replace all the locks, immobiliser and ECU and get a new set of keys issued. Ring round for prices as I found that they vary quite a bit.
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Re: Brown 'master' key - is it really 1.5k for a new one??

Or, get a old master key and swap the outter casinmg around The insides of a working key with the outside of a master key...dont want to lose my master but can anyone else help.

Damn, just tried to take mine about...wont work as the metal key is part of the plastic...unless you know better and can do a good bodge
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