Re: Spider Key codes and immobalisers
The small red Key isnt supposed to open the doors/glovebox/boot etc - its a valet key.
The brown key (as you state) is the master key. Officially theres no problem using at as often as you like (the max. 50 uses is a rumour) but you will be buggered if you lose it.
You might find that its an aerial problem, rather than a transmitter problem which is causing the car not to recognise the key.
The immobiliser uses an RF receiver mounted on the steering column to read the key code. This aerial can sometimes play up. You can sometimes solve the problem by relocating the aerial to another place on the steering column, which isnt a mammoth task to complete.
-1998 916 Spider 2.0TS Lusso-
H&S Corse stage 1.
CATCAMs stage 1 cams with Savali custom ECU remap.
305mm discs with 166 4-pot callipers.
Ragazzon exhaust mid section.
Biscione Racing 2x70mm rear section.
17" Zender Siena wheels with 3mm rear spacers.
etc etc etc!