Greetings from Melbourne
I joined the forum to find out more about the illusive dreaded key fob issue, since a broke the first key, and went through the motions with auto locksmith etc. There seems to be a lot of collective know how here... small issues take the longest, right?!
I own a 2004 spider, 3.2 L, lusso black, electric roof, 6 speed gearbox. It is a great car, have looked after it but it is in storage now. If anyone's interested, send me a PM.
I'm not a mechanic, so was quite proud of my d.i.y learning curve was when I got sick of paying $$$ to the local dealer and installed a new electric window regulator motor. I also fixed the roof opening motor, which got stuck once. So far in good order, runs very well.