My T reg came with one well worn key which comes out of the steering lock in any position. My Y reg built in 2000 came with 2 flip out keys with boot release.only the older ones had the valet key dougie - pre 2001 had 2 red plip keys and 1 useless valet key....later ones had the two flip out style keys with the boot release.
I was confused about keys to and every time I log on I see Tony's sticky re KEY EQUIPMENT and I kept checking that for the answers:cheese: :cheese: :cheese: Nowt to do with actual KEYS.You have red flip keys? My flip out block keys are black and have a boot release button.
Are you sure - Are yours not standard red keys (non-flip)? What build year is yours? My 1999 156 had red keys, my 2001 156 had black block flip out keys - As Pomeo says, 2000 change looks about right.
According to the hand book, the valet key is a valet key, nothing more. The alarm is deactivated using a normal door/ignition key, as is the airbag on/off switch.The valet key may work for a valet but it is in fact a key to turn the alarm off - except that on uk models there isn't a hole for you to put it in ( RH side of boot ) - deleted on UK models for insurance purposes. This means when the other keys stop working (grrrrrr like mine !!) you can't turn the alarm off - so now I have an un alarmed car with a stupid flashing light on the dash board. I could of course buy a new key but they want £ 140 + vat + £ 40 programming fee EACH ! - not a happy bunny