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Hi there,

I only have one key for my 147.

I have picked up a spare 3 button fob from a scrapped car.

I have a contact that can re-programme the car to accept the new key fob.

I have a new keyblade from a locksmiths.

I cannot work out how to change the blade! Does anyone have any instructions for doing this?

The blade seems to be 'drifted' into the rounded section that fits over the spring with a tiny pin in it. I need to work out how to get the existing one out. Then hopefully I can figure how to fit it back together!

Any help will be gratefully recieved.:)

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Hi! and welcome :): Dunno mate really:(: I took one of ours to pieces recently to give it a clean up with some PCB cleaner, and the only problem I had with the blade was the double turn on the spring, for the correct tension. First off it was 'floppy' in action like my old, Yep! you guessed it.:D
 

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Thanks for the welcome.:)

Yeah you have to spin it a couple of times to get the spring tension right. But it's that bit that I need to split in two.:mad:

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Didn't need to do that, so sorry, you have gone beyond my knowledge.:(: If it's peened over by a press or something, guess it's a destroy on dis-assembly jobbie? I'm clueless to be honest.
 
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You will need to open the new key (remove alfa badge to get at the screw then prise the case apart). Once you have the key apart you will see that there is a pin you need to push out to release the key blade. If you look at the new blade you have to fit there should be a grove on one side where it fits in the sprung bit - that is where the pin is.
 

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How do you get the Alfa badge out though aint they stuck in?
 

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Stuck in badges, but they prise out easily enough with a thin blade to locate that elusive screw. I reckon those keys/blades are designed for limited repair work, so as new need to be supplied by the agents, to stop any 'fiddlers' out there?
 

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I have a contact that can re-programme the car to accept the new key fob.
This is interesting as I've been trying to find someone that does them for ages. Could you send me an email with their details and a rough idea of price if you get a minute. Cheers, Tom.
 

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Hi, thanks for the advice.

So I just need to push through the tiny pin and the blade should come out of the assembly?

To get the key reprogrammed to your car you need someone with a computer. Any alfa dealer or specialist should have one.

You will need to take along all keys you want programmed as they all have to be done at the same time. So if you have one key already and want to add a new one you will need to take both. (I'm sure you'll have to anyway as you'll need the good one to start the car and drive there! :cool: )

You will also need the code card for the car. If you don't have this you'll need to order one. Again a dealer or specialist should be able to get that for you.

The place I use is Roberts Aerospace in Hampshire, not far from Portsmouth. Website is Roberts Aerospace and Automotive - Italian and Sports Car Servicing and Repairs in Hampshire and on the South Coast

Cheers

Craig
 

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Presumably the new key fob will have to use the same code system as the original? (there are three code systems used i think, not 100% sure on the 147).
 
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