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I only received one key with my Alfa and looking at ebay and other places for a second key I found a lot of discussion about a master key, what is a master key and what is a master card?

How much is a replacement key

I have a two button one
 

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I only received one key with my Alfa and looking at ebay and other places for a second key I found a lot of discussion about a master key, what is a master key and what is a master card?

How much is a replacement key

I have a two button one
I have just had the same problem with my 2004 Alfa 156.
The key had to be ordered from Alfa in Italy which keep all the records and will issue the correct one, the codes can be ordered from the ISR (International Security Register i think) which the key/car need to be coded to for immobiliser override.

I shopped round loads, it seemed only the alfa main dealer could do as coding the keys is a real hassle on post 2000cars. Not even local Alfa specialists fancied the job!

I got it from dealer at trade price as I explained i assumed the car came with 2 keys, so ended paying £107 for keys and coding. (rather than £185)

Hope this helps!
 

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156 never came with a master key .. these were on older models. Any key needs to be matched to the car (the key is added to the ECU using the dealer diagnostic system) and it has started to become apparent that there may be a limit to how many keys can be coded. Not how many concurrent keys, but the number of different keys historically. So if you only have one and assume the other was lost, you might be able to get another added. I don't think you can tell until the dealer tries though.
 

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Thank you for your reply losparx and gazza82!

£108, that is expensive for a key, I was expecting it to be around £50

Needs must I guess as I only got one key with the car
 
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