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I need help with my remote keys.

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My car is an early 2000 GTV 2.0 Twin Spark. I bought it a year ago from a previous owner who kept it in top condition. When I bought it he told me that the remote keys do not work because they have somehow lost connection to the car. He had the car for three years, and I don't remember if the issue was a recent one or if it was always broken for him too. All keys are original. I've always opened the doors with the same key I start the car with.

This hasn't bothered me too much before, mainly as I drive very little and was very exited about my new purchase and the car was hibernating over winter anyway. However, I had to start using the car earlier than I planned when some lunatic broke the windshield of my winter car. Since I've been used to having working remote keys and the manual locks keep freezing overnight I figured now is a proper time to finally get this thing sorted and fix the issue. However, I have no experience or knowledge on car key systems, so I need your help.

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To reiterate: the remote keys I have do not lock nor unlock the car doors. Manually twisting a key works fine in every door. I believe I have a complete set of keys which should allow me to reprogram or reconnect the remote keys to the car.

Please have a look at the attached image.

I have:

- 3 normal keys
- 2 remote keys
- A brown key
- An orange "Code card"
- two small metal keys

How can I re-program my remote keys using these items I have?

EDIT: I forgot to mention that the central locking works fine! I.e. when I manually (un)lock either door both of them (un)lock.
 

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I can't help with the programming, but as a side note, if they locks are frozen they won't open with the remote either, as they locks just bounce shut again! Welcome to 916 ownership! A spray of WD40 Silicone into the lock every few weeks over winter helps, mine is a daily driver so you learn their tricks to enable you to get to work in the morning!
 

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May have been slightly hasty with those instructions. I'm not sure if those keys are for the same alarm. Are those fobs or a Meta alarm?

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I can't help with the programming, but as a side note, if they locks are frozen they won't open with the remote either, as they locks just bounce shut again! Welcome to 916 ownership! A spray of WD40 Silicone into the lock every few weeks over winter helps, mine is a daily driver so you learn their tricks to enable you to get to work in the morning!
Well that is something I did not want to hear!

I used mine until Christmas but the weather was unusually warm so they were frozen stuck only once. Obviously I properly oiled everything when I noticed it. Now since I woke her up couple of days ago the lock on the driver's door has been veeery stubborn but not frozen - but it's just 0 C outside. I honestly thought that I'd get rid of those problems, unfortunately not :paranoid: I guess I need to treat them with more gun oil, it's just a pity that no matter how carefully applied the oil still keeps dripping afterwards and soils the door panel!
 

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Yes unfortunately it's not easy to keep oiled and not let it run down the door. And it is unfortunate that frozen locks are frozen locks regardless. The door lock buttons really are a supreme case of form over function.
 

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Is the alarm box still present? Remove the side panel on the passenger side adjacent to the centre console. There should be a black box. Sometimes they get removed if the alarm is troublesome.


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Those instructions were for the factory alarm system - they operate with a red key with one black button. Those keys look like a red 156 key but are different internally.
You will have from what you say about the remotes a Meta alarm of some description. Abacus Alarms in the UK have some useful information that might assist you
https://www.abacuscaralarms.co.uk/re-coding-meta-alarms/alfa-gtv.html
I'm disappointed that this isn't a factory fitted system as I thought.

I'm now wondering how the code can be entered. I suppose that there is some way to enter it other than sending it to a specialist?
 
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