not sure(can't chec right now) , but seems to me that if you buy any used key, you can program it in using MES.not sure alo if you would or wouldn't need card code for this procedure. of course you wont have that mechanical key compatible, but over nearly 7 years i never had need to use it.Thanks very much for that.I was in the unfortunate position that I didn't receive any manuals with the car or a spare key.Have downloaded the standard 159 & blue & me manual but didn't know there was a separate one for QTronic. Now all I have to do is sort out a spare key which appears to be VERY expensive.
Thanks for your help.
OK, need to correct last statement I made. By curiosity I did quick check on polish alfa romeo forum(alfaholicy.org), and in short it is not that easy I thought. Yes, MES has option to program in new key, but only theorethical -in practice that does not work on 159 as far as other forum members said There was info that Alfa OBD works better, but after whole procedure only immobiliser works OK (you can start engine), but you can't get central locking to work - for this as emergency solution easiest option is to get the mechanical key copied somewhere and open manually the car.Yes I have that on mine, and its in my 2008 manual. I also need a spare key though. I don't think you can just buy a spare and have it reprogrammed. Be pleased to be proved wrong though as it looks expensive!