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I need a new key

Postby KevofCov » Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:58 pm

2016 2.2ltr RWD 3.5t

I’ve done a site search and no joy – I’ve lost one of the two keys that I have.
This make me nervous as Sods law legislates that I will soon lose the remaining key and be off the road :shock:
Whats involved in replacing the lost key? Keen to avoid a dealer...
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Re: I need a new key

Postby mcbutler » Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:52 pm

Call around your local key providers, timpson (although they can be expensive) etc.
When you find the cheapest you need to take the key you have and your van to them, they will cut the blade in your new key and then take the machine outside, plug it into your OBD port and code it to your vehicle.
As a guide, I paid £120 4 months ago. Best price in Plymouth at the time.

Let us all know what your best price is and the company....
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Re: I need a new key

Postby KevofCov » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:13 pm

Yep - will detail feedback.
If there is the option (cheaper) to just have the blade I will because as soon as I spend my cash the original key will turn up.....
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Re: I need a new key

Postby KevofCov » Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:31 am

Quick update.

There appears to be at least two types of locks on the Mk8

Visited a locksmiths shop. ‘If we can do it it will be £70 for just a key that works – no buttons’ (all I want). Examined the key and no joy. He called another locksmith shop across the city and they could do it for sure with buttons £130.
Not enough time to drive there but on the way home I called into a Timpsons branch. ‘I can do it, no buttons £65’ The software link was down so no joy, calling back.
There is a chance that his kit can’t do it but the next nearby Timpson branch has different kit and defiantly will be able to do it.
Stay tuned will report back.
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Re: I need a new key

Postby mcbutler » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:01 pm

If you buy a key with no remote then you will still only have one key thet can turn off the alarm and immobiliser!!!
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Re: I need a new key

Postby KevofCov » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:30 pm

I'm thinking that sticking my (no buttons) key into the drivers door will open the door and turn the alarm off (didn't know I had one!)
Then sticking it into the key barrel will start the van (key has a transponder inside?). The only thing that I'll be missing out on is to be able to remote lock.

Happy to be told I'm talking tosh
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