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have a bravo with all the keys 2 blue ones and a red master...the one i use all the time has broken, the little button inside the casing of the key that u press to open and close has bust off.i tried the other key but it dosnt open the car at all-the red light comes on but nothing happens..do you have to set the other blue key set to your car?..the spare key starts and opens the car but dose not turn on/off the immobilizer..any help quick would be good cus off work tomorrow...thanks for your help if any
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Re: broken key

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have a bravo with all the keys 2 blue ones and a red master...the one i use all the time has broken, the little button inside the casing of the key that u press to open and close has bust off.i tried the other key but it dosnt open the car at all-the red light comes on but nothing happens..do you have to set the other blue key set to your car?..the spare key starts and opens the car but dose not turn on/off the immobilizer..any help quick would be good cus off work tomorrow...thanks for your help if any
If your cars keys has a little button on it, then your car must have an Alarm. I.e HLX spec or HGT Spec. S and SX's mever had the button on the key.

Anyway, you mention the keystarts and opens the car but doesn't turn on/off the immobilisor. Thats not possible, the immobilisor stops the car from starting. I assume you mean the alarm here.

With the two blue keys, you should of been provided with two 4 digit codes taped to the keys, if not then you will need to obtain the code card from Fiat as they normally have a copy of them, retails around 15. The code card has other valuble info about your car aswell.

Once you get the four digit codes you can reprogram them back into the alarm. You can do it yourself or get Fiat to do it for you. Basically to do it yourself, you need to press the button in the courtesy ceiling light, then ket go. After one flash of the LED you need to press the button the number of times on the four digit code, i.e if its 4.2.1.6, you press the button 4 times, then let go, the led will flash and then you press the button 2 times, then wait for the led to flash and then do the same for the other numbers. Once you get all the numbers correct, the led will flash afew times then stop. If it keeps flashing then it didn't work. However Fiat will do it properly. :-)

To turn the alarm off, some cars have the emergency key overide under the steering wheel behind the fuse box cover. Use the special key to turn the alarm off.

Not much help really im afraid but atleast you get an idea what needs to be done.

If the car doesn't have an alarm and the car wont start due to the immobilisor, then carefully open your old key, then carefully remove the black chip from the key and refit into the other key. Jobs done the immobilisor should now work fine with the other key.
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Re: broken key

i understand what your saying and would like to say thankyou for you reply....i dont have the code for it but there is a 4 number code inside the key casing on the chip board...im gonna try that one its the same inside both blue keys-your right i was supposed to say the alarm not the immobiliser..gonna wake the street up in the morning and try it..had a few beers now waiting for the footie....
again thankyou for your time and help..and if all fail-off to fiat
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Re: broken key

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i understand what your saying and would like to say thankyou for you reply....i dont have the code for it but there is a 4 number code inside the key casing on the chip board...im gonna try that one its the same inside both blue keys-your right i was supposed to say the alarm not the immobiliser..gonna wake the street up in the morning and try it..had a few beers now waiting for the footie....
again thankyou for your time and help..and if all fail-off to fiat
No the code inside the key on the chip board is not the code. Both keys will have a different number. I think some people have repaired the button on the key, some steady soldering and you should be ok. Save you alot of 's as Fiat isn't cheap.
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I hate to jump in but I have a very similar issue, even though it's for my Punto...

My HLX has remote central locking as standard and the rubber button on the key has worn away and eventually a piece fell off. However, the actual button inside still works but I have to get my thumbnail right in there to be able to press it.



Doesn't look that deep from the picture but I can assure you that the rubber was quite thick - although not thick enough to last the number of years this key has been used.

Do I have to get a whole new key? Or can I somehow open it up and shove something in there to make it easier to press again?
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Re: broken key

i would lov to fix it myself but there are 2 main black boxes if u like inside the key cass...a large one and a small one...what one would u replace...ive got to replace the little on/off switch so if i knew what one i had to replace i would...any idea people?????..also just out of interest how the hell do you know what is needed to repair what i have asked..its not like it is bred into you from n early age like spelling is..?..thanks for all your help..
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Re: broken key

sorry i forgot its not just a case of fixing the little clicker back onto the board with the 4 prongs the actuall plunger on the tiny reciver has snapped away from the plastic rod that holds it..i aint no borrower so cant see it being fixed back on..
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