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Old 12-11-2010   #1
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Unhappy Key for Seicento

I have a 2002 Seicento. I would like a spare key for it if I can get one at a reasonable price. It has a blue key with a '2' and triangle with 2 circles round one of the angles on the triangle. The other side has the code c265. I phoned Timsons. They can copy it but for 280. Does anyone know of someone in Glasgow or the West of Scotland who can do this for a better price? At 280 I would just have to stick with one key.
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Re: Key for Seicento

Same issue i have its prohibitively expensive to get a spare
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Thanks. I can't help thinking that there must be a simpler solution as it doesn't even have a remote locking system. The whole car only cost 900.
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At 280 it would be cheaper to go to FIAT.??? No????
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Its not the fact of the cl its the immobiliser you need a special computer program and equipment to code the new key to match the immobiliser in the ECU

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Im just being mega careful with the key lol
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Re: Key for Seicento

Thanks. Being careful with the existing key looks like the best option. Car is not used that much as its was bought for my daughter to learn to drive in, and she's at university now only comes home every week or two, and doesn't always use the car when she does come home.
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Re: Key for Seicento

This key needs to be ordered from the dealer using your vin, takes up to 7 days to arrive. You then need to get it programed using dealer or autolocksmith.

Oh, you also need to supply the electronic code.

There are other ways but this is the easiest and cheapest.
approx 200 total (key cost about 125).
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Thanks. Being careful with the existing key looks like the best option. Car is not used that much as its was bought for my daughter to learn to drive in, and she's at university now only comes home every week or two, and doesn't always use the car when she does come home.
A little tip for u, i had a plain spare key cut in the event of me loosing or breaking my coded onto a key so if the need be i have a spare cut key to copy onto a coded key and the spare key does everything except start the car and it only cost around 2.00, at least it,s a back up rather than have to change locks, ecu etc.
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lol i was gonna say that but then i wiped it out and didnt bother. if you did that to get into the car there is an emergency start up procedure too isnt there ??
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Re: Key for Seicento

Its not easy or cheap to do this. The cl key can only really come from Fiat. Aftermarket keys are available for about 25-ish (non cl).

There is other ways, also complicated, usually by reading the chip inside the body computer, reading the key ID, loading the ID into BC chip, calculating unique key codes, programming those codes into new key. Add to this the need to remove and replace the body computer.

I bought the AK48 unit to do this, but not managed it yet on the bench, mainly due to not having a Siecento with the keys missing!.

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I am sure that when we got 2 keys sorted, by the main dealer, it didn't cost more then 50 each, but we had the key code card. Ordered the keys and then week or two later the dealer phoned, then it took them about 15mins to sort them out. Although this was a few years ago, but 300 for a key it a bit much.

They where type 2, c265 blue keys.
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Re: Key for Seicento

you could get a normal key or two cut, snap the key part off the standard one, and tape the blue chip part to the ring for the immobiliser behind the cowl, the ecu will think that the chipped keys there and will start the engine with any key. this is pritty much what you have to do if your fitting a remote engine start alarm.
only thing is, I'm not sure what the insurance would say if it got nicked and dumpped.
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I have a 2002 Seicento. I would like a spare key for it if I can get one at a reasonable price. It has a blue key with a '2' and triangle with 2 circles round one of the angles on the triangle. The other side has the code c265. I phoned Timsons. They can copy it but for 280. Does anyone know of someone in Glasgow or the West of Scotland who can do this for a better price? At 280 I would just have to stick with one key.
Think you need the red key that came with the car when it was new to make it simple, Fiat would do you a new blue key and you could reprogram the ECU to recognize the new blue key yourself.

If you buy the car without a red key you need a 280 GBP discount. The red keys are like ball point pens they vanish, but not before they train the blue keys.

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MPI's don't have a red key, AFAIK, only the 2 blue ones.
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Re: Key for Seicento

That is a very interesting solution to the problem. I don't know if I'm bold enough to open up the only key for the car though. I will certainly get a plain key copied though in case of accidents like a snapped key.
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