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Old 13-06-2003   #1
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55S - Lost the red key

Punto N Reg 55S HELP

We've lost the red key and when trying to start I get the "key" symbol flashing on the dash. The only way I have managed to start the car is by putting in the blue ignition key, turn to first position, then remove the fuel injection fuse under the bonnet and I then hear a click. Pop the fuse back in and she'll start. Sometimes.

Fiat say they can't do anything without the red key and won't sell me a replacement. They want 800 for a new ECU instead.

How do I get a new Red Key or get round this problem?
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Old 14-06-2003   #2
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Oh dear serious problems mate.
Basically the keys are coded to the ECU, so if you cannot find the Red key (i would turn my house over to find this) you will have to buy and fit a new ECU and new lockset (4 locks) and get Fiat to re-programme the new keys to the ECU.

If you cant find this key, You may want to consider buying a ECU, Lockset and new set of keys from a scrappy near you, may be a couple of hundred quid but it'll save you 500!!
Oh and make sure they have the Red key with it

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