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Old 15-04-2008   #1
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Broken Key Remote

If anyone has made the same mistake as me and put their key through a wash and spin cycle and your key is doing strange things like opening the windows as soon as you go near the car then if all else fails you may want to try replacing the switches inside the remote.

First of all you need to prise off the fiat logo, this can be pretty tricky to do without damaging the logo as its stuck down pretty well.

Then remove the screw underneath and prise the case open ensuring to keep the key part with the bottom half.

You can then remove the circuit board from the top half with the three switches mounted on it.

In my case it was only the unlock button that was faulty by appearing to be constantly pushed in.

for the time being i have robbed the boot open switch to replace the faulty one, but plan to replace them all as soon as the new ones ive ordered have arrived.

Replacement ones can be ordered from Farnell order code 1437634 for 33p each theres a minimum order of 20 but it beats the 150+ fiat quoted me.
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Re: Broken Key Remote

Good call. You may find these from Maplins do the job too 89p

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Oooh good thread, my Boot open button doesnt do anything, although not sure if it's the switch as the light comes on
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Worth noting that key commands do different things based on your comp settings. Check the menu for key functions (that number of little buttons just to the right of the steering wheel).
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Quote Originally Posted by adruss85 View Post
Oooh good thread, my Boot open button doesnt do anything, although not sure if it's the switch as the light comes on
Hi Adruss85,

Just to let you know that the boot release button has to be held for at least three seconds to open the boot and it's functionality does depend on your settings in the menu. You can have the boot release either tied into your door lock release or have it operate independently. If your boot release is tied to the door release, then you can't open the boot from the fob whilst the doors are locked.

Hope that helps!
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