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    Re: Spare Key

    I'll rewrite all this as an article (or two) before I forget any of the details.
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    Re: Spare Key

    My programmer arrived today (very prompt considering...), just waiting for the SOIC8 adapter now.

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    Re: Spare Key

    .....still waiting for the SOIC8 adapter at the moment. Keen to move this along so hoping it turns up soon.

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    Re: Spare Key

    Yay, adapter arrived, PM sent Robin.

    This is the CODE unit I'm working with:

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    Re: Spare Key

    So far, so good - it looks identical to one of the green label boxes I've been tinkering with.

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    PM now sent to the right person.....

    Doh!

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    Re: Spare Key

    Quick update on this. After a couple of minor glitches, sorted with help from Graham, we have success. The first issue was with me using the wrong format for extracting the data, easy fix, the second was just how picky the system is about the orientation and position of the chip in relation to the reader coil, again solved with info from Graham. I had an extra twist to work through as it turned out my spare key already had a chip in it, which was confusing things no end. After removing the non-working chip and putting the new one in it’s place I now have a proper spare key. Final step for me is to print something to hold the butchered remnants of the original spare key! I had to take a hacksaw to it to get the transponder out, it being a solid moulded key rather than the hollow shell ‘remote’ type.

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    I found an online source for new keys for a sensible price and was looking to get one if I’d not been able to get my existing spare to work.

    https://www.car-keys-online.com/afte...156-gt15r.html They offer keys for both 156 and 166, pretty reasonably priced too considering.

    A huge ’thank you’ to Graham for all his hard work getting this issue sorted out and for helping me get a working spare key.


    OK Robin, you’re next! Pop round whenever you like and we can begin the process by reading the CODE box on your car.
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    Re: Spare Key

    ...and the final product. Not exactly elegant, but it'll work for an emergency spare key. I suppose I could print a car-shaped body for it?

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    It's official, Graham is a genius, they work!!!!!

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