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Post by Julesanian on Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:51 am

When we got the van it came with one key and  a remote locking/unlocking fob. In addition we got a spare key without a fob. 
My question to you 'fountains of all knowledge and springs of eternal optimism' is: has anyone bought another remote and if so where from and how did you program it ?
I guess it will be easier to program a spare when you already have the original fob ! I live in dread of breaking the one and only fob ...
Cheers for any help.
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Re: Spare Remote

Post by mossystone on Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:01 am

My local auto locksmith supplied a new key and fob, cut the key and programmed it for £165.
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Re: Spare Remote

Post by Alf on Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:12 am

Julesanian wrote:When we got the van it came with one key and  a remote locking/unlocking fob. In addition we got a spare key without a fob. 
My question to you 'fountains of all knowledge and springs of eternal optimism' is: has anyone bought another remote and if so where from and how did you program it ?
I guess it will be easier to program a spare when you already have the original fob ! I live in dread of breaking the one and only fob ...
Cheers for any help.
Try Timpson's usually at most big supermarkets they do all types of car keys

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Post by Gromit on Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:40 am

Timpson's machine can't "read" the chip in some key fobs, but there are usually several key cutting shops in the high street.

Don't use a main dealer unless you are desperate. I think it was Paulmold who was quoted £300 by Peugeot!!  censored!    all confused

Timpson's and the others charge only a fraction of that cost, and Timpson's offer a replacement or money back guarantee (your choice) if the key doesn't work.

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Post by Julesanian on Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:45 pm

Thanks for the tips guys. If I was desperate I'd have to pay the sums you're suggesting but I'm not needing the key cutting, I'm only needing a spare remote to lock and unlock. Peugeot supplied an extra key but without the fob the tight fists !
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Re: Spare Remote

Post by Libraryman2 on Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:55 pm

Slightly off topic, but I called the main Peugeot dealer today about the remote fob and the deadlock function!!
In the handbook, it says to press the centre button twice in order to deadlock!
Speaking to the service engineer, he said that one press deadlocks the doors anyway, and two presses just means that you have to unlock the doors by the key only!

Still not fully sure I know how it works but I don’t see what thought we’re deadlocks on my peugeot cab doors.

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Re: Spare Remote

Post by Gromit on Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:51 pm

Julesanian wrote:Thanks for the tips guys. If I was desperate I'd have to pay the sums you're suggesting but I'm not needing the key cutting, I'm only needing a spare remote to lock and unlock. Peugeot supplied an extra key but without the fob the tight fists !
I think you'll find it's the chip that costs the money. The actual cutting of the key is cheap and trivial by comparison, and takes only two minutes on their pantograph machine.

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Post by Mike187 on Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:11 pm

Libraryman2 wrote:Slightly off topic, but I called the main Peugeot dealer today about the remote fob and the deadlock function!!
In the handbook, it says to press the centre button twice in order to deadlock!
Speaking to the service engineer, he said that one press deadlocks the doors anyway, and two presses just means that you have to unlock the doors by the key only!

Still not fully sure I know how it works but I don’t see what thought we’re deadlocks on my peugeot cab doors.

Ray
When the doors are deadlocked you can't open them from the inside, which causes a problem if you have a flat battery and you want to open the bonnet! You can open the drivers side door but not the passenger side door as there is no electric to unlock it and no keyhole. So you you have to either take the battery cover off and connect jump leads to the battery assuming you have longs leads and get the donor car near enough to the drivers door or remove the battery off the van.

And yes I am speaking from experience! rolleyes

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Re: Spare Remote

Post by AutoSleepyDon on Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:28 pm

Libraryman2 wrote:
In the handbook, it says to press the centre button twice in order to deadlock!
Speaking to the service engineer, he said that one press deadlocks the doors anyway, and two presses just means that you have to unlock the doors by the key only!
I think your right i.e. two presses to deadlock, not one.
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Re: Spare Remote

Post by mpbarrett on Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:22 am

Not all key fobs can be copied. Our 2011 Symbol  Peugeot based van could not be done, had a very helpful mobile guy try for 2 hours, he did warn me before hand that he might not be able to do it.

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Re: Spare Remote

Post by Greyhound on Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:17 pm

Also depends on if you have an alarm fitted.

I went for the Autowatch alarm that the dealer was offering and the second press turns off the internal movement sensors - useful when leaving dogs or kids in for brief moments.

I'm surprised you only got one remote though.  I got the standard key which is the big block with spring loaded key and remote built in and then a separate blade key with remote on a fob.  So all in all I have 2 keys and 2 remotes (one of which is built into the key).
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