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Switching to Newer Key
#1
So the buttons on my key have never worked so had to open the car manually every time (which is an issue when the locks freeze!), and im fancying a newer key such as from a 208/308 or something newer and nicer, how would I go about this? Would it be as simple as taking insides out of my car key and swapping them over an voila?
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#2
Nope, the micro board is shaped to the key! And if or when you open the key up there's a little black chip wedged in one of the corners of the key case that must be transferred with the key blade and chip board in to a similar key shell! Later 208 or 308 key cases will not line up with the buttons on the board!
Might be a daft suggestion but have you tried swapping the batteries in the key for new ones?
Cr2025 iirc x2 pack of 2 energisers in asda for under a fiver and almost always works after changing them! Rofl
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#3
Done and done.

Takes some careful modding of the new key.
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#4
I guess piggy has done this before then! I didn't know it was poss!
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#5
Nothing like the key "flick" of a new type fob lol
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(13-01-2016, 04:42 PM)Piggy Wrote: Nothing like the key "flick" of a new type fob lol

Might be worth doing a guide on it piggy! Sure as fk most of my keys in recent years have been a bit crap!
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#7
fit an aftermarket locking kit and you can have any type of key you want
im currently running a flip key on my gti6

   


and im running a peugeot ish std key on my daily Wink


   

https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/
GTI6 Info

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#8
No WAY I'm taking that key apart to show how fiddly the bugger was lmao

   
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#9
Wait...you don't have working RCL on your HDi? Think that'd be one of the first things I'd fix!! lol
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Locks dont freeze if well oiled too bud Smile
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(13-01-2016, 06:12 PM)Piggy Wrote: Locks dont freeze if well oiled too bud Smile

do not oil locks, graphite power or lube is what you need, I speak from working for a locksmith for a couple of years, oil attracts dirt and shit, will clog the mechanism up eventually Smile
Phase 1 D-Turdo, K14@24 psi, De-cat, meaty backbox, Bosch pump, grinded LDA pin, duel air fed K&N =133.7bhp & 188ft/lbs
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#12
Interesting... Good info.
Always oiled mine with 3in1

Not had a problem yet... But thats worrying!
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#13
Don't need to lube locks these days with RCL... Wink

Until the battery dies anyway. lol On the ph3 diablo I had back in 2010 it had one seized lock and one with half a blade stuck in it... That was fun when the RCL stopped working a week after buying it... Dodgy
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True with 306s... But for instance the 206 petrol cap needs a key... As do some other, dare I say, non frenchies
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(13-01-2016, 06:23 PM)Mattcheese31 Wrote:
(13-01-2016, 06:12 PM)Piggy Wrote: Locks dont freeze if well oiled too bud Smile

do not oil locks, graphite power or lube is what you need, I speak from working for a locksmith for a couple of years, oil attracts dirt and shit, will clog the mechanism up eventually Smile

Yeah they recommend you rub a pencil on the key and then insert it into barrel.Doing this a few times should lubricate the lock fine
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Late 306s have a key as well, as do a lot of earlier 00's stuff... Lot of hassle compared to the EasyFuel on the Focus. Tongue
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Wow...never knew late 306s had a key fuel cap...never seen one.
The pencil/graphite idea is a good one
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(13-01-2016, 07:22 PM)roland rat Wrote:
(13-01-2016, 06:23 PM)Mattcheese31 Wrote:
(13-01-2016, 06:12 PM)Piggy Wrote: Locks dont freeze if well oiled too bud Smile

do not oil locks, graphite power or lube is what you need, I speak from working for a locksmith for a couple of years, oil attracts dirt and shit, will clog the mechanism up eventually Smile

Yeah they recommend you rub a pencil on the key and then insert it into barrel.Doing this a few times should lubricate the lock fine

100% true fella, as we all know pencils are graphite and not lead like they were errrrrrr a long time ago Big Grin . . . . .  a pencil is what i use if i don't have any powder to hand, don't get me wrong, oil will free a seized lock but it will clog the mech in the end . .Smile
Phase 1 D-Turdo, K14@24 psi, De-cat, meaty backbox, Bosch pump, grinded LDA pin, duel air fed K&N =133.7bhp & 188ft/lbs
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(13-01-2016, 08:02 PM)Mattcheese31 Wrote:
(13-01-2016, 07:22 PM)roland rat Wrote:
(13-01-2016, 06:23 PM)Mattcheese31 Wrote:
(13-01-2016, 06:12 PM)Piggy Wrote: Locks dont freeze if well oiled too bud Smile

do not oil locks, graphite power or lube is what you need, I speak from working for a locksmith for a couple of years, oil attracts dirt and shit, will clog the mechanism up eventually Smile

Yeah they recommend you rub a pencil on the key and then insert it into barrel.Doing this a few times should lubricate the lock fine

100% true fella, as we all know pencils are graphite and not lead like they were errrrrrr a long time ago Big Grin . . . . .  a pencil is what i use if i don't have any powder to hand, don't get me wrong, oil will free a seized lock but it will clog the mech in the end . .Smile

(13-01-2016, 08:02 PM)Mattcheese31 Wrote:
(13-01-2016, 07:22 PM)roland rat Wrote:
(13-01-2016, 06:23 PM)Mattcheese31 Wrote:
(13-01-2016, 06:12 PM)Piggy Wrote: Locks dont freeze if well oiled too bud Smile

do not oil locks, graphite power or lube is what you need, I speak from working for a locksmith for a couple of years, oil attracts dirt and shit, will clog the mechanism up eventually Smile

Yeah they recommend you rub a pencil on the key and then insert it into barrel.Doing this a few times should lubricate the lock fine

100% true fella, as we all know pencils are graphite and not lead like they were errrrrrr a long time ago Big Grin . . . . .  a pencil is what i use if i don't have any powder to hand, don't get me wrong, oil will free a seized lock but it will clog the mech in the end . .Smile

+1 my bro is a locksmith and uses ambersil graphite spray powder! Great stuff for less than the price of 2 new batteries! ;-)
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(13-01-2016, 07:49 PM)Piggy Wrote: Wow...never knew late 306s had a key fuel cap...never seen one.
The pencil/graphite idea is a good one

Yep, Y reg onwards I believe, I've only ever had one daily with it. I hated it lol, but couldn't just swap it for a standard one as the filler neck is different.
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(13-01-2016, 08:18 PM)Redordead89 Wrote:
(13-01-2016, 08:02 PM)Mattcheese31 Wrote:
(13-01-2016, 07:22 PM)roland rat Wrote:
(13-01-2016, 06:23 PM)Mattcheese31 Wrote:
(13-01-2016, 06:12 PM)Piggy Wrote: Locks dont freeze if well oiled too bud Smile

do not oil locks, graphite power or lube is what you need, I speak from working for a locksmith for a couple of years, oil attracts dirt and shit, will clog the mechanism up eventually Smile

Yeah they recommend you rub a pencil on the key and then insert it into barrel.Doing this a few times should lubricate the lock fine

100% true fella, as we all know pencils are graphite and not lead like they were errrrrrr a long time ago Big Grin . . . . .  a pencil is what i use if i don't have any powder to hand, don't get me wrong, oil will free a seized lock but it will clog the mech in the end . .Smile

(13-01-2016, 08:02 PM)Mattcheese31 Wrote:
(13-01-2016, 07:22 PM)roland rat Wrote:
(13-01-2016, 06:23 PM)Mattcheese31 Wrote:
(13-01-2016, 06:12 PM)Piggy Wrote: Locks dont freeze if well oiled too bud Smile

do not oil locks, graphite power or lube is what you need, I speak from working for a locksmith for a couple of years, oil attracts dirt and shit, will clog the mechanism up eventually Smile

Yeah they recommend you rub a pencil on the key and then insert it into barrel.Doing this a few times should lubricate the lock fine

100% true fella, as we all know pencils are graphite and not lead like they were errrrrrr a long time ago Big Grin . . . . .  a pencil is what i use if i don't have any powder to hand, don't get me wrong, oil will free a seized lock but it will clog the mech in the end . .Smile

+1 my bro is a locksmith and uses ambersil graphite spray powder! Great stuff for less than the price of 2 new batteries! ;-)

 I agree with you, i also have asked locksmith fulham near me about it and they also suggested me to use ambersil graphite spray powder.
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