I've bought a 02 citroen van a few back and need a spare key cut, i'm told only citroen can do this as its a chipped key (not central locking type) and they want £100.00 pounds for the pleasure.
Is there any one else i can try i hate the thought of paying that much just for a key, this is why i always use independant garages for servicing etc dealers can be sooooo expensive.
You should have a credit type card which you cam scrub the coating off and it gives a number unique to the vehicle .You need this number to match the new key to the ECU if you have not got it then Citroen should provide you with it for a fee no doubt.If it is a chipped key then I think that you are stuck with Citroen.I had the same problem with a C5 and a recently with a Nissan and after all sorts of advice on who could and can do it only the agents actually could £65 for the C5 and £145 for the Nissan.
I don't understand this point - surely if it isn't remote central locking, surely it is just a key that can be cut because it just needs to fit the keyhole. My Multispace has one remote key and one "ordinary" key which fits the keyhole, if the blanks are available can't it just be cut by "Mr Minute"? Or am I barking up the wrong tree? Or are the blanks not available?
citroen key replacement @ £100.00!!! -
From what I understand of it, yes blanks are readily available, but inside the keyfob itself is a transponder chip that needs marrying up to the vehicle immobiliser. Without the chip all you'll be able to do is unlock the door.
They can usually do them for about £40, on some cars they clone the existing key and transponder, if it's a remote fob too, they usually need the security code and to programme a new remote to the vehicle.