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    As above - just I have 2or3 sets ov keys of my last vectra and astra and I think corsa there where the spare sets I got with the car and when I traded in the cars I never could find them.... can I sell them ???? How do I go about it or do i just chuck them

    Ps this isn't a selling thread I just want to know can I or can't I

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    Once the keys are coded to the car, then that's it.

    In short, a 2nd hand fob can't be coded to another car.

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    So there useless then?

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    No, they'd work fine on the cars they're coded to
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    I have bought second hand key fobs from eBay before. All you need to change is the transponder chip & the key blade that's in the key fob if you want to swap fobs. There is a procedure you need to go through to get replacement fob working to suit your car. I changed fobs to a VW flip key fob when I had my Seat Ibiza Fr Tdi. Once I had changed over the chip in the key fob I put my spare key in the ignition & used the new fob & key to open the door by turning the key in the door lock.
    The procedure is detailed on any VW owners forum.

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    Edit - Double post
    Last edited by rosssri; 22nd December 2011 at 08:48.

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    You need a new key as the transponder is built into the electronics and cant be swapped.

    With the old Vauxhalls the car was coded to the key, With the new ones the key is coded to the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosssri View Post
    I changed fobs to a VW flip key fob when I had my Seat Ibiza Fr Tdi. Once I had changed over the chip in the key fob I put my spare key in the ignition & used the new fob & key to open the door by turning the key in the door lock.
    The procedure is detailed on any VW owners forum.
    Yes, but that's for VAG cars, not GM.

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    I can't see the benefit, unless someone wants the carcase
    The transponder won't be any use and they key element is already etched, so both parts would need to be replaced

    Personally, drop the transponder in water and drill through the key (snapping it into at least two parts), then dump in the bin

    I wouldn't even try to forward them to the new owner, as this may have changed, unless you are certain they are still the owner
    You could perform a V5 check just to make sure, but the new owner has probably replaced the missing key, or had the transponders/locks replaced

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