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    went out for a drink on sat nite and took my car keys
    the mrs phoned and needed something out of the car,i told her were the spare key was and hung up.
    another fone call 5 mins later alarm blairing in the back round she said she had to open the car using the key and not the buttons as they did not work told her to try and start the car as i thought this would turn the alarm off.it didn't a lock just appeared on the dial
    alarm eventually went of itself and i get home used my key and it worked as normal.
    went today and got a new battery for the spare key and it will still not work,any ideas

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    Engine : 2.3t

    Year : 2006

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    needs programming dealer jobby.

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    but it used to work !!!

    does it need a reprogramme jobby everytime there is a battery change

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    When you remove the battery, you only get a matter of seconds to replace it or the key will have to be re-programmed. If you allow the battery to go completley flat then chances are it will already be at that stage.

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    you only have a set time to change the key's battery or it loses its code. The dealer is supposed to ask for them at time of service so they can do both batteries.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    try this. it wrked on vecy b


    Place non workin key into ign so dash lights are on not started. then press and hold the lock button (about 10-15 sec) might be the unlock button cant remember? the drivers doors had to be open also? worth ago i suppose?

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    cheers for the imput guys will give that last post a go cheers

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    you may get lucky and it'll just need re-syncing to the car as per the above post ( or as in your handbook) .. or it may have completly 'forgotten' the key ( unlikely) in which case it just needs programming back to the car..

    more than likely just the resync..


    BTW, you need to change the battery within 30 seconds of removing the old one..

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    keep us updated

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    no luck looks like a re-programming needed when i try the spare key the ingnition and radio come on but there is a pic in the wee box on the dash of a car with a lock through it and nowt happens

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