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    So as the title says i've lost my car key, i don't have a spare one either. What do i do now? Any help would be much appreciated, i'm useless with cars, my dad usually deals with everything but he's on holiday just now.
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    what car is it?
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    well i didnt lose my car key.. but the lock just stopped working.. and i had to replace the lock that cost £60 for a new barell, fitting, and included 2 keys thats for a VW

    But if you need to replace the keys for the ignition as well your talking a lot more money

    Have you checked with your insurance company sometimes they cover lost keys? I know M and S car insurance do key cover? And they pay for everything
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    Tried the tennis ball thing?
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    (Original post by The-Wi$e-One)
    what car is it?
    Its a punto, P reg. It's not got central locking or anything.
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    (Original post by azhao)
    Tried the tennis ball thing?
    ??
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    (Original post by azhao)
    Tried the tennis ball thing?
    that dosen't work.
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    (Original post by azhao)
    Tried the tennis ball thing?
    I don't think it will start the engine! And it's not very practical if it actually works!
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    contact the dealership they should be able to help you as i assume it has an imobilser, therefore the igniton key has a chip in it. if not its most likely going to be a case of new locks.
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    (Original post by The-Wi$e-One)
    contact the dealership they should be able to help you as i assume it has an imobilser, therefore the igniton key has a chip in it. if not its most likely going to be a case of new locks.
    It does not have an immobiliser. Its just a really bog standard key. How would i go about getting the locks changed? And any idea how much it will set me back?
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    Keep looking for it if the cars on your drive chances are your keys are somewhere in the house. Seen as your a girl check all your handbags god knows how many times ive found something ive been looking for 6months later in a handbag i dont use that often
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    (Original post by cactus kid :))
    It does not have an immobiliser. Its just a really bog standard key. How would i go about getting the locks changed? And any idea how much it will set me back?
    3 or 5 door?

    locks are maybe 20-30 a piece igntion switch will need changing mabye 50

    a garage will be able to do it. no idea on labour. a breakers yard may be better. you may find a car with all locks in tact.
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    Blates due to quantum entanglement :yep:
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    (Original post by The-Wi$e-One)
    3 or 5 door?

    locks are maybe 20-30 a piece igntion switch will need changing mabye 50

    a garage will be able to do it. no idea on labour. a breakers yard may be better. you may find a car with all locks in tact.
    3 door. Thanks for your help
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    (Original post by cactus kid :))
    3 door. Thanks for your help
    no worries
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    (Original post by azhao)
    Tried the tennis ball thing?

    I thought that was only for old (pre 1990) Audis.
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    I lost my car key for my old renault and I swear the bloke who sold it me never have me a spare. Anyways, in the end after searching the entire house for like a day and knowing I needed the car soon I had to get an auto locksmith out.

    It was quite complicated to get driving again as he had to break in to get something out the car I needed urgently,then make the car secure. Then we had to go to the renault dealership ( he drove me and managed to get them to get me a new key fob.+some codes on the spot as he said if I went on my todd they would charge me hundreds as I know F all about cars just for the parts and make some bull up about needing to order it from France )Then he had to go back and cut the key. All told it took 3 hrs and cost me about two hundred pounds. If you include breaking in , driving me to renault , cutting the key the mucking about inside the car with the electrics/ immoboliser.

    After all that I found the key two weeks later in the dog basket. Hope you find it as the alternative is very costly.
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    (Original post by The-Wi$e-One)
    3 or 5 door?

    locks are maybe 20-30 a piece igntion switch will need changing mabye 50

    a garage will be able to do it. no idea on labour. a breakers yard may be better. you may find a car with all locks in tact.
    got new locks fitted and everything for a 51plate VW golf at a local garage for £60..for a punto though you will most likely have to go to a scrap dealer and buy one because they don't make the car anymore so it will be really cheap..ring a scrap yard!
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    if you ring up a local garage tht specialise in your car they sometimes have a key like a master key to unclock your car the lock needs to be changed and the imobliser reset if you have one. i lost mine cost about 130 to get sorted
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    I can open my locks simply with a similarly sized key...

    In saying that, I've heard of other Defender owners that can open their locks with a 5p :p:
 
 
 
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