Aygo/C1/107 as a Toad

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  1. Hillbum

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    Can anyone throw some light on using a "blank" key to unlock the steering lock and not allow the car to be started?

    I understand that one A frame supplier suggests this is the way to go but I cannot fathom if the blank needs to be with/without chip in key. I have sourced both types on web. Also when the word BLANK is used does this mean just that, or does it need the grooves in the key, or is that what actually allows the car to start.

    IF the key has chip and connects to the ECU will there be any problems? Likewise if the blank unlocks the steering what is the situation if the "proper" key is used to lock the door (with the blank in place)
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    Basically a blank key will need cutting to turn the ignition swith, but not actually switching the igniton on, thus releasing the steering lock, so the toad will go round corners with the m/h. You will be able to lock the car with the original key (recommended) so if and when you stop for any reason the toad cannot be entered by any opportunist scrote!
    Hope this helps,
    cheers, Dave:thumb:
     
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    Bang On Davejen, beat me to it...........
     
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  4. Hillbum

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    Thanks, but does the "blank" need the chip in it?
     
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    mike mcglynn Funster Life Member

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    Blank key

    No Chip required as only used to operate steering lock:Smile:
     
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    You will probably find that a the second (spare) key which comes with such cars is just a key and not the push button type which activates the central locking.
     
  7. DJA

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    Toad key

    Hi

    Somone has suggested you can get the blank keys from ebay for as little as £3.

    What happened with us is when we bought the Aygo auto we negotiated a 3rd key from the dealer. What would normally happen is they get the blank key for your car then they chip it to match your keys.

    If you get them to provide the blank unchipped the key will turn in the lock sufficient to unlock the steering wheel and if turned far enough to turn the engine over. However because the key is not chipped the engine will not start because the immobiliser is not deactivated by the key.

    As already said you lock the car with a normal key.

    Hope this helps.

    Doug
     
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    We got our 'non-chip' key from Timpsons. The biggest problem we had was in confirming thay's what we wanted:BigGrin:

    We went this route so that we wouldn't have to leave a working key in the car (Nissan Pixo). When we purchased the car, we asked the dealer if they could remove/disable/break the steering lock but they said that wasn't possible.

    Malcolm
     
  9. Hillbum

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    Thanks for all the advice.
    1st problem is to chase up Toyota dealer for second key, never mind a third!!
    When we PX'd a Nissan for the Aygo they insisted on having two keys but could not provide for us. They have ordered one, but that was 3 weeks ago. One grumpy visit tomorrow.
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  10. Larrynwin

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    My spare key which I use when towing my 107 went faulty while we were away in Ireland.
    Car would not start so called out rescue , he fiddled for ages, then suggested we try main key and "bobs yer uncle" it went.
    I suggest you get a new key from dealer and ask them to un match it so it unlocks steering but does not de activate immobiliser:thumb:
     
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