Fiat Red Keys

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  1. Jim

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    All you Fiat owners, do they still do have a red master key? All models? If no. What year did they stop the practise? Thanks
     
  2. Carol

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    We have one Jim and our's is a 2000 model.
     
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    from what i can find on various fiat forums it appears 2002 onwards has no red key.

    Kontiki is a 2001 and does have red key.:thumb:
     
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    Hi Jim

    Our 2004 does not have a red Key nor did our 2003.

    Our 2002 one did though. Not sure if that helps.
    Sonja
     
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    What is a "red master key"? Jim.

    Doug...
     
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    until recently, the only way to get new keys was to produce the red key.....this contained the full immobiliser codes.
    the black/blue keys only had the bare essensial code in the transponder.

    lost keys and no red key meant a new ECU which integrates the immobiliser unit...over £1000.

    there is now at least one company who can clone a key from the black or blue keys...about £45
     
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    probably a 2001 model chassis/cab, stood in a compound for months on end.
     
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    I think the red key was last used on the 2.8 IDT engine it ended when the 2.8jtd was introduced
     
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    ours is a 2.8jtd 2002 reg with red key , but i think its a 2001 van body
     
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    Jimyou might like to look into why Fiat gives out key code cards to new owners in the rest of the EU but NOT in the UK:Doh:
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    2006 2.3 JTD Series 15, no Red key
     
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    red key

    my dad has fiat punto n reg it has a red key sometimes the dash lights up key code whilst driving
     
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    Ah...do you know, but are sworn to secrecy? :Wink:

    I thought mine was missing...phoned Danbury and was told that no key code cards are supplied by Fiat. According to "the web", Fiat was requested by the UK insurance companies to withhold the cards since they were deemed "a security risk". I did get an ISR number, and apparently this is supposed to give dealers access to a secure database of start/radio/alarm codes for a particular vehicle, and is etched onto the Doblo.

    Not sure how true this is.
     
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    Hi Jim, mine us a 2002 and I have a red key
    Lesley
     
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    our old 1990 fiat highwayman had a red master key
     
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    Ours is a 2006 2.8jtd . It doesn't have one. We were told by the dealer they stopped making them on our model .

    But when we bought the MH last December we insisted on "the red key" after reading on MHF and the dark side , that we must be given one.
    Dont take no for an answer, it will cost you a fortune to get one , get them to knock x amount off the price if they dont give you one to cover the cost etc etc.....

    Felt a bit daft afterwards :Blush:
     
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    Hi Geo, I just want a line in the Buyers guide about them, something like

    "if the Fiat vehicle is pre 2002 then ensure you get the red master key"

    Would that be good advice or not?
     
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    looking at the other replies 2001 -2002-2003 I would ask the question and ask it firmly, as stated the key replacment cost without one escalates
    Geo
    ps very impressed so far:thumb:
     
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