Fiat Panda Key Blank

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  1. Braunston

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    Hi,

    Any suggestions on where i can purchase or get a new blank key cut for my Fiat Panda (57 reg) only it appears i can only get them from Fiat direct, but they will only supply ones with the immobiliser fitted which I don't want.

    I just want the blank key to unlock my steering lock for towing
     
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  4. Braunston

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    try Timpsons shoe shop......they have a wide selection
     
  6. Braunston

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    Hi, Bob

    I have visited 4 different key cutters and 3 of them put the key in an electronic box type arrangement and told me that they couldn't cut me a new one as they don't have the blanks and that the electronic machine shows that its Main Agents only.

    I have contacted my local Fiat dealers and they can supply a key as long as I take all of the ownership paperwork and it will cost £50+ and that's for the standard key not the remote opener one.

    I asked them if they could just cut a blank without programming it and I wasn't getting very far as the chap didn't understand why I would want a key that wouldn't work properly :Doh:. I will visit them next week just to check it out, but f I don't have any success I will give your Brother a ring, thanks for the information

    Braunston

     
  7. Brian and Jo

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    key for panda

    hi braunston.we have a fiat panda on a 57 plate as a toad and when we bought it we said we must have spare key for towing and after a bit of pressure they gave us one :winky: our dealer was t.j.vickers from shrewsbury regards brian & jo:thumb:
     
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    Hi, he does the Keys for the main dealers in this area, so I would say he can sort you out if need be. :Smile: Bob.
     
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    hi Braunston,

    another option, if its for security while towing, is to use one key in the ignition and a spare key to lock the doors, if you have two keys of course



     
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    Quite right - there is a chip inside the plastic, without this you could open the door but it would not start, instead you get the key symbol on the dash.

    Very similar chip to those inserted in cats and dogs. If you want to be posh it's a transponder. Fiat TRANSmits to it and it resPONDS with its chip number.

    Oh dear - I now notice that you do not want it to start - dohhhhhh. Though I did have one car that if locked remotely said it would trigger the alarm if the door was unlocked with the key and opened. Reasonable for best security.
     
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    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    Am i being thick??? :Eeek: Why is this funny???:Doh: Timpsons do cut keys :thumb:
     
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    I think it's a subtle one - WIDE as in wide shoe fitting ???
     
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    walked right into that one didnt i...:Doh:and AGAIN:ROFLMAO:

    was gonna put varied selection but couldnt remember how to spell varied so wide was near enough..
     
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    You'll never make a politician - the correct answer was "I wondered who would get that joke".
     
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    Panda Key


    I had the same problem I told locksmiths that the key was to used by grandson to get into the car so that he could not start the engine. Locksmiths understood this!

    Anyway, assuming that you have key card with your key codes contact North West Key Services: Suppliers of Key Blanks a They provided me with perfect key by return. If you do not have the key card insist on one - your handbook says that you should have it although UK dealers seem reluctant to order them.
    With this key it eliminates another 'get out' by your insurance company. They cannot claim that you are failing to take due care of your vehicle.

    Bryan
     
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