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Member Since 09 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Feb 13 2013 02:51 PM

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In Topic: No Keys For Mondeo

12 February 2013 - 05:27 PM

Indeed, but I'm not going to stoop to his level as it'll come back and bite me, I'm sure! They (my neighbours) are in court for a lot more besides at the moment :)

And no, he didn't touch the cars (other than stealing the stereo from my camper van). The only vehicle not covered by our CCTV system...

The locks/ keys aren't a big issue, I can get the key number from the locks and get some blanks cut for not too much, but yes, more for a remote one. As you say, the problem is the immobiliser system, which is why I figured it may be easier (ok, cheaper) to just replace the whole shebang with a scrapper's lockset. I don't want to splash the cash on the vehicles as they are for sale, and I'm skint!

Apparently the immobiliser can be read and new RFID chips can be programmed to match it (as Clive has said above). There are a few auto locksmiths on the Isle of Wight but I haven't found one who can do it yet. And the Ford dealers really are tight! They give nothing for free, not even 2 minutes of their time...

In Topic: No Keys For Mondeo

10 February 2013 - 12:12 AM

Suspended sentance and about £300 fine. No compensation. Rubbish!
The authorities could have at least confiscated his car and given it to me :)

In Topic: No Keys For Mondeo

09 February 2013 - 05:56 PM

Hi Stoney871, thanks for the tip but I've looked into this. Even the cheapest local guy will charge me a few hundred per car, which I simply don't have. I'd prefer to just swap over all the gubbins from another car as it'll only take a couple of hours, and if I get a couple of keys this is worth even more.

Opening the vehicles & getting keys cut is no problem, it's the immobiliser side that's the pain! And I want a remote key fob :)

And home insurance? £100 per car for stolen keys, with a receipt for work done within 28 days of the incident. As I was out of the country at the time, this didn't happen. A real shame as you'd think this is what home insurance is for... :(