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Old 1st December 2009, 09:25   #1
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Question how do i replace an ignition key

Hi, I am the proud owner of a 2000 Rover 75. Unfortunately I have lost the spare ignition key. I went to a specialist locksmith who told me that the technology for the key is BMW and they wouldnt be able to make me another one. Any advice as to how I can get a replacement as I am now guarding my remaining key like a child!
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Old 1st December 2009, 09:45   #2
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A new key will cost somewhere between £140 and £180 as it needs to be ordered from Germany and then needs a T4 session to code it to your car.

I think there are some members on here who can help with obtaining one and coding it.

Where in the country are you located?

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Old 1st December 2009, 09:46   #3
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Best of British are relatively cheap but not worth the effort if you're not within driving distance of Darlaston (West Mids).
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A new key will cost somewhere between £140 and £180 as it needs to be ordered from Germany and then needs a T4 session to code it to your car.

I think there are some members on here who can help with obtaining one and coding it.

Where in the country are you located?

Derek

thanks for this derek - i am near Stoke-on-Trent if you know of anyone.
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Best of British are relatively cheap but not worth the effort if you're not within driving distance of Darlaston (West Mids).
Hi thanks for this info. I live near Stoke-on-Trent so it would be ok to take the car to darlaston especially as my son lives in Birmingham. Can you tell me who this Best of British is? Thanks a lot - Paul.
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thanks for this derek - i am near Stoke-on-Trent if you know of anyone.
Out of interest is it possable to reprogram a Zt remote from one car to another ?or a rover 75
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Out of interest is it possable to reprogram a Zt remote from one car to another ?or a rover 75
There are 3 parts to a key. The blade, The circuit board and the ECU chip.

The blade can be replaced cheaply <£10
The circuit board has a unique number normally in the form of a barcode. If you have the barcode you can reprogram the board to other cars. Or replacements can be had for <£50

The chip is the problem. This is the bit that costs a load of money as they are unique to the car.

You can swap circuit boards and reprogram the car to accept them but you still need a chip to start the car.
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Hi thanks for this info. I live near Stoke-on-Trent so it would be ok to take the car to darlaston especially as my son lives in Birmingham. Can you tell me who this Best of British is? Thanks a lot - Paul.
Here you go:-

Best of British.

265 Darlaston Road,
Darlaston.
WS10 7TG.

Tel: 0121 526 5444/5506 Fax: 0121 526 5505.

e-mail: Sales.bestofbritishrover@btinternet.com
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Here you go:-

Best of British.

265 Darlaston Road,
Darlaston.
WS10 7TG.

Tel: 0121 526 5444/5506 Fax: 0121 526 5505.

e-mail: Sales.bestofbritishrover@btinternet.com
Do they supply keys, or just program?
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Do they supply keys, or just program?
I got the key from them Duncan. Took, I think, 3 weeks, and the programming took 15 minutes.
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