Replacement car key cost ??

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One of my lads has a Seat Ibiza, at the weekend, the key broke. It's actually the button that holds the key on the fob.

Phoned The local Seat spares department this morning....... £208+VAT

It's only an open close fob, no electric push start or anything. WTF!!!
 

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Tashyboy

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As others have said Timpsons. My old mans fob packed in, he took it in and £40 later he was sorted.
 

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One of my lads has a Seat Ibiza, at the weekend, the key broke. It's actually the button that holds the key on the fob.

Phoned The local Seat spares department this morning....... £208+VAT

It's only an open close fob, no electric push start or anything. WTF!!!
what year is it ?
The problem is its built into the top half of key remotes , did the pin just fall out or did top of key blade break ?. It more than likely wiĺ have to be coded to the car aswell
Over here we have mobile key specialists im sure ye must have same in uk ..
 

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The blade section should detach from the remote button section. I think they have a transponder built into it that as has been said they will need to code the new, and existing keys to the car. VW group often do an option now of having 4 keys when you buy a new vehicle, and the cost of doing so is so much easier to swallow.
Been there, felt the same pain and now get 4 keys as option when buying a new one;)
 

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Locksmith in herne bay does these for about £20, bought a special machine to do them on
Wish I'd Known about cheaper alts a few years ago when the key broke off for our VW POLO.....took it back to Scotlands biggest car dealers at Linwood place...actually thought I could just rock up, get new coded, job done !
So wrong, was TOLD to make appointment ( yeah pal, and you can do one!) So after ( rather warm ) discussion with Sales Manager and Service Manager, taken on the spot, sat with the papers and cups of coffee, hour later, "that's you sir, and that will be £250 oncers"-- couldn't even go nuclear as I hadn't even asked the price ( what a fud!!)
No wonder they were smiling when I crept out with tail between legs, well stitched up-Robbing barstewards!:devilish::devilish:
Goes without saying that new car was not from AC ( and silver passed hands in direction of service dept .--purely to avoid any similar happenings,-you understand:sneaky:
 
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