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    Hi all. My original remote key fell apart earlier this year, so I dug out the second and have been using that, but now that one has stopped locking the car, (unlock works ok)

    Just sh@t myself at Rimmer's price for new ones, so I thought I'd ask on here if anyone knows of any cheaper, reliable alternative sources?

    Thanks

    Neil

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    Can't you get one of these and swap over the blade and internals. I know your lock has stopped working but is that a mechanical problem or electronic? Maybe use the internals from your original if they still worked before the key fell apart.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Rover-75-MG...8538306&chn=ps



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mean Green View Post
    Hi all. My original remote key fell apart earlier this year, so I dug out the second and have been using that, but now that one has stopped locking the car, (unlock works ok)

    Just sh@t myself at Rimmer's price for new ones, so I thought I'd ask on here if anyone knows of any cheaper, reliable alternative sources?

    Thanks

    Neil
    This is going to be contentious but Marinabrian on the OC is a genius with repairing keys

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    i had a similiar problem when my cover got holed . i bought one off eBay as Nich shows, for a few pounds together with the micro switches that are used, swopped over the blade , p.c.b. board and chip and all is working, my only reservation is they are not as well made as the originals resulting in you having to press very hard on the buttons operate, but will get you out of a hole.You may consider getting a spare key or keys from a scrap or write off which you could use as a donner for your internals, otherwise it will cost quite a bit to replace with new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Les4048 View Post
    This is going to be contentious but Marinabrian on the OC is a genius with repairing keys
    I suppose even he could manage to swap the internals from the old key to a new one without too many stupid, puerile comments. After all there's nothing elitist about a key is there? I suspect he will be able to find something though.

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    Trim Level: TL8.9 (M3).

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    11th ZT-T 260 SE in Pearl Black (PBT) out of 23 produced.

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    Bought a pair of these over a year ago. First one still in use and operates fine.

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    Thanks Nich. It's not the lock that's the problem - the remote won't unlock, although it still locks the car, so I guess there's an internal issue. Neil
    Quote Originally Posted by Nich View Post
    Can't you get one of these and swap over the blade and internals. I know your lock has stopped working but is that a mechanical problem or electronic? Maybe use the internals from your original if they still worked before the key fell apart.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Rover-75-MG...8538306&chn=ps



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    Ok, thanks guys - all worth considering. I'll post what works when it's resolved. N

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    Good find Les.

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    Manufactured on Tuesday 27th April 2004 @ 12.17.47.
    Commission Number: 24468.
    Brochure Model: M3 Tourer 4.6 V8 260PS.
    Specification Code: L01B.
    CICode: D1511.
    Trim Level: TL8.9 (M3).

    65th ZT-T 260SE to be made out of 114.
    11th ZT-T 260 SE in Pearl Black (PBT) out of 23 produced.

    Manufactured in the UK by MG Rover Group Ltd.


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