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Let the wife borrow the car this morning, her’s is in for a service. She came waltzing in with a mangled key “what’s happened to the key” says she!!!!!!!:rocket:



No problem thankfully it hadn’t snapped off, 2 new keys cut. They open the doors and boot but will not turn in the ignition. Are MX6 keys chipped? If so, is it an expensive visit to the dealers for a new one?



TIA guys



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There are 6's out there with chipped keys (I think), but not as early as yours (96 on I think).
I dunno.. maybe I'm wrong
 

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Mine is chipped (October 1995). But yours looks like a J spec - so all bets are off!!!!

There should be a small "panel" on the key where the chip fits.

I'm sure the great oracle will be along soon with the definitive answer.............

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I thought if you had a copy of a chip key it would turn the ignition but not start the car? You say yours won't even turn the ignition, that can only be a dodgy copy if you ask me.
Btw, I had the same problem in my old 323F, the place had about 5 tries before they finaly gave me one that turned, but only if you put the key in then kind of pushed it up and then turned it. Got one done at Mazda for about 8 pound.
If it is a chip key I think they're about 90 pound but I believe you can just put the mangled key on the same ring and use the chip from that.
 

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It's a 94 L and I think it's chipped rather than a couple of bad repros, could be wrong. Because it's been imported from South Africa all the security seems to have been beefed up the imobiliser is a five point system. When the fob went and I finally found out that the company who made the system had gone bang, we called out the "specialists" 17 alarm companies who all said the same thing...

"Yeah, we can fix it we'll just put in a new system, cost you about £400 nicker guv"

They came, they tried, they failed.


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The way i read it... the key wont turn in the lock... in which case, that's the reason wifey came in with a mangled key.......

My view is to take a look at the original key as it's easy to see if there is a chip in it...
secondly, try a drop of oil on the key, and work it into the lock... that or it's a dismantle of the barrel...

If the key turns, but doesn't start the car, then it's probably missing the chip...
Dealer only and although it may be only £12 + vat, they may charge much more as they will want to program it for you...

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John,

Does that mean if we have a car with a "chipped" key, (i.e immobiliser) - that, if we give them certain information - they can produce a key for around £12, and it will work? Or, if they reprogram, does that mean that your original key won't work?
:drinkup: - I have only one key - it has a chip, and (obviously) starts the car, HOWEVER - it's not the key that opens the boot (not the "master" key?) - and I am currently having probs opening the boot, therefore, I require the "master" key - how do I do this - and more to the point, what are the robbing type people gonna charge me?

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The way i read it... the key wont turn in the lock... in which case, that's the reason wifey came in with a mangled key.......

John
These may be the words of a buffoon, but if the original key didn't turn it, could it just be the the steering/ignition lock is on?
 

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They should program the new key to the existing format.. i.e both keys should work..

From the registration number, and/or lock number, they should be able to cut a primary key..

The £12 is what it says in the parts catalogue, although there are 2 others with no prices..


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That's due to wear in the original door locks allowing a not very accurate copy to work but the ignition get's less use and so won't work! Study the original and the copies closely I think you'll find minor differences which can be dressed up with a small file.

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And there's your answer...

Other than that, it's a set of locks..

Some off a scapper will do the trick.. and a lot cheaper.


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Hi

If your car is a SA model the key is not chipped - I just called Mazda here in Sunny SA and the dealer confirmed that the MX6's in SA did not have chipped keys - However like mentioned before your car looks like a jspec to me as well and the jspec with 4ws were not sold nor built in South Africa.

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I'm surprised she didnt come back saying the cars been making a 'funny noise' or i think i might have 'clipped' the kerb a bit!

(sorry ladies):shrug:
 

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A woman... owning up to doing something wrong... did you just arrive on this planet? :)
 

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Yeh, what they normaly do is make a mistake and then blame you for it 100%:D
 

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Ok thanks guys looks like I'll have to get the magnifing glass, file and a crate of beer out and see what comes out of the oven :(

It's definately been imported from South Africa got all the original docs, so that means that it's been imported into S.A. prior to the UK. So it's certainly been around.
 
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