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L1's fleet - 99 pug shenanigans - cutting keys at home

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On 6/22/2020 at 1:19 PM, loserone said:

Mrs L1 has lost the keys to the 205.

I found them halfway down the garden, but decided it would be best to have a spare ignition key.  I have a key blank but I'm avoiding small confined spaces with the public in, so I sat with a file.




However, I didn't want to have to carry two of these bulky keys around, I bought them for the 306 which needs a transponder


On the left ignition, on the right doors.

In the middle, god knows


(Apparently I have to spell it out.  I cut each side to copy a different key; now I have one key which does it all, but has the be the right way around)

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On 6/22/2020 at 7:22 PM, Tepper said:

Can you not just knock the guts of it out with a broom handle or whatever once it's removed through the open ends, then refit without it looking any different?

That’s what I would do (have done for a few diesel cats) and in the case of a dpf have it mapped out.

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Many thanks to @Jimbob McGregor for his assistance this evening, the 406 now has a list of things to sort and is fundamentally sound.


Tightened the throttle cable and fixed* the swirl flap actuator with a couple of zipties, it's now fast enough to make the horrific brakes and Chinese ditch finders a problem.



Economy is also suitably improved.

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