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Title: Remote key fob
Post by: gusty66 on October 10, 2012, 10:15:45 PM
Need help to get a key fob to lock and unlock the car, I have only got one key which is the spare.
Not sure if its RF or IR remote needed, my rear view mirror has a clear led/sensor on the front and back.
Anybody could recommend a cheap way of getting a new one or a company that can do it!
Title: Re: Remote key fob
Post by: SilverBeast on October 10, 2012, 10:46:53 PM
As it's a MKII I believe it's probably an RF remote (mine is).  As it's a Ghia the led/sensors on the rear view mirror are probably for an auto dipping rear mirror (mine doesn't appear to work though).

I believe there are instructions in the owners manual and the FAQ of this site on 'pairing' the remote.  They can unfortunately just stop working though.
Title: Re: Remote key fob
Post by: gusty66 on October 10, 2012, 11:09:36 PM
Ok thanks, only need a key fob now. Where is the best place to get one?
Title: Re: Remote key fob
Post by: gregers on October 11, 2012, 07:44:20 PM
my cupboard, ;D just found my spare to my old gal, ;)
Title: Re: Remote key fob
Post by: gusty66 on October 11, 2012, 10:52:41 PM
If you would like to sell it then let me know a price? :-\
Title: Re: Remote key fob
Post by: gregers on October 12, 2012, 09:01:30 PM
havent got a scooby on what the average price on ebay they are going for,

it has a black chip in it.
and the code is siemans 5wk4 790/97/98.
Title: Re: Remote key fob
Post by: SilverBeast on October 12, 2012, 10:37:18 PM
Looks to be from 10-60 with most being around 20 including postage this link may work for ebay completed listings --> http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=ford+galaxy+remote+key+2&_in_kw=1&_ex_kw=&_sacat=0&_okw=&_oexkw=&_adv=1&LH_Complete=1&_udlo=&_udhi=&_samilow=&_samihi=&_sadis=200&_fpos=&LH_SALE_CURRENCY=0&_sop=1&_dmd=1&_ipg=200 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=ford+galaxy+remote+key+2&_in_kw=1&_ex_kw=&_sacat=0&_okw=&_oexkw=&_adv=1&LH_Complete=1&_udlo=&_udhi=&_samilow=&_samihi=&_sadis=200&_fpos=&LH_SALE_CURRENCY=0&_sop=1&_dmd=1&_ipg=200)
Title: Re: Remote key fob
Post by: gusty66 on October 13, 2012, 07:41:54 AM
Used keys about 8-15 and refurbished keys with a blank 25-70
Title: Re: Remote key fob
Post by: strett1972 on October 13, 2012, 12:07:56 PM
i got mine of ebay for 40.00 remote and blank key then i had to get it cut and programed, most auto lock smiths do the lot for about 155.00 all in around here
Title: Re: Remote key fob
Post by: gregers on October 13, 2012, 06:44:00 PM
try getting it cut at timpsons,they done mine,iirc about 8.
Title: Re: Remote key fob
Post by: strett1972 on October 14, 2012, 05:17:35 PM
timpsons will only supply and cut blanks and not cut blanks supplied by yourself Due to copyright issues..
Title: Re: Remote key fob
Post by: gregers on October 14, 2012, 07:40:48 PM
timpsons will only supply and cut blanks and not cut blanks supplied by yourself Due to copyright issues..

and how long has this farce been in then.

as they cut mine,which was bought from ebay.
so this is either a new rule of theirs,or you have an arse of bloke working there.
Title: Re: Remote key fob
Post by: Mirez on October 14, 2012, 07:59:44 PM
Been in for a while now mate - they wouldn't cut my ebay blank, not for copyright reasons (interesting?) but because they keep damaging the cutting machine as the ebay blanks aren't the correct thickness! I went back the next day (when oddly enough the blank was supplied from VW lol) and it did indeed do through the blank to leave a hole :(
Title: Re: Remote key fob
Post by: gregers on October 14, 2012, 08:09:24 PM
well you learn something every day.

i must have been lucky then,i had no probs when they done mine,mind you that was a few years back now.
Title: Re: Remote key fob
Post by: strett1972 on October 14, 2012, 08:20:41 PM
the chap who cut and programed my key said most blanks are from china on ebay and are a harder steel but poor quality!! which can wreck the cutting head with the first cut! ??? so beware
Title: Re: Remote key fob
Post by: gusty66 on October 16, 2012, 09:16:41 PM
Does anyone know if you can use a two button flip key from vw?
Title: Re: Remote key fob
Post by: Mirez on October 16, 2012, 09:36:30 PM
Yes, BUT you'll need to match the frequency and make (HELLA / SIEMENS etc) VERY carefully as the systems aren't compatible. You'll then need to open it up and remove the VW transponder. You can then modify it to accept the Ford transponder and code it all together ;)
Title: Re: Remote key fob
Post by: gusty66 on October 17, 2012, 10:08:47 AM
As I got my galaxy without a remote key fob how do you find out what frequency it uses or if it is seimans/hella?
Title: Re: Remote key fob
Post by: Mirez on October 17, 2012, 04:55:45 PM
Ahh, that'll be more awkward then :)  You'll need someone with a similar vintage to give you the details of their key - there are only three types fitted (Mk1, Mk2 and late Mk2) so you should be able to get the info quite easily for your's

From memory I would suspect its a Siemens @ 434 MHZ
Title: Re: Remote key fob
Post by: Chrispb on October 17, 2012, 05:22:16 PM
If this helps my MK2 52 reg AUY is a Siemens 433.92khz with these numbers, 5WK4 790/97/98
Title: Re: Remote key fob
Post by: gusty66 on October 17, 2012, 10:24:39 PM
Possible may be the one, mine is an auy 02