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    The original owner of my year 2000 3200GT has refused to hand over the red key despite a court order to do so. I have a red card with a number code.

    My question is: I have the opportunity to acquire a red key from a wrecked car,can that key be programmed by an electronic key expert using the code on the red card ?

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    Senior Member CatmanV2's Avatar
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    I don't think so.

    Why on earth won't they give up the red key? My understanding is he can take your car with it

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    Also you need the original red key to program "blank" new black keys to work with your car.

    The red card is only for the alarm (makes noise when doors opened without beeing disarmed) . But the red key includes a transponder to autenticate with the ECUs anti-theft system (engine doenst start when not the right key is used). The code for that is on a grey card so you need a grey card and the code form there as well to be complete and to do the alternative start procedure if needed.

    Other cars red key has differnt transponder code, so you would need to swap red key/ECU /door locks from the wrecked car and reprogram the black keys.

    Potentially there is help here

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    I've never heard the likes. If you have a court order and previous owner ignoring it, go back to court
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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    I've never heard the likes. If you have a court order and previous owner ignoring it, go back to court
    Yep. There must be some enforcement. I think the only other option would be a complete replacement of ECU's for alarm and CODE and new locks all round. So I guess you could be getting the bailiffs in to pay for it

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    It's not a dealer is it?
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    if you can find a company that can reprogram the immobiliser you can replace the keys and erase the original red-key from the system. This would render the red key useless. unfortunately the company in wales that did this for me, do not do this any more i don't think. But its possible, and i thought some one recently had found another company that could do it in the UK? You have to get the new keys from Maserati and you cannot buy another RED key, but you can program a new black key to do everything the RED key does, I have a black red key :-).
    This company in New Zealand seem to be able to sort it out http://www.fixmyimmo.co.nz/index.php...biliser_repair there must be some one in Europe who can do it too?
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    Why would anyone refuse to hand over a red key? Is there a sordid tale?
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    Why wouldn't someone hand over the red key, what is his logic?
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    did you offer them any money for the red key? if i was in your position i would have offered them about Ģ100 for it.

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