Originally Posted by tinman
The immobiliser can be flashed to the new key. Are you telling me you A) had only one key to the car, or B) your wife kept ALL the keys in ONE handbag????? Are you serious??
No Valet key hidden in the kitchen somewhere?
I'm afraid I was serious, but if you're married you know what women are. We have now managed to get keys cut locally in England and then had them programmed to the immobiliser unit at another garage without having to change the immobiliser unit.
It means of course that the original thief (or his Deputy Dog) could still get into our car with our original keys now in his possession, but as they were stolen in Belgium and we are located in England I think it an acceptable risk even though our home address was in my wife's stolen handbag.
P.S. Don't visit Brussels without a shotgun.