This aftermarket replacement 3 button flip-key shell can be used to replace a broken flip-key for Alfa Romeo 147, 156 & 166GT keys as well as other models.
This key shell has 3 buttons for lock, unlock & boot and the key profile matches Silca SIP 22 or JMA FI 16.
KIT INCLUDES FLIP KEY SHELL ONLY - NO ELECTRONICS INCLUDED.
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This style of Alfa Romeo flip-key using the Silca SIP 22 or JMA FI16 key blade is fairly common and can also be used with some Fiat & Lancia models.
Things to note are the position of the buttons on the front of the shell as they are offset and feature symbols for Lock, Unlock & Boot. The battery compartment is fitted in the side slot where the key blade sits when folded away. The battery compartment is opened using a flat blade screw driver to move the arrow from Lock to Unlock.
You don't have to replace your entire flip-key just because the shell is damaged or the key blade has broken away from the plastic body.
Here we offer you a top quality replacement flip-key shell for your old broken flip-key. Having a key covered in tape to hold it together or with holes in the buttons is never a good look and can be a real frustration.
The kit includes the front and back sections of the key shell with the flip-key mechanism and a key blade which needs to be cut to match your old one. Even though this is an aftermarket key shell, there is a round recess in the back cover to place a logo sticker. Under the logo sticker you will see there is a screw which holds the front and back sections together.
You may need to replace the double sided tape on your old logo sticker before refitting it to the new shell.
Swapping over your remote into the new shell is pretty easy to do yourself or come into our shop and we will swap them over for you, cut the key blade and test the battery for you.
Please note we do charge a fee of $50 for this service and this is only offered at our shop in East Victoria Park, WA 6101.
If you do not live close by you can swap over the remote yourself and have the key blade cut at your local locksmith or key cutting kiosk. This type of key cutting is usually referred to as laser cut or wave cut.
To swap over the remote, first you will need to open the shell, which can be done by using a thin flat blade screw driver to lift the logo sticker away. Now you can undo the philips head screw under the sticker. This will allow you to open the 2 halves of the key shell and remove the circuit board from your old key. Once you have checked the circuit board over to ensure it is clean and undamaged place it to one side. The transponder chip in this type of key is usually a small ceramic ID46 type chip and will be located near the key blade. Carefully remove it and put it with the circuit board.
Now check that the circuit board is clean and does not have any corrosion or dirt on it. If it does and you wish to clean it, use PCB cleaner but make sure no battery is connected to the board. This is very important as if you spray PCB cleaner on the board and there is still a power source i.e. a battery connected you can seriously damage the circuit. Use a lint free cloth to very gently clean the circuit board.
Once cleaned allow at least 20 minutes for PCB cleaner to evaporate before replacing the battery.
While the battery is out of the battery holder, you can test to see it has 3 volts using a multi-meter if you have one.
Once the cleaner has fully evaporated you can replace the battery in its holder and place the remote in the new key shell. Secure the 2 halves using the screw in the logo recess and now your key is ready to be duplicated at your local locksmith shop or key cutting kiosk.
It is always wise to use a reputable key cutting shop to ensure your key is cut accurately as even the smallest variance in the dimensions can prevent the key from working correctly. We calibrate our key machine regularly to ensure it is working to the most accurate level possible.
|No. of Buttons||3 BUTTONS|
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