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|05-11-2019 08:30 PM|
|1977XLCR||Thanks...it’s in the garage by the (broken) Smart.|
|05-11-2019 03:04 PM|
|1983JZR3W||I like your screen name......that was a really good looking Harley.|
|05-11-2019 09:36 AM|
My 3rd Post...”Nine Flashes”
Well, I bought my 2005 passion Cabriolet about a month ago… It came with only one key, and at the time I didn’t realize how difficult that was going to be. In the last few weeks, I couldn’t find anyone locally who could duplicate the key. Then, last week I tried to leave work and I got the “nine flashes”; The bad one, not the low battery signal but the indication that I was immobilized! I tried contacting SOS last week, but hadn’t received a reply, so I just submitted a quote request. After reading this thread, I think I need some Leroy help! I would definitely buy the $600 thingamajig if it enables me to program keys and get the system working again.
|03-07-2019 10:53 AM|
Send me a PM and I will help you out.
|03-07-2019 07:51 AM|
where do i get that programing machine?
|11-28-2017 04:50 PM|
|Leroy||I sent you a private message with my phone number.|
|11-28-2017 12:05 PM|
|BoBaker||Thanks for all your input Leroy, your posts have helped me through a few issues with my 450. Since I can’t PM yet, I’m interested in being able to program keys, cruise control etc for 450’s in my area. What all do I need?|
|10-29-2011 01:26 AM|
So the moral of this sad story is... (condensed version)
If you buy a car with a FOB-based ignition AND the car only comes with 1 key, bite the bullet and immediately pay the going rate for a 2nd FOB/spare key and the programming to activate it.
Last March I bought a used 2009 Passion with 18k miles on it. It came with 1 key. Before I left the dealership I ordered a 2nd FOB and blank. I paid about $160 USD for: the FOB, 2 blanks (they come as a set of 2), and the programming to add the 2nd FOB to the car.
Total turn-around time - after ordering and paying for the 2nd FOB - was about 3 weeks to a month.
I now have 2 working keys and a blank with which I can use to key the drivers door.
|10-28-2011 03:09 PM|
|idahosmart||About 18 months ago, I only had 1 key for my 2003 450 passion, my second key had gone through the washing machine and that toasted the FOB electronics. So I sent Leroy my one good key, a replacement key fob bought off eBay with my second cut key installed, and the ECU and SAM units from my car. A few days later I was in KC and met Leroy and brought the parts home with me on my flight home. Installed it all again the next day and I once again had two functional keys for my smart.|
|10-26-2011 09:35 AM|
If you are in the northern USA, take your smart to a Canadian dealer.
If you are in the southern USA, contact a Mexican dealer.
Both countries have sold 450s for many years and can service them, including keys.
For Mexico, where you can't bring in two vehicles, you'll have to put the smart on a dolly and find a friend, or use a motorhome to take your 'toad' into Mexico. The motorhome can get a 10 year permit and the 'toad' can get a 180 day temporary importation. You'll have to stay in Mexico with the smart on your 180 day tourist permit.
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