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Citroen Card with scratch panel

Post by MikeT »

Among the documents of my Xantia I have a credit card sized plastic card with a scratch panel on it which bears a code - presumably related to my car.

1. What is it's official name or how should I refer to it?
2. When would I need to use it?
3. Would a replacement be obtainable and at what price?
4. Do all later Citroens have this or were they replaced/revised/dropped?
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Post by Toby_HDi »

Mike, I believe the following is the case...

1. Keycode card
2. When you need a new key coded to the car (I believe the Lexia can do this and needs the code)
3. I believe so but would hate to think of the price or the hoops you may need to jump through to get it.
4. Not entirely sure but would imagine all RF transponder immobilised cars have it, no need for it on the earlier keypad type.

If its relevant, I believe I have one for the Activa and a similar thing for the Coupe.
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Post by Citroenmad »

Yes, i believe thats what its for, though i dont think its a big deal if it gets lost. The Citroen dealer get the codes.

Toby - excellent avatar pic :D
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Post by Toby_HDi »

Citroenmad wrote:Toby - excellent avatar pic :D
Why thank you! :D
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Post by Trainman »

4. Yes they all get the card now :D
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Post by Paul-R »

If the card is lost it doesn't get replaced but a Citroen dealer will get you the key code information (and any other information) for £20.
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Post by wheeler »

1. Transponder or confidential code card

2. There are a few occasions when you would need it, Programming new keys (and remotes depending on the car), programing a new injection ECU & programing a new BSI/CPH/transponder ECU depending on the car.

3. You can get a replacement for around £20 (depending on the dealer) but you dont actually need the card itself, just a note of the number so write it down in a few different places & keep it safe.

4.Pretty much all the newer models have a user transponder code apart fron the C1 (which uses a toyota imobiliser system) & the C-Crosser (which uses a mitsubishi imobiliser system).
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Post by MikeT »

I suspected it would be related to the key and immobiliser but wasn't sure if that was all and it seems not.

Thanks for the information! It all helps.

Slightly off-topic, playing with Lexia, it gave a permanent fault about a key not being registered (or something similar) and a deeper investigation showed 40 counts of this permanent fault.

Unfortunately, after clearing them, I couldn't find the same screen/fault and yet another screen states three keys are registered, whereas I was only given two :?

I'm not bothered about the fault too much as both keys will start the car and I've got the keypass code should I need to reprogram them :lol:
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Post by addo »

The thread title makes it sound like a "scratch lottery" ticket.

Scratch a four leafed chevron and win a new Xantia!

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Post by MikeT »

The key fault spurned me onto deleting and re-programming my two keys which I'm happy to report has worked just fine. I failed first time as I'd left the key in the ignition, switched on when it should have been turned off and removed but good 'ol Lexia just prompted me try again.

Whoever has the third key (there were three keys originally programmed) is now locked out :P
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MikeT wrote:The key fault spurned me onto deleting and re-programming my two keys which I'm happy to report has worked just fine. I failed first time as I'd left the key in the ignition, switched on when it should have been turned off and removed but good 'ol Lexia just prompted me try again.

However has the third key (there were three keys originally programmed) is now locked out :P
Have you followed the procedure of registering the two remote's and the three keys? Pressing each remote button followed by using each key in turn to switch on the ignition as and when prompted by Lexia.

Fault codes relating to keys is almost guaranteed on S2 Xantia's, if everything works then avoid trying to fix it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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Post by MikeT »

Sorry DickieG, typo ("However" now corrected "whoever").

I was only given two keys (one with remote) whereas Lexia told me three keys were programmed so even if the reported malfunction of my key is a phantom fault (because both keys work ok), I thought it wise to delete the key I don't have.

AFAIK, each step must be successful or the Lexia will revert back to the beginning of the failed step so yes, I did all as was required and each stage was confirmed.

From memory the procedure was;
Input number of keys
Input number of remotes
Insert first key, turn on ignition, confirmed programmed.
Press remote, confirmed remote.
Remove first key, insert second key, turn on ignition, key confirmed.