C4 Picasso DIY Key Replacement

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C4 Picasso DIY Key Replacement

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Hi again chaps, as promised I have more questions that I'll ask one by one lol

If I was to buy this key with the PCB and swap the blade from my existing key would it need to be programmed with Diagbox?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hot-For-C2-C ... %3A2334524

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Re: C4 Picasso DIY Key Replacement

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So the key would have the old (correct) blade and a new body with new electronics? Yes, it will have to be paired using Diagbox (or similar).

And then (separately) pair the remote lock/unlock function.

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Re: C4 Picasso DIY Key Replacement

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Yes that would be the case, I'd swap my blade into the new case with the new electronics. I was hoping it would be like my old Xsara Picasso key and could swap the transponder chip but it seems like it's soldered on these ones.

I'll need to take a trip to the dealer for the security info as I don't have it to program the keys

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Re: C4 Picasso DIY Key Replacement

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Just got off the phone to my local Citroen dealer who have said if I call in with my V5, driving licence and a utility bill they'll give me the customer confidential code with no charge, I was expecting having to cross their palm with The Queens head so I'm over the moon.
Key has now been ordered from eBay and I'll let you all know how I get on when it arrives. Hopefully there's nothing that can go wrong during the programming, I don't mind telling you that I''ll be a bit nervous :rofl2:

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Re: C4 Picasso DIY Key Replacement

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New key arrived today and paired fine. Central locking now working :)