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BigJimnyMeet (North) 2024 (12 Jan 2024)


BigJimnyMeet 2024

14th July 2024
Parkwood Nr. Leeds

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22 Feb 2024 09:16 #254506 by DrRobin
There is no guarantee that a cheap key from eBay will be physically the same.

As Roger says it is easy enough to get the key recut and I have heard it is possible to take the immobiliser chip out of the old key and put it in the new key.

The remote itself is possible to reprogram at home.

An alternative is you buy a new key with remote, remove the key and just use the remote, then use your old key in the ignition.

Robin

2020 blue SZ5 (one of the last to be registered in the UK)
Ex 2011 Blue Jimny SZ4
Northumberland Jimny Blog

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22 Feb 2024 11:04 #254507 by rogerzilla
I bought a supposedly genuine Suzuki key from an eBay shyster.  The blade had the wrong profile and the plastic bits were thinner and brittle.  The only bit I was able to use was the cover with the Suzuki badge.  They don't call it the Bay Of Thieves for nothing!

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22 Feb 2024 17:05 #254515 by Jamento
excellent. thank you.

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26 Feb 2024 05:21 #254590 by Hughes
Regarding the intermittent full beam indicator, mine had this too, plus the air bag light had the same issue. Its 2 x screws to remove the instrument cluster bezel, (which is a pain to squeeze out as the steering wheel can't be tilted down) then IIRC its pretty easy to get behind the cluster and find the loose plug. Can't remember if i took the cluster out as well or reached behind. IIRC, the plug for high beam is basically behind where the light itself is on the cluster. I was expecting to pull half the dash apart to fix mine but found it unexpectedly easy.
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26 Feb 2024 08:17 #254594 by Phaeton

If you can't get the CL working, then you can fit a £10 Chineesium one off Fleecebay
You're referring to a suzuki standard CL key fob right?
 
No I'm referring to having a seperate fob & wiring in a new unit behind the glovebox

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26 Feb 2024 11:59 #254601 by Jamento
Thanks, Hughes.

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13 Mar 2024 19:32 - 16 Mar 2024 11:51 #255062 by rogerzilla
An update on keys.

I enquired at Timpsons.  Most branches can cut you a key and clone the immobiliser chip but you won't get a remote unit.  If you want remote function (the remote on our gen3 is worn out) some, and only some branches can supply a fully functional key.  The cost is £149 for a generic key and £260 for a genuine Suzuki one.  The difference is the Suzuki logo

Update: just for a laugh (so I thought), I phoned the local Suzuki dealer.  £179.78 for a genuine remote key, coded to the car and all working.  They need to see the V5 and driving licence, and the car needs to be booked in.  So that wins on value terms, I think.

This was for a 61-plate Jimny.
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