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    2012 Fiat Gucci fob is broken and locksmith is unable to add new key

    The alarm control and transponder on my only fob both stopped working. I couldn't stop the alarm or start the car. He tried repairing it but couldn't. We ordered a new one from the factory with my VIN number. With all his scanners and his laptop he was unable the new key with my PIN. According to this http://www.digital-kaos.co.uk/forums.../t-506992.html my BCM is locked out since I triggered the alarm. Has anyone ran into this problem? This locksmith has worked on plenty of Fiats and never ran into this. Thanks

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    Edit: missed the part where it was your only key, I believe the BCM does have to be replaced. It's not cheap for sure.
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    It may hurt by try taking it to the dealership. They have more access to the computers than anyone and can probably unlock the BCM and get the key set up right. Unfortunately manufacturers only have to let certain access to the systems out there for the aftermarket and retain a lot for themselves only.

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    Sorry to hear this. Work involving the immobilizer is probably best handled at the dealer who can reflash modules. Let us know how you make out.

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    So the Fiat dealer should have the ability to flash the BCM and unlock it? I've called the a couple of dealerships in NYC and honestly the locksmith sounds a lot more knowledgeable. It's a pretty long tow to either one. Does anyone have any experience with putting a used BCM into a different car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnyside_Fiat View Post
    So the Fiat dealer should have the ability to flash the BCM and unlock it? I've called the a couple of dealerships in NYC and honestly the locksmith sounds a lot more knowledgeable. It's a pretty long tow to either one. Does anyone have any experience with putting a used BCM into a different car?
    Most locksmiths have an inflated sense of their own abilities. I haven't heard of anyone being successful with a locksmith in fixing key issues on a Fiat, no matter how much the locksmith swore up and down ahead of time they could fix it. Does your locksmith offer a 100% money back guarantee, parts included, if he fails? If not, go to the dealer.
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