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Hey all, was looking for some info on key remotes. I tried every combination to search this but not really finding the answers, so sorry if this is a dumb question or if its right under my nose!

Will the new style Elise key fobs work for the '05 security system? If they do, where can I order? Is purchasing through the dealer my only option? My vehicle only came with one, and I'd like a spare. The new ones are much better quality/style so I'd like to go with that.

I was at my 'local' dealer and asked this same question, and all I got was a bunch of blank stares from Audi Techs. They had nobody that could answer any Lotus questions for me at the time. Thanks for the help.
 

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Hey all, was looking for some info on key remotes. I tried every combination to search this but not really finding the answers, so sorry if this is a dumb question or if its right under my nose!

Will the new style Elise key fobs work for the '05 security system? If they do, where can I order? Is purchasing through the dealer my only option? My vehicle only came with one, and I'd like a spare. The new ones are much better quality/style so I'd like to go with that.

I was at my 'local' dealer and asked this same question, and all I got was a bunch of blank stares from Audi Techs. They had nobody that could answer any Lotus questions for me at the time. Thanks for the help.
In a nutshell, no the new alarm key fobs will not work on the early cars. The only fobs that will work on the '05 are the 2 button Cobra fobs marked 7777 on the back cover.
 

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Thanks for the quick response guys. Guess I'll be hitting Ebay.

Oh, and by new, I meant the 2008 models. Much classier keys/remotes.
 

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Hey Viper, do you have the documentation that came with your car for the 2008/09 alarm programming? I can not find any where.
 

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The information that is in the owners manual is for the cobra alarm. The Cobra alarm is not installed on the 08 model year Exige. I had an 05 Elise, and I can tell you it is a completely different system, than the 08 model.
 

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Yes it is different, but I would have thought it would be in a 2008 handbook. You mean they supplied you with a 2005 handbook for a 2008?
The information that is in the owners manual is for the cobra alarm. The Cobra alarm is not installed on the 08 model year Exige. I had an 05 Elise, and I can tell you it is a completely different system, than the 08 model.
 

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Hey Viper, do you have the documentation that came with your car for the 2008/09 alarm programming? I can not find any where.
I have the '08MY new system suppliment. If you cannot find it elsewhere, let me know & I can scan & send a copy to you.

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-Grant
 

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i wonder if the 2010 new key fobs that were describved in the press release will be interchangeable to the earlier model years.
 

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Scrumpot, that would be great if you could do that for me. If you want to send me a PM, I can give you my e-mail address. You are the only one that I know of that actually got the supplement. The owners manual that I got was exactly the same as my 05 Elise manual.
 
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