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I dont have the security code card for the imobiliser on my C3. The previouse owner says he hasnt. Can this number be traced, legaly of course.
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I am sure Citroen will have a record of the number on their system somewhere.

What do you need the card for?
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My Name: alsie2

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Joined: Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:14 am
Model: C3 2006-2009, Facelift model
Year: 2008 (08)
Engine Size: 1.4 i
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 37
Trim Level: Cachet
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No

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The handbook with my C3 puts stress on sellers passing on this card, which comes with every imobiliser. Its in case the new owner has problems with the system and needs assistance. They say its a big job without the code. Bet many of you out there havent got this lnfo. Would like to get this info for peace of mind given the electronic probs said to haunt the C3.
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It is useful to have the code if you need to program keys but otherwise not really needed. If you want it, you can ask Cirtroen but at a cost. Depending on your definition of 'legal' there are sources on the internet who can give you the code from the chassis number. What they do isn't illegal, I'm not sure about the software used to generate the codes though?
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My Name: alsie2

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Model: C3 2006-2009, Facelift model
Year: 2008 (08)
Engine Size: 1.4 i
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 37
Trim Level: Cachet
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No

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Thanks for the info folks, good to have some back up in case of probs. On another issue, just had another beep and faulty message, thought i had cracked that one, no wonder owners go mad over this problem. Expecting the next beep and message to be YOU SHALL NOT WIN. Got to be a way to neuter this system or at least find the beeper.
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