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Codecard missing

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2017-03-30 08:20:20

I am a moment away from buying a second hand x500 Evo and I have noticed that the current owner does not have the codecard and the remotely. Only a black key and the master key are precent.

Is this a big problem?

Can I never buy a spare key or a new remote without this codecard? Or is is there a way to resolve this code that is needed Or should I not buy the scooter at all without the codecard?


2017-03-30 10:14:19

Hi, I think you don't need the master key to obtain spares keys. If you have only one key, you can clone it, in a key service store, as I did many month ago. The cloned key is the one I use everyday, and I haven't any problem with it.


2017-03-30 10:15:25

To my opinion is not a good sign that user don't have it, could happen but strange. The owner have some receipt or invoices ?

Personally I already have all of them and never had problems with the key,... I should see on the user manual.

2017-03-30 10:53:38

zafiros: as I have read in the manual you need to learn de scooter the new key with the masterkey otherwise the immobilizer will not recognize the key. Maybe you don't have an immobilizer active?

2017-03-30 11:04:04

Maybe it's possible to contact the first dealer that delivered the MP3.

Hopefully the code is in his system.

You can always try!

2017-03-30 11:12:53

harry: Is about a X9 Evo 500, but I like the way you think, maybe I can find out who the dealer is.

2017-03-30 17:17:23

Looks like he isn't the first owner. I have the Code Card and Brown Master Key for my scooter. The price of a new spare Service Key was £45, when I last looked, but you don't need the Code Card to Program a Blank Key. You definitely need the Code Card, as this is required to tell the Key Cutter how a Replacement Service Key is cut. If you lose your only Service Key, then you will have to send your Immobiliser/ECU away to have 2 new Keys cut (Master & Service) - around £100, or £150 to Reprogram the Immobiliser at the same time. Look at A. J. Suttons site - This has clear instructions on Programming a Blank Key - it states that you must Program ALL Service Keys, not just the new one. I have phoned Piaggio, at their UK Head Office, and they have been very helpful and knowledgeable. They may not be able to tell you the Code Card No. at present, because you are not the owner, but may be able to tell you after you have bought the scooter. I wish you the best of luck with this - hope it all goes well.

2017-03-30 18:56:51

Daveh: thank you for your explanation. When I own the scooter I will try Piaggio at first to get the keycode. Looks like the best way. Regards Roy

2017-03-30 19:57:57

nl2rma: Hi Roy - so, you have bought it then? Or just waiting for the cheque to clear? We found that the 500cc Piaggio Scooters were too heavy, (ankles, knees & back not strong enough, now) so we went for a Beverly 350ST. I looked on various websites & Forums, to find out the weaknesses of the m/c, before the money was handed over, and it is amazing how helpful everyone is. The dealer gives a "Lifetime Warranty" with all s/h bikes (as long as you have it serviced & MOT'd there) but not some makes (Piaggio is one.) I can see their point of view when I read the problems that Piaggio owners have, on the various Forums. Take care out there. Regards, David.