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Hi Is it possible to have a dedicated thread for just this, what was used for what car and if successful. I find that not all work even though they say they do.

Look forward to your thoughts

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First off welcome.

As a newbie to the site thats quite a way to introduce yourself.

I suspect you are new to the Auto business and require access to everyone else's skill and knowledge.

Most forums work on the principle introduce yourself first and offer help and advice before asking for experts to give you all the knowledge they have spent years learning.

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2 minutes ago, grahamparker said:

First off welcome.

As a newbie to the site thats quite a way to introduce yourself.

I suspect you are new to the Auto business and require access to everyone else's skill and knowledge.

Most forums work on the principle introduce yourself first and offer help and advice before asking for experts to give you all the knowledge they have spent years learning.

Harsh but fair :grin:

carry on!

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Hi I'm an auto locksmith here in the uk. As most of us are using key diy i thought it would be a good idea to try and get something up and running to help everyone.

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alot of what you would like to see already exists , there is alot of info already out there , and what is already there could be so much better if keydiy users could be bothered . one such example is the keydiy app that you have on your phone already if using kdx2 , if not you can still download this to your phone.

the app has a great feedback feature , when you open a remote , there is feedback available , this feedback is users confirming the make model and year the remote worked on and is pretty accurate , sadly alot of remotes do not have any feedback entered , which surprises me alot , after all worldwide keydiy must have at least 500,000 users at a conservative estimate , im sure that if every user entered their successes here each time as it was designed for , then the coverage picture would be crystal clear , but alas people dont , in fact less than 10% of users bother to post feedback , which is a shame , every user has the power to improve this by registering accurate feedback on the app , if they did you would have a full resource at your finger tips , but saying that whats there can still be very useful.

on a forum what you ask for is almost impossible to have within a thread , as with so many posts and so many questions , searching for what you actually need would be a nightmare , so now it needs the forum owners to create a downloadable pdf or a read only reference link to do what the app already does, alot of work and i suspect some cost for the forum owners. they then need to have enough experienced users to collate the info but not just the claimed coverage but the verified working coverage , again alot of work that im sure most would charge for , so more expense .

this is the issue on most forums and on most facebook groups , there is so many posts that finding specific answers and coverage is not easy , this is because no one has collated it all into 1 easy to read reference point , i dont know many experienced guys who will collate and publish such a list , they already see the untrained inexperienced beer brigade armed with keydiy slashing rates to work for a pack of wine gums , they would be cutting their own nose off if they spent alot of time to complete such a list for the price cutters to benefit , so many keep the hard earned info to themselves , even if someone did this and then published it in a closed forum , many would copy it and share it everywhere else and the end result would be rates dropping to include just half a pack of wine gums.

if everyone on this forum chipped in with bits on a thread over a year , you would get alot of posts in a thread that would be a nightmare to navigate and search for what you wont if not collated and organised , and i doubt it would contain the depth of feedback info already on the app , that app could be pure gold for all if users could be bothered to add to it , sadly more take than give back so is unlikely to ever happen .

im sure if stuck and you ask a specific question about a remote in the keydiy section in the trade only section then someone will im sure help you out , its a great idea to have such a resource for those without the info to learn from , but unlikely to happen , maybe this is something you could collate and share here , im sure you would be thanked by those that need it

so what part of the country/world are you from baz , and how long have you been trading as an auto locksmith , and welcome to the forum

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