I'm an Aussie Astra owner (The new one - AH). Now I've got a situation i thought would be easier to solve. I bought an astra wagon to fit a surfboard in, and its great! But obviously i can't take the key in the water because of the electronics. Now what ive done before i got a key cut without the electronics just to open the door, and i lock the real key in the car when i go surfing. When i went to get it done with this car the locksmiths said they dont have the blank and referred me onto holden to get the blank. When i went to Holden they offered me a new key for $100 but it was the key with all the electronics. Now i could buy that key, pull it apart so the bit that flicks out is all i carry, but thats an expensive way to do something that should cost me $5.
Anyone had any similar stories? And hopefully had success somehow. I'm very concerned that leaving the key wrapped up in a towel on the beach is going to get me into trouble sooner rather than later. I would think that Holden would be able to provide me with a blank. Possibly Vauxhall do?