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    New Car Great! Old Keys Bad :(

    Hi, just bought a new astra: W Reg SXi 3 dr


    I think my key fobs are broken. I've opened up the keys, but they're packed with bits of paper to make them work.

    Anyone know wot the options are for replacing the keys or how much Vauxhall charge to fix them?

    Thanks,

    Beth

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    all you need to do is solder the battery holder back into place

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    Balls, that means I'll end up getting to do it.

    Where's Veon he can work a soldering iron
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    eh... Ve...who? my soldering iron has currently taken up residence in the church

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    Oh don't worry I've got one... I just can't use it very well
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    Hi Beth, welcome to AS - show us ya pics (car and you) then make yourself at home!
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    my key was the same in my SXi and all i did was put a bit of paper inside the key fob and it worked fine for me
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    Mine are the same, i had to stick a couple of bits of thin card in to make the connection.

    Around £100 for a key and to have it programmed etc

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    Just bridge solder the broken terminal, or buy a new battery holder fom Maplin's or somthing like that
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