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    Help ! broken key !

    hi guys
    the button on my key has recently broke , i cant use the central locking cause something has gone wrong in the fob (and i have no spare key) , vauxhall tell me its gonna cost £55 but is there any temporary solutions! obviously i cantlock the car by the button the only way is the old school way using the key but this causes the alrm to go off when entering the car!
    any advice or do i have no choice but a trip to vauxhall

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    It should just unlock ok using the key.

    Are you saying the alarm buttons are not working (Led not flashing on the remote)?

    If so open it up and check the battery holder connections where its soldered to the board
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    Ok i had this probelm when i bought my car, at first i thoght it was the battery, because the led didnt light when i pressed the button.
    I took the remote apart and discovered the battery holder had come away from the PCB, so i soldered it back on and it unlocked fine.

    BUT then it wouldnt unlock, took the remote apart and decided it was a micro-button which was the problem, instead of forking out the 50odd quid ffor a new one i got an old key from a scrappy, and replaced the button by soldering one from the scrap key onto mine, hey presto! working Key fob, admittadly battery on mine is goin a bit now so will be replaing that soon

    Hope this helps.

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    i have only one key for may car aswel

    i have a 52 plate coupe so is it only £55 for a new key and programming from vx?

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    cheers guys , im gonna take a trip to the local scrappy tomorrow and try and get hold of key and d.i.y it myself !
    if no luck will have no other option

    baldie87 - its 55 odd quid for just the programming of a new fob , if you need another key its about £110 in total
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    2nd hand key fobs will not work on your car as it is already programmed to a certain car, try and source a new fob from ebay and then get it programmed at vauxhall might save you about £20

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    Munkie.....he isnt using the PCB from the new one, just the micro buttons, gonna solder those onto his PCB and see if that works.
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