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    Mk3 keys..

    Now I tried to search for this but came up empty, so if its been talked about in the past I apologise.

    I recently bought a 96N merit estate, fantastic condition considering the price I paid and its age, but it came with just one key, so today whilst in town I asked how much to get a spare key cut... £25!! I nearly died!
    The guy said it was because of the chip inside, which deactivates the immobiliser - I didnt even know it had one.
    So I pried open the plastic of the key, and sure enough, theres a chip in it.
    What Im asking, is that is it correct that my car has an immobiliser, because as far as my insurance company is concerned it doesnt, so Ill be letting them know and maybe they'll reduce my insurance and does anyone do replacement keys cheaper than Timpson?!

    Sy

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    From November 94 a immobiliser was fitted as standard to the MK3 petrol cars (Jan 95 for diesel versions)

    The insurance company should use the same list I have just got this information from and do your insurance accordingly
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    yeah timpson's in bishop charged me an arm and a leg for my last mk3 astra chip key - although a couple of years ago they only charged £21. Just do it, you only need one.

    And be glad it's only an astra key - some new (particularly german) cars cost £360+ for replacement keys!

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    Ok, it seems my reply never made it on here last night, lets try again lol...

    Autosparks: they'll ignore anything to get more cash outa us wont they. Im gonna give them a ring tomorrow, not like havin the factory fit immobiliser will make much of a dent in my premium like.

    and can I just say, £360!?! its 3 inches of metal and plastic!!!
    We're the mugs for paying these kinda fees too.

    Cheers guys

    Sy

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    Got mk3 merit here and its a 95 merit petrol face lift mk3 and that dont have a imboliser on it?

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    I lost my card, so to get the details up again is £20 odd. I got quoted £60 ish to get a new key for my astra, so i havent bothered. Don't see why the muppets cant just clone my key! ¬_¬
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