So last night, finished work everything was great, niped in the petrol station on the way home to grab a redbull came out, key wouldnt turn!
After trying a spare key and everything else i could think of for about an hour had to get the AA out to get it to turn over.
A hour later, so i have been sitting like a lemon now at the front of a busy petrol station unable to move for 2 hours the AA man turns up.
The guy new of the problem and said it was a common problem on astra's says dont worry we should be able to get it to turn which after have a tube of lube and 10 minutes of jiggling he did.
I though great it works, panic over until he said now the only problem is if you turn it now to the off postion it proberly wont turn again and will cost you a bomb to replace!
He advised me to leave it at a local Vauxhall for them to sort in the morning, but there was no way i was going to leave my pride and joy outside garage over night with the Key in it, all be it with the transponder taken out.
Anyway its now sitting in a mates garage, with by now more than likely a dead battery.
Waiting on VX to call me back to see if they can get the correct barrel in tomorrow for them to replace as i dont want an off the shelve one as then ill have to replace all the locks.
EDIT: VX saying £107 Inc VAT and fitting. Is that a good price?