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    Question How do you remove the ignition barrel / transponder?

    Im in the process of replacing my ecu, transponder & chip...the chip and ecu are nice and easy but i cant figure out how to remove the transponder.

    From what ive been reading, the procedure is as follows:

    remove all steering wheel housing
    insert key and turn to I or II depending on barrel
    insert something metal, thin and long into the hole to release the barrel catch
    the barrel then pulls out with the key
    the transponder now slides out

    pretty simple! however, ive searched and searched and i cannot find this hole!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated as i really need to be able to get the transponder off myself!

    ive included a pick of the barrel so hopefully someone can point me in the right direction.

    Thanks in advance...

    2001 Mk4 Astra 1.6 8v

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    ive just read somewhere that the hole is only accessible if u remove the stalk console, can anyone confirm this before i take everything apart AGAIN!
    2001 Mk4 Astra 1.6 8v

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    Hey there,,,

    The hole you are looking for is under the wiper arm,,,, if you release the wiper arm via the clips u will see the small hole under it,, use a small thin electrical screwdriver to push into to release with the key in the poisition u stated,,, dont push down on the rear of the barrel tho as you might break the ignition pins like i did lol,,,, if u need any more help let me know and i will send you a pic of the correct one as i thot i was and feckd the ignition,,,

    I done this just before christmas last year,,, once you realise were tz it takes seconds,,,

    Hope this helps!!!!

    Kind regards,,,

    Johnny-D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    nice one mate, ill check that out, thanks very much!
    2001 Mk4 Astra 1.6 8v

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