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    Hi guys on my new C I've got a problem with the key. The keyfob buttons are worn right through, down to the metal contacts underneath.

    Where's the best place to get a new key? Can I get just the shell with buttons and swap my innards over?

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    ebay

    Just rebuild repair refurb, simples there are some how2's I think on it somewhere

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    Yes, I just bought a new set of outer covers for the key - worked brilliantly. Before unlocking was really hit and miss, it took five or six presses to get the thing to work. I thought I needed a new key because the internal microswitch was knackered. But I got one of these refurb kits off eBay (seller was carkeysandremotes), fitted it and the key now works good as new.

    So it's definitely worth spending a tenner on a refurb kit before you start thinking about spending a fortune on a new key from the stealers.
    Last edited by achapman; 25th March 2011 at 10:53.

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    Same thing happened to me the other week with my Signum (aggresive girlfriend used the car and pushed the unlock button right through!), it was a nightmare as the car unlocked itself and put it's windows down everytime I went near it! Bought a shell from ebay and it cost about £6 inc postage and then found a video on youtube of how to take the key to pieces which was really helpful, key is now like new! Deffo much cheaper than full replacement from dealer

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    Thanks guys it looks easy enough to do, the case splits in half and the battery/chipset comes out as one piece. So no messing around with anything fiddly!

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    i've done both got a new cover n battery off ebay for my existing ket, was only 10 quid iirc, but i also stumped up 60 quid for a new key from vauxhall, i only had the one key so my old one is now a spare, and i have a nice shiny new flip key with the extra pose factor

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    Quote Originally Posted by triple595 View Post
    i've done both got a new cover n battery off ebay for my existing ket, was only 10 quid iirc, but i also stumped up 60 quid for a new key from vauxhall, i only had the one key so my old one is now a spare, and i have a nice shiny new flip key with the extra pose factor
    Was that £60 cut and programmed?

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    yep plus the dreaded vat of course

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    Wow thats cheap, I got quoted £145...

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