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    Thumbs down AAAAARRRRRGGGGHHHH!!!! Can it really get any worse

    After the air con packing up last week I thought to myself never mind i've had 2.5 years without an expensive problem so I can handle that.

    On Tuesday night on the way to my work I noticed the car was starting to drag a bit and when taking the foot off the throttle it was slowing down quicker than it should. When I got to work there was a burning smell from the back end, more specifically the passenger side brake caliper

    It was burning hot

    So i've priced a few places for exchange calipers and managed to get a really good price. So today I decided to have a look to see it was definatly a stuck caliper and not just a seized cable. It was then I realised that my alloy wheel key has gone missing

    So now I need to go to the dealer and order a new ****** key. So I have a few questions

    I have the card with the key number on it and i'm praying that the key hasn't been changed at some point in the past 8 years, is the number in the bottom right hand corner the date the lock set was made?

    How long do the dealers normally take to get a key as I need the car to be back on the road by next saturday at the latest.

    Also whats the latest price for the key? I'm sure it used to be about 30 quid

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    And if anyone local to me wants to pm me their key number to see if it's the same as mine. I'd rather just get these nuts off and spend 40 quid on a full set

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    I got the RAC to remove mine on our Astra,it took less than 10 mins for all four!

    Once you have them off get some decent ones
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    Oh and VX do exchange callipiers as well.
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    most garages can drill the locking nut off. i paid £10 to get mine off my last veccy

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    My local Vxl garage took mine off mine FoC when I lost the my key, using their master set. Not sure if their master set will cover 8 yr old keys though...

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    When you go to the dealer, ask for a full set of locking nuts in that key number, IIRC, it is £20 for the lockers or £30 for the key! At least you can have 2 sets of lockers on the wheels then or even just a spare set!!

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    I have to sets of vauxhall locking nuts at home in case with key card

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    Dealers should have a full set John, might be worth a phone call before ordering a new one. With bank holidays it'd be pushing it for next Saturday mate. Hope u get it sorted soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merikiito View Post
    Oh and VX do exchange callipiers as well.
    I know but as per my other thread they don't when they can get them for as they are showing no stock

    Quote Originally Posted by tolly View Post
    most garages can drill the locking nut off. i paid £10 to get mine off my last veccy
    That's a really really last resort tbh, my evo stars are only a couple of months old

    Quote Originally Posted by LJ sxi-nav View Post
    My local Vxl garage took mine off mine FoC when I lost the my key, using their master set. Not sure if their master set will cover 8 yr old keys though...
    I thought they had something like that, looks like the dealer may be the first port of call

    Quote Originally Posted by RobW View Post
    When you go to the dealer, ask for a full set of locking nuts in that key number, IIRC, it is £20 for the lockers or £30 for the key! At least you can have 2 sets of lockers on the wheels then or even just a spare set!!
    Can ya do that then? It would be handy

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