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    to cut a long story short, someone has entered my house and stolen the missus`s handbag . which unfortunately had the keys for the veccy in it. how easy is it to change the locks? i know its gonna be a dealer job.but any one got any idea roughly how much this is gonna knock me back.

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    It aint just the locks either, you going to have to change the key fob (or get issued a new one) and have the car re-programmed also I would have thought. Could get expensive.

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    depends what type of locks. yale locks and mortice locks, 5 lever for the latter for insurance purposes around £20 each plus labour. if you have a UPVC door with the euro cylinder(oval shaped lock) they are about £35-£40 plus labour sorry to hear of the break-in by the way hope they catch the BASTA++S

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    Quote Originally Posted by dezzie
    depends what type of locks. yale locks and mortice locks, 5 lever for the latter for insurance purposes around £20 each plus labour. if you have a UPVC door with the euro cylinder(oval shaped lock) they are about £35-£40 plus labour sorry to hear of the break-in by the way hope they catch the BASTA++S
    I think Wayne means car locks rather than the house locks Dezzie and I think as VectraV6CDTi suggests it will be an involved and costly process

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    sorry!! realized once i had sent it! but you usually find people keep car and house-keys together

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    Get the car to the dealer ASAP and have them remove the stolen key from the cars ECU memory, once this is done, at least no one can drive the car away, the sooner you do this the better, as it stands there's nothing to stop them driving it away !!!

    Once done, even though the stolen key would still turn in the ignition, it wont even turn over as the immobiliser will still be on.

    I've no idea what costs will be, but you may want to consider it an insurance job, the drivers door lock shouldn't be too much of a problem, but the ignition lock is in the column module, and I don't know how Vx supply it, ie separately, or all one bit !!!


    PS. If it comes to it, and you need to change the CM, be careful if you go with a second hand one, as I understand it, not only does it need to be re-programmed to your car, it MUST be de-programmed from the old car, and this MUST be done on the old car or CM is useless.
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    the lock barrells are usually about £35 each,your original remote will be ok to use unless you have the later flip key then you will need new keys as well as you cant buy just the key blade,as green growler said get the stolen keys removed from the ecu but you will in either way need the car pass

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    Ouch!

    I reckon this might have to become an insurance job. It sounds like it could get messy and expensive.

    Sorry to hear of ths bud.

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    cheers for the replies guys. the cars actually 35 miles away now at my parents house and i gotta drive his crappy mondeo. its horrid lol, no power, no handling, nothing just bland lol.

    I did think about doing it via insurance, but its really only viable if its gonna cost over £500. £250 excess plus a boost in premium next year.

    did try ringing the dealers today but only salesmen where in and nobody from services. gonna ring em first thing in morning and hopefully under the circumstances they`ll do it tomorrow.

    so in summary it looks like 2 new keys, new door lock, new barrel and a dose of tech2 to remove old keys and add the new ones. doesn`t sound cheap. worst thing is i gotta do same with the missus`s Clio cos that keys on it too :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDTi Wayne
    cheers for the replies guys. the cars actually 35 miles away now at my parents house and i gotta drive his crappy mondeo. its horrid lol, no power, no handling, nothing just bland lol.

    I did think about doing it via insurance, but its really only viable if its gonna cost over £500. £250 excess plus a boost in premium next year.

    did try ringing the dealers today but only salesmen where in and nobody from services. gonna ring em first thing in morning and hopefully under the circumstances they`ll do it tomorrow.

    so in summary it looks like 2 new keys, new door lock, new barrel and a dose of tech2 to remove old keys and add the new ones. doesn`t sound cheap. worst thing is i gotta do same with the missus`s Clio cos that keys on it too :/
    I think some house policies cover loss of personal belongings which extends to key cover that includes cost of replacement locks ... may be worth looking at your house contents policy?

    Dave

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