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    where do i get the code for my steering pump?

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    I just called Vauxhall and asked them they are saying if I buy a pump of them that all I need is the immobilizer (security??) Code of my vehicle and not that of the pump
    I'm so confused here on what the heck the procedure is I've checked tis and its very vague
    how do I find my security code as I never got a car pass how much would Vauxhall charge for me to get my pass or can I pay them to code a replacement pump into my car?

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    Which VX dealership are you contacting?

    Your car should have come with a Pass Card (one of the many things you should check when purchasing a car)
    You can obtain a replacement by visiting any VX dealership with the V5 document and one form of photographic identity
    There may also be an admin charge (typically £15)
    However when I bought my car the Pass Card was missing, reported on the purchase documentation, and so a replacement was ordered for free
    The dealership I bought the car from had already arranged for one and it arrived a few days later!

    Once you have fitted the replacement pump you then take your car for them to program the system to recognise it
    I suggest you phone at least three different dealership for quotes
    Equally, you may be able to find a local garage that can do this, but they really need to know what they are doing
    If they cannot get it to recognise the replacement power steering pump (as is often the case) then they should not charge you

    I recently had to replace my power steering pump
    My local garage advised they really didn't want to do it, as it meant taking the car to the local VX dealership for completion, so there was little or no cost saving, and there may be warranty issues if the unit failed within the next 12 months
    Ironically, the first new unit they fitted didn't work and left them rather unsure as to whether there was another issue, but as it turned out the replacement was also faulty!

    My local garage wil happily read and clear codes
    However their system does not allow them to program items (such as the CIM) as it a generic diagnostic system only
    It's a con...

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    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    Which VX dealership are you contacting?

    Your car should have come with a Pass Card (one of the many things you should check when purchasing a car)
    You can obtain a replacement by visiting any VX dealership with the V5 document and one form of photographic identity
    There may also be an admin charge (typically £15)
    However when I bought my car the Pass Card was missing, reported on the purchase documentation, and so a replacement was ordered for free
    The dealership I bought the car from had already arranged for one and it arrived a few days later!

    Once you have fitted the replacement pump you then take your car for them to program the system to recognise it
    I suggest you phone at least three different dealership for quotes
    Equally, you may be able to find a local garage that can do this, but they really need to know what they are doing
    If they cannot get it to recognise the replacement power steering pump (as is often the case) then they should not charge you

    I recently had to replace my power steering pump
    My local garage advised they really didn't want to do it, as it meant taking the car to the local VX dealership for completion, so there was little or no cost saving, and there may be warranty issues if the unit failed within the next 12 months
    Ironically, the first new unit they fitted didn't work and left them rather unsure as to whether there was another issue, but as it turned out the replacement was also faulty!

    My local garage wil happily read and clear codes
    However their system does not allow them to program items (such as the CIM) as it a generic diagnostic system only
    It's a con...
    Hi, Forgive me if I am Hi-jacking your reply but I have been PM' ing the OP re this - The pump he is fitting is a secondhand one that he has purchased - I understood that he will need the security number from the donor car - is that correct?

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    Yes, if you have that then any garage can perform this
    If you don't then you have to pretty much visit a VX dealership and have the EPROM within the power steering pump reprogrammed

    It's a con...
    This seems a rather daft requirement, presumably this was put into place as the part is so "expensive"

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    Thanks for the reply - I did PM him and say that he needs to go to the person he bought the pump off and ask them for the security code for the donor vehicle - although saying that my PM tray was nearly full and was playing up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alcutler View Post
    my PM tray was nearly full and was playing up
    Mine isn't big enough
    I have 12 messages I need to keep, so have just 8 available spaces...

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    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    Mine isn't big enough
    I have 12 messages I need to keep, so have just 8 available spaces...
    You need an enlargement!

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    Thanks alcutler I tried to reply but said your inbox was full so I had to make a thread.

    just.one question though if I fit the secondhand pump will it still work albeit having a warning light? I can live with that as long as power steering works.

    Vx are saying I only need.immobilizer code for my vehicle not the donor one but they aren't sure and saying to double check on.Monday? So that confuses things even more. do I need my security code or the one from which the pump is.coming from

    will vx be able to.reprogram the replacement pump or should I just swap the cim from faulty pump with replacement?
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    Quote Originally Posted by valvelift View Post
    Vx are saying I only need.immobilizer code for my vehicle not the donor one but they aren't sure and saying to double check on.Monday? So that confuses things even more. do I need my security code or the one from which the pump is.coming from
    Sounds like they have never been presented with a car with a used power steering pump before, or are saying this so that they are not liable should the reprogramming fail

    If visiting a VX dealership then you only need the one applicable to the car, and this is the only one they will accept
    However if you present both make it VERY clear one is for your car (rather obvious though) and the one for the power steering pump

    Personally I would photocopy them both on to one piece of paper and present that (plus the originals)
    On the photocopy write with big arrows car and power steering pump

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