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    Default Key cutting at Timpsons?

    Hi guys,

    Well I've bit the bullet and bought a flip key which needs cutting... Has anyone every been to Timpsons to get this done?

    It does say on their website that they do car keys but wanted to know if anyone has every had any problems with them or if it was nice and easy.

    Would they cut it from copying from my original key?

    Cheers guys

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    I bought one of the ebay flip keys for my previous Vectra and went to Timpsons to get them to cut the blade. To be fair, and they guy was right, the profile of the blade that I had been supplied with was fractionally different from the genuine one, so he said he didn't want to cut that as he knew it wouldn't work. What he did do for me though was cut a standard Vauxhall key, with the normal black fob bit. I took that home, smashed the plastic bit off, and with some careful dremel and file work, made it fit the flip key.

    The guy clearly thought i was mad, and kept going on about how "that key won't start your car though mate".

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    Quote Originally Posted by puppet View Post
    The guy clearly thought i was mad, and kept going on about how "that key won't start your car though mate".
    You should have said "that's ok, I just want to get into someone else's car and nick the stereo".

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    Silly question but where exactly is the transponder chip? Is it part of the electronics already or is it separate?

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    It's part of the board mate Not a chip like Vectra b
    Vectra vxr custome remaps egr deletes dpf and diagnostic work all remaps are custome bench tuning avalible all genuine equipment PM for info

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    They are pretty good with old fashoined car keys, used to get spares for all my classic cut there, never tried for flip keys.

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    Aah that's alright then... I started to worry when I couldn't find a small black chip on my keys lol

    well I'll pop in during the week and see what they say... Hopefully he'll do it no problem as I don't have the equipment to change the it over myself.

    Anyone else had any joy at all?

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