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    confused Spare Car Key

    Heh guys, has anyone had a problem with their spare key for their Vectra. I left my main key with the outlaws (100 miles away) and i went to use my spare key that i got with the car. I found that the light comes on when i press the button on the key, but nothing happens to the car, i.e it doesn't unlock! I opened the door manually, using the key and the alarm went off ..I tried to fit the key into the ignition and the car wont start...probably because of the immobiliser. Any ideas on how i can use my Vectra with the spare key?

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    Vehicle : Vectra cdti estate

    Trim : Get a

    Engine : Dirty diesel

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    key needs to be re-programed at the dealers i'm affraid m8
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    I think you can resync your key with the car - check the manual to be sure but it is something like switching the ignition on with the key (not the engine), then pressing and holding the lock button.

    I know I've had to do this before, although it may have been on the Vec B I had before this one.

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    Thanks MysteryElite, just tried it and even though the light on the key started flashing the sync didn't happen...

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    Damn. How old is the key? Don't suppose the battery (in the key) is too low is it?

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    I know when i changed the battery in my key it wouldn't open the doors with the buttons untill i'd had the key in the ignition.

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    Sorry for the slight off topic, but I don't have a spare key at all with my Vectra. How much would it cost to get one made? One that would open/close doors and/or one that would actually replicate the original in all functions?

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    On my pre-facelift, putting the key in the inginition and leaving it in position 2 for about 30 secs and then taking it out (without starting the engine) reprogramms the key. This used to work on my f/l Vec B too.

    Twice while i've had the car the key hasn't worked and doing that has cured it.

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