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    When I had my other engine fitted last year they re-coded the car and now my spare key does not work. Any body have any ideas. what to do

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    Vehicle : Vauxhall Astra-J

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    Did they recode the spare key at the time of the change, or only the general everyday one?

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    just the one with the car. I did not know the codes were being changed but they had big problem getting the car and engine liking each other

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    That's probably the answer then. You need the other key recoding as well.

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    yep, you just need to get them to store the other key on the car as well.. really though they should have asked for both of them..

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    when can i get the code from. the guy who did the recode was from newcastle. the garage got him and i do not use them any more

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    the security code is on the car pass ( little creditcard sized peice of card in the cars document wallet) thats all they'll need to access the immobiliser system and program the key

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    my code must be different know as it used to work.

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    if it doesn't work any more, getting the part numbers and serial numbers off the ecu's ( via TECH2 or a similar system) will let you obtain the correct code...

    Not the first car i've come across that the security code doesn't match any more...

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    the guy said it was only the 2.2 dti have problems when changing engines if I had a 2 litre would of been fine

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