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Key fob repair
« on: 29 November 2018, 06:58:06 »

now i know Martin Imber used to do the key fob repairs as has done mine twice, but appears Martin is not around any longer ::), any one else out there can do fob repair or point me to who can?

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Re: Key fob repair
« Reply #1 on: 29 November 2018, 10:09:17 »

I Have used   http://www.spanglefish.com/fingazfobz/   several times, all be it through Ebay rather than direct, and been very happy with the service each time.
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Re: Key fob repair
« Reply #2 on: 29 November 2018, 10:38:28 »

now i know Martin Imber used to do the key fob repairs as has done mine twice, but appears Martin is not around any longer ::), any one else out there can do fob repair or point me to who can?

Thanks

Long time no speak Mr Dundee ..  :)

I used Martin just a couple of months back ... excelent service as usual

http://www.imber.me.uk/

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Re: Key fob repair
« Reply #3 on: 29 November 2018, 14:32:10 »

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Re: Key fob repair
« Reply #4 on: 29 November 2018, 18:11:26 »

now i know Martin Imber used to do the key fob repairs as has done mine twice, but appears Martin is not around any longer ::), any one else out there can do fob repair or point me to who can?

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Whats wrong with it? Just the switches/batt holder, or is the rubber shagged as well?

Ebay replacement rubbers are universally shite, so I prefer the new fob (about 25) if the rubber fails. Obviously I have a tech2 though.

Swtches and batt holder are dead easy.  I seem to do loads.
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Re: Key fob repair
« Reply #5 on: 29 November 2018, 18:53:44 »

TB, here's sopmething else that I bought last week for you to ctiticise!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/For-Vauxhall-Opel-Vectra-Astra-Omega-3-Button-Remote-Key-Fob-Case-repair-A47/162512736244?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

My previous pikey fob had lasted at least 5 years, worked well and was a doddle to fit, so I am happy. This one is UK sourced, cheap (2.49) and delivered nextday.

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« Reply #6 on: 29 November 2018, 19:12:59 »

TB, here's sopmething else that I bought last week for you to ctiticise!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/For-Vauxhall-Opel-Vectra-Astra-Omega-3-Button-Remote-Key-Fob-Case-repair-A47/162512736244?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

My previous pikey fob had lasted at least 5 years, worked well and was a doddle to fit, so I am happy. This one is UK sourced, cheap (2.49) and delivered nextday.

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I am interested in how "hard" the buttons are.  All the replacements I've found have been far harder that the GM ones.
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Re: Key fob repair
« Reply #7 on: 29 November 2018, 19:15:52 »

My wife can operate the buttons easily, and she is a 7 stone weakling, skinnier than a racing snake!

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« Reply #8 on: 29 November 2018, 19:23:51 »

My wife can operate the buttons easily, and she is a 7 stone weakling, skinnier than a racing snake!

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LOL, no, its not that, its the lack of flexibility...   ...hard to explain.

For 2.50 I might try one in the hope its better than the 30 or so other ones I'd bought and binned.
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« Reply #9 on: 29 November 2018, 21:10:53 »

I do understand what you are saying - the cases are too stiff, yes? Mine needed replacing last week mainly because my fingernails had got to "girly" length and damaged the casing: but the fob was rather old.

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Re: Key fob repair
« Reply #10 on: 30 November 2018, 12:07:58 »

I'll try one of these, and if any good, buy a bucketload.

I seem to repair as many FL saloon keys as door check straps when Omegas pop round to my house.

Never, ever see issues with the 2 batton ones, apart from battery holders where people are a bit heavy handed changing batteries.
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Re: Key fob repair
« Reply #11 on: 01 December 2018, 09:03:31 »

now i know Martin Imber used to do the key fob repairs as has done mine twice, but appears Martin is not around any longer ::), any one else out there can do fob repair or point me to who can?

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Whats wrong with it? Just the switches/batt holder, or is the rubber shagged as well?

Ebay replacement rubbers are universally shite, so I prefer the new fob (about 25) if the rubber fails. Obviously I have a tech2 though.

Swtches and batt holder are dead easy.  I seem to do loads.

Rubber is fine, just be something inside not sure what, thought was battery at first, anyways have martins e-mail and will drop him a line :y
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« Reply #12 on: 01 December 2018, 11:05:09 »

If you get no joy, PM me, and I'll check it out :y
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Re: Key fob repair
« Reply #13 on: 01 December 2018, 12:20:04 »

TB, here's sopmething else that I bought last week for you to ctiticise!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/For-Vauxhall-Opel-Vectra-Astra-Omega-3-Button-Remote-Key-Fob-Case-repair-A47/162512736244?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

My previous pikey fob had lasted at least 5 years, worked well and was a doddle to fit, so I am happy. This one is UK sourced, cheap (2.49) and delivered nextday.

Ron.
I bought one, and the quality is poor, no better than the 99p from China ones.  On the flip side, no worse than many of the 5 ones, other than the seal is a bit fiddly, and the metal bit needs gluing on mine.
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« Reply #14 on: 01 December 2018, 14:12:47 »

If you get no joy, PM me, and I'll check it out :y

No problem will do cheers :y
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