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terry paget

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Re: 200 for a spare key?
« Reply #15 on: 31 July 2019, 19:19:23 »

I meant, why would you do this for your Vectra, when all you need is a new key? Keys - and the locks they open -  are wear items after all.
Because a new key (with chip and synchronised) from Vx cost me 213.
When I had spare Omega locks and keys it was a no brainer. I wonder if Omega parts would fit Vectras and Astras. Maybe they would. If I could leave my one chip in the car then I could cheaply duplicate the key. The alarm might be embarrassing, I could remove the honker and just leave the lights to flash.
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Re: 200 for a spare key?
« Reply #16 on: 31 July 2019, 20:34:10 »

I meant, why would you do this for your Vectra, when all you need is a new key? Keys - and the locks they open -  are wear items after all.
Because a new key (with chip and synchronised) from Vx cost me 213.
When I had spare Omega locks and keys it was a no brainer. I wonder if Omega parts would fit Vectras and Astras. Maybe they would. If I could leave my one chip in the car then I could cheaply duplicate the key. The alarm might be embarrassing, I could remove the honker and just leave the lights to flash.




But as we've repeatedly posted, there are much cheaper and more convenient ways of getting new keys/remote/chips for these cars.
Even then, I've wasted too much time both personally and professionally on worn/damaged lock barrels and steering locks to consider swapping used parts to save 200. Nor do I believe in having just one key; a spare is one of the first things I buy if a new to me car doesn't have one.

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Re: 200 for a spare key?
« Reply #17 on: 31 July 2019, 22:36:55 »

I meant, why would you do this for your Vectra, when all you need is a new key? Keys - and the locks they open -  are wear items after all.
Because a new key (with chip and synchronised) from Vx cost me 213.
When I had spare Omega locks and keys it was a no brainer. I wonder if Omega parts would fit Vectras and Astras. Maybe they would. If I could leave my one chip in the car then I could cheaply duplicate the key. The alarm might be embarrassing, I could remove the honker and just leave the lights to flash.




But as we've repeatedly posted, there are much cheaper and more convenient ways of getting new keys/remote/chips for these cars.
Even then, I've wasted too much time both personally and professionally on worn/damaged lock barrels and steering locks to consider swapping used parts to save 200. Nor do I believe in having just one key; a spare is one of the first things I buy if a new to me car doesn't have one.
I have not yet found a local car locksmith. I will persevere.
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