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Martin Imber
« on: 13 February 2024, 20:09:22 »

Does anyone know if Martin Imber is still in business, I found a website but there is no address to send key fobs to.
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Re: Martin Imber
« Reply #1 on: 13 February 2024, 21:07:07 »

From his website:

You can contact me at  martinimber@btinternet.com and I will send you the address to post the fobs to, please remove the key and immobiliser chip and just send the fob on its own, please use recorded delivery for tracking reasons. I accept cheques made out to me, cash or Paypal made out to  , please note bitmaps used to prevent harvesting.

It is quite possible that the fob will not work when you receive it back, you will need to resync the fob to the car, turn on the ignition with the repaired key and press the lock button within a few seconds of turning on the ignition.

http://imber.me.uk/keyfob.htm
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Re: Martin Imber
« Reply #2 on: 14 February 2024, 09:48:58 »

Or just fix it yourself if you can solder  :y
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Re: Martin Imber
« Reply #3 on: 14 February 2024, 18:28:41 »

Never met the man but he must be getting on a bit.
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Re: Martin Imber
« Reply #4 on: 14 February 2024, 18:30:46 »

Never met the man but he must be getting on a bit.
He had the fastest 2.6 omega in the world. Used to see off Porsches and the like at traffic lights.
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Re: Martin Imber
« Reply #5 on: 15 February 2024, 15:49:54 »

Never met the man but he must be getting on a bit.
He had the fastest 2.6 omega in the world. Used to see off Porsches and the like at traffic lights.
Faster, even, that my bright orange hire car.  And we all know hire cars are the fastest things on the road ;D
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Re: Martin Imber
« Reply #6 on: 15 February 2024, 15:52:08 »

Or just fix it yourself if you can solder  :y
Yup, this. Switches are about 30p each - the shop used to sell a back of 3 for 1 back in the day - and if the rubbers are shagged, they are dirt cheap off ebay, even if the ebay ones tend to be a bit harder than the genuine.

Genuine fobs used to be about 25, but obviously need programming to car, so not suitable for all.  Not sure if the prices have jumped like all other Vauxhall parts since the French invaded.
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Re: Martin Imber
« Reply #7 on: 15 February 2024, 16:32:05 »

many many moons back, Martin sorted a fob out for me. He included a couple of switches in the envelope when he sent it back to me .... they're somewhere still in the envelope in my garage!  ::)
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Re: Martin Imber
« Reply #8 on: 18 February 2024, 10:05:10 »

Sounds like my garage I know its there but cant find it. Martin did a fob for me some time ago fantastic service,now looking for a rebuild on a door locking solenoid.I believe it was "Steve" who did those.
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Re: Martin Imber
« Reply #9 on: 18 February 2024, 17:34:52 »

Sounds like my garage I know its there but cant find it. Martin did a fob for me some time ago fantastic service,now looking for a rebuild on a door locking solenoid.I believe it was "Steve" who did those.
Again, just replace switches, decent ones are under 1 each, and Kevin Wood did a great guide :y
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Re: Martin Imber
« Reply #10 on: 23 February 2024, 18:26:44 »

Does anyone know if Martin Imber is still in business, I found a website but there is no address to send key fobs to.
Spoke with Martin late last year about a key fob repair he was having problems getting actual fobs if the rubbers where knackered but could still do the internals
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Re: Martin Imber
« Reply #11 on: 23 February 2024, 19:16:20 »

Never met the man but he must be getting on a bit.
He had the fastest 2.6 omega in the world. Used to see off Porsches and the like at traffic lights.

You forgot about the super quick Suzuki B120.  :)
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Re: Martin Imber
« Reply #12 on: 11 March 2024, 23:19:40 »

I found some switches from a repair kit I had bought years ago, managed to solder them in myself without buggering it up and all is well!
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Re: Martin Imber
« Reply #13 on: 12 March 2024, 05:57:33 »

I found some switches from a repair kit I had bought years ago, managed to solder them in myself without buggering it up and all is well!
Well done :y Much more satisfying when you do a job yourself.
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