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    Where to get proper spare key

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    Hello everyone, I couldn't find a topic to help me so started a new question. Apologies if I failed to look hard enough.

    I was given one key with the car but sods law I'll need a spare . I lost one set of Vectra keys in the past!

    Through your experience, where is the best place to get a spare set? I'm thinking main dealer but is there a a generic company that can help?

    Many thanks.

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    timpsons the shoe people do them,,along way cheaper than Vauxhall too
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    What will they need to know to produce a fully functioning key for me?

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    just your car pass as far as im aware
    ​2015 Sri vx line nav Biturbo . Sri heated leather.5500k AFL . Vx line 20s,8inch LCD dash .FLEXride.Reverse cam.Irmscher grill.235hp and 480 torqs.30mm lowering springs.20mm H&R spacers all round. Mtec drilled discs on rear,VXR 355mm drilled on front,with Brembo 4 pot calipers. Auto wipers .VX puddle lights.Gloss black roof wrap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exclusiv. View Post
    just your car pass as far as im aware
    I don't have a pass . Sure Wilson's would sort it for me if I asked. Have spare key, hope not to lose one .
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    Quote Originally Posted by exclusiv. View Post
    timpsons the shoe people do them,,along way cheaper than Vauxhall too
    I remember going to Timpsons to get a flip key blade cut for my 04 Vectra after I bought a flip key shell for the original key internals from eBay. The robbing barstewards wanted 120 to just cut the blade, stating they needed to code it. 'It's got the original pcb in the shell' I says, still 120 he says! Goodbye I says! I had a look on ebay & got a new blade cut using the key code & it cost me less than 10. Had a fully working flip key in my pocket for approx 25.

    I know this doesn't help the OP, but gives an idea how much Timpsons could rob you of!

    A complete key from the dealer would most likely be the best bet but it won't come cheap. If it's just the blade you're after as an emergency key to keep in a wallet I'd try ebay.

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    I find it amazing (and annoying) that there is so many cars for sale with only the one key, they all come with 2 or 3 when new so where have they all gone. I think its the company car brigade with the easy come easy go attitude, there must be draws full of keys.

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    Something as important as a key is worth paying the good money for ...............and Companies like Timpsons are in the business to make money , not a charity .Buy Ebay and get 2nd rate.

 

 

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