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IntaCepta
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Registered: 25th Mar 02
Location: Mill Hill East, Greater London
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8th Dec 08 at 17:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hi guys,

Got a little problem with my mate's corsa C.

She can't physically get the key in the ignition barrel let alone getting it into position 1. The RAC have checked over the barrel and after spraying the barrel he believes the cylinder is buggered.

The car was toed to Vauxhall and now they want 340 to replace the barrel!!

Does this seem normal? It seems a bit too much even for Vauxhall prices!!

How easy is it to get the barrel out of the CorsaC, I've done it on the corsaB and an old astra, but i'm not sure if it will be just as easy on the new corsa C?
Can I get the barrel out without removing the steering wheel?

Am I right in thinking all I need is a set of same barrels for ignition/boot/door and a key.

If I put the barrels in myself, all Vauxhall need to do is transfer the transponder/immobiliser chip from the old key to the new key?


[Edited on 08-12-2008 by IntaCepta]
spankyjames
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Registered: 26th Jun 06
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8th Dec 08 at 20:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

try scrap yards mate and get all the locks barrel key etc
BeArDy
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8th Dec 08 at 20:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What you need to do is remove the barrel yourself and take it to a lock smith (we have a place called Keyfax) an they will fix it for about 40pounds
IntaCepta
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8th Dec 08 at 22:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

how easy is it to remove the barrel without being able to insert the key?
BeArDy
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9th Dec 08 at 08:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

you should be able to get it out OR infact just ring the lock smiths, they will come to you and remove the barrel for you.
Work out alot cheaper than vauxhall

 
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