#Help I’ve lost my Vauxhall car keys
Vauxhall Replacement Car Keys
Have you lost your Vauxhall car key?
With 8 years of experience our technicians can gain entry to your vehicle, cut replacement keys from spares or, if necessary, by dismantling the lock, all with no damage to your vehicle guaranteed. Our specialist equipment allows us to work wherever you are, meaning that a costly trip to your main car dealer, and a prolonged wait for new a replacement Vauxhall key can be avoided.
How to Programme a Vauxhall Remote Car Key?
If you have an emergency or would simply like to make an appointment then give us a call, we can be with you in as little as 30 minutes offering you a fast but cost effective solution to get you back in your vehicle with replacement or repaired keys in your hand.
I’ve lost my spare Vauxhall car key
AutoLocks are a specialist auto locksmith working across London, Essex, Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Hertfordshire. We offer a 24 hour call out service and appointments to help with everything from a lost Vauxhall key to key programming if your key becomes faulty. AutoLocks will program any replacement key, ensuring it works with your immobiliser and exactly as your old one did.
If you’re looking for cost effective and fast Vauxhall key repair, replacement or programming service you have come to the right place.
We cover London and Kent
How we programme a Vauxhall Remote Car Key
We’ve seen many cases of a lost Vauxhall key and are experts in getting around this problem. We can create a replacement by dismantling the lock and building it out from there or, if you have it to hand, cut a replacement from a spare. We’ll even programme the key to ensure it works with your immobiliser. Vauxhall models we can help with include:
- Vauxhall Astra
- Vauxhall Corsa
- Vauxhall Insignia
- Vauxhall Meriva
- Vauxhall Vivaro
- Vauxhall Zafira
Want to learn more? We have some greats tips and hacks for your Vauxhall
Read some of our Vauxhall blog articles.
Vauxhall Hints & Hacks
1. Check the vehicle battery, to ensure the voltage is at least 12 volts.2. V registration Vectra, use ASTRA-G 98 vehicle selection.3. If a new immobiliser ECU is fitted to the vehicle, then the code that is entered will be stored in the memory for any future programming requirements.
4. If a different code is used to that on the CAR PASS, please ensure this is written down and kept safe.
5. It is not possible to change this code once programmed.
6. The immobiliser aerial must be reprogrammed when it has been replaced.
My Vauxhall Key is Stuck in The Ignition – What Do I Do?
1. Clip off the front cover which can be found immediately behind the steering wheel. The one where the indicator and wipers stalks go through
2. Get a star (star shaped) key and unscrew the one screw underneath, and the two screws on the top (these screws are visible once you remove the cover from Step 1)
3. Depress the latch on the side of the wiper stalk assy and slide out the whole assy from the slot, towards you
4. Get a small nail or very small screw driver and poke it into the small hole revealed by removing the wiper assy
5. Place your key into the gin and while holding the nail in the small hole (pressing inwards) pull the whole barrel assy out. Please note there is a small spring loaded ‘catch’ on the barrel which locks it inside the sterring column
6. Look at the opp end of the barrel to the key and see a small pin which rotates when the key is turned. The last position of the pin, when remove the key from the barrel is where the problem lies. There’s a small ‘ramp’ inside the barrel which you can see. It will be barred and pitted from use
7. Use a small file to smooth the metal ramp
8. Rotate the key all the way ‘on’. Depress the pin in slightly (against a spring) so you can rotate the barrel to the end and the pin will pop out. (Don’t lose it, or the small spring inside the hole the pin came out of)
9. File the fat end of the pin to look rounded, not flat. This makes it easier to ride up the ramp and prevent damaging the metal ramp
10. Reinstall the pin and rotate the key so the pin can’t fly out
11. Put a small amount of grease on the pin and work with the key backwards and forwards to ensure it is working ok
12. Hold the spring catch (step 5) down with a small screwdriver and reinsert the barrel. It can only go back in One Way
13. Reverse assemble steps in Steps 1 and 2. Ensure all covers and screws are placed back to its original factory settings