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Hi all,

The key to our Astra H is knackered. Was thinking of getting a third-party case online, and swapping over the PCB and blade from the old key.

Any recommendations on a good one to get? I've been looking at The Car Key Man youtube channel, and he also sells some on Amazon.

Cheers.
 

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For anyone interested, I just bought one of the Vaux key copies that is sold all over Ebay/Amazon.

I had to modify the new case slightly to get it to work. First I used the original key blade, but had to file the slot a bit bigger to accept the split pin on the new case (it mentions this on one of the youtube videos)

The other problem I had was the new case would fully close. It turns out the case has a moulded tab that is supposed to locate in a slot on the PCB, however the slot on my PCB was in the middle, and the moulded tab was off to one side. I filed this tab flat, and all was good. I suspect different Vaux models have the PCB slot in different places?

All works good now though.

Just need to find some Vaux badge stickers now to go in the empty hole.
 
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