Vauxhall Astra 2004-2009 Broken Car Key Problems
Vauxhall Astra 2004-2009 broken key problems are leaving owners stranded. This is because of the design of the key. Wobbly blades that no longer spring, cases that split open and chips that fail to give out a signal are standard for these cars.
These are really common problems in all makes of car. Click Here to read about how broken keys can be fixed.
There are two types of key available for these cars. One has a blade that flicks out and is the most common we see, the other type has a blade that is static. The more common key with the flick blade has two problems.
Problem 1 – First of all, the blades get very ‘wobbly’ due to the hinge mechanism and therefore the case splits and the blade falls out.
Problem 2 – The design of the key electronics mean the components go faulty, therefore the car will not start. This is the subject of a more detailed blog post, so look out for it, but basically, it’s not uncommon for the car one day just not crank, let alone start. If this happens it will show a symbol of a padlock on the dashboard or a flashing engine light.
Problem 1 – Wobbly Blade
This can be sorted out easily by fitting the electronics into a new case.
Problem 2 – Chip not detected by the car.
This problem is caused by the key circuit board being damaged, and requires a brand new key. All good Auto Locksmiths can do this, but some will need the security code. Here at the Car Key Man, we can do the whole job without the code and will also give you the code free of charge if you don’t have it.
You may also find help at the Vauxhall Owners club below
If you have any questions, just call us or pop into see us. If you’re not local, look up your local Auto Locksmith who will always be pleased to help.
Read our review of Astra H car keys, covering price, problems and speed of replacement. Click Here