We see alot of customers who think they need a new key battery, even though the key is faulty. This is especially true with this style of car key, used on the Vauxhall Agila and Suzuki Ignis. The symptoms are that when you press one of the buttons, it does not respond as well as the other. The problem is simply the type of switch used, underneath the rubber button. It has a simple diaphram that wears out and then stops clicking. These tiny switches can be changed if you are very careful. Find a local Car key Man if you don’t feel confident.
Below is the transcript from our Vauxhall Agila YouTube video, and the actual video is posted at the end in case you’d prefer to watch, rather than read.
YouTube Transcript for a key battery change Vauxhall Agila
Today we’ve got a key from a Suzuki Ignis, the same as a Vauxhall Agila. We’re going to show you how to change the key battery. The first thing you need is a small philips screwdriver, and we’re going to undo the screw, which is nice and easy.
Put the screw safe to one side and then this cover just flips off. Pop that out the way. There is a pod that sits inside the Vauxhall Agila key. And the easiest way to get that out is to just push on these buttons and take that out.
Put the key to one side. The key battery is under here, and it’s held on by two clips.
There’s one there, and there’s one there. And all we’ll do is pop your nail under there, undo that clip, then undo that clip, ooh, a bit tight, that one. There we go. And pop this to one side, safe. There we have the battery. You see on the battery you can’t see any writing. That’s how you know you’ve got it the right way. Just pop something underneath to get that battery out. It’ll probably just fly away and it is a CR1616.
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Putting the Vauxhall Agila key back together
Then, to put the Vauxhall Agila key back together, it’s simply the reverse. Get a decent battery, click it in there. And then just line up the two halves of the remote and then click it in place again. You can only go one way, so nice and easy. Just make sure these click, so you can hear them. Then they go back into here. Again, it can only go in one way. Just make sure that these click when they’re in there, so they’re not trapped. You hear that clicking?
Then, on with the cover. The cover, with the cover you’ve got a little tab here, and that needs to go under here first. Now you’re going to press in there, and then we just need to pop the screw in. A Little bit fiddly but there you go. Now, just make sure these still click, because sometimes they get trapped under the case here. And, with a Vauxhall Agila or a Ignis key, two-button key, you’re good to go.
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