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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:39 pm    Post subject: Good experience at OPC Belfast Reply with quote

Whilst over in Northern Ireland this week, the key (which had a hairline crack in the casing) to my 997 fell apart in my pocket. On extracting the pieces to put them back together like a jigsaw, typically, button 1 - which opens and closes the doors and sets the alarm was missing.

When i called Belfast OPC, the told me to bring the key in the next day, and that they would replace it and reprogram a new key for £144 (inc VAT). Which was a bit of a pain as I have a spare - it was just in England!!!

(To get into the car i had to use button 2 to unlock the luggage compartment and unset the alarm - but I am told if you do need to unlock the door using the key blade, the alarm will go off, but will stop when the engine starts)

I popped in this lunchtime resigned to the fact I just had to get a new key, 5 minutes later, the service assistant came out with my original key - helpfully, they had found a spare 'button 1' in a parts tray in the workshop, so simply popped that in - happy days.

Quite refreshing that they were happy to give me a quick fix for no charge rather than take £144 off me.

PJ
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good news Thumb

But if I'd known you just wanted a button I could have sent you one!

 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Floor Floor Floor Floor

GT4 strikes again Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, genuinely, if that was me, I would have fashioned something from plastic or wood of an approximate initial size (so probably a shirt button or similar) and used that to press the microswitch inside.

... ah, who am I kidding? I would be down the OPC with my tail between my legs and cheque book in hand buying TWO brand new blades and fobs, just so I didn't have one that "looked a bit newer"!

Damn that OCD!
 
  
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