Vectra dead randomly

trumpet30

Wrench Pro
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VW Polo 1.4TDI
We have a 1.9tdi 2006 vectra. It has an intermittent fault that you put the keys in and turn the key but everything is dead. You do this 3 or 4 times then the dash lights up and starts. I thought this May be a key issue but it does it with both sets of keys.

Any ideas.
 

T9 man

TC ModFather
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London, UK
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Saab 9-3SS T9
Some of the Saab models suffer from this (GM linked) a few of the 9-3's and the 9-5's. The ignition barrel gets quite a bit of wear and tear and is not very durable. You can replace the ignition barrel with a new one and from what I gather you will not require a Tech II to program it. Alternatively try squirting some penetrative oil into it and moving the key several times within the barrel.
 

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