Is your Vauxhall Astra H or Vauxhall Corsa D NOT STARTING?

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4.9 Avg 1597 Reviews
Ivan
Absolutely brilliant service. A very nice technician came and was able to locate and resolve an issue with my car's ignition system which was not straight forward at all. Highly recommend and would definitely use again if needed.
Kam
Helped me out today and repaired my ingintion barrel and key fob repair and the price is reasonable when compared to main dealers and other audi experts. The added bonus they come to you and carry the parts.😊
Mrs Linda Rooney
I upgraded from what I originally quoted, and the engineer was very polite and helpful. Keys cut and I tested them to make sure they were working....perfect The whole job was completed quickly and efficiently Very pleased with your company, and would definitely recommend you.g
Edward
Very well pleased came when they said and done very difficult job as one fool had already stuck a probe in it Excellent work
Mr. Calyton Chettiar
Excellent on-time professional service. They responded immediately after receiving my inquiry. The technician was professional and courteous and arrived on time and completed the work as quickly as possible. Well done, I will recommend them anytime.
Narendra
I needed a key for Ford Fiesta. Having read reviews, I contacted them. A technician called at home but after spending over two hours could not get it programmed. They promised to send another technician with different instrument the next day. He came as promised and got it sorted. We had an error message afterwards and on contacting them I was asked to take the car to their workshop as it could not be sorted with home visit. Again, they sorted as promised.Overall, I was very pleased with their service. Each time they turned up when promised, kept in touch and sorted any problems without hesitation. Very professional outlook, very polite and informative. At less than half the cost at main dealer, I would certainly use them again but hope never to have to.
Steven Cuthill
I thought getting a spare car key for a modern car would be very difficult. So I contacted car key solutions and it was done the same day. Communication was excellent and the mobile technician was very knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely would recommend them.
MARISYA
Our car key broke away from its casing on Saturday. We managed to get another key cut, but it would only open the drivers door & to start the car. We decided that we needed TWO working keys & fobs so, we looked on line & came up with "Car key solutions" - very polite on the phone, explained our options & costs, the best part was that they could come TODAY and sort us out. The gentleman came in a fully-equipped clean & tidy van; sorted out our old key and prepared a new key very quickly, tidily, efficiently, politely. He was brilliant!!! I have actually added the Company's name & numbers to my phone, and will happily recommend the Company to anyone having Car Key Problems!# THANK YOU!!! EXCELLENT!!!
Anonymous
Job done quickly and thoroughly and a great price.
Paula C
Wonderful service, called me back within 5 mins with quote and the techician was with me within 15 mins. I never realised replacing my lost key would be so easy!
Paul Bailey
Fantastic first class service. Easy to book an appointment and the technician was on time. The new key works better than the original. No hidden extra costs. A breath of fresh air a company doing what it says it’s going to do. Thanks.
Nick Wilson
I have to say this is quite possibly one of the best services I have ever used. Fast, efficient, fixed the problem and the engineer was professional, nice, and courteous. Would definitely use again and recommend to anyone else.
Martin Aldred
An excellent prompt service! The gentleman provided a spare key for two cars in an hour. Everyone I dealt with was very polite and helpful. Would happier recommend this company to anyone!
Mr Luciano
These guys are awesome they got me a new car key and also replaced my locks all for £ 410 the key was done like in 10-15 mins but the door locks on my bmw took a bit time as it was a big job but he was brilliant and his done a clean job and tested the key at the end and it's perfect so guys I definitely recommend car key solutions .
Mr Tiberiu Tibireac
Very reliable service, professional and friendly engineer. I would recommend you for sure. Thanks for your help!
Mr Garry Maitland
Got to me very quickly and sorted out the problems
Mr Ashley
I need a new key for my van. I called car key solutions and within two hours the man was on my drive making me a new key. They were polite friendly and very efficient. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough.
Mr Bled
Vary good job he done
JOHN STAPELSTONE
I now understand why you get good reviews. Excellent service with a charming and polite mechanic
Abdul
Fast, professional and convenient. It's a no brainer to use these fellas: Main-Stealer/Dealer £254 + 5 days waiting, CAR KEY SOLUTIONS £169 + within ONE hour + 12 months guarantee AND at my home! Though they are low cost, they certainly DON'T compromise on QUALITY of product. Very rare to find honest and trustworthy people. Would give 7 STARS if possible. In case I'm not clear, highly recommended!
Leon Jones
Good service all round
Tracy Summers
Excellent service - start to finish. The engineer, Sebastian, was superb. He turned up on time - in fact was early but called to ask if this was OK, it suited me perfectly, he was extremely polite, professional and knowledgeable, with a wicked sense of humour! He fixed my old key as well - the remote had stopped working - so I now have this as a spare. Before he left, he explained everything for me and tested everything fully.
MRS AISHA BROWN
Service was amazing from start to finish. Nick the call handler that booked me in was friendly and helpful. He accommodated us at Short notice even during a busy period for the company.Engineer arrived with perfect timing, he was lovely, friendly and informative. Got the job done within 20/30 min.Excellent value for money!I highly recommend this company.
Anonymous
Very happy with the service. They are responsive and very fast in delivery. They do more than I would expect.
Sig Transport LTD
Very good/super quick service! High recommended! Thank you very much!!!
Anonymous
Excellent !!!. E Mail booking very fast and efficient. Technician arrived on time and very efficient. Highly recommended and at a very reasonable price considering the time it took to do, and the distance travelled. Many thanks to the technician who carried out the repair in the rain very polite and courteous. Not many company's can provide this level of service nowadays.
Anonymous
Arrived early to appointment and repaired as best as po
Anonymous
A lovely man, very polite. Made a new car key for a Renault. No hastle or stress. Good experience, Thank you.
Mr Stuard
Thank so much for your prompt response and the mechanic was a nice and efficient man who talked me through everything of my repair
Wendy Pallatt
Both key fobs for my car had broken, and was unable to lock my car. I phoned Car Key Solutions on the Sunday and they came out today and within 30 mins both keys done. A little pricey, but if I had purchased online and then had to have them reprogrammed, there wouldn't have been a lot of difference. Very good service. THank you
Mr Collin Caines
Brilliant service. Michael the engineer who came to sort my problem was extremely good at his job, very polite and personable. If he represents what your company offers then I happily recommend your company. Very happy customer.
Mr NEIL MACKAY
Excellent. Arrived on time and very efficient.
MS Kawther Abbasheikh
Technician came very quickly and was absolutely lovely, provided a great service.
Mr George Abbott
Engineer arrived at agreed time less than 2 hours after booking. Key was cut, programmed and demonstrated fully functional in 45 mins. Engineer was polite and professional. Very pleased with the service provided by Car Key Solutions.
Anonymous
Super fast service. My old & warnout black remote key fob for my 2004 Mercedes E class estate stopped working when i purchased a new case off ebay and swapped the parts. Called Mercedes dealer who said it would take over a week to replace. I then called Carkeysolutions. They sent an engineer the same evening who made a new chromed key fob and emergency key, within an hour. They were polite, fast & efficient. Great service and cheaper than the dealer.
Efeim Etycy
5 star. Thenks a lot.
Andrew Lee
Contacted Wednesday pm & job booked in for Thursday 11:00 - 13:00. Complete by half eleven. Brilliant service, polite and knowledgable technician. Will recommend.
Anonymous
From making the appointment, to have the technicial turning up, very efficent and easy. Thank you!
Paul Kouassi
Very professional On time as ingenier was on time Job done quickly Ingenier made sure I understood what was done Gave me the necessary information. Happy about the job and the ingenier
Allan
A fantastic service from this company. Professional technician arrived early and in no time I had spare key!

Issue

  • Vauxhall Astra H / Vauxhall Corsa D – engine non-start after replacement of the battery or the charging of a flat battery.
  • The vehicle is showing fault codes P1632 – P1678 – P1679 – B3925 – B3929 – B3977
  • Vauxhall Astra and Corsa models affected by this issue were built between 2004 and 2010.
  • The management light will blink continuously in addition to the engine non-start.

What does the SPANNER WARNING LIGHT mean on a Vauxhall Astra or Corsa?

The Vauxhall Astra spanner warning light illuminates when the ignition is on – usually, it should turn off within seconds. If it illuminates while the engine is running, this indicates a fault with the engine or transmission management system. This might also cause the powertrain to run in ‘limp home mode’ or ‘emergency mode’.

When the spanner symbol flashes continuously there is a fault with the immobiliser system which will prevent vehicle from starting. When scanned with a diagnostic machine, one or more of the following code may appear

  • P1632 – Wrong Transponder Key
  • P1678 – ECM (Engine Control Module) Identification Failed
  • P1679 – Wrong Environment Identifier Received BCM (Body Control Module)
  • B3925 – Wrong Environment Identifier Received IPC (Instrument Cluster)
  • B3929 – Wrong Environment Identifier Received SDM (Airbag)
  • B3977 – Wrong Environment Identifier Received ECM (Engine Control Module)

This fault is caused by a software glitch – data from one or more control units has been corrupted due to low voltage rendering in mismatched communication data that’s being transferred between modules responsible for vehicle security – so the signal that authorizes engine start is being blocked.

SOLUTION:

We have the solution to your problem. With our advanced diagnostic and programming equipment we can reprogram and realign immobiliser modules to restore the functionality of your vehicle. Our main dealer-level equipment allows us to perform such services at your convenience without the need for vehicle recovery. We will come to you and can service all areas within London, and even some outside of London too.

 

Call us today to see how we can help.

The car will also store some or all of the following fault codes:

  • P1632 – Wrong Transponder Key
  • P1678 – ECM (Engine Control Module) Identification Failed
  • P1679 – Wrong Environment Identifier Received BCM (Body Control Module)
  • B3114 – Remote Key Not Synchronised
  • B3925 – Wrong Environment Identifier Received IPC (Instrument Cluster)
  • B3929 – Wrong Environment Identifier Received SDM (Airbag)
  • B3977 – Wrong Environment Identifier Received ECM (Engine Control Module)

When does the fault occur?

This fault occurs when attempting to start the vehicle with a flat battery.

What does the fault mean?

When attempting to start the vehicle with a flat battery the BCM (Body Control Module) has insufficient power to perform its functions and so the data held on this module becomes corrupt. Now, with the data corrupt, it can no longer communicate correctly with the other modules in the car. It sees the BCM as an ‘unmatched part’ and considers this a security risk – the vehicle is now immobilised.

  • BCM – The Body Control Module is responsible for multiple functions on the vehicle – the immobiliser, remote central locking, windscreen wipers, headlights, indicators etc…
  • ECM – The Engine Control Module is responsible for monitoring and controlling all major aspects of the engine – fuel, air, ignition etc…
  • IPC – The Instrument Cluster contains your speedometer, rev counter and dash warning lights (the part behind your steering wheel).
  • SDM – The Airbag Module is a safety module controlling your airbags.

How do I fix the problem?

Genuine Tech 2 Vauxhall diagnostics are needed to fix this issue. The BCM (Body Control Module) must be reset and reprogrammed to match the other security modules within the vehicle.

Does my car need to go to the main dealership?

No! We have genuine Tech 2 diagnostics and can fix this problem for you in no time at all. We have fixed this common problem many times already.