18-09-2011, 05:47 PM
Hi can any owner help. I have a Berlingo year 2002. The key in the ignition is sticking when first put in. It takes a lot of fiddling to turn the key to the first position. Past this position it works. The key is an actual key not the electronic type with central locking buttons/plips. I assumed key was not working because of wear on the key or the ignition barrel. I managed to get a replacement 2nd hand ignition barrel and key intending to replace the barrel. The dealer suggested I remove the chip from the key and tape it to the barrel. The problem is the key handle is solid plastic and I can see no way of removing the chip from the key without damaging it. I managed after much frustration to remove the existing barrel, if anyone wants to know how to do this contact me. The problem is even the type of key I have has an embedded chip in it and the cost of coding the key to the car is ridiculous. So if I fit the new barrel the car will not start. Is there a way round this or do I have to bite the bullet and pay the exorbitant coding cost?