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The rubber bits over the unlock and fuel cap opener have just disintegrated on my key. I think I tend use a thumbnail to open them so maybe over stressed.

The remote itself is still working fine, would it be easy enough to get a replacement key and swap the innards over?

This looks very similar (except for the Volt badge) and there are other similar ones on eBay US.
 

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I suspect its this case Astra J wrong logos but same standard GM case, The chinese also do a silicone rubber case cover for the 5 button fob which would cover the holes ;)
 
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I've just completed this and have a brand new fully functional key! The old one took some force to get it apart but it is only glued. The new one has a screw holding it together which goes behind the little plate with the logo - no logo was supplied with the key but the old one is only stuck on so that came off easy enough. Obviously I also managed to re-use the key blade so all in all I am very happy.

The replacements are also available from China on eBay for something under £4 but the one I got was less than a tenner and I didn't have to wait for weeks and weeks.
 

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Reviving an old thread here I know... I have just been in the same position of buttons falling to bits. Searching eBay UK for anything Vauxhall did not produce any 5 button remotes. It turned out the thing to search for was a Chevrolet Camaro or Cruze 5 button remote - loads of them! You can get a shell from China but I didn't know if the button quality would be adaquate (or maybe they are exactly the same!).

The new one came apart reasonably easily without tools and I discarded the electronics. My old one required a vice and screwdrivers to lever apart and was destroyed in the process but that didn't matter (careful to preserve the electonics though!). I then put the old electonics and key part into the new case and everything works fine. Interesting to see the new electonics had been updated/simplified/put in a chip, but the circuit board was the same size and shape.

The button for the charging flap has a different symbol on it not surprisingly (picture of a car, possibly previously a boot open/unlock) but I can live with that for a brand new looking remote for £10!
 
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