2006 Vauxhall Meriva 1.6 petrol manual Ignition problem

Fixes: 1
Problem added: Jan 26, 2015 (5 years ago)
Car opened on fob, but wouldnt start. no resistance to key when turned in barrell. Then all dash lights were on even after removing key and wouldnt lock on fob. After unplugging the ignition switch the car would lock and open on fob. Does this suggest that the barrel or switch are at fault? The problem re-occurred when I re-fixed the switch cable.

Car details
Car: Vauxhall Meriva
Variant: 1.6 petrol manual
Model Year: 2006
Category: Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss

Recalls: Vauxhall Meriva Recalls
More: Vauxhall Meriva Problems
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Jan 26, 2015 (5 years ago)
I would try the switch first .
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Aug 27, 2016 (3 years ago)
Did you ever find a solution? I have the same problem.
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Aug 27, 2016 (3 years ago)
In my case the ignition barrel was the cause, the mechanic who changed it said that it was a fairly common occurrence!
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