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Old 05-28-2009, 11:29 PM
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Ya, that brushed metal part is really just a thin metal face that covers up the screws and such. They sent two with the key, but I had to peel the first one off to put my guts into it and then apply the second one.
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:35 PM
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very nice end product, good work
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hey ack....how much was the new key?
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:59 PM
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Just over $70 shipped from somewhere in Asia. The auction link is in the first post (right above the first pic of the key).
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:04 AM
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im so tempted to get this key...
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:06 AM
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that looks very nice.
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I just wouldn't feel right paying 70 for a new key. Especially when I don't need it. Regardless it does look very nice. I think I'll do this when I get my bonus or when I just have some spare cash...
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by daffy12
I just wouldn't feel right paying 70 for a new key. Especially when I don't need it. Regardless it does look very nice. I think I'll do this when I get my bonus or when I just have some spare cash...
Well, replacement keys from the dealer aren't cheap. But like I said, my original key has been wearing out a bit and the panic button has been wearing through (no idea why). So why not replace it with something awesome?
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:19 AM
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Awesome mod! I think I may put this on my to do list soon haha. I shouldn't, but that is pretty awesome. I have always been a fan of the euro keys that are like that.
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:58 AM
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looks good ack, i might have to do this once my key goes to sh*t again. I had to JB weld it last week when it finally broke. the actuall KEY just slipped out of the shell. i JB welded it inside of the key and its holding up pretty well.
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Old 05-29-2009, 01:01 AM
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That's pretty bad if you're jbwelding it in.
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Old 05-29-2009, 01:06 AM
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no kidding
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Old 05-29-2009, 01:10 AM
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sick. i think im gunna have to do this. i love the flip keys
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Old 05-29-2009, 01:13 AM
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Ya, this (and the other variety out there) is way more simple than I thought it was going to be.

Melt the glue to get your transponder out. Glue it into the new key. Put your guts in the new key. Get new key cut. Done.
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:44 AM
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I want.....

great job ack
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Old 05-30-2009, 02:31 AM
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Nice! great DIY, lol

Kinda wish I didn't have my alarm so i could do this, it would be pointless since I don't use the OEM buttons any more.

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Old 05-30-2009, 05:12 AM
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^ Ya, there'd be no point if that is the case. I have Scion Security with mine so everything still works normally.
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im not sure i understand what you guys mean by put the "the guts" from the old key into the new FOB.

are you guys talking about the button computerchip thing? why would you need to do that?

does that need to line up with the buttons on the new fob?
cant you just program the new fob?

im confused.

EDIT: wait...looking at the pictures on ebay i think i get it now, the chip pops out in the new fob and lines up with the buttons on the new fob. right?
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Old 05-30-2009, 02:48 PM
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It's the "housing" inside the key that contains the physical buttons and the battery. That whole unit is one piece inside the key. THAT part is what is transferred over.
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straightsilver... it's the piece shown here outside of the key (don't mind the circle - that's the transponder):

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