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Sure it's been discussed couldn't find it
I'm looking to purchase a few new key fobs
I found the flip up style keys has anyone swapped to this style?


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It's an 06 3.7
Yeah I have also just used originals but thought they were cool, and my hold up better?
I know there's different key styles. Know any way to find out what mine is?

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I have an O6 and have that the same flip key as above -- works great! I found instructions online to program it myself and just had a local locksmith cut the key.
 

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I just ordered one of these from Amazon, you take the the board from the inside of your old Key FOB and place it in the new one and have the key cut. So no need for reprogramming. Once it arrives here I'll let you know how well it works
 

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I just ordered one of these from Amazon, you take the the board from the inside of your old Key FOB and place it in the new one and have the key cut. So no need for reprogramming. Once it arrives here I'll let you know how well it works
Looking forward to hearing how it goes.
 

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Sure it's been discussed couldn't find it
I'm looking to purchase a few new key fobs
I found the flip up style keys has anyone swapped to this style?


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Where did you get this... I am totally interested. First saw something remotely close in Heidelberg, GE years ago in a European VW. Have never seen them in the USA for older vehicles. Allot less wear and tear on pockets with the key folded in.
 

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Where did you get this... I am totally interested. First saw something remotely close in Heidelberg, GE years ago in a European VW. Have never seen them in the USA for older vehicles. Allot less wear and tear on pockets with the key folded in.
I ordered it from Ebay, once I get it I'll let you know if it's any good or not.
 

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I ordered it from Ebay, once I get it I'll let you know if it's any good or not.
Thanks, will be going their way for one.
 

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The flip key FOB arrived today! Went to a locak hardware store to have the blank cut then put the board into the new FOB. board functioned fine. The build quality of the housing didn't inspire me with the greatest of confidence. Had to remove some interior plastic left over from the plastic mold injection. A roller pin needed to be removed to even have the key cut. Bad news is the key doesn't work, could turn the ignition or even the car door lock. I'm a little puzzled as why this is the case, but upon looking at the keys side by side i did see that the new one is longer. I'm no expert with keys or locks, but here is a pick with them side by side. Also an interior pic showing the left over plastic from the injection mold.
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@RoninSpectre, Thanks for getting back to us with your results.

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I'm going to head back out and see if the hardware store can go over it again, maybe that'll fix the problem.
I clicked on the link you used to buy that Key Fob and while it says it will work for your vehicle, they also have this little disclaimer listed;



Can't really tell if that's the case from the pics you posted.
 

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I clicked on the link you used to buy that Key Fob and while it says it will work for your vehicle, they also have this little disclaimer listed;



Can't really tell if that's the case from the pics you posted.
Back from the hardware store and they trimmed up the key for me and works correctly now!
 

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Here are some more close up pic of the actual key Fob, from what I can tell so far the case has a little bit of flex when you use it. In one instance I had to take it apart because the silver button had seized up and you could not retract the key back. There is a noticeable gap where they key button is and I've gone ahead and clean up any excess plastic that needed to be removed. You pay for what you get and this was only 10 dollars. So keep your expectations in check if you choose to get one. I'll be using it from now on and see how it holds up, but I'll be holding onto the original key just in case this one doesn't work out. Included some more pics
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Here are some more close up pic of the actual key Fob, from what I can tell so far the case has a little bit of flex when you use it. In one instance I had to take it apart because the silver button had seized up and you could not retract the key back. There is a noticeable gap where they key button is and I've gone ahead and clean up any excess plastic that needed to be removed. You pay for what you get and this was only 10 dollars. So keep your expectations in check if you choose to get one. I'll be using it from now on and see how it holds up, but I'll be holding onto the original key just in case this one doesn't work out. Included some more pics
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I received a new set of Key FOBS when I had the ignition switch recall done a few years back, so, I'm not in need of any new ones.

I was just trying to help you figure out what the issue is. I'm glad you got the key working.
 

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