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#1 Lenny

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 12:19 PM

My two year old daughter was sitting on my knee in the car, i had the key in the ignition and she was starting the car and turning it off again, by herself, followed by opening and closing the electric windows :rolleyes:

it was keeping her amused so I went along with it :rolleyes: , although when I looked at the key after putting her back in her child seat the flip key doesnít stay straight or lock tight like it used to :o

When closed itís like this now
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When in the ignition itís like this now

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:blink: :angry: :unsure: Any advice on what this could be, or if it was because she was messing with it at all or just a quince dense that it happened after she was messing with it.

I always push the chrome button on the fob before folding it back in.

Has anyone else experienced this problem and how can I fix this,

As the knock on effect will be my ignition panel getting scratched from the key fob flapping against it.:(



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Posted 29 August 2011 - 02:16 PM

it looks like the internal spring mech has got strained or become miss aligned, the only thing you can do is split the key and look for anything amiss.

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 01:56 PM

Probably a case of buying a new key im afraid, if the spring or the click lock is damaged you wont really be able to repair it

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 02:00 PM

Probably a case of buying a new key im afraid, if the spring or the click lock is damaged you wont really be able to repair it



I feared that would be the case,:rolleyes: Iíve started to put it in the other way around (if I remember too)

It stops it from flapping down, ah well the joys of having kids :lol:



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Posted 05 September 2011 - 01:53 PM

Good old kids - my 9 month old son has left some lovely teeth marks in my flip key!

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 06:07 PM

Good old kids - my 9 month old son has left some lovely teeth marks in my flip key!


Ah under the circumstances at that age you would feel sorry for him, getting teeth
my daughters used to do the same to my knuckle their 2 and 4 years old now, stated school this week time flyís man :D

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 01:58 PM

Definately I cant believe how old he is now, but my fingers, and objects around the home will never be the same again!I loved it when he had no teeth, he could chew away and it never bothered me, now he has four, he always insists on trying to use them on my hand... it doesnt go very well - the joys of parenthood!

oops, slipped off topic! lol - so you buying a new key, or trying to repair it then?

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 02:04 PM

Seen loads on Fleabay Lenny , you could just swap the bits around, did you take it apart BTW
and look at the spring

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 02:20 PM

Seen loads on Fleabay Lenny , you could just swap the bits around, did you take it apart BTW
and look at the spring


tried to open the top part but its cliped togeather all different angles cant seem to seperate it easily, ill have another look at it later today,
ive started putting in in the ignition upside down for the momment, stops it flopping down, i have a spare i bought on e-bay but its not cut yet,
has to be lazer cut and for me that means traveling 102km to the nearest lazer cutter :rolleyes: so wont be happening any time soon,
ill try open it again later,
anyone else have expierence in opening the flip part of the key fob ?

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 04:38 PM

Lenny i found this hope it helps with the key :P
how to fix a floppy key

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 06:40 PM

:lol: Thanks Pree,
at that price though id be cheaper to get the spare key cut :lol:

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 12:44 PM

haha! brilliant....

Anyway lenny, couldnt you post them the floppy key and the uncut and get them to send it back if you pay postage - might be cheaper and easier to do it that way?

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