Flip Key Solution?
Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:11 AM
Seems that you can take your imobiliser chip (hopefully its just a pull with slight force with pliers), take your circuit board, and just move it into the new shell, then get the key itself cut!
Seems straightforward enough? Anyone actually tried this? I am tempted to try it later, see if I can plug in the chip and the cb then if it doesnt work to unlock the car,t hen just send it back...
Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:26 AM
Make sure you have the right transponder for the key and you should be ok.
Like you say, if it doesn't work you can always return it.
Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:35 AM
If anyone does get one, feel free to share the feedback! I might still get one later anyway for my 'spare'
Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:11 PM
Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:38 PM
ebay offer both shapes (flat and 'nobbly'. It does sound a simple exchange process, and might be worth a shot, just depends how much it costs to get the blade cut.
The immobiliser chip is present and the wireless trasmitter unit is present, so all thats different is the plastic surrounding it...?
Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:18 PM
Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:33 PM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:12 AM
heres the end result
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Naturally you will have to have the blade cut to suit your car, but all the other gubbins, transponder chip, battery and circuit board will transfer from your standard 3 button remote
Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:24 PM
Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:04 PM
I've tried the transfer your parts over thing before and couldn't get the carbon chip out of the top of the remote, don't know whether has any
Ideas on moving the circuitry and carbon chip over?
I'm tempted by the one you just program but I only have one remote key and one not, would I even be able to program the key when it got to me?
I really want to do this so if anyone can move the circuitry or knows a sure fire way to move them over (always afraid I'll break the circuit board!). What does oem key even mean?
Actually any help would be appreciated!
Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:06 PM
Regarding the key, like you say, if you break the chip or circuits then it's a real mare, tbh I'd recommend you buy a whole new key and then find an auto locksmith that will cut and code it for you.
I got a spare made up almost as soon as I bought my car, the way I see it is that if you lose/break that new key you still have the original ones to fall back on.
Posted 23 March 2013 - 11:46 PM
I was lucky with this car, the guy i bought it from had 3 keys for it, so using one of the old remotes from my previous mondeo i made my flip key using the chip, electronics and battery from the old mondeo remote, then once i had the blade cut for this car, I programmed it to start the car using the 2 working key system.
So now i have 4 keys for mine, one flip key, one remote key and 2 standard non-remote keys
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