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10-16-2014 08:46 PM
SilverPony2001
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I didn't know there was a difference? I followed the instructions that came with the key and it starts my car just fine it's just that any of the functions in the remote don't seem to work.
I can't find the instructions right now, but when I programmed my remotes, I had to have all my key fobs with me. I then did whatever I had to to initiate the programming mode, then press a button on each remote in sequence to program them all.

This is a separate thing than programming the key. They Key and the Key Fob both need to be programmed separate, and I think there are different methods for both.
10-16-2014 08:27 PM
FocusND @vegachicago yes I tried both those methods as well. Unfortunately they still didn't work. Is it because my car is a 2014 or the key is the newer style?
10-16-2014 08:25 PM
FocusND
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Did you program the fob part in addition to programming the key part?

I didn't know there was a difference? I followed the instructions that came with the key and it starts my car just fine it's just that any of the functions in the remote don't seem to work.
10-14-2014 08:42 PM
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10-13-2014 06:56 PM
SilverPony2001
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Okay so I ordered the key a few weeks ago and before it arrived I had a Viper remote start installed. Anyways so I go get my key cut and the locksmith did a miscut luckily artiway sends me a replacement and I go 100 miles out of town to get it recut by someone else. So I program my key according to the instructions but it won't unlock or lock my car or open my trunk but the key still starts my car. Is there anything I can do without sending my key back?
Did you program the fob part in addition to programming the key part?
10-13-2014 06:51 PM
FocusND Okay so I ordered the key a few weeks ago and before it arrived I had a Viper remote start installed. Anyways so I go get my key cut and the locksmith did a miscut luckily artiway sends me a replacement and I go 100 miles out of town to get it recut by someone else. So I program my key according to the instructions but it won't unlock or lock my car or open my trunk but the key still starts my car. Is there anything I can do without sending my key back?
10-11-2014 10:28 PM
elwood125
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That is the exact key, rczrider. 4 button switchblade. During the many re-assemblings, I too had a flipping problem. I just had to twist the spring mechanism to place it under tension, and of course I did it the wrong way the first time so it sprung closed not open :)

I guess my only other concern now would be making sure I have the tension right and I am happy before I seal the thing shut- it's really my only complaint.

Same issue here with key release. Luckily figured it out after an hour of fiddling with it. Key is brilliant though artiway is a great eBay seller also extremely helpful and quick to respond.

PS if anyone in Hampton roads needs one of these cut I will do it free i work at cavalier ford in portsmouth.
10-10-2014 08:27 AM
MCan56 That is the exact key, rczrider. 4 button switchblade. During the many re-assemblings, I too had a flipping problem. I just had to twist the spring mechanism to place it under tension, and of course I did it the wrong way the first time so it sprung closed not open :)

I guess my only other concern now would be making sure I have the tension right and I am happy before I seal the thing shut- it's really my only complaint.
10-09-2014 07:41 AM
rczrider
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So, I bought the "Artiway" key, and other than the usual difficulty finding a place to cut it (the place who did said "anyone can cut it" they just won't), it works.

However, the key pops apart when twisting it in the ignition. The torque that occurs when turning the key causes it to literally fall apart. Anyone else with this key experience that? I have to squeeze the key to prevent this, and I'm not very satisfied. I think gluing it could help, but then battery replacement might be a challenge.
Which one did you buy? He sells at least 3 styles.

I ordered this one and it has a separate battery "door", different from how the entire key opens up (so you could glue it closed if you had trouble with it popping open). I haven't had a chance to use it, yet, because the first one he sent had an issue with the flipping mechanism (I don't think it's broken, I just think the spring was installed wrong). Artiway sent me a whole new key and I haven't gotten around to swapping blades and programming. Hopefully I'll do that tonight or tomorrow and can comment on range and how durable it is.

10-08-2014 10:03 PM
Lite12
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So, I bought the "Artiway" key, and other than the usual difficulty finding a place to cut it (the place who did said "anyone can cut it" they just won't), it works.

However, the key pops apart when twisting it in the ignition. The torque that occurs when turning the key causes it to literally fall apart. Anyone else with this key experience that? I have to squeeze the key to prevent this, and I'm not very satisfied. I think gluing it could help, but then battery replacement might be a challenge.
I like the Artiway key design because it's like the key I had with my GTI. I too am concerned about it twisting apart though.
I am SO ready to pull the trigger on this key.
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