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12-11-2014 10:08 PM
williambs55
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Originally Posted by Jeffero28 View Post
The second one I purchased was programmed using the other two pre-programmed keys.

The instructions come with it, but in short you put one working key in the ignition, turn it to "on" turn it off, put second working key within 5 seconds and turn "on", remove that key and put the 3rd non programmed key within 10 seconds and turn "on". Then remove it and re-insert and it should be programmed.

This process didn't work the first time, but I read that you need to drive the car for a couple minutes prior to programming the keys. I did, and it worked.

The lock-unlock buttons use a different process, also included in the instructions.

My advice is buy the 2nd "newly designed" one, but find someone local who is able to cut it for a reasonable price before you do. One locksmith wanted $120 just to cut it.
Luckily another one nearby did it for $30.
Thanks for the update.
I did find a locksmith that can and does the keys for 10 dollars. They cut some keys for another forum member and did a good job.
12-11-2014 08:50 PM
Jeffero28
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Originally Posted by williambs55 View Post
Awesome that they both are working and I wondered if the first one was mire sturdy, byte interesting that the range is so much shorter. The second one is known for needing some fixing up to make it more sturdy. There are others that have mentioned the screws at the key have worked loose and had to tighten them up and applied super glue to the threads and also superglued the case together.
Now my other question is what method did you use to program the second fob that you purchased?

By the way thanks for the reply!
The second one I purchased was programmed using the other two pre-programmed keys.

The instructions come with it, but in short you put one working key in the ignition, turn it to "on" turn it off, put second working key within 5 seconds and turn "on", remove that key and put the 3rd non programmed key within 10 seconds and turn "on". Then remove it and re-insert and it should be programmed.

This process didn't work the first time, but I read that you need to drive the car for a couple minutes prior to programming the keys. I did, and it worked.

The lock-unlock buttons use a different process, also included in the instructions.

My advice is buy the 2nd "newly designed" one, but find someone local who is able to cut it for a reasonable price before you do. One locksmith wanted $120 just to cut it.
Luckily another one nearby did it for $30.
12-07-2014 03:46 PM
williambs55
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Originally Posted by Jeffero28 View Post
I have both. The first one has very weak range, only works within about 10 feet of the car. Not sure if it's just a bad one or they are all like that.

Just got the 2nd one last week. It has much better range, although not as far as the OEM key. It doesn't feel quite as sturdy but it looks better and I like the button layout more.

The locksmith had to program the first one because I didn't have two working keys.

The 2nd one I was able to program myself because I already had two keys. But I still had to get it cut, which cost $30.
Awesome that they both are working and I wondered if the first one was mire sturdy, byte interesting that the range is so much shorter. The second one is known for needing some fixing up to make it more sturdy. There are others that have mentioned the screws at the key have worked loose and had to tighten them up and applied super glue to the threads and also superglued the case together.
Now my other question is what method did you use to program the second fob that you purchased?

By the way thanks for the reply!
12-07-2014 10:49 AM
Jeffero28
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Originally Posted by williambs55 View Post
Jeffer28
Did you buy your flip key from artiway? If so which one did you buy? This one http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-2013-FO...68319964&rt=nc

Or this one? [url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/360968319964[/url


How is it working so far?

Did the locksmith program it for you?
I have both. The first one has very weak range, only works within about 10 feet of the car. Not sure if it's just a bad one or they are all like that.

Just got the 2nd one last week. It has much better range, although not as far as the OEM key. It doesn't feel quite as sturdy but it looks better and I like the button layout more.

The locksmith had to program the first one because I didn't have two working keys.

The 2nd one I was able to program myself because I already had two keys. But I still had to get it cut, which cost $30.
12-06-2014 09:06 AM
williambs55
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Originally Posted by Jeffero28 View Post
It is possible to program with only 1 key, but the locksmith needs the correct computer to do it. The one I went to spent 20 mins trying and then had to switch to different one. Another 30 mins later it finally programmed correctly.

He also said that they have to pay $60 every time they program one so he charged me $70, plus another $30 to have it cut.

So $100, plus $55 for the FOB from ebay. $155 total. Still cheaper than getting from the dealer, and it's a flip key.
Jeffer28
Did you buy your flip key from artiway? If so which one did you buy? This one http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-2013-FO...68319964&rt=nc

Or this one? http://www.ebay.com/itm/360968319964

How is it working so far?

Did the locksmith program it for you?
12-04-2014 12:44 AM
Jeffero28
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Originally Posted by redzone View Post
wow nobody? Artiway says you can find someone to program the key so hopefully i can call around and find someone.

i called one place and they want 185 to program and cut... hopefully i can find a cheaper person..
It is possible to program with only 1 key, but the locksmith needs the correct computer to do it. The one I went to spent 20 mins trying and then had to switch to different one. Another 30 mins later it finally programmed correctly.

He also said that they have to pay $60 every time they program one so he charged me $70, plus another $30 to have it cut.

So $100, plus $55 for the FOB from ebay. $155 total. Still cheaper than getting from the dealer, and it's a flip key.
11-04-2014 10:08 AM
redzone wow nobody? Artiway says you can find someone to program the key so hopefully i can call around and find someone.

i called one place and they want 185 to program and cut... hopefully i can find a cheaper person..
11-03-2014 10:57 AM
redzone i am looking to buy one of these to replace my lost second key. Does anyone know of a place in toronto that will cut it?

Also can i program it with only 1 key? as i said i lost my second one!

thanks!
10-31-2014 07:46 PM
williambs55
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Originally Posted by rczrider View Post
Yeah, I've seen that one but haven't tried it, only the one sent by the seller (which is the simple on-off 4 times in 6 seconds, then hit unlock on each fob).

I'll try to do it today so I can say for sure if it does or doesn't work with this fob and the 2014.
Did you have any luck with programming your key?
10-31-2014 07:09 AM
williambs55
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Originally Posted by rczrider View Post
Yeah, I've seen that one but haven't tried it, only the one sent by the seller (which is the simple on-off 4 times in 6 seconds, then hit unlock on each fob).

I'll try to do it today so I can say for sure if it does or doesn't work with this fob and the 2014.
I hope they di the trick as it has worked for others. Let me know how it goes bud. If not, we just keep trying!
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