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Old 10-24-2012, 04:37 PM   #1
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Went from This Key fob to....that

So i ordered a switchblade keyfob a while ago , received it today.

SO i went from


to



was easy , transfered the electronics and moved the transponder into this fob , and had it cut .

Cutting cost me 6 bucks.
switchblade key fob cost me 8 bucks
shipping - free
time - 28 days.


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Old 10-24-2012, 04:50 PM   #2
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Nice!

What did transferring the electronics and transponder entail?
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:57 PM   #3
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pull apart the original key fob as if you would change the battery , pull out the circuit board , and put it in the new fob and transfer the battery . Taking the transponder out is a little more tricky as you need to carefully pull the rubber/plastic carrier in key itself to get the transponder out . once you do its simply tape it inside the new FOB , and thats it.
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sweet! where you get it?
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:44 PM   #5
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ebay from Hong Kong , took forever and a day to get here but for 8 bucks i could deal.
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I already found one and made an offer. Hopefully my dealer will cut it for free like before.
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if they don't most any locksmith shop can , they may ask to remove the keyblade from the fob to cut but works the same for damn near free
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:26 PM   #8
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what about the PATS chip
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its just a transponder , it can be taped to the inside of the Fob . to pull out of the key , you just need to gently pull the rubber tab on the key and pull slowly until it comes out ,then thats it.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:48 AM   #10
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pics of finished product are the buttons recessed any?
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