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Through wear and tear, the little keychain loop on both of my flip keys/fobs has broken off. I called the dealership, and they want upward of $100 for each key + reprogramming...which is unacceptable.

Has anyone here tried buying one of the blank flip keys on eBay and putting the components of your key into the new key body?

 

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thats what i did. just swap the halves. they pull apart. its a little tuff but you wont break it.
 

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Probably won't need to reprogram if only swapping the guts

Anyways programming the key fob only takes 1 minute and doesn't require any special tools
 

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If all your worried about is not being able to connect your key to a keychain just do what I did. Drill a hole in your key like this.

Works like a charm :K:
 

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I did that too. Used a gernade pin as a keyring. Fucking rings are big :x
Was pretty obvious it would break.
 

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Just make sure you drill it in the right spot :K:
 
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