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Old 09-27-2012, 05:15 PM
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Default Newer style Ignition key for 02

Hey guys,

So basically what i want to do is replace my Ignition key and separate FOB with one key that has the three buttons on it.

Like THIS

My main concern is that i have the ignition guard on my car
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so the new key might be too wide to fit in there?

can i remove that part so that it fits?

any help would be appreciated! thanks!
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:19 PM
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Default Re: Newer style Ignition key for 02

can just take a small saw blade and trim the collar off
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:34 PM
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Default Re: Newer style Ignition key for 02

hmmm i thought about that but i would like to make it look a little nicer than just cutting it off...

can it actually be removed?
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:52 PM
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:06 AM
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Default Re: Newer style Ignition key for 02

i guess i'll be cutting it then!

thanks guys.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:13 AM
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:28 PM
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Default Re: Newer style Ignition key for 02

Ok, from the locksmiths perspective; get a used duplicate ignition lock, and use a handheld Dremel tool to "customize" your lock slowly with a small cutoff wheel, and piece by piece, then you know exactly what you can do with the good one you intend to use.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:50 AM
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Default Re: Newer style Ignition key for 02

Has anoyone actually done this. I have wanted to do this for a while but, have been concerned if the remote part would program properly.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:25 AM
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Default Re: Newer style Ignition key for 02

i gave up as i dont have a Dremel and dont want it to look horrible. it's come back into my mind a few times but not sure if i'm going to commit.
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Default Re: Newer style Ignition key for 02

Alright any guru's know if the code system has changed post 2002?
Or could someone with a remote key see if it'll program to and older model 02' +?
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Default Re: Newer style Ignition key for 02

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i gave up as i dont have a Dremel and dont want it to look horrible. it's come back into my mind a few times but not sure if i'm going to commit.
I cut a wider and deeper opening in the ignition guard, mainly using a half-round file, a modeling knife and some smaller round files to remove plastic rom the inner surface. Finally used a small steel washer with one face polished on a grindstone to make it an effective scraper for the edges of the key opening in the guard. Be sure to put some tape across the key opening so it doesn't get clogged with bits of plastic waste!
After a lot of cutting, scraping and smoothing, the one-piece key fits fine. It's more convenient to get in and start up with the one-piece key than to flip between two separate devices on the keyring. It makes it a simpler one-handed task.
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