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sgolas_e46 10-23-2012 03:58 PM

Flip key remote review
 
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Hey guys, just got a flip key shell from eBay payed 18$ for it ripped my insides out of my original key and put it in the shell, then I got the key cut for 40$, I am amazed at the quality of the flip key considering it was a eBay buy from china. Took me 30 min to get it converted including the key cutting , I highly recommend getting this done if you like the flipkey idea. Attachment 113266Attachment 113267

bmwm5lover 10-23-2012 05:20 PM

wow..awesome. where did you get it cut?

5style 10-23-2012 05:34 PM

where did you get it cut? I have spares i wanna cut

328IScreamer 10-23-2012 05:35 PM

How difficult was it to rip out the insides and make it so the trunk and unlock buttons still function.

I don't really need the key function as I don't use the actual metal key for anything but the plastic casing is starting to look rough so I would like to give this a try

sgolas_e46 10-23-2012 06:21 PM

There's a place on Kipling and queens way called cellular tech. He cuts the keys there , my key was the first bmw he cut so he had some issues but now he can do it in a few min.

sgolas_e46 10-23-2012 06:25 PM

Ripping the insides was ez, took 2 min. Just score the out sides with a exacto knife and it will come apart

328IScreamer 10-24-2012 07:46 AM

Is it just a matter of taking whats in the oem key and dropping it in the new key?

sgolas_e46 10-24-2012 09:55 AM

Yea that's it, minus the actual key, that you need to get cut. But there are two small Allen screws holding the key in place on the flip key so you may be able to rip out your old one and see if you can replace it with the blank

sgolas_e46 10-24-2012 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by 328IScreamer (Post 1587010)
How difficult was it to rip out the insides and make it so the trunk and unlock buttons still function.

I don't really need the key function as I don't use the actual metal key for anything but the plastic casing is starting to look rough so I would like to give this a try

Why don't you need the key function? Got a push button?

328IScreamer 10-24-2012 10:11 AM

yep :) I think all cars with this style key are push button. The only function of the actual key is as a back up in case automatic locks malfunction........and maybe glove box lock

slemmer 10-24-2012 11:22 AM

Do you have pics of the guts after removing it from the original casing?

sgolas_e46 10-24-2012 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by 328IScreamer (Post 1587056)
yep :) I think all cars with this style key are push button. The only function of the actual key is as a back up in case automatic locks malfunction........and maybe glove box lock

Oh you have a 2008

sgolas_e46 10-24-2012 11:32 AM

You ever hear of a push button conversion for a older model like a 2003

sgolas_e46 10-24-2012 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by slemmer (Post 1587061)
do you have pics of the guts after removing it from the original casing?

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sgolas_e46 10-25-2012 01:46 AM

I actually have a second one I was gona make out of my spare but il decided to keep it as oem, so if any one wants a flip key blank remote like the one i have its yours for 18$


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