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JKU Flip Key i bought off ebay

 
Old 03-08-2019, 03:06 PM
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Nice post OP and thanks for the heads up. Home Depot cut mine on their basic machine (non-programming) for free (since I wasn't buying a key), followed the program instructions here and all good. Cheers!
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Old 03-08-2019, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by fredrok View Post
Nice post OP and thanks for the heads up. Home Depot cut mine on their basic machine (non-programming) for free (since I wasn't buying a key), followed the program instructions here and all good. Cheers!
I must have been dealing with some incompetent locksmiths. They tried to do it on the traditional style machine, but couldn't get the new key to stay mounted due to the fob.
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Old 03-08-2019, 04:44 PM
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Old 03-10-2019, 06:07 AM
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Modify-Uncut...AAAOSwruVZy9xy
This is the one I got for my jeep 3 years ago.. yes it doesn't have a trunk but its in the same spot for remote start.. and it works like a charm. gut your old one and have it cut.
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by resharp001 View Post
I must have been dealing with some incompetent locksmiths. They tried to do it on the traditional style machine, but couldn't get the new key to stay mounted due to the fob.
That's what I was told as well. Two local locksmiths said I need to open the case, remove everything, and hand them just the blank key. Going to try Home Depot and Lowes and whoever else first.


Edit - found a locksmith that would cut them without pulling them apart. He commented on the poor quality of the key blanks. The first one cut fine, but the second blank cracked and a chunk broke out as he cut it.
Emailed the ebay seller about pulling the fob apart and trying to replace just the key with one from my last set of flip keys that broke (visually, they look the same). The answer : The keys are integral to the fobs - they don't come apart. No answer to my question about how batteries are replaced if the fobs can't be taken apart...

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Old 03-15-2019, 06:07 AM
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Originally Posted by nthinuf View Post
That's what I was told as well. Two local locksmiths said I need to open the case, remove everything, and hand them just the blank key. Going to try Home Depot and Lowes and whoever else first.
That's crazy, the first locksmith I brought it to popped it in his machine and a minute later I had a key. Worked fine on the first try.
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:25 AM
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Getting keys cut is always hit and miss, even with the stock keys. I spent an entire Saturday driving around trying to find someone that would cut 2 blank fobs for me. I was almost ready to break out a file and start widdling it away myself. Most of them can do it, regardless of what machine they use to cut it, but a lot will choose not to cut it based upon they don't want to be held responsible for the cost of your fob if their cut doesn't work. That's also probably the real reason the locksmith asked nthinuf to remove the key from the fob.

I finally found a nice older gentlemen working at a Lowes who cut the fobs for free for me. He explained, if he charges then they could be held responsible for replacement of the fob if the cut isn't good. It wasn't every Lowes that would do it either, it basically boiled down to the individual being willing to help another person out or not. It was kind of funny to me because an employee at Walmart told me to try that particular Lowes since Walmart stopped cutting fobs people brought in and this was after I had visited 2 other nearby Lowes that wouldn't cut it.

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