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post #1 of 18 Old 10-04-2009, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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Where to buy keyfob shell?

Hi gang,

Tried to start my car yesterday and felt a "give" as the fob cracked around the key. The buttons for arm/disarm/trunk are all fine, it's just the fob shell around the key is cracked.

I took it apart thinking the key would come out easily and I could swap the guts out. The guts and buttons come out easily, but the key is pretty set withing the shell.

Do I have to go to the dealer, or do you have any other ideas?


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Will I have to get the key blade cut at the dealer? I'm unclear if my existing blade can be removed from the shell. I see no obvious way of removing it.

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Will I have to get the key blade cut at the dealer? I'm unclear if my existing blade can be removed from the shell. I see no obvious way of removing it.
I don't know about yours, but mine has a tiny screw on the back (side w/ Honda logo) to attach the key to the base. (Phillips-head) Hope this helps!

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Yes, mine has that. I removed the screw, and then the blade, but not with out destroying the already damaged fob.

Meaning, just unscrewing the screw leaves the blade still incased in plastic unless you wrestle it out. Using this manner to remove the blade from a new fob would render it broken as well.

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Ah, I see what you mean now. The screw is for opening the shell and the base of the key blade is anchored within the shell as one solid fitment.

You will have to get a new key cut. Search "Honda Accord key" on ebay, as suggested by j-roc. There are shells w/ uncut keys listed for sale. Although they don't appear to have the actual Honda logo on the back, they are the proper shape/size. The only ones I saw for sale with the actual logo also come with the remote innards, but it doesn't cost much more. One of the ads specifically mentions that you cannot use your old key, and must get a new one cut. It says, "We get this question every day... No other way around it."

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Thanks for the help, I will report back with the eventual solution

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Compare prices before you pull the trigger. I bought an Acura TL switchblade when I first got my car, as I hated how big the stock key/fob felt in my pocket. There's a great write-up somewhere around here with excellent pics.

I think it was about $60 shipped for the switchblade fob off ebay. I paid a local locksmith $40 to cut the new blank, and then took the chip out of my old most beatup fob and transplanted it, and lastly reprogrammed my car to accept the new fob. Works great and over a year later the TL fob has held up nicely.

Also, I now have a key, the original, that won't start my car but will unlock the doors. I keep it locked in the glovebox for when I need to hand it to a friend to get in my car or whatnot.
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how easy/hard is it to move the transponder from an old key into a new key housing? what does it look like?

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how easy/hard is it to move the transponder from an old key into a new key housing? what does it look like?
Here are two threads to look at for many answers to the questions on this thread.
eBay Flip Key - not so bad

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Hi again.

I read those links thanks.

OK, so dumb question time, if I but this key on ebay:

I understand to get my dealer to cut it, but does the dealer also need to re-program the immobilizer, or is the immobilizer going to be done via the "Free Programming" that this seller is promising?

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Don't make this harder than it has to be.

Purchase:

Put current key blade, immobilizer, and remote inside of new shell, done and done.

See attached picture.
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Don't make this harder than it has to be.

Purchase:

Put current key blade, immobilizer, and remote inside of new shell, done and done.

See attached picture.

Thanks. That link for the shell almost seems too cheap!

How can I remove the immobilizer without ruining it? Your picture shows two pieces, but I guess I only see one in my key, it's still embedded at this time.

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I have bought from deal extreme many times. Item will come from Hong Kong and takes about 1-2 weeks and will be marked as a "gift". The top piece in the box for the immobilizer is the hold down and the bottom/non-square piece is the actual immobilizer. The the hold down has two tabs on the top and bottom (in the picture) it should be easy to get out. Just don't do what this guy did, guess he couldn't figure it out. http://radio-pro.ru/forums/sh...d.php?p=508163

Edit: Just tried getting my immobilizer out. The cap is easy to get off by the actual immobilizer has held in with a spot of glue. I didn't want to butcher my working key fob. You may have to butcher you current key fob to get the immobilizer out.

Edit again: Seems the key blade is molded to the shell so you will have the new key blade cut.

One more edit: quote from another post on here: "I just pried the chip out with a small straight jeweler's screwdriver. The chip is pretty solid, it would take some brute force to damage it."

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