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Use some Sugru on it It's rubbery in consistency so it won't just snap off when you drop your keys. Use a piece of metal or plastic for the "crossbar" and sugru around it.


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Why not build up the back of the key with araldite [epoxy] and then drill that?


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If you can access the electronics soon after they get wet, the chances are pretty good to keep it working. Unfortunately, after all this time, it's kind of a long shot. There are three major things that happen when you get a circuit board wet: The battery voltage can short across to the wrong parts of the circuit. This will cause it to fail, but seldom ...


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This varies a lot by model, era etc., but a general overview: The first thing that happens is the ancilliary electrical systems are powered: Lights Radio (often the radio will be permanently wired, but this varies) Windscreen wipers Dashboard gauges Fans Anything that runs off switched ignition but also the Engine control unit, or ECU, which is what ...


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On my 2004 Mazda3, turning the key and holding it unlocks all doors.


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I would leave this as a comment, but I cannot. The button on the BMW key is a light. There should be a bulb visible next to the metal key section. To open it up, press the button and slide the inner assembly out. You should see the battery, bulb and contacts. As for the aftermarket fob, I would agree with Juann Strauss that the buttons are lock/unlock and ...


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The cover should come off (for replacing the battery and whatnot), then you can drill a hole wherever you like with the electronics in full view.


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When you turn the car off and remove the key, make sure the steering is not turned to one side. If you leave the car with the wheels turned you may load up the steering lock as the steering geometry tries to straighten up. You are able to get round this in the circumstances you describe by 'rocking' the steering wheel to relieve the loading on the lock as ...


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I think the easiest way to disable it would be to take the fob apart and put a very small piece of tape on the contacts for the button. This would make it so you could reverse this without too much issue if you decided to sell the car. Most car fobs (at least like the one you show in the link) will split in two to replace the battery. This also gives you ...


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The dealership should be able to make the key from the VIN. Since you do not have a registered key already, you will not be able to program it yourself. The vehicle will have to be somewhere it can be reprogrammed with the new key(s). You can call a lock smith to come out and reprogram the car, but chances are it's going to be just as expensive as having it ...


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I have circumvented this feature by opening a front and rear door, close the front door and reach thru from the back seat and manually lock the front door. Manually lock the rear door and shut it. It worked on my Ford Taurus.


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There is a difference between an "OEM" new never programmed FOB and on that has already been linked to a vehicle. That being said there is hope if you have gotten one off EBay that was used. The directions to program the ability to start the car work fine on either the OEM or the used FOB but the smart key (SKS) functions will not program with the ...



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