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    New idea for the mk5 style flip key (pics inc)

    Right i managed to stumble across a Chevrolet flip key that is more suitable then the vauxhall version, especially because you have to mod it to suit the mk4. I will explain using pictures below




    Vauxhall Key is on the left


    The Chevrolet key blade is the same style as the MK4 key blade and the key casing is suited to the blade so you dont have to hack away at it like you would if you were using a MK5 key.




    The best thing about the chevrolet key is that it isn't glued together like the vauxhall key is, infact if you remove the badge on the back of the key, it will reveal a small screw. Unscrew this screw and the whole case will come apart without having to cut it open like you would have to do with the vauxhall key.

    I will do a how to if people want to, but obviously i need to complete the mod first. I will let you know!

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    This looks like it could be quite interesting, good find and good luck with it.

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    Deffo going to keep an eye on this really want a flip key for my car
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    Whats the inside like?
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    Interesting, I was thinking about modding an antara key last summer as the antara blade is like the mk4 but no dealers had any in so I could look at them, do you know the part number for the key?

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    slightly different in terms of the shape of the circuit board, i'll get a picture, give me a couple of mins
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    Where did you buy this key from as well just wondering
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    Just looking at the circuit board out of the chevy key you may not be able to use the battery connection like you can on the MK5 key, it shouldn't be a problem as
    A) i have a MK5 key and
    B) there is always a work around lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by eddieboy View Post
    Where did you buy this key from as well just wondering
    from a place of work, it was a lost spare.

    they may be available on ebay, but i haven't looked in all fairness
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    Never understood the fasination with flip keys?
    This does look better than the Mk5 key tho.

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