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Old 01-21-2017, 10:41 AM
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Replacement Key Fob Case

My key works fine, its just that the case is cracking on the un lock section of the key. Can I just replace the case (I see lots of them on Ebay) and transfer the internals and have it still work properly?
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Yep. Add the AMG case while you're at it
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Old 01-22-2017, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by maverik259 View Post
Yep. Add the AMG case while you're at it
I can't seem to find one for under $100 or so whereas I found exact OEM replacements on Amazon for about $20/pair.
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Ya it's expensive cuz it's rare. You'll see nearly no one with them besides me and a handful of others.
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Old 01-22-2017, 09:38 PM
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Ya it's expensive cuz it's rare. You'll see nearly no one with them besides me and a handful of others.
Just bit the bullet and bought one for under $50 after some sleuthing. Seemed completely necessary.
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:27 PM
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Speaking of, so my fob's internals will just switch right over into the newer style fob? I've switched old to old twice before but never knew the new chrome fob's would also work.
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Old 01-24-2017, 07:07 PM
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Speaking of, so my fob's internals will just switch right over into the newer style fob? I've switched old to old twice before but never knew the new chrome fob's would also work.

I was going to get one of the chrome ones but it didn't appear the internals would fit. Can you post a pic of the one you bought?
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Originally Posted by gofisch View Post
I was going to get one of the chrome ones but it didn't appear the internals would fit. Can you post a pic of the one you bought?



Sorry the pic is huge, but it looks like the buttons might end up in the same spots and work.
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This style key with the triangle panic button does not come apart like the previous keys. What you bought is worthless to anyone except whoever owns the car it belongs to.
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This style key with the triangle panic button does not come apart like the previous keys. What you bought is worthless to anyone except whoever owns the car it belongs to.
Mine doesn't have a triangular panic button, but I appreciate the constructive advice.
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Mine doesn't have a triangular panic button, but I appreciate the constructive advice.
Ok but you posted a picture of one with a triangle button.
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Ok but you posted a picture of one with a triangle button.
Yep, I posted one with a triangular panic button not round like what we need. My Google image Kung Fu is off.
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Ok, and the internals from the old black plastic style do not just go into the chrome key with the round panic button. The chip has to be removed from the circuit board of the old one and put onto the chrome key circuit board for it to work.
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Old 01-24-2017, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Rocman8 View Post
Ok, and the internals from the old black plastic style do not just go into the chrome key with the round panic button. The chip has to be removed from the circuit board of the old one and put onto the chrome key circuit board for it to work.
Correct again. Thank you for all of your help. With your snarky, passive-aggressive retorts, no doubt you'll make a great wife someday.
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Old 01-24-2017, 10:28 PM
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Interesting. You were the one sounding unsure if it would work or not. I'm just saying how it works from experience. Not sure what you take as a passive aggressive retort but I'm not trying to come across that way.
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Well, I for one am glad for the back and forth. Otherwise I wouldn't have learned about the chip thing and the triangle and circular panic button. I would have ended up either buying the wrong one or the right one and not know to transfer the chip. Speaking of this chip, does one just remove it by hand and replace into the new fob? ; )
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Yes just pull out, but be careful cause they over 10 years old and sometimes the chip ur changing to new fob might break, and if it does it won't start ur car.
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All things that have been covered extensively with DIY and pictures in the forum. Please search
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Old 01-25-2017, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by maverik259 View Post
All things that have been covered extensively with DIY and pictures in the forum. Please search
While I agree the redundant threads get old fast, after 11-12 years, hasn't just about everything been covered at some point and time by now? Should we just leave this sub-forum open for searching only from here on out?

And to Rocman, posting that the fob I mistakenly linked to is "worthless to anyone except who the car belongs to" is simply an *******ish reply. If that isn't obvious to you, get help for those around you.
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Originally Posted by L8 apex View Post
While I agree the redundant threads get old fast, after 11-12 years, hasn't just about everything been covered at some point and time by now? Should we just leave this sub-forum open for searching only from here on out?

And to Rocman, posting that the fob I mistakenly linked to is "worthless to anyone except who the car belongs to" is simply an *******ish reply. If that isn't obvious to you, get help for those around you.
That remark I made was nothing ill toward you but simply irritates me how people try and sell them off to people knowing that they are good for nothing and taking advantage of people.
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That remark I made was nothing ill toward you but simply irritates me how people try and sell them off to people knowing that they are good for nothing and taking advantage of people.
Ah, OK then. Your reply makes more sense knowing that. I almost bought two of the wrong ones before doing some searching first. No worries then.
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Well, the plot just thickened. eBay auction showed a lot of roughly 12 round panic button fob's so I bought two. Both showed up with triangular panic buttons. Am I correct, along with Rocman, that these are useless to me?
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Did you get the AMG backing? Cuz that only fits the triangular one anyway
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