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Sorry here is the link for the keyfob:

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Thanks, that really helped. It only comes with one key, correct? Where'd you get yours cut?
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Re: Poor man's WK mod thread

Yup only one key. I go mine done at Home Depot. Lowe's said that they were reluctant to do it because the guy thought he would ruin the key? The guy at Home Depot was kind of the same way but I told him it was alright to try it and it worked great and he didn't even charge me.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:42 PM
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Great idea Beanie-Boy! Thanks so much for posting this! I had been having trouble with the internal plastic holding the logic board in place on one of my old keys for a long time now. I guess the older lady I bought it from dropped it one too many times lol I ordered the new key from a different seller that's also american. I'll put the link below. It matches my 05 stock key a bit better than the one you had showed. But no modification was needed. Quality of the product seems decent. Not as solid as the stock key, but should work even with everyday use.

The one thing I would note is that I went to a good locksmith to have the key cut, the top edge of the new key was polished and rounded off wider than most blank keys I've seen. The stock key has a leveled off sharp pointed edge. My locksmith said he could make it work with some modification and grinding down of the tip. Luckily the shaft on the new key was a bit longer than the stock key to allow for this. But he also said without it being ground off or cut flat, it could make the key jam up or become ground down quicker after a few months use. Just thought I'd throw that out there incase anyone else was wanting to do this mod. It may be something a Lowes or Home Depot employee might miss if they weren't trained on it, which could cause your new key to go bad after a few months to a year. This is also why sometimes you have to wiggle your key back and forth in the socket to turn it. It's a sign that you need a new key cut. Plus it only cost me $3.50 at the locksmith. Not much difference in price to make sure it's done right.

Here's the link: Chrysler Dodge Flip Remote Keyless Entry Fob Key Shell 4 Buttons 4KSF | eBay
And a pic of my new/old keys:
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Great idea Beanie-Boy! Thanks so much for posting this! I had been having trouble with the internal plastic holding the logic board in place on one of my old keys for a long time now. I guess the older lady I bought it from dropped it one too many times lol I ordered the new key from a different seller that's also american. I'll put the link below. It matches my 05 stock key a bit better than the one you had showed. But no modification was needed. Quality of the product seems decent. Not as solid as the stock key, but should work even with everyday use.

The one thing I would note is that I went to a good locksmith to have the key cut, the top edge of the new key was polished and rounded off wider than most blank keys I've seen. The stock key has a leveled off sharp pointed edge. My locksmith said he could make it work with some modification and grinding down of the tip. Luckily the shaft on the new key was a bit longer than the stock key to allow for this. But he also said without it being ground off or cut flat, it could make the key jam up or become ground down quicker after a few months use. Just thought I'd throw that out there incase anyone else was wanting to do this mod. It may be something a Lowes or Home Depot employee might miss if they weren't trained on it, which could cause your new key to go bad after a few months to a year. This is also why sometimes you have to wiggle your key back and forth in the socket to turn it. It's a sign that you need a new key cut. Plus it only cost me $3.50 at the locksmith. Not much difference in price to make sure it's done right.

Here's the link: Chrysler Dodge Flip Remote Keyless Entry Fob Key Shell 4 Buttons 4KSF | eBay
And a pic of my new/old keys:
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How thick/big is it compared to the stock key?
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How thick/big is it compared to the stock key?
I'd say it's about 1/8"-1/4" thicker than the stock key. It really doesn't add much thickness when it's in your pocket.
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Re: Poor man's WK mod thread

Great low cost mods!!! Can't wait to start.
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Re: Poor man's WK mod thread

Just ordered two key fobs. Thanks for the idea!
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I'd say it's about 1/8"-1/4" thicker than the stock key. It really doesn't add much thickness when it's in your pocket.
Thanks guys for the input, I'll order one!
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Re: Poor man's WK mod thread

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Great idea Beanie-Boy! Thanks so much for posting this! I had been having trouble with the internal plastic holding the logic board in place on one of my old keys for a long time now. I guess the older lady I bought it from dropped it one too many times lol I ordered the new key from a different seller that's also american. I'll put the link below. It matches my 05 stock key a bit better than the one you had showed. But no modification was needed. Quality of the product seems decent. Not as solid as the stock key, but should work even with everyday use.

The one thing I would note is that I went to a good locksmith to have the key cut, the top edge of the new key was polished and rounded off wider than most blank keys I've seen. The stock key has a leveled off sharp pointed edge. My locksmith said he could make it work with some modification and grinding down of the tip. Luckily the shaft on the new key was a bit longer than the stock key to allow for this. But he also said without it being ground off or cut flat, it could make the key jam up or become ground down quicker after a few months use. Just thought I'd throw that out there incase anyone else was wanting to do this mod. It may be something a Lowes or Home Depot employee might miss if they weren't trained on it, which could cause your new key to go bad after a few months to a year. This is also why sometimes you have to wiggle your key back and forth in the socket to turn it. It's a sign that you need a new key cut. Plus it only cost me $3.50 at the locksmith. Not much difference in price to make sure it's done right.

Here's the link: Chrysler Dodge Flip Remote Keyless Entry Fob Key Shell 4 Buttons 4KSF | eBay
And a pic of my new/old keys:
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Does it say Jeep on the back like the stock key? Or does it say Dodge or Chrysler? Thanks.
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Does it say Jeep on the back like the stock key? Or does it say Dodge or Chrysler? Thanks.
Mine actually came with a Chrysler emblem un-attached. I didn't really care about the emblem tbh. All the emblem is used for is to cover up a small screw hole on the back. It's a very cheap sticker, the glue doesn't stick well. I just took a piece of shiny black electrical tape cut to size and a silver sharpie and wrote jeep on it. Turned out pretty good, and no one will really ever look at it besides me. I'm sure you could email the seller or another seller on ebay with a similar unit and ask if they would have any extra jeep emblems laying around that they could send you. I'm sure they would. I've done it on other projects I've had.
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Looks good man, sorry they didnt send you the Jeep sticker, they did for me just write them back and I'm sure they'll send you one.
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4 led strips(1.99 each) for that compartment there.


how'd you get that done? is it easy to do? and are the lights pretty dim?
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