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Anyone else hate the new '14 key fobs?

The new '14 fobs are horrible. They're much bigger, heavier, and the ring for extra keys doesn't lay as flat so their too uncomfortable to even put into my pocket.

Would the '13 still work if they're reprogrammed?

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Re: Anyone else hate the new '14 key fobs?

Put your keys on another small ring and attach that to the ring on the fob. The extra link allows everything to lay flat.

And reduce the number of keys. I rekeyed all the locks in my house, garage and shed, so I carry one key. Life is good.
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Re: Anyone else hate the new '14 key fobs?

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Put your keys on another small ring and attach that to the ring on the fob. The extra link allows everything to lay flat.

And reduce the number of keys. I rekeyed all the locks in my house, garage and shed, so I carry one key. Life is good.
Or change the front and back door to the keypad locks and carry no keys.

But no... I like the new key fob better.
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Re: Anyone else hate the new '14 key fobs?

I like the new 2014 key fobs more than the 2012 key fobs.

I just wish mine worked correctly for opening the liftgate on 2 clicks instead of the 4 clicks that my key fob/vehicle requires.
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Re: Anyone else hate the new '14 key fobs?

Guess it's just me . . . but I really wish I could get my '13 fob back.
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Re: Anyone else hate the new '14 key fobs?

how about a pic of the new fob?
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Re: Anyone else hate the new '14 key fobs?

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Or change the front and back door to the keypad locks and carry no keys.
This is what we did. I carry the smart keys for both cars and a plastic thing to get into my office after hours, thats it.

I don't have a 2014, but when I drove them I recall thinking the key was a big improvement.
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how about a pic of the new fob?
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Re: Anyone else hate the new '14 key fobs?

I use one of those 2 part metal rings that comes apart at the swivel connector. That way when I am working around the house I have just house key (all locks are keyed the same) on ring in pocket. Other vehicle key is also on snap ring, so I just snap in the key of the vehicle I am going to drive as I enter garage.
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Re: Anyone else hate the new '14 key fobs?

And the blue waves come out and emit a high pitch frequency that makes them come to their senses I like the new fob and attached a small ring to mine to add my mailbox key and house key. It hasn't given me any issues, but I do tend to forget I have keys since I leave them in my pocket all the time. I did have them in my left pocket once and when getting out, the door hit my pocket with the keys and triggered the panic button. My only complaint is the old keys were easier to release the key inside the fob compared to these.
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