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Old 01-06-2016, 11:53 PM   #1
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WHO HAS CHANGED THEIR KEY BACK TO THE SWITCHBLADE?

I have a 2015 ZL1 and the first thing I did when I got it home was put the key back to the switch blade way. Just wondering how many of you have done this? I sure like it better than having the key on a ring.
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Old 01-07-2016, 12:02 AM   #2
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Old 01-07-2016, 12:14 AM   #3
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I didn't.
I actually had my SS shut off once when I hit the key with my knee at a stop light.
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Old 01-07-2016, 07:31 AM   #4
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I didn't.
I actually had my SS shut off once when I hit the key with my knee at a stop light.
Damn!! How tall are you,7ft? Lol. I actually tried to get my knee to turn off the key and I just could not even see how you could if you had your foot and leg straight on the gas pedal. I lean my leg more to the console than the steering column. I tried moving my seat all the way forward and still could not get close to the key so I guess if you are a taller person than I am and your knee was close to the key fob you could turn it off. I don't have that problem though. I just prefer the switchblade style and I only did one key so if I ever sell my car I will still have the other key on the ring and the buyer will have a choice.
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Old 01-07-2016, 07:39 AM   #5
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Old 01-07-2016, 08:39 AM   #6
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I didn't even bother. You can buy a new key fob at the parts counter for less than $40 and reprogram it yourself using the "Adding" keys procedure below:

1. With a previously learned key, turn the ignition ON.
2. Turn the ignition OFF and remove the key.
3. Within 10 seconds of turning OFF the ignition, insert the key to be learned and turn ON the ignition. The vehicle has now learned the new key.
4. Verify each key is operating properly by starting the vehicle and locking/unlocking all the vehicle lock cylinders.
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Old 01-07-2016, 08:51 AM   #7
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How did you add your key to the switchblade? Did you cut away the plastic "handle" from the key and insert it into the switchblade.
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Old 01-07-2016, 08:54 AM   #8
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How did you add your key to the switchblade? Did you cut away the plastic "handle" from the key and insert it into the switchblade.
I also want to see it done
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Old 01-07-2016, 09:03 AM   #9
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I just ordered a new switchblade key online and had it programed at my local dealer.
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Old 01-07-2016, 09:11 AM   #10
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It's super easy to do, someone posted a how to on here, you cut the plastic away from the key then take a roll pin and tap it in the holes for the blade to set in the fob
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Old 01-07-2016, 09:11 AM   #11
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I grinded the plastic off mine and inserted a roll pin I bought at harbor freight for 2 bucks I think it was. Was a pain to get the pin in but once I got it its been great ever since.
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Old 01-07-2016, 10:15 AM   #12
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I never had to. Dealer just handed me the 2 keys they ordered, marked the recall as done, and sent me on my way.
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Old 01-07-2016, 10:47 AM   #13
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I went to the dealer, had them cut a new blade using my VIN number, and then bought a roll pin. The parts guy knew what I was doing, but he just said "see no evil" and laughed.
Took me 3 mins to put the blade in the FOB and push the roll pin in.
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Old 01-07-2016, 12:04 PM   #14
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I didn't even bother. You can buy a new key fob at the parts counter for less than $40 and reprogram it yourself using the "Adding" keys procedure below:

1. With a previously learned key, turn the ignition ON.
2. Turn the ignition OFF and remove the key.
3. Within 10 seconds of turning OFF the ignition, insert the key to be learned and turn ON the ignition. The vehicle has now learned the new key.
4. Verify each key is operating properly by starting the vehicle and locking/unlocking all the vehicle lock cylinders.
OK, let me clarify. I let the dealer "fix" my key to satisfy the recall requirements. I no longer use that key. Then, I purchased a new key fob and re-programmed it as above.
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Old 01-07-2016, 12:28 PM   #15
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Reversed mine back, with the instructions found on this site. Was very easy to do. Cut the blade out of the key, and used a small brad nail as a roll pin. Better than new.
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Old 01-07-2016, 12:28 PM   #16
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I ended up with two switch blade keys and two recall keys for my 2015 ZL1. The dealer screwed up, his loss..my win!
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Old 01-07-2016, 12:38 PM   #17
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Did one of mine a few months ago...too lazy to do the second one, haha!
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