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Old 07-19-2014, 10:58 PM   #226
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I was just about to buy a Z/28 and walked away because of this new damn key.
The S.O.B.'s waited till I signed, to tell me I couldn't take delivery that night because of the recall and would have to take a loaner car home. errr I was freaking bummed then the next day I got handed that abortion. I am still fricking pissed off!!!!
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Old 07-21-2014, 01:38 PM   #227
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If anyone hasn't yet figure out how to get your original key back, or convert the one (two) you have into the one switchblade the way god intended, let me know.

I successfully have put the switchblade back together.
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Old 07-21-2014, 02:58 PM   #228
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Everyone...

You can buy a replacement key fob from ebay or other reputable online store that come with blank keys installed. You can then take it to a locksmith and have them cut it for you and you can program it yourself.
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Old 07-21-2014, 03:33 PM   #229
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If anyone hasn't yet figure out how to get your original key back, or convert the one (two) you have into the one switchblade the way god intended, let me know.

I successfully have put the switchblade back together.
See post #12 here:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=369302

He cut and ground the back end of the recall key to fit into the original fob.
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Old 07-21-2014, 03:36 PM   #230
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You can buy a replacement key fob from ebay or other reputable online store that come with blank keys installed. You can then take it to a locksmith and have them cut it for you and you can program it yourself.
Can any locksmith cut these keys. Don't they have to have the laser cut machine?
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:43 PM   #231
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The S.O.B.'s waited till I signed, to tell me I couldn't take delivery that night because of the recall and would have to take a loaner car home. errr I was freaking bummed then the next day I got handed that abortion. I am still fricking pissed off!!!!
And I would be too. It is utterly dishonest to sell a car and then withhold it. You should have been told up front of the recall.

Is GM listening????????
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:56 PM   #232
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It is crazy easy to fix, guys. I did it in 5 minutes.
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:41 PM   #233
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And I would be too. It is utterly dishonest to sell a car and then withhold it. You should have been told up front of the recall.

Is GM listening????????

Thanks I think soooooo! GM are you there?
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:04 PM   #234
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It is crazy easy to fix, guys. I did it in 5 minutes.
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:18 PM   #235
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i tried reading through the thread but its really full of people making the same complaints over and over and over, which is no big deal as this is a forum, just alot of repetitive reading and I may of missed it posted before if so sorry but here goes...

Why didn't they just make switchblades with the offending button recessed so it couldn't be depressed if a knee hit it?
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:22 PM   #236
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GM Ignition Key Recall (See the new key here)

No I think the issue was that the "stem" (the part that had the door unlock, etc on it) that the key was attached into protruded so far away from the steering column that if someone's knee went and hit it, that it COULD shut the car off while driving.

Like someone said, this was a voluntary recall, not a federally mandated one, so they were being cautious, overly cautious after all those deaths where they didn't do anything.
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:37 PM   #237
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Is there a way to put the key back into the switch blade, I just bought a 2014 Camaro with the separate key. I love the car but hate the new key style is there a way to fix this?
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:42 PM   #238
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Is there a way to put the key back into the switch blade, I just bought a 2014 Camaro with the separate key. I love the car but hate the new key style is there a way to fix this?
See eight posts up.

Or buy a key blank off eBay or elsewhere online and have a locksmith cut the key. Then install it into your FOB.
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:36 PM   #239
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:51 PM   #240
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GM Ignition Key Recall (See the new key here)

Vise to hold the key. Cut into the plastic of the key (not the fob). Separate the key metal out of the plastic. Get loctite gel from Home Depot or lowes. Pace some gel into the slot of the fob where the key would fit into. Now place the key into the slot and leave until it cures.

The metal rod is not necessary, but if you want, buy a few #19 nails and cut to length, then place some of the gel on them and put the rod through the hole.

You're done.

Maybe I'll make a video of the other key i got from the dealer when I bought the car.....
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:10 AM   #241
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Has anyone tried ordering a replacement flip fobe with key blank off ebay and are they any good?
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:54 PM   #242
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Whaaaa????.....Oh hell......no. GM...get it right. damn.
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:20 PM   #243
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See eight posts up.

Or buy a key blank off eBay or elsewhere online and have a locksmith cut the key. Then install it into your FOB.
Took my new separated key to a locksmith and they made a copy from the switchblade blanks they had. They put a pin back in it. All done.
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:12 PM   #244
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:30 PM   #245
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Pfft. Forget it. Loctite. Did it muhself!!! GM telling us we need to take the punishment because some folks want to put a janitors worth of keys on a tiny keychain and start a recall......ugh.
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Old 08-04-2014, 10:28 PM   #246
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$25.00 to cut the keys. I bought another fob off ebay and another key cut. I went to the hardware store to get a tension pin as GM apparently issued an order to locksmiths to not distribute pins. If anyone needs the pin, a 1/16" x 3/8" will work. So, I know have 2 fobs fully functional as intended and 1 with the bastard setup to take to the dealer and anyone who may drive the car and think they are the switchblades of death.
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You don't need to do that -- just cut the blade out of the plastic key, and use the loctite gel to glue it into the fob. That's it.
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:43 PM   #248
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You don't need to do that -- just cut the blade out of the plastic key, and use the loctite gel to glue it into the fob. That's it.
Yeah, I know I could have cut them a part, but this way, I have both the recall format and the original switchblade.
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Old 08-06-2014, 11:10 AM   #249
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Has anyone tried ordering a replacement flip fobe with key blank off ebay and are they any good?
Ordered one last week. Works perfect!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/310567036669...84.m1423.l2649
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Ordered one last week. Works perfect!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/310567036669...84.m1423.l2649

Could you tell if it was a true GM part?
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