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Old 07-15-2014, 12:55 PM   #1
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Broken Key

My warranty is about to run out and I have to take my 45th in for service. One of my switchblade keys broke, so now I only have one working one, which I will have to use to get the car there.

It sounds here like I do not have to surrender the intact key for their wonderful solution to the recall.

Is that true?

Can I assume that they will not replace the fob on the broken key, and will automatically stick the blade into a cheap plastic head?

Any other solution to fix my broken fob?

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Old 07-15-2014, 01:01 PM   #2
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I don't know if you would have to do that, as from what I've read if you already have the key before the recall you can opt out of the recall. On the other side of this, you can buy just the replacement blanks on ebay for around $8 w/free shipping. Or the whole thing for around $25. Good luck! I hate the new keys, so I've been looking at putting the blade back in.
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:05 PM   #3
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Can anyone who makes keys cut the blade?
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Old 07-15-2014, 02:03 PM   #5
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Local hardware stores (Ace) usually cut keys
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Old 07-15-2014, 02:04 PM   #6
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Can anyone who makes keys cut the blade?
You can re-use the existing blade. It has a pin that you can remove and then just place it back in the new key.
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Old 07-15-2014, 02:44 PM   #7
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Happen to me also. Cheap ass key...
Anyways short story you can still use that broken key. Just put the actual key part in and turn it with the fob. I had to do this cuz I was away from home. But you still can get another one with the link above.
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Old 07-15-2014, 03:32 PM   #8
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Get some JB Weld and glue that sucker back together!
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Old 07-15-2014, 05:52 PM   #9
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Local hardware stores (Ace) usually cut keys
They probably do not have the laser cutting machine needed to cut the key.
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Old 07-15-2014, 06:40 PM   #10
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They probably do not have the laser cutting machine needed to cut the key.
Even my dealer can't cut these keys. They ordered mine from GM using the VIN.

A good locksmith might, you will have to call around.
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:20 AM   #11
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Happen to me also. Cheap ass key...
Anyways short story you can still use that broken key. Just put the actual key part in and turn it with the fob. I had to do this cuz I was away from home. But you still can get another one with the link above.
Cheap Chinese metal, most likely. Democrats in Congress are working on a plan to block illegal cheap metal sales. Hopefully they will be successful.
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:39 AM   #12
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Cheap Chinese metal, most likely. Democrats in Congress are working on a plan to block illegal cheap metal sales. Hopefully they will be successful.

What so now congress makes nearly impossible to produce metal in the states because of the EPA and now they are going to disallow the sales metal made else where? And don't get me wrong I hate china as much as the next guy but I don't not need the government to make decisions for me. I hope that they are not successful. It's about time our government take a huge step back and stop making new laws and maybe get rid of some instead.


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Old 07-16-2014, 08:10 AM   #13
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:06 AM   #14
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my local GM dealer has the laser cutter required to cut these keys! Call around and ask a couple dealers if they have the machine, it's pretty expensive, so not many dealers buy it.
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Old 07-16-2014, 12:49 PM   #15
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I think cadillac dealerships usually carry them , The one I went to in houston did .
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:22 PM   #16
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What so now congress makes nearly impossible to produce metal in the states because of the EPA and now they are going to disallow the sales metal made else where? And don't get me wrong I hate china as much as the next guy but I don't not need the government to make decisions for me. I hope that they are not successful. It's about time our government take a huge step back and stop making new laws and maybe get rid of some instead.


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'I don't not need the government to make decisions for me'

I didn't know we had the CEO of GM posting here. Respect!

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Old 07-22-2014, 04:26 PM   #17
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Looks like the blade can be reused, but it is easy finding someone to cut it for you anyways.
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:32 PM   #18
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Cheap Chinese metal, most likely. Democrats in Congress are working on a plan to block illegal cheap metal sales. Hopefully they will be successful.
Ya! sure, they are really working for us!!!
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:03 PM   #19
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I could be wrong, but from the looks of that photo and key brake, that looks to me like what we call, white metal, Real cheap stuff, I hope not , if so, we will see alot more breaking over time. can we get some stainless steel keys please..
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