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Old 07-18-2014, 07:50 PM   #1
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Reversing the recall on the keyfob

If you were able to take apart the key fob (and I just saw a video on how to do just that), is there a way you can reverse the recall and get your switchblade type keyfob back theway it was before it was bastardized?

I bought my new Camaro and it was already recalled and "fixed".....I want the old one!

I don't want to break open the key part (not the fob, the actual key) and see if it's able to be put back on the fob unless it's possible to do so.
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:00 PM   #2
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Why not just order a FOB from eBay with a blank and have it cut. there are plenty of other post with the links
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:06 PM   #3
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You don't have to "break" apart the fob.. the laser cut key is only held in by a roll pin. So if your really motivated all you have to do is find a place that sells the same type of key and have them cut you a new one and just reinstall it back to your original fob.
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:31 PM   #4
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Why not just order a FOB from eBay with a blank and have it cut. there are plenty of other post with the links
Wow you guys are fast!!

I just found this on eBay -- http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Unuct-Re...1a7040&vxp=mtr
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:32 PM   #5
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You don't have to "break" apart the fob.. the laser cut key is only held in by a roll pin. So if your really motivated all you have to do is find a place that sells the same type of key and have them cut you a new one and just reinstall it back to your original fob.

So now I found this key blank......how would I get it cut? Bring it to my dealer do you think? I can mount it to the fob I have....that I can do, you know?
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:33 PM   #6
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You don't need the whole fob. Just get the blade. I've seen them on eBay for like 10 bucks for 2. The roll pin I'm not sure where you could get it.
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:35 PM   #7
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Found the blanks -- the issue now is who can cut the keys for me? they need to be cut with a laser cutter.....I will try to call my dealer tomorrow and see. If they can, I will go and buy the key blanks.
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:28 PM   #8
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If your dealer can't do it then call around to some local locksmiths.
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yeah i am going to make some calls tomorrow.....if this all works out i will be VERY happy.....
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Old 07-19-2014, 11:10 AM   #10
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I just reversed it I. My garage in 20 mins with a grinder and a roll pin. Cost me about 5 cents. Lol


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Here are some pics. Don't even need to take apart fob. Just press in new pin in bench vise or roll pin punch it in.


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Old 07-19-2014, 11:13 AM   #12
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Old 07-19-2014, 11:31 AM   #13
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What am I missing? Did you just do a 360?
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:02 PM   #14
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What am I missing? Did you just do a 360?
Huh?


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Old 07-19-2014, 12:04 PM   #15
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The key in your last picture looks just like the eom key. What changed?
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:21 PM   #16
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The key in your last picture looks just like the eom key. What changed?
He put the new separate key in the old switchblade keyfob.
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:26 PM   #17
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The last pic is of the key shaft installed on the black fob I received when I picked up my camaro yesterday.


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Old 07-19-2014, 12:26 PM   #18
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He put the new separate key in the old switchblade keyfob.

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Old 07-19-2014, 12:57 PM   #19
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Did the car start after you broke the key out of the original holder? The RFID signal to recognize the key and start the car was in the key holder you demolished to get the key.

If you destroyed the original RFID device, you should have had to relearn the modified keyfob, as there is also an RFID device in the fob.
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The last pic is of the key shaft installed on the black fob I received when I picked up my camaro yesterday.


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Why did you bother? Isn't that the same thing as having the eom switchblade key?
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Why did you bother? Isn't that the same thing as having the eom switchblade key?
Because the switchblade is cooler than the recall key
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Because the switchblade is cooler than the recall key
AGREED, but didn't SinisterZL1 start with an eom switchblade key fob?
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Old 07-19-2014, 02:13 PM   #23
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AGREED, but didn't SinisterZL1 start with an eom switchblade key fob?

Yes is started with a switch blade fob but the factory recall removes the key blade and sticks it in an rubber end key nub. I ground the nub off and installed it on the empty switchblade fob as they leave the factory hinge in place in the fob. I hate having the standard key and a fob after have the switchblade on my 2012 ss. So much nicer. I left the second set of keys alone for now.


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Old 07-19-2014, 02:23 PM   #24
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Did the car start after you broke the key out of the original holder? The RFID signal to recognize the key and start the car was in the key holder you demolished to get the key.

If you destroyed the original RFID device, you should have had to relearn the modified keyfob, as there is also an RFID device in the fob.
The plastic he broke the key out of has no electronics in it. I just did the same thing. Nothing but plastic
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Old 07-19-2014, 02:28 PM   #25
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The plastic he broke the key out of has no electronics in it. I just did the same thing. Nothing but plastic

Actually mine had a anti theft chip in it. I cut into it by accident. I tried using the key with a pair of vise grips after and the anti theft tripped. But once I put key blade into fob body it started up so the plastic nob and the fob must both have a anti theft chip. This is a Canadian 2014. Don't know if there different for different years or if it makes a difference in a USA delivered car.


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