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r53 Key, Switch to Flip Key Fob

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Old 04-07-2018, 01:17 PM
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r53 Key, Switch to Flip Key Fob

I have a 2003 MCS, with the standard key and fob that doesn't retract/flip. With a key chain that includes newer tech, everything is remote or flip.
I want to convert my stock r53 key to a Mini Flip Key/Fob. I'm guessing to remove the inner battery/chip, from my stock key/fob, and install to an uncut newer flip key. I would then have to have the key cut to match stock.
I can't find a thread on this topic. I hope I'm not the only one to think this as a good idea?
 
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Old 04-07-2018, 03:51 PM
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There seem to be conversion kits available: https://www.google.com/search?q=mini+cooper+flip+key
 

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This one of my many projects on the backburner. My hope was in addition to putting the mini key guts into the slightly larger housing, I also wanted to put my lojack fob in the same housing. I'm curious to hear how the job came out? Did you have any issues getting a locksmith to replicate the keypath on the blank?

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I work on keys as "MINI Key Hospital." PM me and we'll discuss.

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Oops, posted on wrong thread. Sorry!
 
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Originally Posted by Duaneo View Post
This one of my many projects on the backburner. My hope was in addition to putting the mini key guts into the slightly larger housing, I also wanted to put my lojack fob in the same housing. I'm curious to hear how the job came out? Did you have any issues getting a locksmith to replicate the keypath on the blank?

Duane
Well i have hired nearest locksmith and i don't have any issues working with them. They easily replaced key fob for me.
 
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