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Switchblade key fob

I really like the switchblade key fobs that BMW's and others have. So I found one on ebay and decided to see if I could make it work for my bike.

Here it is taken apart.


This is what it looks like folded up.


Flipped out.


And in the ignition.


If you want to make your own you will have to use a Dremel or something similar to cut and shape the end of the key that goes into the slot in the key fob.


I have a Toyota Tacoma that's why the key fob says TRD on it. eBay has tons of different logos.
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Looks pretty good... I wonder if they make smaller ones...

Did you use the demel to machine your key or something else?
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That one is about as small as you can get because of the length of the key. It has to hide down the side of the fob. I got the key cut at the store and used a Dremel to shape the end part that goes into the switchblade key fob. It wasn't very hard. I traced the key blank that came with the fob. You need a steady hand and just cut a bit and see if it will fit. Then shave a bit more and a bit more until it slides in nice and then put the tiny screw into the side to secure it and you're good to go.
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Type in (switchblade key) in eBay and there are dozens of different ones to check out. The hummer one is pretty cool. Gotta like gettin' a hummer.
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Hummer....

Are we still talking about keys?

It would be cool but won't work with my chop... the key is only a 1/2 long... stubby and wide.




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humm, may try that myself.
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what a clever idea!

you guys ever see a harley key? it's circular. i read an article once saying how easy it is to steal a harley. just take the end out of a ball point pen and stick the cylindrical barrel in the ignition. i pick on my hubby all the time about that. i tell him i am gonna try that on his fatboy sometime.
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Its not that easy. If so Vending companies would have quit using those lock years ago.

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Its not that easy. If so Vending companies would have quit using those lock years ago.
Truth... that idea came from a gorilla disc wheel lock. There was a thread here about it.




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Truth... that idea came from a gorilla disc wheel lock. There was a thread here about it.
IDK where the idea came from but those locks have been around longer than I have. I remember a Coke machine at my Dads garage that had a lock like that. I think it was older than him.

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There's a thread about it somewhere with a vid and everything...




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There's a thread about it somewhere with a vid and everything...
Find it!

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