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Old 11-26-2012, 11:06 PM   #751
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Has anyone bought a flip key from the eBay seller who started listing these after I created this thread? What instructions is he including with the shell?

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Old 11-26-2012, 11:50 PM   #752
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Has anyone bought a flip key from the eBay seller who started listing these after I created this thread? What instructions is he including with the shell?

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Hey, would this work on a 02 bugeye key? I have a fob too....
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:01 AM   #753
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Yes, but you would have to replace the remote module (see link in first post).
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:13 AM   #754
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Ben, got the key, too lazy to program tonight but quality is top notch.

Many thanks (and obligatory photo)

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Old 11-28-2012, 12:19 AM   #755
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Some more in-process photos:









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Old 11-28-2012, 02:36 PM   #756
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I have read the first 18 posts while clicking the links and searching the other sites and trying to find the info I want. I think I figured everything out I just want to double check. I have a 2013 WRX and I want an All in One key. Can I just buy the 2011 legacy key and program it and have the key cut?

If not, would it work to just take the internals (including the blade of a key I already have) and put it into the legacy key?
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:19 PM   #757
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I just read every single page of this thread. Awesome instruction. Though I haven't apply it yet. Sound pretty easy to do.
Most folks here have success cutting up their their master/valet/spare key and transplanting their transponder chip to the flip key shell.

But I haven't find anyone that address the following question that I have.

My question is, is there a transponder chip already built into the 2011 legacy key where the dealer can just program that along with the rest of the remote function to work with your car?

If the answer is yes, it would save me an extra step of destroying the key that I already have.

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Old 11-29-2012, 03:21 PM   #758
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I'm a fan of what you did with the rubik's cube right there.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:24 PM   #759
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There is a transponder chip in the legacy key but I don't think dealerships can program that. Only the remote functions.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:27 PM   #760
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I have read the first 18 posts while clicking the links and searching the other sites and trying to find the info I want. I think I figured everything out I just want to double check. I have a 2013 WRX and I want an All in One key. Can I just buy the 2011 legacy key and program it and have the key cut?

If not, would it work to just take the internals (including the blade of a key I already have) and put it into the legacy key?
I sent you an e-mail. The answer is yes.

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I just read every single page of this thread. Awesome instruction. Though I haven't apply it yet. Sound pretty easy to do.
Most folks here have success cutting up their their master/valet/spare key and transplanting their transponder chip to the flip key shell.

But I haven't find anyone that address the following question that I have.

My question is, is there a transponder chip already built into the 2011 legacy key where the dealer can just program that along with the rest of the remote function to work with your car?

If the answer is yes, it would save me an extra step of destroying the key that I already have.

Thanks
Yes there is a chip in the Legacy key. I believe the dealer should be able to program it. BUT I'm not sure how easy it is to get out. Some are epoxied in completely:



IMO, most people have no use for 4 keys, so it's not a big deal to cannibalize your current key to make a new one.

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I'm a fan of what you did with the rubik's cube right there.
Haha.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:29 PM   #761
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There is a transponder chip in the legacy key but I don't think dealerships can program that. Only the remote functions.
I assumed they could, but maybe not. Maybe that's why you need the code on the metal tag if you want to order a replacement key?
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:33 PM   #762
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Gonna order another Legacy key and hack up my spare to use it as a spare key combo remote key. xluben you're the man !
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:37 PM   #763
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Local dealer was really impressed, and intrigued about the whole flip-key. He seemed pretty perplexed at the thought of it, lol.

Key works great, and you're right, I think the distance/range from how far it works is better than before!

And these fit so much nicer in pockets, it's rediculous!

Thanks Ben!
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:01 PM   #764
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Great!
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:26 PM   #765
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Ok, just one last confirmation, my 2011 STI tear drop fab remote has FCC ID of CWTWB1U819. Will this work with the 2011 legacy programming?
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:30 PM   #766
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Yes. Just make sure to get the right Legacy key.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:05 AM   #767
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Cool idea and thanks for the writeup. If I ever subaru again, I plan on doing this. *bookmarked*
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:34 AM   #768
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TA DA! Thanks xluben!


Difficulty is a 3 out of 10. The only tool I recommend is a Dremel to cut the valet key

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Old 11-30-2012, 09:18 AM   #769
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TA DA! Thanks xluben!

Difficulty is a 3 out of 10. The only tool I recommend is a Dremel to cut the valet key
Looks great! With a Dremel and high speed cutoff wheel it isn't all that hard, but it is something that you could screw up. I'm glad it worked out for you!

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Old 11-30-2012, 10:33 AM   #770
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Looks great! With a Dremel and high speed cutoff wheel it isn't all that hard, but it is something that you could screw up. I'm glad it worked out for you!

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For any questions, please email me (not PM or my box will fill up) via NASIOC (click HERE), and I will help you as much as I can!

I am still getting a lot of PM's. If you PM me I will just ask you to send me an e-mail. I have to empty my PM box every few days, and then I lose all of the conversation history, so it just does not work for helping with questions. Please send me an e-mail instead.
My Subaru Club was excited about this mod when I did it. I gave them your info!
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:59 AM   #771
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Great! Thanks!
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:29 PM   #772
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Ouch called a couple of locksmith in Queens NY and they all say it's 150 to cut the key even without programming. Anyone have any luck finding a place to cut it for cheap in NYC area?
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:47 PM   #773
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@f1speeder i like the double miss trying to get the key in i think that bumps it up to a 5 outta 10 difficulty
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:12 PM   #774
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@f1speeder i like the double miss trying to get the key in i think that bumps it up to a 5 outta 10 difficulty
LOL I saw that, but I was excited!
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:14 PM   #775
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Ouch called a couple of locksmith in Queens NY and they all say it's 150 to cut the key even without programming. Anyone have any luck finding a place to cut it for cheap in NYC area?
Use your gray valet key. That's what I did. The only thing is you can't lock your glove box with your key.
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