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Old 01-19-2013, 10:34 PM   #976
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It's TOO beautiful not to share...

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Old 01-19-2013, 11:39 PM   #977
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That look great!
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:57 PM   #978
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Got quoted $40 to get my key cut from Cityside Subaru in Belmont, MA. Guess I'm cutting my own key now.....
I got them to cut 2 for $50. It was the best I could do, there was a Locksmith in Woburn that would do it maybe cheaper but they would never get back to me.

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The included subaru decal/badge is pretty low quality, you're better off prying off the OEM one from the donor Legacy remote.
For the real particular types, you can pick up a new sticker/badge from Subaru, part number 57476AG000.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:40 PM   #979
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I got them to cut 2 for $50. It was the best I could do, there was a Locksmith in Woburn that would do it maybe cheaper but they would never get back to me.
Finally got it cut today at Cityside, they asked if I purchased my car there and looked me up. Only charged me $20 instead of the $40. Great service, I see why the guys there got the award for 2010 and 2011.


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Old 01-22-2013, 01:31 PM   #980
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:32 PM   #981
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Just wanted to say thanks to Ben for his guide and his help with my making of the flip key, really appreciate it! Also a quick tip for everyone trying to get a key cut.. if you're going to go the dealership way, don't let them tell you it's 100$ or some absurd price. I called and asked, the guy said 65$ and 24 hours to cut it, I laughed and hung up. I called again, talked to someone else and they said just bring it down with the normal blade that you want it cut to and it will cost 20$ and about 5 minutes. It's very easy for them to do! Anyways, pictures! (:


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Old 01-23-2013, 01:50 AM   #982
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Damn! I want to do this but it seems a little complicated to DIY. And does the keyless entry an all that **** still work?
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:09 AM   #983
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Keys are looking great!

If you don't modify the blade yourself it's quite easy. Just some assembly. Yes, the remote does still work. If you have other questions, feel free to e-mail me.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:21 AM   #984
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Be smart and program the remote AFTER assembly (or at least away from your car). I set off panic mode at least twice lol.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:22 AM   #985
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Same here. Couldn't hear it from the basement. The range on this thing is amazing.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:23 AM   #986
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Haha. Never thought of that, but good point. The only reason I would say to program it first is to confirm your remote the correct part and functioning properly.

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Old 01-28-2013, 09:43 AM   #987
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More flip key's going out today!
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:48 PM   #988
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More flip key's going out today!
You sell them?
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:50 PM   #989
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Send me an e-mail if you have questions on how to get the parts. I'm helping people get them as much as I can.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:31 PM   #990
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Is there typically a fair amount of movement ie "wiggle" of the key with respect to the shell? I have mine together but I'm a little disappointed with the amount of key movement.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:49 PM   #991
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There is a bit of wiggle. It's just a plastic shell sandwiching a metal pivot mechanism. No bearings or anything. It seems to bother some people more than others. I never even noticed it until someone pointed it out to me. Just make sure it's not the blade moving in the pivot mechanism, because if that's the case then the roll pin probably isn't holding it securely.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:26 PM   #992
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There is a bit of wiggle. It's just a plastic shell sandwiching a metal pivot mechanism. No bearings or anything. It seems to bother some people more than others. I never even noticed it until someone pointed it out to me. Just make sure it's not the blade moving in the pivot mechanism, because if that's the case then the roll pin probably isn't holding it securely.
Thanks xluben, the roll pin is holding the key securely in the pivot bracket it's the wiggle between the plastic housing that I was referring to. I'll try to learn to live with it. Mine is moving enough for the key to actually touch either side of the plastic housing
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:11 PM   #993
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Yeah, that's just how it is. Sorry if it's a little loose for your liking. It has to be a bit loose to pivot freely.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:31 AM   #994
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Thanks xluben, the roll pin is holding the key securely in the pivot bracket it's the wiggle between the plastic housing that I was referring to. I'll try to learn to live with it. Mine is moving enough for the key to actually touch either side of the plastic housing

I have a few friends with Volkswagen flip keys, and theirs are like that from the factory too, it's not just Xluben's cases. Over time parts will loosen up and cause this to happen regardless too.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:59 AM   #995
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I accidentally dropped my keys and the emblem came off. I stuck it back on but only time will tell when it pops off again!
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:16 AM   #996
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That's unfortunate.

Mine has been on for over 6 months. It even fell in the snow on the side of the road and I didn't find it until the next day. And it's still on there perfectly. Yours may have no been seated fully. Unfortunately now that's it's fallen off once, it probably won't be stuck on as well.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:38 AM   #997
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I may get some thin double sided tape or something to try to remedy it. If it comes off and I lose it, then oh well
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:42 AM   #998
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A dab of superglue should hold it on.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:17 AM   #999
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I've been pushing on it every time I grab the key. The next time it comes off I'll probably do the super glue.

I was debating taking this Transformers Autobot emblem and JB welding it to the case haha. But I don't want to block the screws.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:31 AM   #1000
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You know the dark grey 3m double sided tape with the red backing? I used a piece of that, and just stretched it a little to make it thinner. Badge sticks on just fine, much better than with the thin clear kind of 3m double sided tape.

Hopefully you didn't throw away the original legacy key casing, it's good to have a back up badge handy lol
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