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elliot_holder
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:27 pm    Post subject: Upgraded my 997 Key Reply with quote

Hi all,

Thought I'd share some handy work I managed over the weekend.
One of my 997 keys was looking tired and had a cracked casing, so I took the plunge and decided to strip it down and fit it into a gen 2 case ordered online.

To get it done you have to stip the internals from old key, including very carefully cutting away the glue around the transponder, and tranfer everything across into the new casing.

It was quite fiddly, but I am very pleased with the results, and so far it works perfectly.

Key is much improved vs the earlier version, much more weighty and substantial, and buttons are recessed so its harder to open the doors/frunk by mistake.


Few pics below.. enjoy Smile



Old vs New


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clarkey979
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work, that's 10 times better! The gen 1 key is a shocker. If you went to buy a new key from OPC, could you stipulate a gen 2 key for a gen 1 car?
 
  
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911_AS
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks brilliant. Well done! The Gen 1 key is indeed a bit cheap and nasty, the black casing looks much more appealing. Great work! Thumb
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9115INGH
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice! good job.

Where did you get the new casing from?

Thanks

KJ
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monster
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

clarkey979 wrote:
Nice work, that's 10 times better! The gen 1 key is a shocker. If you went to buy a new key from OPC, could you stipulate a gen 2 key for a gen 1 car?


Hi Clarkey - yes you can, i have two new Gen2 keys for my Gen1 car that i got from the main stealer - they aint cheap though. I got the first one as a condition of sale and the second one my key insurer kindly paid for Cool
 
  
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elliot_holder
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:21 pm    Post subject: Update Reply with quote

Quick note to all those who ordered keys. They have all been sent out today first class recorded so should be with you all soon Smile

I took a punt and ordered a few extra, so if anyone else is interested let me know.

 
  
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Ducky
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm interested in one dude although my key only has two buttons, do you know if the three button is usable?

Let me know price and payment options?

thanks
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elliot_holder
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:11 pm    Post subject: Two button Reply with quote

Hi Ducky,

Can get two buttons as well. Just happen to have found homes for all the ones I'd ordered already.

Had a couple of mails re: 2 button versions and will be putting in another order this Friday. If you want one or a pair let me know and I'll earmark for you.

Otherwise, you can use a three button case with two button internals, just means you have a button which doesn't do anything. On the two button there is simply a blank in place of the third button.
 
  
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Ducky
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Elliot,

If you could get me a two button one that would be great Thumb I already have a gen2 key, so only need to change the old one over.

cheers
Chris
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911 AU
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:13 pm    Post subject: Great Reply with quote

Hello Elliot
Finally got key cases from Royal Mail. Fiddly yes. Fit great and work. They feel so much better than the originals.
Cheers

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HarryH
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know if you can get a "fold out" type key body instead - much more trouserable!
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elliot_holder
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:18 am    Post subject: Flip key Reply with quote

HarryH wrote:
Does anyone know if you can get a "fold out" type key body instead - much more trouserable!


Had a quick look into this, only 'fold out' type I can find is for the Cayenne and it looks like the internal workings are very different.

Not to say it couldn't be done, but it looks like a lot of effort and cost.

On a related note, would be great to upgrade to a 991 key, although I suspect again this would require HUGE amounts of effort/cost and would probably even require modification to electronics and ignition wiring/ecu etc

Looks like we're all stuck with the traditional blade style keys for the foreseeable.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Elliot

If you're doing another order for the two button version, I'd love to be included in this. Can you let me know unit cost please?

Cheers

DS
 
  
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glyn696486
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Elliot,

Fob received, thanks they do feel so much better.

If you do another order for two button fobs, i think i will be in, provided i can do this one!

Regards
 
  
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jw1000m
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks so much better Elliot,

I'll take two of the two button keys on your next order.

Cheers, Jason
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:13 pm    Post subject: How to guide Reply with quote

Been meaning to write up a how to guide, and eventually found some time this evening.

Last edited by elliot_holder on Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:06 am; edited 1 time in total
 
  
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911_AS
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would love to give this a go, as I really dislike the Gen 1 key. I'm just not confident I could carry this out without disturbing / breaking something. The "Risk vs Reward" exercise goes on....
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:28 am    Post subject: Do it! Reply with quote

Hi
I was a bit anxiuos, but straight forward and Elliott was great at giving advice. Those pictures make it even simpler.
New key feels so much better. I did one first, didn't want to end up with no keys. The old key gets destroyed a bit taking transponder out.
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slackster
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I upgraded earlier in the week, the instructions are spot on.

I can confirm the transponder extraction is the most challenging part since the glue is very strong and the plastic around it is tough so you need a good knife.

I scratched it slightly on extraction but it worked perfectly so its not totally fragile and as long as you are careful it's a straightforward job.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this a genuine porsche key or a copy?
 
  
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