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Re: volvo key (p0cket penguins)

I had an idea to fabricate a flash drive into the key. I think it can be done but I would need a spare key to practice on as I am not about to mess up my spare. <p>On another note the key also has crime deterrent ... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I ordered a new spare key without the alarm on it (I have an aftermarket alarm) The new key is 1/4 the total size of the old (that had the remote ) No more huge key and no more key popping out in my pocket. But at 45.00 for the key and 100.00 to program, it's not a cheap option. But I realy like the new key size.
 

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Re: volvo key (Mash)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>p0cket penguins</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So you put your key in your pocket, do you get annoyed when it flips out in your pocket?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Never happens to me. What <I>does</I> happen is the approach/puddles lights get turned on (ie. the yellow button <I>sometimes</I> gets pressed when the key is in my pocket)<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mash</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I ordered a new spare key without the alarm on it (I have an aftermarket alarm) The new key is 1/4 the total size of the old (that had the remote ) No more huge key and no more key popping out in my pocket. But at 45.00 for the key and 100.00 to program, it's not a cheap option. But I realy like the new key size.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Is it a valet key or a full functioning key?<p>LTA<br>
 

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Doesn't really bug me as my old car was a normal key, and my shorts usually have longer pockets to allow the key to flip out and still remain vertical so it doesn't dig into my thigh.
 

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If you voted yes,<p>#1, You have nothing else to do than voting on a meaningless poll.<br>#2, Wrap a rubber band around it whenever it's in your pocket and vote again.<p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>liverichly</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Doesn't really bug me as my old car was a normal key, and my shorts usually have longer pockets to allow the key to flip out and still remain vertical so it doesn't dig into my thigh.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah the key doesnt bother me either. Although it has NEVER popped out while in my pocket, I have neglected to shut it before throwing it into my pocket and I've never noticed until it was time to pull the keys out again. <p>Maybe ya'll wear pants/shorts that are just toooo tight <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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my key has rarely popped open in my pocket.... i think the R key looks kind of cool, but if they make a really really small one li,e you say..i'd possibly be interested in seeing it.<p>any images of the smaller key? what does it NTO do that our "full size" keys do? does it still have the door lock/unlock buttons and the yellow approach button?<p>the red button si something i've never even used...i don't have an alarm on the car...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>23109VC</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>any images of the smaller key? what does it NTO do that our "full size" keys do? does it still have the door lock/unlock buttons and the yellow approach button?<p>the red button si something i've never even used...i don't have an alarm on the car...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Nope, it's just a key, not a KIR<p><A HREF="http://apps.volvocars.us/ownersdocs/2004/2004_V70/04v70_05.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://apps.volvocars.us/owner...5.htm</A><p>Your car has an alarm built in, unless you somehow removed it. It's factory.<p><A HREF="http://apps.volvocars.us/ownersdocs/2004/2004_V70/04v70_05.htm#pg80" TARGET="_blank">http://apps.volvocars.us/owner...#pg80</A>
 

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Re: volvo key (Mash)

I misplaced on of my flip out style keys and was quoted 500$$ from the dealer to replace. That is programming and all involved. The 145 dollar option seems more palatable. Was this done through the dealer? Any help you would provide is appreciated. If you know of a cheaper way to get the flip out style as well I may be interested in another on of those. Thanks
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mash</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I ordered a new spare key without the alarm on it (I have an aftermarket alarm) The new key is 1/4 the total size of the old (that had the remote ) No more huge key and no more key popping out in my pocket. But at 45.00 for the key and 100.00 to program, it's not a cheap option. But I realy like the new key size.</TD></TR></TABLE> This is the key for 145.00 as broke down from above. It works on all locks ACCEPT the glovebox. Yes I had to order it from the dealer and then have them program it. The key is NORMAL size (1/4 the size of the factory key.Rick
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mash</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> This is the key for 145.00 as broke down from above. It works on all locks ACCEPT the glovebox. Yes I had to order it from the dealer and then have them program it. The key is NORMAL size (1/4 the size of the factory key.Rick</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I really dont' mind the size of the key. I have one key attached to it, the house key. All other keys on a keychain in my briefcase.
 

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I just hated the fact that I looked like I had 2 ROCKETS in my pockets <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> . (because of the key size). I bet you can't fit your briefcase with those extra keys in your pocket! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mash</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> I just hated the fact that I looked like I had 2 ROCKETS in my pockets <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> . (because of the key size). I bet you can't fit your briefcase with those extra keys in your pocket! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Those extra keys don't every go in my pocket. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Plus, I'm 6'2", 250. Keys in my pocket get lost on my frame.
 

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Re: volvo key (Mash)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mash</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">...ROCKETS in my pockets <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> . (because of the key size). </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I guess size really doesn't matter to some. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>-Eric
 

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Broken key replaced under WARRANTY

FWIW - If you break your key, it is actually covered under warranty! <p>Yup, that's right, one of my keys stopped doing the switchblade-pop-out-thingy and when I picked up my car after my last oil change, my SA told me that he ordered a replacement under warranty. I just need to go back & have them all reporgrammed. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: volvo key (p0cket penguins)

I keep a rubber band around it. Yet ANOTHER fix documented on SS for the R <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Since you all hate the switchblade keys, I can send you the 99-03 key fob..... take your circuit board out of the switchblade key and into the fob and itll work fine. I am doing the switchblade mod next week..... I wouldnt mind having that "R" battery cover <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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