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Freelander 1 55 Plate Flip Key

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by The Docmeister, Jul 11, 2020.

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    Has anyone experience of changing a later type "non folding" key to a flip job?
    On my old '99 it was so simple the key cutting guy had it done for me in minutes once we'd sourced the best new key blank to work from. The keys for my new '06 are completely different though.
    Still the good old Lucas shaped fob, but the flutes in the key itself are different and then there's the 'blob' on the end. To avoid destroying one, is the chip still in the fob with this setup? If so, is there an all metal alternative key I can order up to play with - or is there enough meat under the plastic to be able to cut it down to fit the flip fob?
     
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    I did a 2002, I think the facelift is the same.
    Chip is in the key head plastic.
    Flip holder from Ebay does the job, I carefully cut the key head off and filed a channel on the key metal end (that was in the plastic) and it fitted the flip.

    The blank with the flip case is incorrect for a 2002 that I do know !

    Have some photos somewhere if the above doesn't make sense.

    I also fitted plastic threaded pillars inside to allow a screw together fix to allow battery replacement rather than gluing it.
     
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    Cheers! I used an LDV blank the last time, but as I say the 'fluting' along the key is wrong.
    The key part supplied in the replacements is made of chocolate too, so a proper key is what I want. The older style flex key had too small a head to cut down but maybe I'll sacrifice one of the current keys if you reckon they'll do the job!
    I'm using a Chrysler case this time - screws together, no logo, space for a chip, will report back with pics!
     
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    Does the chrysler case take the plipper OK?
    The key from my original key was long enough to file a slot in to then fit the holder and be locked with a roll pin.
    It is only just long enough so extract all the metal bit!!
     
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    Yup, that's the very one. All the blipper stuff fits inside with minimal trimming - got the details from an MG forum, I'll see if I can find a link.
     
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