2nd Generation (GE 08-13) 2nd Generation specific talk and questions here.

switchblade remote mod

Old 09-03-2013, 09:34 AM
5 Year Member
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: May 2006
Location: NYC
Posts: 2,422
Originally Posted by Steiner View Post
So the dealer can cut the key blank? I always thought these keys were laser cut.
Dealers can cut the keys.... the questions is whether or not they would. Most if not all dealers will not cut an aftermarket key, and quite a few won't even cut a OEM (Honda or Acura) key if you don't buy it from them.

My advice is buy the OEM switchblade key & cover online, then call the closest ~20-30 dealerships to you to see if they will cut the key and how much, eventually you'll find a good dealer. I got my key cut & transponder programmed for $49.99+ tax. And iirc, you do need to bring all your keys so they can reprogram them (the transponder code, I believe).

check these thread for more info
Old 09-03-2013, 11:16 AM
Steiner's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 61
Originally Posted by Goobers View Post
Dealers have the equipment to laser cut keys. The issue is more about how much they charge or if they're willing to cut a blank you got from somewhere else.
Aah for sure. Had no idea. Lol goobers at this rate i think ill just PM you :P lol!
Old 09-09-2013, 03:24 PM
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: United States
Posts: 20
Thanks for posting the pics! I have been thinking about doing a switchblade mod except with my autostart circuit board inside, however I'm a long ways away (engineer- and free time-wise) from even trying to figure out a way to make a big bulky key like this.
Old 09-20-2013, 05:36 PM
True Adrian's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 186
Got this done for my 2012 today.

Cutting it at the Stealership was 15.00 programming was 50.00. Very pricy but I must admit... I love it.

Thank you for posting the part numbers, it made it easy.

Last edited by True Adrian; 09-20-2013 at 05:39 PM.
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
3rd Generation GK Specific Suspension & Brakes Sub-Forum
09-07-2014 11:43 PM
General Fit Talk
07-25-2011 01:04 PM
Fit Suspension & Brake Modifications
03-05-2011 05:48 AM
Florida Community
03-28-2008 06:02 PM
Fit Suspension & Brake Modifications
03-28-2008 03:52 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: switchblade remote mod

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.