Blasted key!

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#1
Gents
The blade on my key has stopped being able to fold back into the case. I can push the button but it no longer seems to release the internal catch allowing the blade to be pushed shut.

Any ideas? - not really excited about the prospect of pulling it apart

Eb
 
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I suspected that I'd need to crack the think open. I do have the spare key as a back up but it has lost it's retractable loop thingy which I use to clip the AA lost key whatjamacallit on to.

I'll have a search for the thread on how to change the case over. Might have some pics of the innards
Eb
 
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I see that the correct name for the "retractable loop thingy" is "metal key-ring sticky-out bit" (according to MarkMas!)
No pics of the actual mechanism though.

I looking forward to Wanderers how to... http://www.sportsmaserati.co.uk/showthread.php/25424-Key-Fob
Eb
I shall do it when I get my other, other, other replacement fob, two blades ruined by the other, other key cutter so I've none left.

Cost me $30 so far, I'm fuming...

Good news is first attempt as I described is working fine, nothing has broken or come off, and I have the added benefit of the extra 50bhp the new adds as we all know...
 

Keano

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I have had a positive experience with a key i got from China - https://www.tomtop.com/p-k4227.html and also learnt a neat trick from the locksmith which i think we will all appreciate. When we buy a replacement key we need to swop the electronics and the glass transponder but it is also possible to re-use the cut part of the original blade and avoid getting a key cut. See attached picture - there is a pin that you pop out (similar concept to a watch strap link) and then you can insert the original Maserati blade into the new key. There was some filing to get it done but at $13 for the key and £5 for the locksmith to move the blade the job is done.

I paid express and bought 3 of them.

keano

Maserati Key Tomtop.jpg
 
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Thread revival! But does the new case come with the Logo or does that need to be swapped over too?
Swapped over. Might as well since there's a trick screw under it to help you destroy it if you are not in the know....

Blast it with a hair dryer or borrow wife's/daughter's if you've gone bald and the glue will go sticky and you can easily prise it off.
 
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I've got a mate with a 3D printer, might ask him to replicate it if he has the tech, the original shell I mean, the replacement while functional, is a bit, well, Chinese tacky copy, rubber clickers don't feel as nice and battery holder screw does seem to pop out a lot and the metal key ring clip slips under it and is not easy to extract....

Does look good though, but it's only cos it's shinier.....
 
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Swapped over. Might as well since there's a trick screw under it to help you destroy it if you are not in the know....

Blast it with a hair dryer or borrow wife's/daughter's if you've gone bald and the glue will go sticky and you can easily prise it off.
Thanks, handy to know, but also a Shame - my Logo looks like it's from a 10 year old key!