[s-cars] Re: Switchblade key (long)
w_perron at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 29 13:49:43 EST 2004
The short answer is no.
The switchblade style key will work in a 1997(w/
reduced range) but not a 1995.5. The 1995.5 uses a
different remote, alarm control unit/pump, and most
importantly a totally different wiring harness. This
makes it impossible to just swap control unit/pump in
from a 1997. Thanks to Igor and Sean for checking the
part numbers in their 1997s to verify the differences.
The long answer is yes.
The 1995.5 remote can be modified along with a
switchblade housing to fit together. Your key can
easily be used w/ the switchblade unit with some
modifications. To make it work you need to do a few
Modify switchblade housing
I picked up a 2 button switchblade remote off of ebay.
You need to basically take out the circuit board and
start trimming away everything w/ a dremel tool to get
the 1995. 5 circuit board to fit. You will also need
to trim down the battery pad location on the 1995.5
circuit board to clear the switchblade mechanism. You
need to use a different battery CR1632. This is the
same thickness s the original CR2032, but a smaller
diameter. You will need to re-use the circuit board
from the switchblade key because you need the
switches. I ground off all of the electronic
components on the non-switch side of the board so I
could basically make a sandwich of the 1995.5 board
and the switchblade board. You want to put some
insulation in between the 2 boards- I used some
liquid electrical tape. You then need to run some
wires from the switches to the switch pad contacts of
the 1995.5 board. I drilled some holes in the
switchblade circuit board and ran the wires through to
Modifying the key
When you open up the switchblade key halfway you will
see a retaining pin. This mates to a slot cut in the
key and holds it together. Drive out the pin and
remove they key from the housing. Remove your key
from its plastic housing. Machine/grind/file down
your key until it matches the switchblade key. Insert
it into the housing. Use a drill press and drill
through the existing holes in the housing with a 1.5mm
bit to create the retaining slot in the key. Insert
the pin and reassemble everything.
Program the remote to your car, and you should have a
working remote and key. You will not be able to use
the Panic button on the switchblade key, as the 1995.5
s did not have the capability.
95.5 S6 Avant
>Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 12:53:10 -0800 (PST)
>From: brian bilotti <vinnieb2 at yahoo.com>
>Subject: [s-cars] Swtchblade key
>To: s-car-list at audifans.com
><20040227205310.38027.qmail at web60304.mail.yahoo.com>
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>I know this has been discussed but I never saw the
>results. Can a new switchblade key be programmed for
>95.5 S6? Si' or no. If so, how? Vag tool?
>Thanks for the help
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