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07 TL Switchblade Key Guy
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11-4-06 --- Finally got my TL transmitter, and everything works great! DIY Guide posted!

UPDATE STARTING ON PAGE 3!!!!! PICS + VIDEOS + INFO! THIS MOD IS NOW COMPLETE!!!!!!!

Pics: http://forums.clubrsx.com/showpost.php?p=11412024&postcount=70
Videos: http://forums.clubrsx.com/showpost.php?p=11479559&postcount=121
DIY: http://forums.clubrsx.com/showpost.php?p=11483363&postcount=127, http://forums.clubrsx.com/showpost.php?p=11483367&postcount=128


I thought the Accord key idea was pretty cool, and once I saw the new RDX and TL keys, I really wanted one! I checked the FCC id on the RDX/TL key and it looks like the frequencies are the same as the RSX. I suspect Acura just used the same transmitter for those two cars, even though the RDX only has lock/unlock/panic, and the TL has lock/unlock/panic/trunk (kinda the same as how our remotes are the same as other Acuras, but we don't have a button on our casing for the trunk).

These keys are not readily available yet, unless you buy one of these two vehicles of course, but a friend of mine at Acura was able to get me a brand new one.

UPS shows that the package is on time with a scheduled delivery date of 10/25/06! As soon as it gets here, I'll try to program it to lock/unlock, and if that works, I'll get started on hacking the key apart this weekend.

FYI here are pics of the two keys (these are from a CRSX member, and Acurazine):

RDX (Notice it only has lock/unlock/panic. This is the one I am getting):





TL (same, except with a trunk button too... This may be good for you TSX owners):





I'll keep you guys posted.

-John
 

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07 TL Switchblade Key Guy
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why not? don't we have the same remotes....? fcc on mine is: oucg8d-355h-a... 313.85mhz... the fcc website lists this remote as being made in 2000 (or 2001 i dont remember). the switchblade key also uses the same frequency.

if it works on mine i'm pretty sure it will work on 02-04's...
 

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why not? don't we have the same remotes....? fcc on mine is: oucg8d-355h-a... 313.85mhz... the fcc website lists this remote as being made in 2000 (or 2001 i dont remember). the switchblade key also uses the same frequency.

if it works on mine i'm pretty sure it will work on 02-04's...
it's not the remote, it's the key design
 

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07 TL Switchblade Key Guy
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oh.... we can't use that either! we still have the old non-laser cut keys.... i'm planning on doing something similar to this accord key by ondenoantra:

http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=297852

i will have to hack apart one of my keys and fit it into this housing. i did this with a mazda key + vw flip key a while ago and it worked out great...
 

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07 TL Switchblade Key Guy
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how are you gonna get your key part. (the part you insert) on the new switchblade? if so i'm down.
check out the link i posted about the accord key... it involves cutting the plastic off the key and re-shaping the metal using a dremel. i hope it's that easy for the flip key! i guess i will know once i actually get it and take it apart.
 

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check out the link i posted about the accord key... it involves cutting the plastic off the key and re-shaping the metal using a dremel. i hope it's that easy for the flip key! i guess i will know once i actually get it and take it apart.
I would guess that the key in the flip design has some sort of hook mechanism to attach to a spring, that way the key flips. You'd have to mock whatever design is on the key.
 

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I would guess that the key in the flip design has some sort of hook mechanism to attach to a spring, that way the key flips. You'd have to mock whatever design is on the key.
yup, exactly. i did this with a key from my old car + flip key from a vw a while back. hopefully the design is similar to vw keys.
 

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sweet i just ordered on as well.. my guy at the dealership said they work and is going to just program and cut it for me.. but subscribed
 
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one more question what is the part number for the rdx key?
 
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