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    Holden owners::: Wanna save 100$ ???

    Are you sick of being quoted heaps to renew a car key that has only the rubber worn off the buttons?

    Then try this quick fix. SEE PIC. Just did it for two keys. I haven't yet covered it with Silastic gasket sealant because the tube is DRY

    Cut the rubber about 2mm thick.
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    Holden's aint bad Am, But give me an old Chevy any day and they don't need them

    The price of key replacement costs is ridiculous Am.....
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    And the loox you get! What? DON'T ya wanna spend heaps for nuffin?

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    The reason modern car keys are so expensive is that they have a coded chip inside them, and without the right chip, you can't start the car.
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    I can appreciate that Benny, but not the fact that such minor damage:
    1) renders them very hard to use (I had to poke a pen tip - retracted - or a paper clip.
    2) should be fixable easily more cheaply.

    Now I have a Ford key (separate buttons) that's older and that doesn't even show any wear (yet).
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    I agree with you ameerat.
    There are so many small things that can go wrong with a car, and when you wan to fix it, you have to buy a whole assembly for mega-dollars instead of just the small part you need.

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    if you really want to save 100's you wouldn't have brought a Holden in the first place

    Great piece of bush mechanics though.
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    You can buy a pair of plastic covers with new rubber and key blank for about $12 on a popular online auction site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squizzytaylor View Post
    You can buy a pair of plastic covers with new rubber and key blank for about $12 on a popular online auction site.
    Interesting. Have you seen any recent example?
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    Excellent, I have tht exact problem on both mine now - soon to be fixed :-) ta. Oh, and the ligthing is that shot is very nice, good and sharp with good compsition. Use of back drop is OK but maybe DOF not quite right - or wasn't I meant to cc this shot
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    Quote Originally Posted by ameerat42 View Post
    Interesting. Have you seen any recent example?
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    Yep, I have 2 here I purchased recently myself, perfect fit, only difference is a chev logo. search the online auction site for commodore keys, heaps of them for about $10 delivered, I also just noticed replacement buttons as well.

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