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QASHQAI Flip Key DIY [message #20587] Tue, 16 November 2010 18:51 UTC Go to next message
avatar be_on_edge  is currently offline be_on_edge
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Flip Key (V4) for Nissan Qashqai

http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/1237/completa1.png

    Parts needed:
  • Original Qashqai key
  • Top Shell
  • Bottom Shell
  • Flip key mechanics with uncut blade


Original Qashqai key:
You already have this key, and it is the reason you are reading this page Wink
http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/2352/chiaveoriginale.png

You can buy shell here at shapeways:
http://www.shapeways.com/shops/be_on_edge


Top Shell

[list]2 models available:

[*]With Qashqai text positive. order here: http://www.shapeways.com/model/173504/shell_top_v4___qashqai _logo.html?gid=ug40444
https://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_173504_112217_1338413386.jpg

[*]With Qashqai text negative. (perfect if u want to paint the text in different color) order here: http://www.shapeways.com/model/173512/shell_top_v4___qashqai _logo_cutted.html?gid=ug40444
https://images3.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_173512_112219_1338413386.jpg


Bottom shell



is it possible to add a personalized text (send me a PM with details)

[Updated on: Mon, 07 April 2014 21:58 UTC]

Re: QASHQAI Flip Key DIY [message #20588 is a reply to message #20587 ] Tue, 16 November 2010 18:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Flip Key mechanics with virgin blade
I have not found where to buy online only flip key mechanism. It is then necessary to buy a completely flip key as the necessary parts. We will use the screws, flip body, flip button and spring.
The key, however, is quite comprehensive economic (a ten €). Do a search on ebay with the following words: "Nissan flip key"
The key to buy must have one of this shapes:
http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/3760/chiavicinesi.png
if u want to be sure it is compatible send me a PM with the link to the flip key you found and i will confirm about his compatibility.


Assembly instructions:

File PDF:
(this instruction are related about my first version, but the procedure is the same)
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chro me=true&srcid=0B4C5irIVLNtGYTQ4Mzk2NTUtYTU0OS00YmI2LWJhN mMtNjE5YjM3ODJlNTM3&hl=en

Video instructions:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eQ53UQLAa4

Cutting the virgin blade
index.php?t=getfile&id=56531&private=0
The virgin key that comes with ebay shell will be probably 4 mm longer than the orginal key.
V4 shells are modelled for original key dimensions so when you go to cut the virgin key at a shop you must tell to the operator to respect original size.

The material to remove is marked by red in the above image.

It is a quite simple work to do, just be sure to allign the virgin key sockets marked in orange with the ones that are in the original key.



Surface Finishing:

Material: White Strong & Flexible

Smothness:
With this material there is some steps due to the printing tecnique. With Black Strong & Flexible this steps are not presents.
http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/3510/img1207.th.png

To make it smoth i just used sandpaper. 5 minutes of work:
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/4169/dsc5693.th.jpg

Paintings:
To paint the shell i decided to use spray color (RAL 9006).

This material is quite porous so i had to spray 3/4 times before it stop to absorb and start to get smoth.
http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/5701/dsc5697a.th.jpg (this is no finished yet)

When finished i will ad a coat of transparent paint to protect it from scratch.

I just made some experiment with heat resistant paint, here the result that is pretty cool:
http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/889/dsc5710developed.th.jpg http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/8320/dsc5713developed.th.jpg

[Updated on: Mon, 07 April 2014 21:49 UTC]

Re: QASHQAI Flip Key DIY [message #20589 is a reply to message #20588 ] Tue, 16 November 2010 18:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Videos:

First prototype:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwenailDYnk

Start your engine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJL0oCDhG_g

Foto:

Material: Black Strong & Flexible (shells not painted yet in this pictures)
http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/4446/dscn0752y.th.jpghttp://img600.imageshack.us/img600/8479/dscn0739.th.jpghttp://img2.imageshack.us/img2/3793/dscn0738r.th.jpghttp://img248.imageshack.us/img248/8365/dscn0750x.th.jpg
http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/556/dscn0758w.th.jpghttp://img821.imageshack.us/img821/8789/dscn0763k.th.jpg

http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/6949/27112010037.jpg
http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/8314/27112010038.jpg
http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/3697/27112010039.jpg
http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/1507/27112010040.jpg

For any question write here in this forum or send me a PM.

Francesco

[Updated on: Sat, 27 November 2010 11:44 UTC]

Re: QASHQAI Flip Key DIY [message #20590 is a reply to message #20587 ] Tue, 16 November 2010 18:58 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Wow. Nice tutorial. I was thinking about doing similar with my Honda Civic key.


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Re: QASHQAI Flip Key DIY [message #21054 is a reply to message #20590 ] Mon, 29 November 2010 16:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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very nice tutorial!
Re: QASHQAI Flip Key DIY [message #21067 is a reply to message #21054 ] Mon, 29 November 2010 19:58 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Jettuh wrote on Mon, 29 November 2010 16:31

very nice tutorial!


Thanks ! Very Happy
Re: QASHQAI Flip Key DIY [message #23373 is a reply to message #21067 ] Wed, 02 February 2011 18:36 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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New picture:
http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/8320/dsc5713developed.jpg
Re: QASHQAI Flip Key DIY [message #25404 is a reply to message #23373 ] Tue, 29 March 2011 09:28 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi,

I have just ordered the shell, but I have some questions.

Are the screws included? In case they are not, what kind of screws should I get?

How difficult is to extract the electronics from the original key? could you add some picturers or video?

Thanks
Re: QASHQAI Flip Key DIY [message #25405 is a reply to message #25404 ] Tue, 29 March 2011 09:59 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Screw are included with the mechanics,

Extracting the electronics from original key is easy as change the battery.

Did you read the instruction over here ?

Francesco
Re: QASHQAI Flip Key DIY [message #25482 is a reply to message #25405 ] Thu, 31 March 2011 11:27 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes, I watched to the videos and read the assembly instructions that you provided in the post.

I was just curious about the way to extract the electronics from the original key.

Thanks

[Updated on: Thu, 31 March 2011 11:28 UTC]

Re: QASHQAI Flip Key DIY [message #33526 is a reply to message #25482 ] Mon, 29 August 2011 16:39 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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BE CAREFULL !
This key mechanics is NOT compatible with my shells.

http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/6311/noncompatibile.jpg

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Re: QASHQAI Flip Key DIY [message #43751 is a reply to message #33526 ] Thu, 09 February 2012 18:10 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Facebook fan page:

https://www.facebook.com/Qashqai.Flipkey


Enjoy !
Re: QASHQAI Flip Key DIY [message #46401 is a reply to message #43751 ] Tue, 03 April 2012 17:33 UTC Go to previous message
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MORE INFOS ABOUT SCREEWS

Usually the screws you need to join the sheels comes with the mechanincs that need to be bought as seen in the instructions page. I usually sugges, if more screew are needed to come in an hardware store with them and buy similar ones.

In terms of kind of screews any one like: Triangular self tapping screws.

Definition in wikipedia says: Other screw threads are designed to cut a helical groove in a softer material as the screw is inserted .

Head of screew should be "button" type or "flat" type.
Lenght anything betwen: 5 and 8 mm

I do suggest "Phillips" type of socket, but any type is ok as soon as you own the proper screewdriver.

Diameter of the treadh is like 2 mm, but could be little more, the material is kinda elastic.

Hope this helps.

 
   
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