|Re: QASHQAI Flip Key DIY [message #20588 is a reply to message #20587 ] Tue, 16 November 2010 18:53 UTC
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:
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.
(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
Cutting the virgin blade
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.
Material: White Strong & Flexible
With this material there is some steps due to the printing tecnique. With Black Strong & Flexible this steps are not presents.
To make it smoth i just used sandpaper. 5 minutes of work:
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.
(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:
[Updated on: Mon, 07 April 2014 21:49 UTC]
|Re: QASHQAI Flip Key DIY [message #25404 is a reply to message #23373 ] Tue, 29 March 2011 09:28 UTC
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?
|Re: QASHQAI Flip Key DIY [message #25405 is a reply to message #25404 ] Tue, 29 March 2011 09:59 UTC
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 ?
|Re: QASHQAI Flip Key DIY [message #25482 is a reply to message #25405 ] Thu, 31 March 2011 11:27 UTC
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.
[Updated on: Thu, 31 March 2011 11:28 UTC]
|Re: QASHQAI Flip Key DIY [message #46401 is a reply to message #43751 ] Tue, 03 April 2012 17:33 UTC
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.