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Fix a Broken Key Answered

Here's an interesting way to fix a key when the plastic loop on top breaks. It's a mini pouch with a key ring that the key can go into.

I probably would've just epoxied a key ring to it, but this looks a lot nicer, that's for sure.

Broken Key Fix via CRAFT

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MichaelD399

3 years ago

LOL I have a 2000 Camry and the key just broke. That's why I'm on this site!!!

Thanks!!

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icepick244

10 years ago

looks like a mini purse.

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NikkiNicho

10 years ago

Happened to my Lexus key... damn Toyota! Thanks!

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watermelonhead

10 years ago

good idea! If you found a way to add LED's, is audrino, AND is made out of duct tape, then this would become really really populaur :D

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RalimSkyfinity

Reply 10 years ago

I as this has got rather off topic :D

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BigevGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Well... some of us enjoyed it....

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loppy96Bigev

Reply 10 years ago

sigh for the above sighs

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watermelonheadGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

I've been trying to think of a pun to comeback yours for about a day now. :D

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Goodhartwatermelonhead

Reply 10 years ago

:-) well, not really a pun, but a question: why sigh, when a good cry will get you by LOL

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watermelonheadGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

LAWL! That made me laugh a lot more than humanely possible :D

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watermelonhead=SMART=

Reply 10 years ago

Hey, it's not MY fault that that's what Instructables' community likes. It 'twas simply a joke, it 'twas...

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Goodhart

10 years ago

Interesting idea: although the top of the key is not really just plastic, that plastic is a cover for the metal top (unless Toyota has gone REALLY cheap on us).

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swampyankeeGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Actually it was really just plastic up there, which surprised me too, it seems like a silly shortcut to not make the whole thing out of metal.

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Goodhartswampyankee

Reply 10 years ago

For the price you pay for their cars, you'd think they would be metal, eh? *sigh*

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DIY Dave

10 years ago

I just take the rest of the plastic off and drill a hole in the metal for the keyring.

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kelseymhDIY Dave

Reply 10 years ago

Throwing away the RFID? On older keys, that's safe, but not necessarily with new cars.

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kelseymhDIY Dave

Reply 10 years ago

New keys on some cars have an RFID chip embedded in the plastic, with a reader as part of the car. It allows both keyless entry and potentially (e.g., on the Prius) keyless engine start.

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DIY Davekelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

None of the keys that I removed the plastic grip from had a RFID chip.

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kelseymhDIY Dave

Reply 10 years ago

You must be dealing with more than five-year-old cars. A Google search on "Automotive RFID" or "keyless entry" will get you industry articles dating back to 2005 and both OEM and aftermarket equipment availability for nearly all major makes and models.

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QuiksilverRox

10 years ago

One time when I went backpacking, my dad and I went to put our stuff in the car. Apparently he left his key in his pocket when he slept and it broke just like this!!!