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Key mod

Discussion in 'Mk3 Leon FAQ's (5F) 2012-' started by Nganasan, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. ayster

    ayster Active Member

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    Hmm looks good, and just about my skill level to install it! Might try taking the chrome cap off my current car's key (2005 VW Bora) before I sell it, and save a few quid!
     
  2. kevster184

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    That will be the old key type,... New type (VW and SEAT at least) are angled where the chrome end bit is or i would have done the same with my 2008 Golf.
     
  3. ayster

    ayster Active Member

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    Yep, I had another look at it last night and realised its different! D'oh!
     
  4. kevster184

    kevster184 Active Member

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    Here's mine...
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  5. benhella

    benhella Active Member

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    Can you give us a link to were you got that one kevster
     
  6. kevster184

    kevster184 Active Member

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    nice that kev, better than the carbon cover!
     
  8. drnt

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    Done mine as per kevster184. Thanks mate!
     
  9. kevster184

    kevster184 Active Member

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    No worries :)
     
  10. Leon ST

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    Done the same as kevster184. Case of eBay and chrome cap of eBay also (genuine VW dealer). Tip use the screw supplied with the cap as it is designed to tap a thread into the metal cap and works a treat. 4 min job and looks the business. Key now feels reassuringly heavy.

    Paul
     
  11. kevster184

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    Excellent, another ;)
     
  12. redmanphil

    redmanphil Newbie

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    Got my new FR 184 yesterday and did the key mod as soon as it arrived. I got the chrome cap from VW via eBay (cant remember dealer, but came really quick).

    Must say, key now looks fantastic. Hard to believe they don't put it on all keys, as its gives it instant premium look and feel.
     
  13. mattc69

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    Did mine today !!
     
  14. Tommy95

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    Ordered my cap and cover today!
     
  15. Luffer

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    Did the key mod myself today, it looks great and IMO should be the standard style for the FR! It's a shame it's not, but a very easy mod to do yourself.

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  16. Lykaios

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    Hey all :),

    Just got my Leon Mk3 this weekend and really enjoying driving it. Such a nice car!

    I've just ordered the same silcon case as kevster184 as it looks neat!
     
  17. hydrostatik

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    Just did the chrome mod on my key, got the bit from the below seller, they have more and its only £4.99 with free P&P!

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400989931204

    The difference it makes to the key is noticeable. So noticeable in fact that the missus commented on it and I hadn't even told her i was doing it!
     
  18. Rog.

    Rog. ...is unwell

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    Thanks for all the info about the chrome key cap mod - I managed to get two for £5.50 from ebay and modded one of my keys and the one from the mrs's Golf SE, which also came with a plastic cap. It's an easy but worthwhile change.

    Up next, heated washer fan jets...
     
  19. alejandrux

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    Hello

    Recently I bought the same chrome items from the next Ebay seller

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/252232835374?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    How can verify the items are Genuine parts instead chinese???

    Thanks
     
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