I have a Volkswagen Jetta with the switchblade type key. The fob is pretty big, about 1 1/2" long and about 1/2" wide. The fob contains all the remote control functions along with the key which flips out at the touch of a button. I would think this would be pretty difficult to replicate on the acura key and fob. The acura key would have to be cut and the chip embedded into the fob along with all the controls for the remote. Sounds pretty expensive for a company to take on especially as there isn't a big market out there for this type of key fob.stumpie said:Does anyone know of an aftermarket solution that makes one-piece, Audi/Volkswagon/Mercedes type switchblade key fobs ? All in one, that is?
Ask and ye shall receive.jonnygoodboy said:I searched the online stores at the websites of the carmakers you mentioned, looking for a picture of what you describe. No luck!
Maybe someone could post a picture or link?
Almost, I haven't seen anything quite like it. It seems to be a combination of the two... (I/R and switchblade). There is one other component (outside of the lock/unlock/trunk release buttons).N_Jay said:Isn't that the MB Infrared key, not the switch blade type?
I believe Porsche went the "other way" with the switchblade style. Apparently the switchblade style lacked sufficient sturdiness to hold up under use...DaveI said:I think the switchblade keys are only a feature on the German cars, Audi, VW, Mbz, Porsche. Here's a picture of the Porsche key converted from switchblade to conventional.