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Offline spotcw

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I need another Key FOB?
« on: May 16, 2011, 04:00:37 pm »
My 2008 came with only 1 key FOB and I want to add another before I loose the one I have and have to spend lots of money to replace the ECU. I have heard that a Key FOB from a 2010 or newer, the credit card type, will work for the 2008 and is much less expensive than buying a replacement 08' one. Can anybody confirm this for me? Thanks!

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Re: I need another Key FOB?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2011, 04:27:23 pm »
I can't confirm it, but I did read that the 2008/2009 ECU can be programmed to work with the credit card one.  Keep in mind that the much cheaper credit card version on the 2010/2011 is a *passive* fob, not active.  So it has no proximity function.  To use it, you have to hold it to the ignition, touching it and holding it there for a while.  It is NOT something you want want to try and use "typically" or "normally".

The stock *active* fob will also act as a passive fob if the battery in it dies.... so I don't think the older C14 will know/care.
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Re: I need another Key FOB?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2011, 04:28:33 pm »
I had a thread on the the pre crash site. A few members stated the credit card fob would replace the larger fob on the 2008+ models.

Cost is about $150 less  :)

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Re: I need another Key FOB?
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2011, 06:12:27 pm »
The credit card fob works fine with any year C14.  It doesn't come with a key, so you will need to get one for a spare.  Be aware that there is an A key and a B key.  Make sure you order the right one.  Then you will still need to have the key cut.  I am not aware of an aftermarket key that fits either fob, but maybe they are out there.

It isn't that big of a deal to use the cc fob, but it does take more effort that a regular key, much less KiPass.
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Re: I need another Key FOB?
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2011, 06:32:50 pm »
The CC version runs from $30 to $40 depending on where you shop, plus whatever the dealer charges for programming -- which should be a 15 minute job, tops.

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Re: I need another Key FOB?
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2011, 08:32:48 pm »
The credit card fob works fine with any year C14.  It doesn't come with a key, so you will need to get one for a spare.  Be aware that there is an A key and a B key.  Make sure you order the right one.  Then you will still need to have the key cut.  I am not aware of an aftermarket key that fits either fob, but maybe they are out there.

You *can* order a blank [regular] key that should fit in the Fob.  I saw the part on a diagram at the dealer when discussing keys with them...
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Re: I need another Key FOB?
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2011, 08:46:00 pm »
Yes, the 2010 and later 'credit card' fob is only about $35 as compared with approx. $200 for a full blown RF fob that came with the '08 and '09 models. It will cost you a few dollars to have a dealer code the bike to recongnize it but it will still cost far less than the more complete (RF) fobs. The later credit card fobs work with all years of C-14s once the bike is programmed to recognise them.

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My 2008 came with only 1 key FOB and I want to add another before I loose the one I have and have to spend lots of money to replace the ECU. I have heard that a Key FOB from a 2010 or newer, the credit card type, will work for the 2008 and is much less expensive than buying a replacement 08' one. Can anybody confirm this for me? Thanks!
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Re: I need another Key FOB?
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2011, 05:50:14 am »
  I just had the $35 credit card programed to my 08 last week, works fine and was charged 1/2 hour labor, which is about how long it took them. I too hated riding with only one FOB.

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Re: I need another Key FOB?
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2011, 05:52:49 am »
  I just had my 08 programmed to the $35 credit card last week, works fine and was charged 1/2 hour labor, which is about how long it took them. I too hated riding with only one FOB.

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Re: I need another Key FOB?
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2011, 05:00:55 pm »
Fixed it fer ya.

Yeah, I was going to point that out too.  The keys/fobs just have a numeric code- there is nothing to program in them.
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Re: I need another Key FOB?
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2012, 12:40:20 pm »
I know this is an old topic but my dealer says he had never heard of this. How do I get him the information he needs to order this in..
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Re: I need another Key FOB?
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2012, 01:06:06 pm »
I know this is an old topic but my dealer says he had never heard of this. How do I get him the information he needs to order this in..

If your dealer is looking at the parts listings for '08/'09 he's not going to find it. He has to look at later years for the part number.
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Re: I need another Key FOB?
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2014, 10:01:40 am »
And where can I buy?
card Fob key

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Re: I need another Key FOB?
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2014, 10:02:57 am »
And where can I buy?
card Fob key


Your Kawi dealer.

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Re: I need another Key FOB?
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2014, 10:13:37 am »
we dealers are stupid and expensive

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Re: I need another Key FOB?
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2014, 12:26:47 pm »
Got the same problem over here... :rotflmao:

http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=1560.0

The fob that you get has to have the unique id number with it.   Typically this is on the bag it come in.  It is not printed on the fob or in it that I'm aware of...
 
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Re: I need another Key FOB?
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2014, 10:40:26 am »
we dealers are stupid and expensive

At least you admit it  ;D
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Re: I need another Key FOB?
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2014, 10:24:56 pm »
I'd like to bump this conversation for some clarification.  I have washed my original fob one time too many, and now it is working then not working.  It seems to drain the battery pretty quickly (like in 3hrs).  I want to be clear about the credit card FOB, does it work the SAME as the original that came with my 08?  Like I can just get on the bike and ride?  I believe I saw a post where someone stated that you had to wave it around the ignition to get it to work.

Just would like some clarification,

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Re: I need another Key FOB?
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2014, 04:06:17 am »
You have to hold it against the switch housing to start the bike.
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Re: I need another Key FOB?
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2014, 04:40:43 am »
You're not going to mention the secret incantation?
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