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Quality of Key Fob

Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:36 pm

Unrelated to the fact that our cars are Electric, but annoying nonetheless......

Has anybody else noticed that the quality of the key fob for our car is pretty poor? My car is only a bit over a year old, but the key fob looks like it's about 10 years old. The chrome plating is flaking off in a bunch of places, and the area where the buttons are looks worn. Plus, I've already had to replace the battery in the primary key fob, which I've never had to do in any of my other cars. I'm assuming this problem is common to all Foci, not just ours. Anybody else notice this?

BTW, I do not have any other keys on a ring with my key fob, and I carry the fob in my pocket most of the time (usually without anything else in that pocket).

Keith
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WattsUp
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Re: Quality of Key Fob

Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:27 pm

Mine has some of the fake chrome rubbed off near where it attaches to the key ring, but the rest of the remote doesn't seem too shabby for three years of use.

I still have the second fob in pristine condition to eventually swap to.
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Re: Quality of Key Fob

Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:29 am

I use something like this on all of my Ford Fobs.

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breeves002
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Re: Quality of Key Fob

Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:17 am

I hate this style of key fob anyways. The newer ones are a lot nicer. The ones for the Fusions and what not. I have a fob for a 2017 fusion. WIsh I could pair it to my car.
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Re: Quality of Key Fob

Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:28 am

Pearl wrote:I use something like this on all of my Ford Fobs.
What are those.. rubbery covers? Strange though, they somehow look smaller than the original remote.

Do you have a link to what these are?
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Re: Quality of Key Fob

Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:50 am

I think I bought from here:
http://www.thejacketstore.com/store/pc/ ... -16p70.htm

but there are many sellers on ebay
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Re: Quality of Key Fob

Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:34 pm

Here is the cheapest eBay listing I could find:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Silicone- ... 2062404481

Here is an amazon listing for one that supports the ID on my Ford Focus FOB card:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HVHVIUG/re ... 0UED&psc=1
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NightHawk
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Re: Quality of Key Fob

Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:39 pm

Here is an amazon listing for a replacement Ford Focus FOB shell to make it new again:
https://www.amazon.com/Button-Replaceme ... GD7M087YC5
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Pearl
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Re: Quality of Key Fob

Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:04 pm

NightHawk wrote:Here is an amazon listing for a replacement Ford Focus FOB shell to make it new again:
https://www.amazon.com/Button-Replaceme ... GD7M087YC5

That replacement shell is a good find. I'll file that away just in case.
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NightHawk
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Re: Quality of Key Fob

Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:30 pm

Pearl wrote:
NightHawk wrote:Here is an amazon listing for a replacement Ford Focus FOB shell to make it new again:
https://www.amazon.com/Button-Replaceme ... GD7M087YC5
That replacement shell is a good find. I'll file that away just in case.
Yep that would be perfect to make a working FOB look brand new again like just before lease end.
Though if I had known about the rubber boot available I would have bought that right away to keep the FOB new from the start.
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