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I noticed my key fob is broken. It appears the key itself is fine just what held the key in place broke off. I had a friend who also said they had this issue before.....possible wear and tear mix with bad key design?

Anywho...

Im already certain to get a new one will cost probably $50+ of which right now I can't afford.

For the time being could I just get some glue to put it back in place?

If so what would be advised glue?

Thanks in advance.

 

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The little roll pin that you see in your picture is what actually holds the cut key blank into the holder. It's actually a really small roll pin that's driven into the hole on the cut key blank, and into the key holder that you see in the picture above that is broke off.

When gluing it, be careful not to get glue on the actual cut key blank, because I'm guessing your cheapest solution would be to get any used keyfob that's the right frequency and move your key blank over to that fob. I believe the company that makes the key fobs had a video for a Camaro on you tube.

The programming of the push buttons on the key fob can be done without factory tools. I don't know the exact procedure, but you will find it on the web. It's one of those hold the brake, do this, do that, crazy procedures but it should work.
 

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The programming of the push buttons on the key fob can be done without factory tools. I don't know the exact procedure, but you will find it on the web.
I'm pretty sure it's in the owner's manual.
 

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I'm pretty sure it's in the owner's manual.

I'd have to look again, unless it's in the 15/16 owners manual. Only thing in there for fobs I saw is the hole in the console for LTZ or 2LT with push to start. I'll try and find it now.

http://www.chevrolet.com/content/da...nd_Videos/02_pdf/2015-cruze-owners-manual.pdf

Luckily I have a cut key blank from when the dealership locked my keys in the car somehow. The Camaro recall key keeps looking good as these fobs age and break.
 

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It's not listed in the 2011 manual, but for 2012 and 2013, it's on page 2-6.
 

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It's not listed in the 2011 manual, but for 2012 and 2013, it's on page 2-6.
also there in the 15 i posted... Does that say only Canada needs a programed key to start the process?
The little roll pin that you see in your picture is what actually holds the cut key blank into the holder. It's actually a really small roll pin that's driven into the hole on the cut key blank, and into the key holder that you see in the picture above that is broke off.

When gluing it, be careful not to get glue on the actual cut key blank, because I'm guessing your cheapest solution would be to get any used keyfob that's the right frequency and move your key blank over to that fob. I believe the company that makes the key fobs had a video for a Camaro on you tube.

The programming of the push buttons on the key fob can be done without factory tools. I don't know the exact procedure, but you will find it on the web. It's one of those hold the brake, do this, do that, crazy procedures but it should work.
After going to PB and looking at the pic full size, The key blank actually looks like it could have survived that break.

jaye3rd89, does your key look like this?





 

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After going to PB and looking at the pic full size, The key blank actually looks like it could have survived that break.

jaye3rd89, does your key look like this?





Yes. Just one solid piece.

It looks like the key itself is fine its just the tiny slot on top broke off. So i assume glueing the broken piece back on top so the key properly sits in the slot would be a cheap fix.
 

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Here's a link to the way the keys are put together. Conventional key blanks, are avalible from Dorman, but I'm not sure that you can order a CUT key blank from them.

Not sure how hard it is to find someone outside a dealer to cut these.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezVvXr4dbeE
 

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Yes. Just one solid piece.

It looks like the key itself is fine its just the tiny slot on top broke off. So i assume glueing the broken piece back on top so the key properly sits in the slot would be a cheap fix.
How did you work out with this? Thread went to the bottom of the pile pretty much. That key blank is pretty much in tact but the chip Ned's to be near for the car to start.
 
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