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Offline Monzoa

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Mk5 to Mk7 key conversion
« on: April 03, 2021, 09:53:55 pm »
Ok I know there’s a few threads on this but just wondering if anyone could confirm something.

If I buy I genuine Mk7 key, and then disassemble it and swap everything over from my mk5 key, will everything fit and will the key work without needing reprogramming?

Or do I have to buy an aftermarket eBay one?

I much prefer the genuine one with the gti logo on the bottom and the vw logo on the right rather than centre but I came across one person saying these aftermarket ones are specifically made for the mk5 bits to fit whereas the genuine Mk7 is different and won’t work.

Tyia..

Offline Jb55

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Re: Mk5 to Mk7 key conversion
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2021, 11:56:26 pm »
Can’t help with the genuine mk7 fitment but I brought one of those fake mk7 keys on eBay and the quality was shocking so I sent it back for a refund.

Offline Hobca

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Re: Mk5 to Mk7 key conversion
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2021, 09:02:19 am »
I got this one and ita perfect fit :)

CZK 30.19  15% Off | KEYYOU Modified Flip Remote Key Shell For Volkswagen VW Polo Passat B5 Golf MK5 Beetle 3 Buttons Replacement Car Key Cover

https://a.aliexpress.com/_mtAvSfD




« Last Edit: April 04, 2021, 09:04:51 am by Hobca »

Offline fakie1977

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Re: Mk5 to Mk7 key conversion
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2021, 11:53:27 am »
Did you buy it without the blade and then swapped the key blade over or did you get them recut?


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Re: Mk5 to Mk7 key conversion
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2021, 06:04:03 pm »
Without blade and fitted original one :)

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Re: Mk5 to Mk7 key conversion
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2021, 06:35:15 pm »
Looks like a nice upgrade.

Not been inside a Mk5 key, any problem moving the transponder chip over?
-on other models they are very glued in

Do they come with Logos for the rear?  If so how good are they?
-I had some off amazon that were so $hite I could pick the paint off with my finger nail.

Offline Hobca

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Re: Mk5 to Mk7 key conversion
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2021, 07:09:45 pm »
My chip literally dropped off after opening the old key, they didnt come with logo you have to buy it separately. There wasnt any problem except the blade, I had to grind it little bit to get perfect fit. I bought everything from aliexpress :D
Sorry for my english Iam from Czech republic. :)

Offline LC5F

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Re: Mk5 to Mk7 key conversion
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2021, 10:16:01 pm »
No problem - perfect explanation - Thanks

Offline The Red Warrior

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Re: Mk5 to Mk7 key conversion
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2021, 07:55:59 am »
I did this a couple years ago. I too would have had to grind my original blade to fit the aliexpress one, so instead got the one from the new fob cut to fit my car. I also bought a genuine GTI lower part for the fob which was the most expensive part I of the whole swap. In the end I went back to using my other Mk5 key as I didn’t like the quality of the aliexpress one nor the size of it in my pocket as it is noticeably larger than the  Mk5 one.

Offline Deano45

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Re: Mk5 to Mk7 key conversion
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2021, 03:43:14 pm »
Hi, I did this a while ago a nice and simple upgrade over standard Key fob ,,



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Re: Mk5 to Mk7 key conversion
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2021, 07:22:59 am »
Did this a couple of years ago, but I also bought the genuine GTI loop section (painted the embossed GTI logo red as originally black) and genuine VW badge

« Last Edit: April 07, 2021, 03:57:16 pm by mjmallia »

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Re: Mk5 to Mk7 key conversion
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2021, 07:55:17 pm »
I got this one and ita perfect fit :)

CZK 30.19  15% Off | KEYYOU Modified Flip Remote Key Shell For Volkswagen VW Polo Passat B5 Golf MK5 Beetle 3 Buttons Replacement Car Key Cover

https://a.aliexpress.com/_mtAvSfD





Thats great - is it just a case of swapping the blade and guts of the OEM key?

Cheers
Louie

Offline Hobca

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Re: Mk5 to Mk7 key conversion
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2021, 08:47:28 pm »
Exactly, only case :)