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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.

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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. :)

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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 »
Mike


S3 8L ---- Lupo GTI ---- Golf Mk4 GT TDI ----  A4 B6 Sline ---- Golf Mk5 GTI

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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 :)

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Re: Mk5 to Mk7 key conversion
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2021, 04:32:25 pm »
This is great; I didn't even know that I could do it. I would never have thought that it is possible to convert the keys of two different car models. Apparently, you need to understand this well.
Recently, I managed to lose my metal car key. I had the last key left at home, so I decided to make Key Duplication in advance. Given my luck, I may lose the last key, and then problems will begin. There are contactless keys in my car, but they can malfunction or simply go wrong. As it turned out later, this was the right decision. Suddenly, the contactless key just went terrible. Without a standard metal key, I would not have been able to open it.
« Last Edit: August 24, 2021, 02:59:44 pm by wertyhas »

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Re: Mk5 to Mk7 key conversion
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2021, 01:00:04 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





Hi - have you a link to the vw badge you used for the new fobs please?