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When I bought my Ranger, it only had one key. So I ordered a normal key blank and a switchblade style key:

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The ignition "cup" is preventing the whole key blade to enter the ignition. Has anyone removed this "cup"? I need to remove the cup to use the above key.
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bump. anyone?
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tony --

i'm pretty sure that key is meant only for "lockout" situations, to open the door... it's not meant to be used in the ignition (nor do i think it'd last very long in that application!)
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probably just dremel it off.

i'm rough on my keys so i use that cup to turn the key. how sturdy is the switch blade thingy?
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Yeah you can remove the cup. A lot of guys use the Fusion keys with the built in fobs, have to cut the cup off to use those too.
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tony --

i'm pretty sure that key is meant only for "lockout" situations, to open the door... it's not meant to be used in the ignition (nor do i think it'd last very long in that application!)
It's actually got a chip inside, so it can be used for the ignition also.



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probably just dremel it off.

i'm rough on my keys so i use that cup to turn the key. how sturdy is the switch blade thingy?
It's not THE sturdiest thing, but as long as I don't abuse it, I don't think it'll break.



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Yeah you can remove the cup. A lot of guys use the Fusion keys with the built in fobs, have to cut the cup off to use those too.
So I've gotta CUT it off, huh? It looks as though I can slip it off or something, but I'm not willing to take the whole column off just to check it.
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Any other suggestions before I decide on hacking up my truck?
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Doesn't sound like you have any other option.. haha... we can't make the key longer Tony
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*Sigh...

We can't make ANYTHING longer. :(


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lmao
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sure just pull a car thief and rip the ignition housing out! lol
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some of the spam email i get says otherwise... whats your email address, I can hook you up! lol
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LOL.. maybe your the one that needs the help keith seeing as theyre going to YOUR email..
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id just dremel tool that cup out till it fits
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ok... I finally cut my ignition cup. I still need to sand down the edges and clean up the dust. It works BEAUTIFULLY!!!


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Here's pics of the key. I'm waiting for the company to send me the right chip to put inside. Otherwise it works great.


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Not bad where did u get that key?
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I would take the whole cup off, it will look better.
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Not bad where did u get that key?
eBay seller: mykeyless
AWESOME company to deal with. I've had to call them twice, and talked to Nick both times. GREAT guy. Both calls were short and got the job done. :)

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I would take the whole cup off, it will look better.
I looked, and it looks like it's a part of the ignition. I didn't wanna chance it. Plus, the two edges I kept add some stability when I turn any key. It should look much better when I sand everything down to smooth it all out.
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Found a video on YouTube of an actual key being used... not CGI.
YouTube - Retractable key for my car
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