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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Proton Flip Key Remote Control Conversion



Most remote control key fobs found on newer cars (especially luxury models) such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen etc. are now flip type. Some bread and butter models do come with flip remote control keys, and I'm sure many of you would like one for your car as well!

Why would you want one? First you got to admit it looks cooler than the standard Proton Key Fob. Second, great space saving! I usually keep my Proton Saga FLX's key in my pocket, and they tend to poke around and it feels uncomfortable especially when sitting down. Also, sometimes they scratch my phone if they are sharing the same pocket. Third, did I mention it looks cool?


Disassembling: this flip key remote control conversion kit works for Proton Saga BLM, Saga FL, Saga FLX, Saga SV, Proton Persona, Proton Gen-2. 

As I was browsing through the internet, I found a flip key conversion kit made for Proton cars! Specially, this conversion kit works for Proton Saga BLM, Saga FL, Saga FLX, Saga SV, Proton Persona, Proton Savvy, Proton Satria Neo, Proton Waja, Proton Gen-2, and other Proton cars that have the similar remote control chip placement. The Proton flip key conversion kit even comes with key screw Proton Logo sticker and slot for your immobiliser!

Left: Proton Waja immobiliser key fob. My original Proton Saga FLX's key fob was broken after only 4 months! The plastic casing was loose and the plastic holding the key broke.  Right: Proton Flip Key aftermarket conversion.

The build quality of the Proton flip key remote control fob isn't top notch, as minor modifications are required to fit my Proton Saga FLX key. The top of the remote holder needs to be trimmed off or else the cover would not fully fit. Minor issue there. One thing I really dislike is the red and green buttons. They should include an all black option! Apart from that, there are small gaps at the side of the Proton flip key, but otherwise the build is still pretty solid and cool!

Great space saving! Doesn't poke you when you put into your pants, or scratch your phone if your phone happen to share the same pocket.


Did I mention I bought it for only USD15 including shipping? I ordered it online and got it delivered for free from China. There are local sellers selling it as well though, but they are selling it for RM65-75 (slightly over 20 US dollars)  the last time I checked. If you have 3 weeks to wait, I would recommend ordering yourself as it is simply cheaper.


This flip key remote control conversion kit works for Proton Saga BLM, Saga FL, Saga FLX, Saga SV, Proton Persona, Proton Gen-2. 

6 comments:

  1. Nice one...
    perhaps I gonna get one flip key for myself :)

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    1. I think you can try to find it on Aliexpress. I order my key fob from there.

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  3. I am lucky my Chrysler town and country has a key fob where I only get to use the manual key in case it runs out of battery. Really convenient.

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  4. Can you share the link where you ordered yours from?

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    1. I got it from Aliexpress.com. Try to search under Proton flip key. Cheers!

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