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Fastline Performance Milled TL-S Switchblade Key : Memory 1 for use in Acura TL 2004-08 Non-S

Brand:
Fastline Performance
Product Line:
Milled Switchblade Key
Vehicle Fitment:
Acura TL, 2004-08 (ALL Base, Sport, & Type-S)
Fastline Performance Milled TL-S Switchblade Key : Memory 1 for use in Acura TL 2004-08 Non-S

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Accessorize your 04-08 Acura TSX or TL with the switchblade key from an Acura TL-S, modified to work in your car! Please see the informative product white page on the Fastline Performance website: Link Here

 

FAQs about ordering milled keys from Heeltoe!

What are we selling?
The TL-S switchblade is a different blank than the 04-08 TSX and Base TLs use. We modify the TL-S OEM keys by "milling" them to work in these other cars.

Why do the keys need to be milled?
So they will physically slide into the lock on your alternative car.

Who does the milling?
As far as we know, there are not many others doing the milling. Some people did it in the past and they quit. We know for a fact, ours are the best ones available, due to the high tolerances of the equipment we use.

So other milled keys aren't as good?
We did not say that. We can only say we have seen and heard, and CUT keys from other vendors and we know that not all vendors have the same high tolerances, quality control, or use read factory Acura/Honda yes for their work. Heeltoe has been doing this longer than anyone and we can spot fakes and shoddy work. With Heeltoe, you do get the best.

What is the deal with Memory 1 or 2?
If so equipped, you car will use this function just like the stock remotes do. RSXs and 04-05 TSXs do not have this function and you could order either memory one or two for your car.

So, the memory is in the remote? How come the switchblade keys are sold Memory 1 or 2?
Because these keys have remotes built in.

Wait, why doesn't the Accord CM key have a Memory option?
Because no CM chassis Accords came with seat memory functionality. But if you have a TSX or TL that does have seat memory, and want an Accord key with the H on the back, you can use it fine. It just won't actuate any memory movements.

How is the memory determined with my stock key?
It is not. The keys don't have the memory function on them, the stock remotes.

What do I need to do, after buying the key, to get it to work?
First, you need to get it "cut." Next you need to program the Immobilizer chip. Last, you need to program the remote buttons with instructions you can download from the Fastline Performance website. After all that the key will work just like stock.

Right now my remote will operate the windows if I hold a button. Will this key do that, too?
Yes, the remote in the switchblade key functions exactly like the one you currently use in all ways, including operating the windows.

Step 1: Cutting

What is cutting and is it different than milling?
Cutting is the process of adding a profile to the key that allows it to turn in you lock. Milling is different, as it is a process that makes a new generic key for your car. Cutting makes the key specific to your car.

Can anybody do the cutting?
Anyone with a key duplicator can, like a dealer or locksmith. However depending on the individual and the equipment they use, not everyone will do the cutting for you.

Can the key be cut by the VIN?
Yes, but not through Heeltoe.

How does Heeltoe do the cutting?
We use a duplicating machine that copies the profile from one key to another. You need to send us one of your original keys for us to copy.

If I can get cutting locally, why have Heeltoe do it?
Because our cutting service offers insurance against bad cuts. If the key cut turns out bad, we will continually rework and replace the key as necessary to get it working in your car. Other places won't do this. They will also not be able to replace the key for you. You end up with an expensive key that does not work.

Why would I need the insurance? Don't others know how to cut keys accurately?
Yes they do, but it just happens from time to time the cut comes out bad. There are a lot of reasons, many that cannot be controlled, why a cut would be bad. The insurance is against the unknowns. Our record is very good, as no customer has ever ended up with a key that didn't work, and we have never refunded a key that did not work. Just the same, no cuts are not guaranteed to be right the first time all the time.

Ok, so I will send you a key for cutting. Does it matter what key I send? Can I send a valet key?
Yes you can send any key that works in your ignition. Although we do discourage aftermarket keys. This is because the chips inside don't always transfer over to the switchblade well when ordering chip swapping (read on for details on chip swapping).

I only have one key to send in. What do I do in this case?
DO NOT SEND ME THE ONLY WORKING KEY FOR YOUR CAR. If it is lost, you will have a big problem (well, expensive problem). If you only have one key, and you want Heeltoe to do the cutting, go to the hardware store and get a cheapie metal blank cut and send us that after confirming it turn in your ing. It won't start the car so we can't do a chip swap, but you will get insured cutting.

Step 2: Chip swapping

What is chip swapping?
Chip swapping replaces the programming of the immobilizer chip. Rather than paying the high price to a dealer to program your chip, we can remove a working, pre-programmed chip from your original key and insert it into the switchblade.

What key can I send you for the chip swapping service?
In general, any key that works in your ignition and starts the car will work. Although we do discourage aftermarket keys. This is because the chips inside don't always transfer over to the switchblade well when ordering chip swapping.

If I do not have Heeltoe do the chip swapping, can I do it myself?
You can, but there is a risk you will strip or lose the tiny screws holding the switchblade together. There is also a risk that in trying to remove the chip from your stock key it will get damaged (only a very small nick to the outside of the chip will ruin it).

I am just not sure I want to pay Heeltoe to do this work. What are my other options?
By all means, you can have the programming done locally. They key will already have a chip in it that can be programmed with special equipment. Heeltoe does usually have a cost advantage over other places though, as we do have all the spare parts, new batteries, extra screws, and more to ensure the key you get will work well, out of the package with no other needs on your part to get it working.

What happens to my stock key after swapping?
You will get it back. It will be just a metal key with no chip so it will not start the car, but can be handy for getting the door open if you lose any other keys for the car.

Step 3: Remote button programming

Does Heeltoe do this step as well?
No, your car needs to be present to do this step. However it is easy and you can do it on your own with the supplied instructions.

So if I send me remote fobs, you cannot transfer the program to make my buttons work?
No, we cannot. Do not send your remotes because we cannot do anything with them, and they could be lost in the mail.

Shipping

I am ordering services and need to ship something to Heeltoe. What do I ship?
If you are ordering cutting services, you need to ship and key that turns in the ignition cylinder of your car, including a valet key if you choose. If you are ordering chip swapping services, we need a key that not only turns in the ignition, it actually turns on the car. Factory keys preferred.

Do I need to send any remotes?
No.

So, can I just drop a key in an envelope and mail it?
Yes but it will probably get lost. Regular envelopes are too thing and cannot be guaranteed to keep the key safe. People HAVE lost keys in mail. Spend a buck or two on a quality padded envelope.

Where do I send the key?
Please send the key to our key processing location:
Heeltoe Automotive
1033 36th Ave
Forest Grove, OR 97116

In the event I need my key re-cut because it doesn't work, who pays for the shipping?
You pay all shipping to us, and we pay all shipping to you. Typically we do use expedited services.

Does the same apply to Canadian shipping?
Yes.

Once you have my order, when can I expect shipping?
This depends on our stock level at the time of your order. Usually we have keys in stock so if you order without services shipping can take place in 1-2 days after your order. If you have ordered services we typically will ship within a week or so after we receive your donor key.

Customer Questions

Q:

will the key i send in be returned if i chose you guys to cut the key?

A:

Yes, you will get your key back if you send it in to assist with servicing.

Q:

Can I send in a key I already own to be milled by you guys? If so how much would that cost me?

A:

Yes, that is possible. You can order this, and other services, on this page: Fastline Performance Milled Key Refurbishing, Cutting and swapping services

Q:

Any chance you guys can/will make these with a "H" symbol instead of the "A"? Thank you.

A:

The switchblade keys we process are actual, Genuine parts. Unfortunately, there were not any models from Honda that use these keys. Therefore we really cannot get Honda badged keys without getting fakes, which we are not sourcing.

Q:

Do this key come with a chip inside or would I need to buy a chip as well?

A:

Yes, these keys have chips in them already.

Q:Do you sell just the milled switchblade uncut key for the 04-06? i have a 05 tl and switched to the 07-08 switchblade and it works however the key was not cut properly and is very rough to turn in the ignition.. im looking for just a milled key for the 04-06 that fits on the 07-08 switchblade
A:

We do. The base item without service options is a milled, uncut switchblade for use in a 2004-06 TL. If you are looking for just a blade to swap in, we do offer those as well. Find them here: Search Results for "milled blade"

Q:I have an Acura 05 Tl would i just need to send in my key or also my remote?
A:

We would only need a key to perform services on a newly purchased switchblade. We would not need the remote.

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