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    A3 key fob - can I replace the external case?

    I have the older style rounded key fob, is it possible/easy to buy a replacement part off ebay and switch the blade and electrics over?

    Mine has got tatty over the years.

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    No idea if you can replace the actual case but you can buy covers;

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    I dont have one myself but stumbled on them some time back!
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    Can you take a photo of your key? So long as you swap transponder over and resync if its a remote should be ok. My new key was about 40 complete though.
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    The immo chip is in the top half & its glued in place, you could remove, but risk breaking the glass, your choice but overall yes its possible to swap parts across & if you swap the pcb over within a limited number of minutes, it should hold the remote settings, anything afterwards & needs resyncing with vcds ideally.

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    Yep as NHN says, the glass chip is easy to break, personally i would use this as an opertunity to buy a new extra key and keep the tatty key as a functional spare.
    '02 TDi 130 Sport: Mods to date: BXP 160 conversion, EGR delete, Decat, Helix SMF fast road clutch, 312mm front rotors, full DIS , CC, Xenons.
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    if your remote uses a cr2032 battery then yes it will fit. If you decided to go for a full new remote then with your model you can use the newer style 1 piece A3 remote
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