So my key fob finally broke its small ring hole so it wont stay on my key chain anymore, and went in to get a replacement and thought fuck it ill upgrade to a flip key while im at it.
30min later talking to the mister minit guy we figured a lot out about my car. The remote inside the key is completely dead/wired out of the equation so the keyhead is essentially just a key. What whoever has done previously with the car is wire a mongoose alarm system in over the existing stock system and completely cut it out of the equation. Its a very old style apparently and isnt really a programmable key. As in i wont be able to get a flip key because all flip keys dont support aftermarket signals/chips etc. Which sucks cause i really wanted a flip key.
The only other thing i can think of is to get a hold of a flip key shell, gut it and jerry rig my circuit board in my fob so that its in line with the buttons on the flip key. I dunno seems like a fuck around. Or its either rip out alarm and get something completely new installed which would be pretty silly considering cost.
At the same time i mean the guy did seem to know what he was talking about and pursued what seemed to be every avenue but (and no offense to him) he is just a shopping mall key cutter. Is anyone here in the business or been down this road before and can verify what this guy is saying? Is an old mongoose alarm system un-programmable into any flip key at all? Is there another, easier way to do this or am i destined to rock a key and remote separately till i die?