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So i have a keyless entry system installed but the keyfob is pretty big and out of date. I am planning on installed the electronics into a newer keyfob with the key integrated. Anyone done this or have any info on it?

 

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There's a guy I did a cambelt for in Bristol who did a fantastic job on his.  I'll see if I can find his details...

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Damn.  Can't find him.  His name's Michael, he lives in Bristol, and he has a stunning SE.  He bought some really nice folding fobs and incorporated his electronics in them, then added Lotus logos to them. Well sexy.  Something like this but Lotus branded!



He's a member here, but I can't recall his ID...



Here's the SE topic, unfortunately Michael didn't post on it so still none the wiser on his ID.  Anyone know?

 

http://www.thelotusforums.com/forums/topic/53368-beautiful-se/?hl=%2Bmichael+%2Bse

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John, these might be possibilities.  I believe these products were developed for the Elise, and not sure if they are compatible with your key blank?  My car is a 2000 Esprit V8 and uses a 'Sidewinder' key blank style that is different from the 'Double Key' shown for these products. 

 

The NuKey is apparently a further development of the UniKey and UniKey2, which I understand was sold by Blackwatch Racing but was no longer available.  Not sure on present availability, as The UniKey2 appears to be on their web site. 

 

Is your key blank a 'Sidewinder' flat blade style or a 'Double Key' style as shown?

 

Note I have no experience with any of these products.  I just found them on the interweb when I was researching key blanks and replacement fobs for my car.  I have not contacted either vendor to check on availability or compatibility with the Esprit.   I would be interested in something like this, but have recently ordered a spare stock immobilizer fob, a new immobilizer fob case, and two new key blanks (that hopefully I can get cut locally) to get me sorted for my new car.

 

This link shows 'Other Solutions' that might float your boat.

 

http://lotusfob.com/other-solutions/

 

 

 

Randy Chase NuKey Link

 

http://lotusfob.com/

 

Blackwatch Racing UniKey Link

 

http://www.blackwatchracing.com/UniKey-2-p/1127.htm

 

Here is a thread link that provides some background on Randy developing the NuKey.  Note the picture about half way down page 1 of the two types of Ilco key blanks used for the Elise.  This is where I temporarily shelved the idea for my Esprit V8 because I have a different key blank.  Not sure if your Esprit (or other Esprit models) use either of these two key blanks?

 

http://www.britishspeed.com/forum/showthread.php?6518-The-Official-Unikey2-or-UberKey-amp-NuKey-Thread-on-BritishSpeed

 

HTH

 

Stu

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Thanks Stu. Yeah I had the unikey for my Elise. Unfortunately the keyfob for the keyless entry I have on my Esprit is kinda big and wont fit into it. I do have a couple ideas though. I will post when done.

 

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Ok, so I have started to make my own. I took the Automate keyless entry fob, and an extra key and here are some picts so far.

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