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Ok, we are on our 2nd key in 14 years on our 2007 CR-V. Both of these keys have broken in same place. Is there a fix for this?
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Order a key fob body from ebay?

Thanks.

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The chip is in the button portion of the fob, so you can order a replacement button. I'd use OEM parts, otherwise its a gamble whether or not it'll work. I was using mine broken and taped up for 3+ years before I coughed up the $$$ for a replacement.....waited till it broke apart as I had a backup key.

The other option is to get a regular key cut without the built in fob, but then you sacrifice the convenience.
I've been more careful with the replacement and got a silicone cover/case for it, so far so great

Although, if you buy from the stealership, you'll have to buy the whole button fob assembly, so eBay may be worth the gamble if you can get just the top and back cover only
 

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Mine has cracked there too on both my fobs.

I could be wrong but if it's just cracked plastic, ordering a cheaper replacement fob and using it's plastic shell to put all your current fobs innards into should not be an issue. I'd just be mindful of new fob button lay out matching what you have now. I'd also make sure it has a return policy incase the innards don't fit.
 

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I say the oils dried, brittle due to temps, etc sell the car if the key is bothersome. honestly file it, glue over it and if you are not happy get a different fob.
 

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Ours is cracked too...many replacement batteries, installed by the 'gorillas' at Batteries +. :rolleyes:

I second the suggestion to just replace the cover with an ebay - sourced fob.
 
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Just a thought: If you replace the batteries yourself, use a drop of thread-locker or RTV rather than tightening the screw down until it cracks!
 
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One of my two keys has gotten loose, so I retired that one and use the other. I would order a new case for it (from wherever) and replace the case, keeping all the internal components.

Or you could get reeeeeally fancy with a "flip key" conversion:

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I wonder how long the newer Honda fobs are going to last? You know..they need to be PRIED open. o_O
 

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One of my two keys has gotten loose, so I retired that one and use the other. I would order a new case for it (from wherever) and replace the case, keeping all the internal components.

Or you could get reeeeeally fancy with a "flip key" conversion:

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That would be cool! I ordered a replacement plastic part from eBay - hopefully it fits/works.

Thanks, everyone!

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One of my two keys has gotten loose, so I retired that one and use the other. I would order a new case for it (from wherever) and replace the case, keeping all the internal components.

Or you could get reeeeeally fancy with a "flip key" conversion:

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Cool! I should have done that! I bought a replacement fob plastic on eBay. Maybe I should do this instead? I have an old key laying around....

Thanks, everyone.

Dustin
 
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