accommodates any desired
transponder. The circuit board is
not retained, so be careful when
opening the shell.
Figure 7, shows the component side of the circuit board.
Carefully align the keypad
switches with the rubber keypad
when assembling the shell. The
housing assembles with a positive snap. A coin slot at the rear
of the housing is used to disengage the shell halves. Retaining
latches at the front of the housing
engage the horseshoe key fork.
Test the mechanical key
before assembling the key to the
housing, as the engagement is
designed to be positive and per-
manent. That’s a nice way of say-
ing, “they’re a devil to remove,
once they’re snapped together.”
The next piece of equipment
is the Universal Flip Key Fixture
you see in Figure 8. This fixture
is designed to simplify the instal-
lation and removal of the key-
blade fixing pin. The Clamp Nut
rotates to advance the Clamp Jaw
and hold the Key Blade in posi-
tion. The Flip Hub is positioned
over a void, which would allow a
pin to be driven through and out
of the hub, if we were removing
a key blade. Two metal Anvil
Pins are positioned in the fixture
base to support the key blade.
Magnetic pin trays are a nice
touch. They hold the Fixing Pins
without the possibility of their
jumping out as a pin is driven
into the hub.
The Fixing pins are included
with each Flip-Blade housing.
They appear to be hardened
hollow round spring pins. Four
precision Pin Punches are
retained in the fixture base. Two
of the punches are “Piloted” pin
punches. They are designed to
follow “hollow” spring pins. They
are not appropriate for any other
The “Pilot Pin” in the tip of
the punch will be inside the pin.
It centers and holds the punch
over the pin. It also prevents the
punch from slipping off the end
of the pin. Two of the punches
are “Flat Face” pin punches.
These are appropriate for “solid”
fixing pins, like those used with
the Strattec HU100 blades.
The Smart™ Remote Programmer is shown in Figure 9. The
Smart™ remote programmer is
used to “install” the electronic
programming. This will “preset”
the remotes’ configuration for the
vehicle being serviced. It does
not clone the transponder section
of the remote. That is a separate
operation, which requires the
RW4+ Clone device.
A USB Port, at the left side of
the programmer connects the
programmer to an IBM Laptop.
An installed Software interface
and Internet Connection are re-
quired. Bluetooth operation from
a Smart Phone installed APP can
also be used to interface the pro-
grammer to the Internet. A Blue
LED indicates that the device is
connected via Bluetooth connec-
tion. A Red LED indicates that
the device is powered. The USB
connection or internal batteries
can power the programmer.
The ON/OFF button at the
rear of the device is used to
power up the programmer when
“not connected” via USB cable.
A “reset” button is used to reset
the programming, if necessary. A
shallow well, at the center of the
programmer is for the remote.
Place the remote in the well, and
press any button on the remote,
to begin the programming.
The device will also “measure”
the frequency of an existing
remote. This uses the same procedure. Place the original remote
in the well and press any button.
The device will capture the frequency and display it on the program screen. This accomplishes
two things, it allows us to test
the output of an original remote,
and it gives us the frequency and
modulation type. Modulation can
be AM (Amplitude Modulation)
or FM (Frequency Modulation).
This is a convenient feature for
testing the customers remote.
Figure 10, shows the battery
compartment in the bottom of
the programmer. Remove the
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