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jeff_redx 06-29-2012 09:29 PM

How-to: Rogue Key for the Xterra
 
This is pretty simple and is mainly to let members know that the Rogue key with the remote in the head of the key will work on Xterras.

I followed this post, https://www.thenewx.org/forum/showpos...9&postcount=13, to the referenced thread, http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f...gue-key-80192/. Thanks MdPhoenix.

The Rogue key sounded attractive to me mainly because of its size so I ordered one from one of the mentioned eBay sellers, http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-NI...item5d2f990f4f, for $31.99 including shipping. Ordered on Saturday, 6/23, and it was delivered on Wednesday, 6/27.

I chose to remove the transponder chip from my valet key rather than having the new key/transponder mated to my X. My valet key a small drawer that can be easily removed with the transponder without damaging the key. The Rogue key can be opened and the attached transponder removed by carefully prying the transponder loose. I used a dab of RTV to attach the old transponder to the case.

From the Rogue Owners Manual:
KEYFOB
Replace the battery in the keyfob as follows:
1. Remove the screw.
2. Insert a small screwdriver into the slit of the
corner and twist it to separate the upper part
from the lower part. Use a cloth to protect
the casing.
3. Replace the battery with a new one.
Recommended battery:
CR1620 or equivalent
. Do not touch the internal circuit and
electric terminals as doing so could
cause a malfunction.
. Hold the battery by the edges. Holding
the battery across the contact points will
seriously deplete the storage capacity.
. Make sure that the + side faces the
bottom case.
4. Close the lid securely and install the screw.
5. Operate the buttons to check its operation.

http://jdkeck.smugmug.com/Cars/My-Ca...ogue-Key-L.jpg

Linking the remote to my Xterra was easy following the standard instructions that came with the wireless keypad. Lowes wouldn’t cut the key because store policy doesn’t allow cutting customer supplied blanks. A locksmith cut the key after obtaining verbal consent that I understood they weren’t liable for any problems.

The Rogue key compared to the Xterra key and remote key fob.

http://jdkeck.smugmug.com/Cars/My-Ca.../IMG0240-L.jpg

http://jdkeck.smugmug.com/Cars/My-Ca.../IMG0241-L.jpg

Jeff

c_morse 06-30-2012 12:54 AM

I like this! Guess I'll be ordering one shortly.

AusteX 06-30-2012 07:04 AM

Where did you get a red Xterra remote fob??

ThePlasticOne 06-30-2012 08:39 AM

You can get them on the 'bay.

MdPhoenix 06-30-2012 08:54 AM

Friggin' awesome. I didn't realize you can swap transponders. And you said the transponder comes out of the valet key easily?

c_morse 06-30-2012 12:58 PM

Yeah, there's a little "drawer" on the side of the key. You can pry that out and it'll carry the original transponder out as well. Just swap over... good to go.

jeff_redx 06-30-2012 02:18 PM

The remote cover is available at nissanpartsonline.com

Linking the remote to the vehicle for the locks, http://www.courtesyparts.com/instruct/remote.html.
ID CODE ENTRY PRODCEDURE

Step 1) Sit in drivers seat, close and lock all doors.

Step 2) Insert key into and remove it from ignition key cylinder more than six times within 10 seconds.
(Hazard warning lamps will then flash twice).

NOTE:
Withdraw key completely from ignition key cylinder each time.
If procedure is performed too fast, system will not enter registration mode.

Step 3) Insert key into ignition key cylinder and turn to ACC position.

Step 4) Push any button on remote controller once. (Hazard warning lamps will then flash twice).
At this time, the oldest ID code is erased and the new ID code is entered.

Step 5) Do you want to enter any additional remote controller ID codes?
A maximum of four ID codes may be entered. If more then four ID codes are entered,
the oldest ID code will be erased.
If you do not want to enter any additional remote controller ID codes, go to Step 9).

Step 6) ADDITIONAL ID CODE ENTRY
Lock all doors with LH (driver side) lock/unlock switch
(in main power window and door lock/unlock switch).

Step 7) Push any button twice on remote controller once, (Hazard warning lamps will then flash twice).
At this time, the oldest ID code is erased and the new ID code is entered.

Step 8) Do you want to enter any additional remote controller ID codes?
If so, unlock doors then repeat Step 6) and Step 7).

Step 9) When complete, open door, and check operation of remote.

The drawer in the valet key:

http://jdkeck.smugmug.com/Cars/My-Ca.../IMG0249-L.jpg

http://jdkeck.smugmug.com/Cars/My-Ca.../IMG0254-L.jpg

Some people have posted that their valet keys don't have the removable drawer. My regular keys don't have the drawer. The key can be cut apart to get to the transponder.

Jeff

MdPhoenix 07-01-2012 12:08 PM

This is awesome. Just checked mine and there IS a removable panel in the valet key! This is great news because having the dealer program my key is what was keeping me from buying a Rogue key.

jeff_redx 07-01-2012 12:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MdPhoenix (Post 875520)
This is awesome. Just checked mine and there IS a removable panel in the valet key! This is great news because having the dealer program my key is what was keeping me from buying a Rogue key.

I wouldn't have known about the Rogue key if you hadn't posted the information. Glad you got me interested to look further into using the key. We both win, thanks.

I dislike the bulky Xterra remote and the Euro switchblade key didn't look like a better substitute for me. The Rogue key has hard plastic buttons that I don't think will trip in my pocket the same way the soft buttons on the X remote did, it'll take a while to verify that initial observation.

Jeff

MdPhoenix 07-01-2012 10:50 PM

I've been wanting to do the Rogue key for a while. I'm glad I could help. And glad you helped me!


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