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I love my Smart. About the only gripe I have is...

... this brick they call "key." This is ridiculous. Huge. Does not fold. A key ring can hardly be threaded through the -plastic- key hole.

My other car has keyless start, so my key stays in my pocket. So... that got me thinking:

1. Get rid of the key barrel in between the seats

2. Install a push button start

3. Saw off the metal piece of the key

4. Install a microswitch somewhere discrete. The microswitch, when pressed, powers the start button for 1 minute and subsequently resets to off

Here's how it would work. Approaching a locked car:

(a) hit remote to disable alarm and immobilizer and unlock door

(b) hit the microswitch

(c) hit the start button

(d) go

Any thoughts, leads, suggestions?
 

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On the topic of the monstrous key, I remember reading somewhere (i think here) a guide to turn the smart key into a flip key. Anyone remember where?
 
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