Detensioning the spring works great and does not interfere with the actual use of the key, for those of us with a sport. 1.5 years since I did mine with 0 opens in the pocket.I'm continually confused by putting things OVER the giant fob, taking it from giant to ginormous, but whatever floats your boat.
I've said it in the other threads, but I took mine apart, rigged the spring so it doesn't make the key pop open when the button is depressed, and reassembled.
I bought my JL in April '19 so I'm basically at 1 year of ownership and the number of times I've needed the actual key or regretted doing this: ZERO
I might get me one, but a quote from the Amazon page: (correct english??)https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B..._b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1&pldnSite=1
13 bucks for two covers and it'll never happen again
I did the same thing. By "rigged" all you have to do us release the tension on the spring (remove and reinstall), then put it back together. Very easy, and reversible if you later decide you want it spring loaded again.....I took mine apart, rigged the spring so it doesn't make the key pop open when the button is depressed, and reassembled.....
The new fob is about the same length but not as wide as the original fob. There is a built in slot for the key so I can still use it for the glove box/console. Pictures below. There are also a million different color combos for the fob(AJT Designs).Are those a new, smaller "shell" to put the guts of the existing FOB into? I assume the key part does not transfer. If that is so, do you just carry the key separately?