Windup Key – Turns Your Car Into An Instant Hybrid, Not

Posted on Mar 28 2008 - 12:21pm by Russ


Want to make light of the fact that you drive a Toyota Yaris? windupkeySlap a windup key on that puppy and call it a hybrid. The windup key comes in two models, stationary and moving. The moving version needs 12-volts from your car.


  • High strength 6061 aluminum, welded at important joints.
  • Industrial quality gearmotor or stepper motor mounted inside the key’s shaft (nothing bulky is mounted below the base plate).
  • Drive shaft supported with extra ball bearing.
  • Non-motorized versions use ball bearings.
  • Stainless steel fasteners with locking nuts and/or tamper-resistant heads.
  • Thermal fuse to protect motor and circuitry in case the key gets stuck.
  • Standard finish is powder coated “sparkle silver” which is similar to the finish on most alloy wheels.
  • Designed to not require drilling holes. Some vehicles may require holes to be drilled under some piece of trim that can later covered by stock trim.


2 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Mike May 18, 2009 at 12:35 pm -

    I have tried ordering this key from the manufacturer for several weeks now. No response to my email. Not sure if the site and the manufacturer are still taking orders or, are in business at all!

  2. Gadget King May 18, 2009 at 12:49 pm -

    Mike – keep us updated… what website did you try and buy from?

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