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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-25-2010, 04:37 AM Thread Starter
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How to Open Key Fob ???

Ok Im mad now - 20 min allready tying to open that god dam key fod to replace my battery but it seems to be so tuff. any suggestions ???

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never maind, I open it - made little scratch to it but I open it


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You may want to test the old battery.

I have found the buttons wear out faster than the battery more often than not.

I used to sell batteries for those types of things and after too many people came back saying the new battery didn't work I started testing them. More often than not the battery they thought was dead was perfect, it was the buttons on the fob that were dead.

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You may want to test the old battery.

I have found the buttons wear out faster than the battery more often than not.

I used to sell batteries for those types of things and after too many people came back saying the new battery didn't work I started testing them. More often than not the battery they thought was dead was perfect, it was the buttons on the fob that were dead.
when I get new batery I will check if it works - if not than the problem is in the key fob . I think its the batery becouse when I put my car key into the car and start it the info display says - "KEY FOB LOW BATT"
I dont have another CR2032 battery right now I will have to buy one


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I opened mine up because it always used to stop working, and found that the little metal clip which holds that battery to the circuit board comes loose and slides around. So now every time it stops working, I just open it up and click the metal piece back in. Last time I did that I also added a little piece of paper to hold the battery in place, haven't had a problem with it since.
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I opened mine up because it always used to stop working, and found that the little metal clip which holds that battery to the circuit board comes loose and slides around. So now every time it stops working, I just open it up and click the metal piece back in. Last time I did that I also added a little piece of paper to hold the battery in place, haven't had a problem with it since.

Yeah my metal piece that hold the batt is little loose too - could that be the problem


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Changed the Batt and the Key Fob works again


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I opened mine up because it always used to stop working, and found that the little metal clip which holds that battery to the circuit board comes loose and slides around. So now every time it stops working, I just open it up and click the metal piece back in. Last time I did that I also added a little piece of paper to hold the battery in place, haven't had a problem with it since.
ive had to redo mine so many times ive had like 5 remotes and all of them the same thing. but take a soldering pen and put it where the lil clips are then stick the metal clip back in and it should work. its a pos

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Yup I'v had to solder mine 2 or 3 times



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well.... i was just gonna ask if anyone had tried to solder it... guess ill give it a shot!
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