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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-17-2017, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Need help problem solving a dying key fob battery.

Hey y'all, long story long,

One of my buddies tossed me my keys from across the room, and my key fob broke at the stem where the slide out key meets the metal base with the key loop. I felt bad, because he didnt mean it, so I just scored, the epoxy'ed the plastic composite back to the metal key stem, no harm no foul.

Fast forward a couple months, my battery in the key fob is starting to go bad. After reading some threads, it seems that I have to unscrew the philips head on the slide out key, but thats where I epoxy'ed over. That stuff dries harder than hard, and it's going to be impossible to get the screw undone to change the battery.

Any suggestions/ideas as to how we can get the battery swapped out? Worst comes to worst that would become my back up key for direct entry into the drivers door.

Thanks in advance!

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The battery is not in that part. No need to remove the screw. The battery is in the other part, which simply snaps open and back together again.
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What he said, and it's a CR 2025 battery.

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That's good news. Thanks !

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Replace CR2025 with CR2032

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What he said, and it's a CR 2025 battery.

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I replaced my CR2025 with a CR2032 because it has a larger capacity. You can get a Sunbeam 2 pack for $1 at Dollar Tree.
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I replaced my CR2025 with a CR2032 because it has a larger capacity. You can get a Sunbeam 2 pack for $1 at Dollar Tree.
Those Dollar Tree Sunbeams lasted like 2 months in my key fob. I get my lithiums on eBay in a 10 pack now for not much more, there's a HUGE difference in battery quality with the Toshibas and Panasonics than that dollar store garbage.
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