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Changing Key Fob Case
See Step 1 for Battery Change
Published by Artermis
29-03-2017
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Note if you want to just change your battery - skip to the next page.

OK, so I like to fiddle and I like little details. As you'll see in my pictures, my original 3 button flip remote is looking a bit grubby and tired. It's also blue. My Abarth isnt blue. My Abarth is black. This simply will not do!

So for about 4 off good old eBay you can have yourself a new key fob case. You can get the normal blue or, because I wanted black to match the car, I ordered a black one. It makes it easier to see what's going on in the pics too.

So what you're going to need:

Your current / existing key
A new key case
A small phillips screw driver
A small flat point screw driver

Optional:
New key fob battery (may as well whilst you're at it?)
Guitar pick or similar soft plastic tool / credit card
Some form of glue or double sided tape
Tweezers

Disclaimer - there is a risk your key drops it's coding when the battery is removed. Never happened to me but there are threads reporting this in Stilo section. To help you out in this eventuality, before you start, unlock the car via the remote and open and close the drivers door - to stop re locking. You can then always use the key as opposed to remote if needed.

OK - lets go....

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Re: Changing Key Fob Case

Only thing I would add to this guide is when ordering a replacement case, bear in mind that there a 2 different types. The one described in the guide, where the battery comes out the side of the case, and one where it comes out the front of the case. The PCB inside the case, and key blade are different for each type, so are not interchangeable.
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