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Exclamation Replacement Remote Key Fob Case [GUIDE?]

My current key (release key button) is cracked .
Is it easy to swap over my circuit board and the key from my old fob to the new one?
i'm looking for guides on the internet,but i haven't find anything.
can anyone help?


link of replacement fob
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FIAT-500-P...item3a7bf3681f

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Re: Replacement Remote Key Fob Case

how do you mean the release button is broken? If the PCB is broken then changing cases won't do anything to solve your issue.
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Re: Replacement Remote Key Fob Case

My key doesn't close. It is always open. I don't know exactly what has broken .. How can i check that?
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Ah yes. Mine is getting that way. A new case will sort that.
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Ah yes. Mine is getting that way. A new case will sort that.
Do you have any guide, how to fix this??
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Re: Replacement Remote Key Fob Case

Something is stopping the Fiat button from going down. Therefore the key wont swivel. You probably already knew that.....

If you 1/2 turn the little screw to release the battery compartment, it may give you a better visual on the area.

I don't know if the whole fob breaks open or is held together by screws, but if you can separate the halves, you will possibly be able to free off the button.
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Re: Replacement Remote Key Fob Case

Taking the key apart is one of those jobs that you don't really need a guide. Just take it apart, there is a screw on the back and it unclips. If you need a guide I would suggest it's not the job for you.
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Re: Replacement Remote Key Fob Case

what RUI said. If you take it apart then you need to do the reverse to reassemble, simple as that.
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Re: Replacement Remote Key Fob Case

remove the key from the key ring


unclip the front trim then the back


then remove the battery door / battery

unclip the 2 halfs

catch the spring as it flies across the living room....

chances are the mechanism is packed up with fluff from your pocket clean the dimples on the key blade
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Re: Replacement Remote Key Fob Case

i don't unsterstand from the step
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unclip the 2 halfs (which halfs?)

catch the spring as it flies across the living room....

chances are the mechanism is packed up with fluff from your pocket clean the dimples on the key blade(is it easy generally?)
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Re: Replacement Remote Key Fob Case

really? It is what it is.
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i don't understand which 2 halfs to unclip and how to do that?

generally is it easy??can i do that alone??
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Re: Replacement Remote Key Fob Case

I should imagine the key is in two halves - the Fiat push button side is one half, the plain side is the other half.

The fob should split length ways. It may need a small amount of persuading.

There is a spring that makes your key pop up when you press the Fiat button. I imagine that is what you must watch out for.

I have never done this job, but Maxi or Andy will jump in and correct me if I have misunderstood their instructions.
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i'm looking forward their answers.
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Re: Replacement Remote Key Fob Case

Don't hold your breath, Konza. They may not reply if they have nothing new to add.

Try what has been suggested so far. One step at a time. Then come back if you are stuck at any stage.

Good luck!
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