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How can a fix a key fob?

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by timbook, 31 Aug 2019.

  1. timbook

    timbook

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    I had my 2002 seat ibiza for a while now. When I bought it, the key fob wasn't working.
    I had a few days off and some spare time, so I decided to change the battery of the fob. It is a simple procedure and so it turned out.
    I swapped the battery out and tried the fob on the car. The 'LOCK' feature worked fine, but the 'UNLOCK' button wasn't working. I decided to carefully open the key fob again and look at the PCB.
    Sure enough it is missing a part on the PCB on one of the buttons.
    One button has a rectangular metal piece in between the PCB and plastic pusher, and the other button doesn't have this piece and so the plastic pusher is loose in the FOB.
    Is there a way to replace such a small piece, or is there a way to copy it and make one myself? All suggestions welcome. Thanks
     
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  3. Tigercubrider

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    You can get replacement remote housings that come with buttons. Worth a try- mine is a Volvo but look on ebay
     
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    Just do a search on ebay. Plenty on there.
     
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