This is a good way to break the case. You're not cracking it dead centre, it's going to break, and cost you a new one, opening it like that.
Thx … it's just that I would never ever pry with a screw driver or jack knifeThis is a good way to break the case. You're not cracking it dead centre, it's going to break, and cost you a new one, opening it like that.
Every mfg's fob with a built in key makes it simple.
Take the key out. Notice 2 or 3 small rectangular or squares. They fit the top of the fob with the key running on the outside of the fob. Insert it so it fits, and turn it sideways, that cracks the fob case. Proceed with jack knife, or small screwdriver.
If you don't see how it works, I'll post a pic tomorrow.
To each their own.I also deal with ocd and I'd lose it if I scratched it etc......just need something after it's cracked.
Nice to see in the manual. I'll never do it like that tho.
I don’t think my thread needs to take this tone - if I’m taking the sarcasm correctly.C'mon man. You haven't had to take it apart yet to swap a battery?
And you did one hell of a good job Spence.I don’t think my thread needs to take this tone - if I’m taking the sarcasm correctly. I’m pretty sure there are people who have not replaced a remote battery. I have not until yesterday. Took the time to take photos and post this thread to perhaps give those the confidence to do it - Instead of a GM Tech to do it at the Dealership. The manuals are notorious for minimizing explanation ... so this thread is made. Hoping for others to have the same success to not blemish the fob in the process - as I know that is the primary reason for some to perhaps not even taking this task on.
For those who know everything, please just ignore this thread. For those who know much less, I hope this thread keeps you from having to ask. I will say, it’s easier to do a second time, once done.
I actually made this thread in the process of resolving start-up problems on two Corvettes in another thread.
I will stop my DIY at the point of dismantling the engine though (sarcasm)