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Key Fob - case replacement

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Old Mar 11th, 2019, 23:38   #1
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Default Key Fob - case replacement

Does anyone have any tips on replacing the case for the key fob? Bought one from eBay as mine was looking a little tired, but I can't seem to get the original one apart (to get the electronics bit out) without forcing it and feeling it might break!
Has anyone managed to do this?
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Old Mar 12th, 2019, 23:07   #2

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I don't think it's possible.I looked myself at a new case cover a while back and came to the conclusion that the cover is moulded on to the electronics inside.
A shame as like yours my key fobs look a bit shabby as well.I would also be interested to see if it is possible.
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Old Mar 13th, 2019, 10:06   #3
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My key fobs look a little tired too and I'd love to swap out the case on them!
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Old Mar 13th, 2019, 12:28   #4
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Its defo doable, confirmed with that locksmith I spoke at weekend, but I suspect it may require some skills and tools to not damage the fragile RFID chip. Maybe ask around at places that specialise in car keys, shouldnt cost too much I believe.
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Old Mar 16th, 2019, 21:51   #5
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What sort of design is it? The keys on my cars just need you to remove the metal key, undo the screw and then pull apart.
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Mine is one of this type:

managed to get the back off but apart from that I was a bit stumped and thought I'd do more harm than good. No screws on mine.
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