March 7, 2012 at 2:12 pm #38233
My owner manual describes opening the remote to replace its battery by inserting a thin object into the slot on the side. Neither of my remotes have a slot as described. Asking my local dealer for help only gets me an invitation to bring my car in for (expensive) service.
I need specific instructions so I can replace the batteries.
Thanks for your help.
March 7, 2012 at 3:51 pm #39234
You may have to attack the seam of the case as you see it, irrespective of any visable slot. A thin, small, flathead screwdriver should do the trick. If it were me, I’d wedge the case apart in an inconspicuous part of the case, say along the area where the key ring is looped through, so as to minimize scratching.
March 7, 2012 at 11:56 pm #39236
I use a plastic spudger tool. You can get one from iFixit for $2.95:
Shove either the sharp end or the flat end and move it up/down and around the key fob until it starts to give. Using a plastic tool like this doesn’t cause scratches and is usually softer than the key fob material itself.
March 8, 2012 at 12:53 pm #39238
Thanks. I’ll try it.
March 8, 2012 at 12:54 pm #39239
Thanks. On this fob, the key ring contains the internal key.
March 13, 2012 at 3:57 pm #39271
Just a word to all that offered help. I used a very thin knife blade, inserted lightly all around the case. Batteries replaced with ease, problem solved. Total cost $7.00. Caddy dealer wanted much more.
Thanks foir all your help.
March 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm #39272
There you go. The battery was probably the most expensive thing.
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