Automobile Remote Key Fob DIY Repair
plastic loop holding the metal ring on my car remote car fob kept
breaking and I unsuccessfully tried to reglue it. Below I explain
how I made a more permanent solution using a small screw eye
attached to the top of the key fob.
This repair is relatively simple and can be completed in 15 to 30 minutes.
Material used for this repair
|1. Small screw eyelet. Use your
judgement in selecting the size. Mine is a small size. Any
hardware section of most stores will carry a blister pack of
various sizes. The smaller you use, the smaller hole that
needs to be made..
2. A small drill bit sized slightly smaller than the size of the threads on the screw eyelet. I have a small pin vice that I used to drill the hole.
3.Some glue. I used cyanoacrylate glue available at most stores in various name brands such as Loctite, Crazy Glue, etc.
|Using your drill and bit, carefully drill a hole into the thicker part of the plastic where the broken loop used to be. There is a circuit board inside your key fob, therefore becareful to select a location that will not drill into the circuit board.|
|Add some cyanoacrylate glue to the eyelet threads and screw the eyelet into the hole you made.|
|When the glue is dry, attach your key ring through the eyelet of the screw you attached.|