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Do your buttons on your Z Key Fob look worn out and terrible? Mine sure did until I replaced the button assembly with an inexpensive replacement Fob shell. I got

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Old 03-21-2018, 02:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default DIY: Key Fob button rebuild/refresh

Do your buttons on your Z Key Fob look worn out and terrible? Mine sure did until I replaced the button assembly with an inexpensive replacement Fob shell. I got the shell from Amazon.com.

Here's the web address of the part:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Replacing the button board and shell parts is a simple process. All you need is some patience and a small flat blade screwdriver. What follows is a photo essay of the procedure. It should take you no more than 10-15 minutes to do.

Step 1. Gather your parts.



Step 2. First remove your key. Now you can open up your key fob. Pry at one of the corners either left or right side of this part of the fob.



Step 3. This is what your fob should look like while try to split the case carefully.



Step 4. Gently extract the button assembly and rubber gasket from the upper case shell and lay them out. All the replacement parts should match your worn out parts in the fit and how they attach.

To extract your old button assembly, pc board and rubber button gasket, the flat of the screwdriver can carefully pry up the gasket and remove it and the pc board. The button assembly snaps in and out, use the blade to pry the 3 snaps apart or bend the upper case gently to loosen the old button unit.



Step 5. Replace your button assembly. Take your new button unit and place it in the upper case with the alarm key seating in first as shown.



Be sure to snap the new button assembly in using the 3 plastic attachments.




Step 6. Replace your rubber button gasket. The gasket should fit nicely in the upper case as shown.



Step 7. Place the remote pc board in the rubber button gasket as shown. it should tuck in to the gasket and look integrated. See photo.



Step 8. Snap your remote back together now. Start at the Z end and work your way gently around until it snaps closed and looks like this.



Hope this helps. I found that the button assembly only lasts about 3.5 years if you use the remote alot. I'm glad the spare case assemblies are available in-expensively from Amazon.com.

These photos are all stored on the members album area in this forum. Hopefully you can all click the links to see them.
PM me if not and I'll try to re-write this post.
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Nice write up. If you want to embed (some or all) of the photos, just add [IMG] tags around the URL and they'll show up in the post
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Nice write up

I edited your pic links and removed the dup posts so it's less confusing.
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Thanks for the assist. The content is what matters.
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Great DIY. Plenty of clear pics. Good descriptions.
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excellent job on this, it will help me a lot, since I am usually all thumbs
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OP Thank you for the link.

My genuine "Z" key fob was taking a bashing at work (attached to my belt) so I ordered your linked item from Amazon.com with shipping to the UK.

I have transplanted my circuit board into the new shell and now my genuine "Z" shell won't get bashed up any more.

Seems like I am not allowed to give a review on Amazon.com as its my first purchase but the parts are a great fit and if ordered as a refurb or replacement casing for a "Z" fob it will do a great job. I guess the poor ratings people bought the wrong fob casing as Nissan use many different ones it seems.

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Default Refreshed the same FOB shell - 2nd time

Hi guys. I just wanted you to know I did the same FOB shell refresh for a 2nd time. The button bar just takes a beating when it rides in your pocket. The case itself, rubber internals, circuit board, and key insert all seem just fine. I did elect to swap out the back of the fob shell this time because it was looking tattered. it only take a few minutes to refresh and the results speak for themselves. In each included image the refreshed factory fob is at the top of the image. The shell parts cost $14.14 shipped. And this was for 2 spare shells. This updated post should give you an idea of how long the button bar refresh lasts when replaced.

Link to the updated shell parts on Amazon.com
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The side by side comparison of the front.
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The side by side comparison of the back.
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