Picture of Repair a key fob with conductive ink

I had a key fob for my car that wasn't performing as it used to. This instructable restored the buttons to their original function.

Step 1: What you need

Picture of What you need
1 The fob to repair 2 a coin to open the fob 3 conductive ink
holymoses1 month ago

You can also take a simple pencil, the graphite inside is also conductive.

no important it so easy in iran

no important it so easy in iran

AnandD19 months ago

There's another technique thats cheaper, and uses material you already have.

Just use a paper filing punch to punch holes in an aluminium cooking foil, and collect the punched out circles. Glue them to the rubber pads with the worn out conducting coat.

cplongoria1 year ago

Great idea, thanks

look at the title "Repair a key dob with conductive ink" I beleive you mean fob not dob. otherwise, great 'ible.

gfetters (author) 2 years ago
The cost is $9.95
gfetters (author) 2 years ago
Sparkfun has it. http://www.sparkfun.com/products/11521
stubbsonic2 years ago
Thanks. I'm going to use this on my Universal Remote, as some buttons don't work and some require a great deal of grinding force.
bfarm2 years ago
I fixed a couple of hard to replace remotes this way using conductive paint from the auto supply store. The paint was made to repair rear window defoggers but was way expensive, $16.00 for a tiny vial. How much was the product you used? Source?