Step 1: Supplies
- Small hand saw. anything for cutting really
- Low grit sand. something around 80 grit should work.
- Gorilla glue
- Scrap Wood or plastic ( Masonite is what I used)
-Optional Epilog laser ( Thank you Techshop)
Step 2: Removing the Excess Material
Using the sand paper, I made sure to scuff up the surface where I was gluing to.
Step 3: Cutting the New Part
For cutting out the new part I was able to use the laser cutter here at techshop. This made it nice since I just quickly drew up a few designs that seemed to be about the right size, then used the one that fit best.
If you don't have access to a laser, you can easily cut these parts out in a variety of methods. Jig saw, hobby knife ( depending on material you use), rotary tool, etc.
Step 4: Glue on the New Part
Be careful to not glue the two sides together, you'll want to be able to get in there in case a battery dies.
Clamp together the part if possible. With some key fobs, it may be near impossible to easily clamp together. Your fob should still hold even if you don't clamp it, but it may be a bit weaker than normal.
And there it is. You now have a fully working key fob. Think of all the adventures you can go on now.