Tiny Key Fob Screw Won't Budge!!!

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Old 11-13-16, 01:11 PM
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Tiny Key Fob Screw Won't Budge!!!

Need to change battery in my 4 year old Toyota. The tiny
Philips head screw holding it closed won't budge. I've soaked it in
Screw Ease, , Vinegar and WD-40. No Luck! Any and all suggestions greatly appreciated!
 
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Old 11-13-16, 01:14 PM
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SORRY, SORRY! I meant to say "my 4 year old Toyota KEY FOB".
 
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Old 11-13-16, 02:14 PM
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year? Of the car?----------------------------
 
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Old 11-13-16, 02:31 PM
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2012...Please note my correction post...I meant to say "my key fob" battery! Sorry.
 
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Old 11-13-16, 04:14 PM
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Is the head of the screw stripped yet? Be sure to get the right size philips head. What looks like it might be too big is usually the right size. If possible hold the fob on a vise with soft jaws. By hold the screw driver tight against the screw (another person might help), get a pliers to put on the screw driver to get a better leverage.
If everything fails try going on e-Bay and look for another.
 
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Sometimes tapping the screwdriver handle with a hammer while trying to turn it will help. Might try tightening if it won't unscrew [helps to break it loose]
 
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Old 11-14-16, 04:33 AM
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If screw won't come out was just at Auto Zone and they had fobs for around 15.00$. I buy them from Amazon for less than 10.00
 
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THANKS TO ALL! Found a You Tube solution that worked like a charm. Truly Amazing! Check it out. It involves forcing the FOB in the direction AWAY from the key. It popped open magically! I replaced the battery then squeezed the fob top and bottom together! Voila!!! Magic. Check out the You Tube Video!! Thanks again my brothers and sisters!
 
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Old 11-15-16, 04:28 AM
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The You Tube Link? _______________________________________________
 
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