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Old 12-26-2011, 08:10 AM   #1
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Key Remote Problems

Hey everyone so i drive a 1998 Boxster and i have just one key with the two buttons, the doors won't lock or unlock, the led light doesn't turn on when pressing either button. I replaced the battery and still nothing so opened it again to try another battery just to make sure it wasn't a faulty one and look what fell out.


Can i resolder it or i need a new module from the dealer? how much does this go for?

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Old 12-26-2011, 08:36 AM   #2
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I couldn't solder it, I don't know about you. They cost a couple of hundred dollars.
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Old 12-26-2011, 11:10 PM   #3
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At this point, you don't have anythng to lose if you try to resolder it. It might even work if you're lucky. You will need a soldering iron with a very fine tip, and a magnifier to see what you are doing. I fixed a credit card size calculator once, it wasn't fun because everything was so small. You might even cheat the dealer out of the $350 they want for a new key with programing.
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Old 12-26-2011, 11:53 PM   #4
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Spinnaker is right, if it were me I'd give it a try. Radio Shack sells an inexpensive fine tipped soldering iron that I have used on small boards (along with reading glasses) with luck:

15-Watt Soldering Iron with Grounded Tip - RadioShack.com
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Thanks a lot guys i might as well give it a try now, there's a radio shack two blocks away, thanks for the link making my way there now wish me luck .
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:19 PM   #6
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Sometimes you can talk a Shack guy into doing it for you.....
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:27 PM   #7
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@Paul good idea i will try that since i actually know two guys there

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