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Sorry no Pix but I did this (in a moment of passion) when I set off my panic alarm this morning carrying a bunch of crap in the same hand as my keys... :mumum:


1. Remove split ring from fob.
2. Using flat tip screwdriver pry apart two halves of fob.
3. Carefully seperate hard plastic shell from black/red rubber button piece.
4. Carefully lift out circuit board from button piece.
5. Take x-acto knife and trim down the bump of the offending button.
6. Re-assemble following steps in reverse.

Buttons still work just don't go off when you even think of bumping them... :cheers:
 
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That's really something. I wouldn't have thought of that.
 
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funny you posted that. i did it last night. cut it down eXtra short on the panic button. medium short on the other two.
 
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now watch i will probably get robbed or molested in some dark parking lot, because i couldnt activate the panic button in time!

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dynamix said:
now watch i will probably get molested in some dark parking lot, because i couldnt activate the panic button in time!

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you wish! :bounce:
 

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dynamix said:
funny you posted that. i did it last night. cut it down eXtra short on the panic button. medium short on the other two.
Great Minds...
 

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Muzikman said:
I did this same thing about a week after I got the X and set off the panic button about 8 times in that week.
I either had to do the "Mod" or I was going to crush the damn thing under my heel! :cherry:
 

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Render Key Fob Less Sensitive

Thanks to RogueClimber for this mod!
I modified the panic alarm button(red) because of inadvertently setting it off a couple of times. I modified the 'unlock' button because I discovered that my key fob will lock/unlock my Xterra from within my apartment, even though the truck is parked at the back of the building and my apartment faces the front, so now it's less likely that I would unknowingly unlock my truck.

Here are RogueClimber's instructions, slightly modified, with photos:

1. Remove split ring from fob.

2. Using a large flat tip screwdriver in one side of the slot in the fob, pry apart the two halves of fob just enough to insert a small flat-blade screwdriver on the side of the fob, just next to the large screwdriver. Push the small screwdriver in until the two halves of the fob come apart far enough to stay apart when the small screwdriver is removed. Use the small screwdriver to go down the side of the fob, twisting it each time to further open the fob. Once you have gone down the side, and maybe across the end, the two halves should come apart.


3. Carefully seperate hard plastic shell from black/red rubber button piece.


4. Carefully lift out circuit board from button piece.


5. Take a small sharp knife and trim down the bump of the offending button.
Here is the panic alarm button, after being trimmed:


Here is the unlock button, before and after being trimmed:



6. Re-assemble, snapping the two halves of the fob together.
 

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Interesting. I probably would have done this when I first got mine. Instead, there was another thread here on how to program keyfobs, so I programmed the keyfob from my old X to work with my new one, and it worked perfectly. The thing that cracked me up was that the dealer had told me there was no way to get it to work. :bs: :iconbiggrin:
 

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I def need to do this as the panic alarm has gone off on me about half a dozen times in the 10 months I've had my X.
 

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I fell asleep on the couch at my brother's house with the keys in my pocket. I woke up to a car alarm and his dog going crazy at 3:00am. It took me a minute before I realized it was mine... Sorry neighbors!
 

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Dremel solution

Here is the same solution using a Dremel with a cutting bit. Only the center of the rubber needs to be removed. The panic button still works, but only if you press it hard.

 

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Man, I love this site . . . I just bought my X about 3 weeks ago and I've had a couple episodes where I have set off the panic alarm and couldn't figure out how in the world it was happening. Found this thread and just trimmed down my panic button. Seems to work like a charm now.

And right when I was working on it, my wife brought in the mail . . . and coincidentally, the backup key fob I ordered off Ebay just arrived (about $16 -- can't beat that)! I trimmed that one down too and programmed them both. So I'm ready to go and have a backup remote as well!
 

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THANK YOU, OP for posting this how-to! I've accidentally hit my panic button a few times and tried taking the fob apart, but always stopped when I saw the circuit board in the rubber piece thinking it was a potted/sealed unit. I just shaved my panic button all the way down to the surface behind it, if my thumb was any bigger I'd have to use a different finger to push it far enough to set it off now.
 

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All (1) Photos placed into PB's Purgatory, have been Resurrected for this thread! :thumbup:
 
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