How does one go about getting the new battery into these things?
I got the door open, and the old battery out, but for the life of me
I can't get the new battery back in. It almost seems like the opening
is too small.
H E L P P L E A S E !!!!!
The fob is from an '08 Caravan.
Popped the old battery out by prying with a mini screwdriver and
pulling with micro needle nose pliers.
The new battery won't go all the way back into the opening. It is
lying at an angle. No amount of reasonable pressure will get it to
slide into the opening. The owner's manual just says to remove and
replace. It does not want to go back into the opening and lay flat
like it should. I am hesitant to force it in, as I don't want to break
the connectors or PCB and end up buying a new one. $$$.
Correct battery, same as the original. Same problem with trying to
replace the old battery.
I am thinking that there is a trick to getting it to seat properly.
Perhaps twisting it some way, or something.
Get a magnifying glass and see if there is a raised finger that the
new battery is getting caught on. Are you sure you are trying to put
the battery in right side up, whichever way that is? IOW, did you pay
attention to which way the "button" on the old battery was aimed
before you took it out?