Land Rover Discovery 3 key case replacement

Bought a cheapie key case from eBay. Here’s how I replaced it.

  • Buy case and get the key part cut at a locksmith. You don’t need a specialist car locksmith.
    The new case with key part cut

    The new case with key part cut

  • Assembled and tested but the slightest touch of the key was activating the buttons, so the key was unlocking and locking like mad. Eventually I discovered the rubber studs in the key were activating the circuit board buttons. Glued a piece of card in to insulate it.
    Glued the button studs (super glue)

    Glued the button studs (super glue)

    Weighed down the cardboard with a penny

    Weighted down the cardboard with a penny

  • Still wasn’t working. Provided switch film didn’t have sufficient height to be work properly, so I used the old one.
    Original on right, useless replacement  on left

    Original on right, useless replacement on left

  • Re-assembled the correct way up 2015-05-29-13-55-00
  • Insert the transponder RFID blob in the corner 2015-05-29-13-55-24
  • Fit circuit board and battery2015-05-29-13-55-35
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