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Skyvisions, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Toyota
Satisfied Customers: 14417
Experience:  Toyota Master Diagnostic
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My smark key is not working. Should I open it and clean the

Customer Question

My smark key is not working. Should I open it and clean the batteries? If so, how do I open it?
JA: Have you tested the battery with a voltmeter? And can you see if it's leaking or not?
Customer: I can't get the battery out of the key.
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: 2011 RAV4
JA: Are you fixing your RAV4 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: So far I'm just trying to get the key open to see whether it needs new batteries.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: how to open key case
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Skyvisions replied 9 months ago.

Does the car start? Or is it just the remote functions that are not working?

Expert:  Skyvisions replied 9 months ago.

Click this LINK and This LINK and save the files. On the remote push the button that removes the metal key and take it out of the remote. Then use a screwdriver to pop the case of the remote in half as seen in the pictures. The battery is right there + side up.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Just the remote functions
Expert:  Skyvisions replied 9 months ago.

Ok then it is likely just the battery. I see that you requested a phone consultation but it failed. I will send another phone offer. Did you get the reply with the remote disassembly info?