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Old 09-11-2013, 04:54 PM
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Just a thought but, if you run your key ring thru the black plastic side, not not the metal key side, it would not stop it from separating, but you would not lose the plastic piece that is disengaging...

I am looking at mine now, yes it is damn flimsy
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Ram's fobs don't "snap" or clip together. It's basically just a friction fit holding them together. Which I find very weird, because almost every modern fob out there is like an impenetrable fortress if you ever have to change a battery.

Although, one day when I wanted to leave and hide my keys in my truck, it was nice how easy it was to take apart the fob to remove the battery.
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Just a thought but, if you run your key ring thru the black plastic side, not not the metal key side, it would not stop it from separating, but you would not lose the plastic piece that is disengaging...

I am looking at mine now, yes it is damn flimsy

Yeah, I had considered that, but that's a stop gap in my opinion. These FOB's shouldn't seperate so easily and it seems inconsistent among RAM owners that have these proximity key fobs. Anyways, I ended up taking a small piece of paper and adding it to the end opposite the metal end and that has really helped firm up the connection of the trim piece to the key fob.

Just a little disappointing that I have to resort to MacGyver'ng a solution on my own.
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Yeah, I had considered that, but that's a stop gap in my opinion. These FOB's shouldn't seperate so easily and it seems inconsistent among RAM owners that have these proximity key fobs. Anyways, I ended up taking a small piece of paper and adding it to the end opposite the metal end and that has really helped firm up the connection of the trim piece to the key fob.

Just a little disappointing that I have to resort to MacGyver'ng a solution on my own.
I took one of mine apart to see, it wasnt really hard but it wont fall apart either. There is a pretty distinctive 'click' when putting it together. Granted its not like some that you have to almost destroy prying it apart to replace the battery.
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I took one of mine apart to see, it wasnt really hard but it wont fall apart either. There is a pretty distinctive 'click' when putting it together. Granted its not like some that you have to almost destroy prying it apart to replace the battery.
I only get a distinctive click on the metal end of the key fob, I get no click on the opposite end and it's that end that eventually starts to separate over time...at least for me. I wear my key ring on a D clip that dangles on my hip when I walk, now I don't do a lot of walking (god knows I could do more of that...lol), but it appears I do enough that it seems to eventually work the trim loose.
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I only get a distinctive click on the metal end of the key fob, I get no click on the opposite end and it's that end that eventually starts to separate over time...at least for me. I wear my key ring on a D clip that dangles on my hip when I walk, now I don't do a lot of walking (god knows I could do more of that...lol), but it appears I do enough that it seems to eventually work the trim loose.
Most likely Chinese manufacturing tolerances, its funny the fobs on my '12 were almost impossible to pry apart and these you can do with a fingernail. Maybe the next generation will be just right.
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