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Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:01 pm 
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Has anyone redesigned the BA key fob yet to prevent accidental pressing of buttons? I'm forever accidentally opening the boot and tripping the panic alarm just by having the keys in my pocket.

Surely it wouldn't be difficult for someone with a 3D printer to redesign the front part of the case to include a sliding panel covering the buttons or similar?
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Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:53 am 
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i learnt after a 'few' accidental hits on the remote to NOT leave it said pocket..... it's a pain working under car & hit the panic button . . . with airhorns :shock:
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Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:02 pm 
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i learnt after a 'few' accidental hits on the remote to NOT leave it said pocket..... it's a pain working under car & hit the panic button . . . with airhorns :shock:


Well this doesn't help me much. If I remove the key from the pocket then I won't have the key with me, and that won't do.

I can see how to do redesign it, even have a sample of the design from another model - I just don't have a 3D printer, or any CAD design skills
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Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:33 pm 
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5h4dy wrote:
Mad2 wrote:
i learnt after a 'few' accidental hits on the remote to NOT leave it said pocket..... it's a pain working under car & hit the panic button . . . with airhorns :shock:


Well this doesn't help me much. If I remove the key from the pocket then I won't have the key with me, and that won't do.

I can see how to do redesign it, even have a sample of the design from another model - I just don't have a 3D printer, or any CAD design skills



:mrgreen:


then build it the errr "old way" :lol:
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Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:12 pm 
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I may have come up with a far better and simpler way to achieve this... will order some spares so I don't butcher my good ones and then begin a prototype.
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Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:02 pm 
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5h4dy wrote:
I may have come up with a far better and simpler way to achieve this... will order some spares so I don't butcher my good ones and then begin a prototype.


:mrgreen:


that's a "two thumbs up" from me :lol:
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Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:25 pm 
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Mad2 wrote:
5h4dy wrote:
I may have come up with a far better and simpler way to achieve this... will order some spares so I don't butcher my good ones and then begin a prototype.


:mrgreen:


that's a "two thumbs up" from me :lol:


I couldn't be bothered waiting for the new one to show up, I have no patience. I modified one I already had. Took a bit of messing around and relocating the battery off the circuit board into the back housing instead, but I ended up with an on / off switch at the bottom next to the key chain part so I just turn off the fob before it goes in the pocket :mrgreen:
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Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:29 pm 
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5h4dy wrote:
I couldn't be bothered waiting for the new one to show up, I have no patience. I modified one I already had. Took a bit of messing around and relocating the battery off the circuit board into the back housing instead, but I ended up with an on / off switch at the bottom next to the key chain part so I just turn off the fob before it goes in the pocket :mrgreen:



no pics ........... didn't happen :roll: :lol:
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Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:39 pm 
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no pics ........... didn't happen :roll: :lol:


:roll:

It's just a prototype, and I ended up cutting the hole in the wrong place initially so it's a right mess but now I know where it needs to be when I get the next one in the mail :lol:

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Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:01 pm 
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Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:07 pm 
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Mad2 wrote:
well done on ya prototype mate :D


Thanks, I'll try to do a proper write-up with better photos when the new one arrives - at least there's no chance of issues with accidental button presses now
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Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:45 pm 
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Mad2 wrote:
5h4dy wrote:
I may have come up with a far better and simpler way to achieve this... will order some spares so I don't butcher my good ones and then begin a prototype.


:mrgreen:


that's a "two thumbs up" from me :lol:



what he said.......... :mrgreen:
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