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Old 04-14-2012, 06:16 AM
 
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Hi guys,

I am trying to fix my Car worn out remote. The rubber buttons are worn through, but there is crud all over the circuit board and sensors underneath, how can I clean this off without short circuiting it?

Thanks a lot
Button Rubber
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:23 AM
 
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Hi guys,

I am trying to fix my Car worn out remote. The rubber buttons are worn through, but there is crud all over the circuit board and sensors underneath, how can I clean this off without short circuiting it?

Thanks a lot
Button Rubber
First...Take the battery out. Get some electronics cleaner from Radio Shack. Spray the circuit board liberally until it is clean. Let it air dry or blow it off with compressed air before you put the battery back. Repeat as necessary
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Inland Empire, Calif
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What kind of car do you have? There is a company that makes a repair part for GM cars. Ten bucks, five minutes to instal it, and I can lock, unlock, do it all from 30 yards, Much better than it worked when the car was new...
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Wexford PA / Clear Lake TX
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First...Take the battery out. Get some electronics cleaner from Radio Shack. Spray the circuit board liberally until it is clean. Let it air dry or blow it off with compressed air before you put the battery back. Repeat as necessary

^^ This.

Contact & Circuit Board Cleaner - 16 oz. - 12 ct. - Sam's Club

Although in my experience, that cleaner spray will usually dry right off by itself quickly. Hold it up, spray and keep a catch bowl underneath for the excess fluid runoff. A compressed air can will help blow off any little chunks too.
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:42 AM
 
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No need to buy the circuit board cleaner. You can use common household rubbing alcohol and an old tooth brush. The alcohol will evaporate in a few minutes and you are ready to go.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:20 PM
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The rubbing alcohol should be isopropyl, not ethyl alcohol. Rubbing alcohol comes in both forms.
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Hawaii-Puna District
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Hi guys,

I am trying to fix my Car worn out remote. The rubber buttons are worn through, but there is crud all over the circuit board and sensors underneath, how can I clean this off without short circuiting it?

Thanks a lot
Button Rubber
Just buy a replacement from eBay, new or used.
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