That's so weird. @abuck99 asked me the same thing. I have two testers that I bought. Both of those just popped right out with a little pressure. The button is rubber and there's a 4 pointed plastic ring that holds it into the OEM shell back. It's just press fit (or at least was on both of mine).
No problem. Once I have those in stock I'll send you a "no panic" back on the house.Actually, looking at your website again, I see a non-panic option. I wish I had noticed that before. I don't ever intend to use the panic button on my remote. A few times I've accidentally set it off - so annoying.
Wow, crazy. Yes, must be something that varied over time. One of my testers is aftermarket, one is OEM (so I think). I'm interested to see what I hear back from others. Hopefully you guys are the exception.Yes, I broke an Xacto tip just now trying to pry on one of the corners indicated by your red arrows. You may be right that it's ultrasonically or solvent welded. Possibly a first model year only deal and then they stopped welding on later models?
That's good you got it out. Clearly that took more effort than mine. Weird. I can see fresh plastic so that appears to have been ultrasonic or chemical welded just enough to hold it in place. I'll see if I can include buttons in those kits. With those parts being so small, it might be a small enough price per part that I can just include them by default.I sent a PM asking about how to get that panic button off. I did get it removed- seems the square retaining ring is heat bonded to the little housing, you have to gently pry up each tang being careful to not break it- (baby steps). I used a very small blade jewelers type screwdriver.
Once removed, I straightened it out and it swapped into the new housing and snapped into place. Good job on your casting.
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