Introduction

The remote control for the Dyson AM07 (and possibly other Dyson fans and heaters - I only own the AM07, so I don't know) has a sleek design, but unfortunately it's a case of "function follows form".

Without looking at it, you can't tell where the buttons are and what they do because they are flush with the rest of the thing. Which makes this remote not very useable, especially at night.

Luckily, there's a very easy (and reversible) fix for this. All you need is a glue gun! :)

Tools

Parts

No parts required.

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Image 1/2: I made a big dot on the oscillation button, another one on the Standby ON/OFF button, and two more dots (big and small) on the Airflow control buttons. I don't use the Sleep Timer so I haven't added any dots to those two buttons. Image 2/2: If you don't get it right on the first try, don't worry. Just wait a couple of seconds for the glue to cool down and remove the dot. The glue comes off without leaving any residue or marks on the plastic.
  • Plug in your glue gun and let it heat up.

  • I made a big dot on the oscillation button, another one on the Standby ON/OFF button, and two more dots (big and small) on the Airflow control buttons. I don't use the Sleep Timer so I haven't added any dots to those two buttons.

  • If you don't get it right on the first try, don't worry. Just wait a couple of seconds for the glue to cool down and remove the dot. The glue comes off without leaving any residue or marks on the plastic.

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Image 1/2: Some more ideas for customization: while the glue is still fluid, stick little parts of plastic, for example, in it to get different kind of buttons. Image 2/2: Some more ideas for customization: while the glue is still fluid, stick little parts of plastic, for example, in it to get different kind of buttons.
  • I used a carpet cutter (sharpest knife I had lying around) to cut the dot on the Standby ON/OFF button into an "I" shape for a little bit of different tactile feedback.

  • Some more ideas for customization: while the glue is still fluid, stick little parts of plastic, for example, in it to get different kind of buttons.

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Image 1/3: Image 2/3: Image 3/3:
  • They could look better but the buttons are a lot more useable now, in my opinion.

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Conclusion

To undo these changes and restore your remote, just peel off the dots.

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Frank

Member since: 06/08/2015

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I would not recommend this. I would just order custom buttons and use some 3m tape to attach to the remote. Also, I don't have any problems finding the right buttons in the dark to control my fan.

kayshawncartel - Reply

Good for you. Then just ignore this guide.

Frank -

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