Introduction

This guide will show you how to take apart and replace the Wii U Pro Controller's secondary trigger buttons, the ZL and ZR buttons.

Start by turning the controller over to reveal the battery cover, as pictured on the left. Use the J000 screwdriver to remove the screw securing the battery cover.
  • Start by turning the controller over to reveal the battery cover, as pictured on the left. Use the J000 screwdriver to remove the screw securing the battery cover.

Use the plastic spudger to remove the battery from the controller by inserting the spudger into the small gap located at the right end of the battery. Once inserted, use the spudger as a lever to pry up and remove the battery from the controller's battery compartment.
  • Use the plastic spudger to remove the battery from the controller by inserting the spudger into the small gap located at the right end of the battery. Once inserted, use the spudger as a lever to pry up and remove the battery from the controller's battery compartment.

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With the old battery removed and the compartment empty, the controller is now ready for a new battery. (If needed)
  • With the old battery removed and the compartment empty, the controller is now ready for a new battery. (If needed)

Once the battery has been removed, we will remove the 4 screws in the battery compartment and then the 4 screws around the back of the case.  These 8 screws use the Y0 bit.  Each of these screws are 5.5 mm.
  • Once the battery has been removed, we will remove the 4 screws in the battery compartment and then the 4 screws around the back of the case. These 8 screws use the Y0 bit. Each of these screws are 5.5 mm.

  • The four screws on the outside are extremely deep into the casing, and the holes are pretty small. You will need to use a 4 mm driver bit extension to reach these screws.

Once all of the screws are removed, simply use one hand to hold the front panel in place and lift up on the back panel to remove it.  Place the back panel so the insides are facing up towards you.
  • Once all of the screws are removed, simply use one hand to hold the front panel in place and lift up on the back panel to remove it. Place the back panel so the insides are facing up towards you.

Locate the two triggers (ZL and ZR) and pop them up and out by pressing on them from the outside. Locate the two triggers (ZL and ZR) and pop them up and out by pressing on them from the outside.
  • Locate the two triggers (ZL and ZR) and pop them up and out by pressing on them from the outside.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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