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Introduction

I got my hands on a defective Tesla Model X key fob, so naturally I wanted to take it apart.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Tesla Model X Key Fob, use our service manual.

  1. Open the bottom using the method to change the battery
    • Open the bottom using the method to change the battery

    • Pull down on the bottom of the back of the 'car' to pull the battery cover off

  2. Use a metal spudger to unhook the three clips on each side, front, middle, and back You may have to pull down on the bottom to release the small ledges holding on the side You may have to pull down on the bottom to release the small ledges holding on the side
    • Use a metal spudger to unhook the three clips on each side, front, middle, and back

    • You may have to pull down on the bottom to release the small ledges holding on the side

  3. Release the four clips  that have been revealed on the sides Release the four clips  that have been revealed on the sides Release the four clips  that have been revealed on the sides
    • Release the four clips that have been revealed on the sides

  4. Pull out the button standoffs with some tweezers
    • Pull out the button standoffs with some tweezers

    • They just slide right out!

  5. Pop the buttons out with some tweezers and remove top and PCB Pop the buttons out with some tweezers and remove top and PCB Pop the buttons out with some tweezers and remove top and PCB
    • Pop the buttons out with some tweezers and remove top and PCB

  6. There you have it! And no glue! To reassemble, go in reverse
    • There you have it!

    • And no glue!

    • To reassemble, go in reverse

scrypt

Member since: 05/12/2021

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Neat look inside the most unique key fob in recent memory. Thanks for posting!

The only thing that's missing is a rundown of the ICs on the board. If you don't mind, can you add a close-up of each side of the board and write out the numbers inscribed on each package? Armed with that info, we can see what parts and vendors Tesla used in the key fob, and this is one of the things I find most interesting.

iEvan - Reply

Added images to the last step! :)

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