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2006 Rx330 - Replacing Battery In Key

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My 2006 RX330 is five years old, and I want to replace the battery in the key (wireless remote). The problem is that I cannot remove the screw that attaches the cover to the key. The screw is "frozen" and the head is so small that it is impossible to apply much torque. I tried using "Liquid Wrench" but that did not help. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Is the ridge in the screw head damaged?

You can dremel a deeper ridge in the screw and try to get more torque that way. However you'll need to get a replacement screw... Unless you can just put some paint over it and call it a day. <_<

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My 2006 RX330 is five years old, and I want to replace the battery in the key (wireless remote). The problem is that I cannot remove the screw that attaches the cover to the key. The screw is "frozen" and the head is so small that it is impossible to apply much torque. I tried using "Liquid Wrench" but that did not help. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Doesn't that screw go into plastic rather than metal? If so, I don't see how it could "freeze". It takes either a #1 or maybe an "0" screw driver, really small but normally those small screw drivers fit well into those small screws. I have never had ANY trouble getting the screw out of those. Are you SURE you have the right size screw driver?

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My 2006 RX330 is five years old, and I want to replace the battery in the key (wireless remote). The problem is that I cannot remove the screw that attaches the cover to the key. The screw is "frozen" and the head is so small that it is impossible to apply much torque. I tried using "Liquid Wrench" but that did not help. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Doesn't that screw go into plastic rather than metal? If so, I don't see how it could "freeze". It takes either a #1 or maybe an "0" screw driver, really small but normally those small screw drivers fit well into those small screws. I have never had ANY trouble getting the screw out of those. Are you SURE you have the right size screw driver?

Nope, goes through metal (the key shaft). The screws can become very rusty, even if kept away from water. I've taken apart a lot of these keys and believe me, it's a common issue. If/when you get the screw out, you'll notice the orange rust on the screw... <_<

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