Key Fob Battery Replacement

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by aspybay, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. aspybay

    aspybay Member

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    I was in the Tucson H-D Dealer last week without my bike and asked to purchase a couple of new batteries for my fobs. The chap at the parts counter told me I needed to have my bike so the service guys could reprogram the new batteries....sounded fishy to me...checked the manual and it makes no mention of this.

    Do I need to reprogram when I change batteries???? Confused Canadian in Arizona.
     
  2. ProF

    ProF Junior Member

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    No. Just pry it open and put in the new battery.
     
  3. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Sometimes the folks at the Parts Counter try to pretend they are old pros on bikes and talk some real trash. Others really are old pros. Always great to find the latter, and just ignore the former!!

    TQ
     
  4. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Just stop at the closest drug/grocery or mega store and get #2032 batteries. Usually come 2 to a pack for about $4. HD parts guy will charge about 5x that. You open the fob with a coin.
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2011
  5. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    As Breeze said...would you believe 99 cent Store sells a 3 pack for $0.99 which is a REALLY a good deal...:s
     
  6. 90FXRS

    90FXRS Junior Member Contributor

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    I get them at work for nothing. I'll send you one free of charge! Be sure to put the positive side down when you install it in the slot.
     
  7. aspybay

    aspybay Member

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    Thanx for all your help folks, I should have known, the same guy told me last year when I was here and needed to replace a broken headlight that I had to remove the fairing to do so....came back to the ranch and simply removed the chrome ring and did the repairs myself.....Now its official, Tucson H-D will be avoided from now on!!
     
  8. dogdad

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    Just curious,,,but why would you even want to deal with this person at all if he keeps leading you in the wrong direction with his statements? After the head light , I would have written him off......jmo
     
  9. aspybay

    aspybay Member

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    The dealership is the only show in town and each time I'm there, which is not often, he is the guy at the counter. As I mentioned, won't be going back there now.
     
  10. ProF

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    If that's the best advice they can give you, you'd be better off buying a magic eight-ball.:D