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    How to open the battery's (+) terminal cap.

    The easiest way to pop the remote positive (+) terminal cap is to use your left thumb to press downwards on the (+) sign/logo while at the same time using your right hand to lift upwards on the latch handle. The pressure of the thumb downwards forces the cover/clip's resistance to spread outwards.
    So, the harder the press downward, the easier the lift upwards - as easy as butter without resorting to a butter knife.

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    Re: How to open the battery's (+) terminal cap.

    Nice tip. Thanks dxkelly!

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    Re: How to open the battery's (+) terminal cap.

    Good call Dxkelly. That makes sense without me even trying it. Back to the kitchen drawer the butter knife goes.

    You are the man.


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    Re: How to open the battery's (+) terminal cap.

    Quote Originally Posted by sube5186 View Post
    Back to the kitchen drawer the butter knife goes.
    Don't forget to wash it or you may P.O. your S.O. and that is never good...

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    Re: How to open the battery's (+) terminal cap.

    Quote Originally Posted by dxkelly View Post
    The easiest way to pop the remote positive (+) terminal cap is to use your left thumb to press downwards on the (+) sign/logo while at the same time using your right hand to lift upwards on the latch handle. The pressure of the thumb downwards forces the cover/clip's resistance to spread outwards.
    So, the harder the press downward, the easier the lift upwards - as easy as butter without resorting to a butter knife.
    Wish I knew this before mine broke
    Dealer ordered a new one so guess all is good.
    Thanks for the tip, noted for future!

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    Re: How to open the battery's (+) terminal cap.

    I think this deserves to be back at the top of the threads. Reason being, even the service techs don't know how to do this. After I came back from a recent service visit, I discovered my battery terminal cap had been left open. Apparently, this thing is so hard to open the service techs are not closing them. I'll be sure to educate them on my next visit.


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    Re: How to open the battery's (+) terminal cap.

    When our battery went dead (had to be replaced), me, my wife, and my audi 24 roadside assistance neighbor couldn't figure it out when he tried to jump start me.

    Holy. There is no reason for that to latch that tightly. Thanks for the tip.

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