Tales from the Workshop
Unusual tips and fixes.
Personally, I don’t see the benefit of a remote-controlled sat-nav inside a vehicle, although some motorists prefer having the facility for the device to be programmed by remote by one of the passengers, leaving the driver free to drive.
This little 2011 Renault was aptly named a Clio Tom-tom and the owner was complaining of a non-operating remote control. The problem was nothing more complicated than a couple of AAA batteries that had gone flat, but the owner was unsure of quite how the batteries fitted as, at first glance, the fob appeared to be tightly sealed together. It does however separate quite easily once the small metal tab at the rear is pushed inwards. This allows the top to come away, exposing the battery compartment.
The metal tab is pushed in to release the top cover, exposing the batteries.