Just a reminder- If you ever plan to re-use your factory key components, please be gentle during disassembly; they're mostly made from fragile, thin plastic! We've done our best to note the steps where extra care should be taken.
Items required for install:
Factory Porsche Key
RSNV Key Housing
Phillips micro-screwdriver (included)
Flat blade micro-screwdriver (included)
Replacement screw (included)
⠀1. Slide the spring-loaded release, and pull the emergency key from the back of the factory key assembly.
2. Using your thumb or the included flat blade screwdriver, pry the battery cover upward. Remove it, along with the battery.
3. Using a fingernail or the included flat blade screwdriver, pop the two side covers off of the key. They’re only press-fit into place, but they may be difficult to remove the first time!
4. Flip over the key assembly and carefully remove the plastic battery trim, which is secured by plastic snaps. This trim is quite thin and fragile; take your time if you want to avoid breaking it!
5. Using a fingernail or the included flat blade screwdriver, pop out the rubber button cover, which is also held in place with plastic snaps.
6. Carefully remove the chrome button trim. It’s also held in place by plastic snaps, and quite fragile. Take your time if you want to avoid breaking it, especially where it snaps into the front of the key!
7. Using the included Phillips screwdriver, remove the screw at the back of the key- this screw will not be re-used. Pull out the key ring attachment.
8. Gather the RSNV key housing, replacement screw, and factory internals needed for re-assembly.
9. Snap the rubber button cover back into place on the factory key internals. Ensure the buttons are sitting flush and have good tactile feel, before proceeding.
10. The top half of the RSNV key housing has a tongue which engages with a lip in the bottom half of the housing. Examine how they fit together before you proceed! The tongue is fairly thin, and can be bent, if you’re not careful.
11. The lower portion of the RSNV key housing has snap features that engage with holes in the factory key internals- see photo.
12. Snap the factory key internals into the bottom half of the RSNV key housing. There should be an obvious “snap” as the features engage.
13. Insert the tongue feature of the upper housing into the gap at the front of the key. Slide it slightly forward to fully engage with the lip.
14. Working from front to back, press the two halves of the housing together until they’re fully flush. Make sure the housing sits flush around the Porsche logo and buttons.
15. Flip the key over, and secure the two halves of the housing together using the included, shorter screw.
16. Insert the battery, snap the original battery cover back into place, and re-insert the emergency key.