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    2016 R1200RT Radio operated key, replacement of battery.

    I just purchased a used 2016 R1200RT, but the key fob will not activate the central locking system or set the alarm. The bike will start if within range, I have determined the battery must be dead. I can not get the battery cover off, I have tried a knife small screwdriver it says in the manual just press the cover upwards to remove.
    It will not come up, unfortunately i am damaging the case. Any suggestions?

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    Here's a video, showing you how to change out the battery in a 2015 FOB. This worked for me.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIbdzC5rqGA

    Good luck!
    J Goertz
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    Hey my Man
    Thank you, I guess you can find anything on youtube. It was tough popping that off but i got it.
    Thanks again
    Ed

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    Quote Originally Posted by edeberry View Post
    I just purchased a used 2016 R1200RT, but the key fob will not activate the central locking system or set the alarm. The bike will start if within range, I have determined the battery must be dead. I can not get the battery cover off, I have tried a knife small screwdriver it says in the manual just press the cover upwards to remove.
    It will not come up, unfortunately i am damaging the case. Any suggestions?
    You should get an icon on your dashboard if your key fob battery is low.

    I also have a 2016 and have needed to change out my key fob battery once.
    2016 R1200RT
    2007 KTM 450 XC-W (10/17 - 5/18)
    2005 R1200RT (2/2015 - 12/2016)
    1985 Yamaha XJ 700 Maxim (7/1989 - 9/1991)

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    Quote Originally Posted by alegerlotz View Post
    You should get an icon on your dashboard if your key fob battery is low.

    I also have a 2016 and have needed to change out my key fob battery once.
    Changed the battery on my 15 RT FOB used a no name brand
    6 months later got a low battery warning. Pays to buy a name brand

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    Quote Originally Posted by t6pilot View Post
    Changed the battery on my 15 RT FOB used a no name brand
    6 months later got a low battery warning. Pays to buy a name brand
    I had a similar situation. I put in a cheapie ($2) and it was gone in a couple of weeks. Got the Duracell and it's still working nearly a year later. It's a great thing that the bike gives the low battery warning.
    John Gamel - BMW MOA Consumer Liaison
    2015 Ebony Metallic R1200RT
    "Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it." - Edmund Burke

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