If you lose the 18R2 key or damage the key switch, you can hot-wire the 18R2 with a few simple steps.
- Remove the four screws from the back of the 18R2.
- Remove the back enclosure and find the two wires that connect the main PCB board to the key switch.
- Cut these wires using a knife or wire cutter and strip approximately 1” off the cut end.
- Connect the bare wires, making sure to use a piece of tape to cover any exposed wire. A wire that is exposed might come in contact with the PCB board and cause a system malfunction.
You can insert or remove batteries to power on and off the device.
For a replacement key switch assembly, please visit our COBRA Remote Key Switch product page.