One of the best investments you can make is a replacement case for an old worn keyless entry remote that is still working. The new case will not only make your remote look like new, it can protect it from dirt and water better than a worn case that may have cracks or tears in the button pad. Keyless entry circuit boards often last a very long time if they are protected from environmental threats. Also, many people are walking around with a remote loose in their pocket because the key ring loop has broken. A new case will allow you to put that remote back where it belongs . . . on the key ring.
What many people do not know is that it can be important to pay attention when replacing a remote case because not all remotes used on a given vehicle are created equal. For instance, from 1998 through 2010, Ford used keyless entry fobs on the popular F-150 truck that are electronically the same but physically different. The first generation of trucks used remotes supplied by TRW with FCC ID GQ43VT11T. However, Ford later shifted to remotes supplied by Alps Electronics. There were several different generations of Alps remotes, all with FCC ID starting with CWT. While the TRW and Alps remotes work interchangeably on Ford trucks, they are slightly different in physical dimensions and design. So, a replacement case that fits a GQ43VT11T remote likely will not fit well on a CWT key fob.
Remotes Unlimited sells different replacement cases for these two parts. The replacement case for original remotes with FCC ID GQ43VT11T is CASE-FO333. You can see and buy this part at the following link:
Replacement Case for 3-button Ford remote with FCC ID GQ43VT11T
The replacement case for original remotes with FCC ID GQ43VT11T is CASE-FO31. You can see and buy this part at the following link:
Replacement Case for 3-button Ford Remote with FCC ID starting with ‘CWT’