How do I change the battery in my key fob?

My key fob has been acting up lately and I think it’s because of the battery. How do I change it?

Answer
A malfunctioning key fob, or remote keyless entry can definitely be frustrating! Here’s what you need to do:
  • Look at your key fob. You should notice a seam where the two pieces of plastic meet.
  • Pry the two pieces apart. Once you have them apart, you’ll see the battery.
  • Pop this bad boy out, put it in your pocket, and head over to your nearest general or hardware store. They should have the exact battery you need to replace it!
In some cases you may have to go to a specialty battery store or search online to find the right battery for your key fob.
While insurance won’t cover a battery replacement for a key fob, you may want to think about protecting your car from theft in another way: comprehensive coverage. This covers you from theft and vandalism, giving you some peace of mind.
To compare quotes easily, use the Jerry app. We’ll get you personalized quotes from top-of-the-line providers so that all you need to do is pick the one that works best for you.
Best of luck with the battery replacement!
Eric Schad
Answered on Oct 29, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.
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