How to replace the batteries in your Ford vehicle’s keyfob
Did you know that Ford is the top user of key fobs in the automotive industry? Key fobs have been a feature of Ford vehicles since the 1993 Explorer, and today, all Ford trucks and cars come with key fob remotes and automatic locks. Typically, the batteries in these remotes have a lifespan of 10 years before they need replacing.
A telltale sign that your remote’s battery needs to be replaced is the display screen showing a low battery message or the key fob not working as effectively as it should. Knowing how to replace a Ford fob battery depends on the type as different fobs are used for different Ford models. Check the fob type below to learn how to replace the battery.
Changing a keyless Ford fob battery
- Step 1: Push the release button at the bottom of the fob to take the backing off (where the emergency key is located)
- Step 2: Separate the bottom piece of the casing with a coin and open it to reveal the battery
- Step 3: Replace the battery, making sure the positive sign is facing up
- Step 4: Align the pieces together and clip the bottom part of the casing back onto the fob
- Step 5: Align both sides and clip the backing back on
Changing a Ford fob battery with a sliding key
- Step 1: Slide the key out halfway and twist to pry the case apart
- Step 2: When replacing the battery, be sure the positive sign is visible
- Step 3: Clip the halves of the fob together and slide the key back into the slot
Changing a Ford fob battery with a traditional fixed key
- Step 1: Remove any keyrings at the base of the key
- Step 2: Using a wide flat-head screwdriver, insert the blade into the slot at the base of the key and twist to separate the case
- Step 3: Replace the battery, making sure the positive side is facing up
- Step 4: Align both sides and push the case back together
Once the batteries are replaced, test all the buttons on the key fob.
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