How to Replace the Battery in a 1996 Acura TL Key Fob

How to Replace the Battery in a 1996 Acura TL Key Fob

Keyless entry remote allow access to your car. When the key fob battery is weak you not to be able unlock car from distance. In this post, we explained how to open your keyless entry remote and change your Acura key battery.

What is the battery remote key fob use

Before beginning disassembly keyless entry remote check all that you need: flat head screwdriver, 2xCR2016 batteries and phillips head screwdriver.
  • 2xCR2016 batteries
  • phillips head screwdriver
  • flat head screwdriver

Step by step guide

A coin battery installed in the your key fob. Unscrew the back of the key fob. Spin the key fob over and find for at least one screw holding in the plastic.

Accurately try to disassemble your key with hands or flat head screwdriver. Replace CR2016 batteries with flat head screwdriver.

Change old batteries with fresh one CR2016. Every battery has a negative and positive side and if you put the wrong connector down, the current cannot go into your circuit board and make it work. Check position on battery, by "+" mark.

When the new batteries installed, check remote key fob functionality by pressing buttons. If all functions works, assemble your keyless entry fob's body in reverse order.

At this point squeeze keyless entry fob's back cover together. Line your shell pieces together and assemble it together by hands from top to bottom. If your remote key fob body tightly closed, we done. If not, repeat the last step. Screw the back of the remote key fob.

Key Fob Battery Replacement 1996 Acura TL Video

Acura TL Key Fob Battery Replacement (1996 - 2006)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Key fob of Acura TL use 2xCR2016 batteries. Price for CR2016 batteries are under $5 depending on the size packaging, brand and type you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to find a proper replacement.

Often, after key fob battery replace, you do not need to reprogram. Don't be scare of this procedure, because often it's described in user's manual.

Yes, you can replace battery in your 1996 Acura TL key yourself. Most hard part is to open fob’s case. It's pretty simple with our step by step guide.

Auto repair shop's cost for change the battery in keyless entry remote is from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the make.

Key fob batteries in modern cars should be changed every three or four years, although this will differ based on frequency of use and battery quality. If your remote key fob reduced signal strength, you should replace batteries before it stop open doors and make trouble for you.

These signs will warning you that it's probably time to change battery in your 1996 Acura TL: multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required, signal strength reduced, low key battery indicator on dashboard and you didn't change battery more than 4 years.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: KOBUTA1T
  2. Models: 1996-1998 Acura TL