How to Open Your 1996 Ford Probe Key Fob & Change Battery

How to Open Your 1996 Ford Probe Key Fob & Change Battery

Key fob allow easy access to your car. If the remote key fob battery is weak or dead you’ll lose your fob’s ability to control remote opportunities. It's not complicated to change the battery in your remote key fob DIY. All tools, that you need is described below.

What size battery does 1996 Ford Probe remote key fob take

Before going to open key fob check all that you need: flat head screwdriver and two CR2016 batteries.
  • 2xCR2016 batteries
  • flat head screwdriver

Simple steps to replace the battery in your car's remote key fob

Inside of your key fob installed tiny coin battery. Accurately try to open your remote key fob with flat head screwdriver. Replace CR2016 batteries with flat head screwdriver.

Now it's time to install new batteries in fob’s case. Battery must be installed with the same position as was an old. Your key will not work if you by mistake put battery wrong way.

Before assembling fob’s case, verify that all functions works by testing buttons on circuit board.

At this point squeeze fob’s back cover together. Line your body two halves together and assemble it together by hands from top to bottom. Check your key case for gaps. If it is not tightly closed try to repeat last step.

Video of key fob disassembly

How To Replace Ford Probe Key Fob Battery 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997

Still not working? Buy new one


Keyless entry remote of Ford Probe require 2xCR2016 batteries. Most CR2016 batteries are under $6 depending on the size packaging, brand and type you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to be sure.

Often, after remote key fob battery replace, reprogramming not required. Don't be scare of this procedure, because often it's described in user's manual.

Yes, you can replace battery in your 1996 Ford Probe key fob yourself. Most hard part is to disassembly fob’s case. It's pretty simple with our instruction.

The cost to replace the battery inside key can run anywhere $50-600 depending on the make and the service station.

Keyless entry remote batteries in Ford Probe should be replaced every three or four years, but this will differ based on frequency of use and quality. If your remote key fob decreased signal strength, you should change batteries before it stop working and make problems for you.

If your car key fob buttons not working, need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors, has low key battery indicator on dashboard or signal strength reduced, in most cases battery replace inside remote key fob required. Installed battery is dead or weak with a high probability, but if it's not fix, remote key fob change or repair required.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: GQ43VT4T
  2. Models: 1993-1997 Ford Probe