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

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

Remote key fob allow access to your Ranger. If the key fob battery is weak you lose your keyless entry fob's ability to use remote opportunities. In this article, we explained how to disassembly Ford keyless entry remote and replace a weak or dead battery yourself. If you decide to do it at home near Ranger, follow our guide, but don't forget to check everything you need before you start.

What type battery keyless entry remote use

Replacing batteries in remote key fob require flat head screwdriver and 2 CR2016 batteries. Prepare these materials and tools before opening and make sure to match the type of your keyless entry fob's batteries.
  • 2xCR2016 batteries
  • flat head screwdriver

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

Inside of your remote key fob installed tiny coin battery. Gently try to disassemble your fob with pry tools. Remove CR2016 batteries with flat head screwdriver.

Replace old batteries with fresh one CR2016. Be sure to connect the battery the right way around in a circuit. Your key will not work if you connect battery wrong way.

After the new batteries installed, verify key fob functionality by pressing buttons. If all functions works, assemble your keyless entry fob's case in reverse order.

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

Video of key disassembly

How To Replace Ford Ranger Key Fob Battery 1995 1996 1997

Still not working? Buy new one


Key fob of Ford Ranger require 2xCR2016 batteries. Price for CR2016 batteries are under $4 build upon the type, size packaging and brand you buy. Take your old battery to the store, to be sure.

Remote key fob in most of cases do not need to be reprogrammed after battery replace. If your remote key fob not working, recheck new battery voltage. Otherwise, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Replacing your key fob battery is easy to do in 1996 Ford Ranger. Most of car manufacturers think of the customers and make a special hole for keyless entry remote open.

Auto repair shop's pricing for replace the battery in remote key fob is from 50 to 600 dollars depending on the make.

You should change batteries inside remote key fob of modern cars at least once in three years. The term of battery differ on their amount of use, quality and operating conditions.

These symptoms will warn you that it's possible time to change battery in your 1996 Ford Ranger: key fob buttons not working, signal strength reduced, you didn't change battery more than 4 years and multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: GQ43VT4T
  2. Models: 1995-1997 Ford Ranger