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

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

Key fob allow access to your Windstar. Once the keyless entry remote battery is weak or dead you not to be able lock car from distance. In this case, you will benefit from knowing how to open your car keyless entry remote and change a weak or dead battery yourself. If you decide to do it at home near Windstar, follow our guide, but first make sure you have everything you need before you start.

What kind of battery remote key fob require

Before beginning disassembly key fob be sure that you have all required tools and materials: flat head screwdriver and CR2016 batteries.
  • 2xCR2016 batteries
  • flat head screwdriver

Step by step instruction

A tiny button battery installed in the your remote key fob. Accurately try to pry apart your fob with pry tools. Remove two CR2016 batteries with flat head screwdriver.

Replace old batteries with new one CR2016. Be sure to connect the battery the right way around in a circuit. Your keyless entry remote will not work if you place battery wrong way.

When the new batteries installed, verify key fob functionality by pressing buttons. If everything is functioning, assemble your keyless entry fob's body in reverse order.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Delicately try to assemble the two halves together by hands from top to bottom. Check your keyless entry remote case for gaps. If it is not firmly closed try to repeat last step.

Key Fob Battery Replacement 1996 Ford Windstar Video

How To Replace Ford Windstar Key Fob Battery 1995 1996 1997 1998

Still not working? Buy new one

Frequently Asked Questions

Key fob of Ford Windstar 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.

Keyless entry remote in most of cases do not require to be reprogrammed after battery change. If your remote key fob not working, recheck new battery voltage. If it is not help, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Changing your remote key fob battery is simple to do in 1996 Ford Windstar. Most of car manufacturers think about clients and make a special hole for key fob open.

Dealer service price for change the battery in fob is from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the brand.

Remote key fob batteries in Ford Windstar should be replaced every 4 years, also this will differ based on frequency of use and quality. If your keyless entry remote reduced signal strength, you should replace batteries before it stop open doors and make trouble for you.

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

  1. FCC ID: GQ43VT4T
  2. Models: 1995-1998 Ford Windstar