How to Open Your 1996 Lexus SC 400 Key Fob and Change Battery

How to Open Your 1996 Lexus SC 400 Key Fob and Change Battery

If your Lexus remote key fob is no longer working correct, the battery more likely must to be replaced. In this post, we walks you through how to open your car key fob and change your Lexus key battery step by step.

What is the battery key fob require

Prior to open key fob be sure that you have all recommended tools and materials: flat head screwdriver and one CR2016 battery.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 1xCR2016 battery

Step by step instruction

A button cell battery installed inside the your remote key fob. Accurately try to open your keyless entry remote with pry tools. Change one CR2016 battery with flat head screwdriver.

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

Before assembling keyless entry fob's case, check that all functions works by pressing buttons on keyless entry remote.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Carefully try to assemble the two halves in place by hands from top to bottom. Inspect your fob shell for gaps. If it is not firmly closed try to repeat last step.

Video of key fob disassembly

How To Replace Lexus SC Key Fob Battery 1995 1996 1997

Still not working? Buy new one


Remote key fob of Lexus SC 400 use 1xCR2016 batteries. Most CR2016 batteries are under $4 build upon the size packaging, brand and type you buy. Take your old battery to the store, to be sure.

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

Replacing your key fob battery is simple to do in 1996 Lexus SC 400. Most of car manufacturers think of the clients and make a special hole for keyless entry remote open.

The price to replace the battery inside key fob is in range $50-600 depending on the brand and the service pricing.

You should change batteries inside keyless entry remote of Lexus SC 400 at least once in three or four years. lifespan of battery differ on usage time, operating conditions and quality. Famous brands cells usually will last longer.

If your auto key fob buttons not working, has low key battery indicator on dashboard, fob's battery more than 4 years old or signal strength reduced, it's probably battery replace inside keyless entry remote needed. Installed battery is weak with a high probability, but if it's not fix problem, key fob replace or repair needed.
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Fob Compatibility:

  2. Models: 1996-1997 Lexus SC 400