How to Open Your 1996 Toyota 4Runner Key Fob and Change Battery

How to Open Your 1996 Toyota 4Runner Key Fob and Change Battery

If your auto key is no longer unlock doors well, the cell battery more likely needs to be changed. In this article, you’ll benefit from knowing how to open your car remote key fob and change a discharged battery DIY. If you choose to do it at home near 4Runner, use this guide, but don't forget to check tools and materials required before you start.

What size battery does 1996 Toyota 4Runner keyless entry remote take

Changing battery in keyless entry remote require phillips head screwdriver, 1 CR2025 battery and flat head screwdriver. Prepare these materials and tools before opening and make sure to match the type of your keyless entry fob's batteries.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 1xCR2025 battery
  • phillips head screwdriver

Simple steps to replace the battery in your 4Runner's keyless entry remote

Inside of your keyless entry remote installed tiny coin cell battery. Unscrew the back of the remote key fob. Spin the key fob over and look for at least one fastener holding in the plastic.

Delicately try to disassemble your key fob with hands or flat head screwdriver. Change 1 CR2025 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Replace old battery with fresh one CR2025. Battery must be placed with the same polarity as was an old. Your key fob will not work if you by mistake put battery wrong way.

When the new battery installed, verify keyless entry remote by pressing buttons. If all functions works, assemble your fob’s case in reverse order.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Gently try to put the pieces in place by hands from top to bottom. Inspect your keyless entry remote shell for gaps. If it is not firmly closed try to repeat last step. Screw fastener in the back of the keyless entry remote.

How to change the battery video instruction

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Frequently Asked Questions

Remote key fob of Toyota 4Runner use 1xCR2025 batteries. Price for CR2025 batteries are under $4-6 depending on the brand, size packaging and type you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to be sure.

Often, after keyless entry remote battery change, you do not need to reprogram. Keyless entry remote reprogramming procedure often described in user's manual of your vehicle.

Yes, you can replace battery in your 1996 Toyota 4Runner key fob yourself. Most difficult part is to disassembly keyless entry fob's case. It's pretty easy with our step by step guide.

Car service price for change the battery in key fob is from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the make.

You should change batteries inside remote key fob of modern cars at least once in three or four years. The lifetime of battery differ on their amount of use, quality and operating conditions. Famous brands cells usually will last longer.

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

  1. FCC ID: BAB237131-056
  2. Models: 1994-2002 Toyota 4Runner