How to Replace the Battery in a 1997 Acura TL Key Fob

How to Replace the Battery in a 1997 Acura TL Key Fob

If your car remote key fob is no longer unlock doors properly, the battery surely needs to be changed. In this post, you’ll benefit from knowing how to open your car key fob and change a dead or weak battery yourself. If you decide to do it at home near TL, use this instruction, but don't forget to check all you need before you start.

What type battery does 1997 Acura TL keyless entry remote take

Before starting open keyless entry remote check all that you need: flat head screwdriver, 2 CR2016 batteries and phillips head screwdriver.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • phillips head screwdriver
  • 2xCR2016 batteries

Step by step instruction

Inside of your key fob installed tiny coin battery. Remove fasteners on the back of the keyless entry remote. Flip the keyless entry remote over and find for at least 1 fastener holding in the plastic.

Accurately try to pry apart your key with flat head screwdriver. Remove CR2016 batteries with flat head screwdriver.

Get new batteries and install it inside keyless entry fob's body. Battery must be installed with the same position as was a previous. Your remote key fob will not work if you by mistake place battery wrong way.

Before assembling keyless entry fob's case, make sure that everything working properly by pressing buttons on remote key fob.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Gently try to put the two halves together by hands from top to bottom. If your key fob body firmly closed, we done. If not, repeat the last step. Screw fastener in the back of the keyless entry remote.

How to change the battery video guide

Acura TL Key Fob Battery Replacement (1996 - 2006)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Keyless entry remote of Acura TL use 2xCR2016 batteries. Price for 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.

Usually, after remote key fob battery change, you do not need to reprogram. Don't be scare of this procedure, because often it's described in user's manual.

Changing your keyless entry remote battery is simple to do in 1997 Acura TL. Most of car manufacturers think of the clients and make a special hole for keyless entry remote open.

The price to replace the battery in remote key fob is in range from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the car and the service station.

Key fob batteries in modern cars should be replaced every three years, but this will vary based on usage and build quality. If your remote key fob reduced signal strength, you should change batteries before it stop open doors and make problems for you.

These symptoms will warning you that it's probably time to change battery in your 1997 Acura TL: multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required, you didn't change battery more than 4 years, signal strength reduced and key fob buttons not working.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: KOBUTA1T
  2. Models: 1996-1998 Acura TL