How to Open Your 1997 Ford E-150 Key Fob and Change Battery

How to Open Your 1997 Ford E-150 Key Fob and Change Battery

If your E-150 key fob isn't working perfectly, the battery more likely needs to be replaced. In this article, we outlined how to open your key fob and replace your Ford key battery step by step.

What is the battery keyless entry remote require

Don't forget before disassembly remote key fob check all that you need: 2xCR2016 batteries and flat head screwdriver.
  • 2xCR2016 batteries
  • flat head screwdriver

Simple steps to change the battery in your E-150's keyless entry remote

Inside of your keyless entry remote installed button battery. Accurately try to disassemble your remote key fob with flat head screwdriver. Remove 2xCR2016 batteries with flat head screwdriver.

Now it's time to install new batteries inside fob’s shell. Battery must be placed with the same polarity as was an old. Your keyless entry remote will not work if you by mistake place battery wrong way.

After the new batteries installed, check remote key fob by pressing buttons. If all functions works, assemble your fob’s case in reverse order.

At this point squeeze keyless entry fob's back cover together. Line your body two halves together and put it together by hands from top to bottom. Check your fob body for gaps. If it is not firmly closed try to repeat last step.

Key Fob Battery Replacement 1997 Ford E-150 Video

How To Replace A Ford E 150 Econoline Key Fob Battery 1992 - 1998 FCCID: GQ43VT4T

Still not working? Buy new one


Keyless entry remote of Ford E-150 require 2xCR2016 batteries. Price for CR2016 batteries are under $4 depending on the brand, type and size packaging you buy. Take your old battery to the store, to find a proper replacement.

Remote key fob in most of cases reprogramming not needed after battery change. If your remote key fob not working, recheck new battery voltage. Otherwise, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Yes, you can change battery in your 1997 Ford E-150 keyless entry remote yourself. Most hard part is to disassembly keyless entry fob's case. It's pretty simple with our instruction.

The cost to change the battery in key is from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the brand and the service station.

You should change batteries inside key fob of modern cars at least once in 3-4 years. The term of battery vary on usage time, quality and operating conditions.

These signs will alert you that it's perhaps time to change battery in your Ford E-150: signal strength reduced, key fob buttons not working, low key battery indicator on dashboard and multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: GQ43VT4T
  2. Models: 1992-1999 Ford E-150